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Saybrook alumnae raise funds for South African NGO through fair trade coffee sales

02/06/2012

Tammy Hanks and Priscilla Schlottman -- both of whom completed doctoral degrees in Psychology/Social Transformation at Saybrook -- serve as Director and Clinical Director of the Zulu Orphan Alliance (ZOA), a nonprofit organization founded by volunteer psychologists, therapists, social workers, and medical professionals. Current Saybrook student Donna Nassor sits on the board of ZOA, helping the organization provide a network of ongoing support to orphaned and vulnerable children living near Adams Mission, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Bhek Kids final.jpg.opt737x569o0,0s737x569

ZOA supports the Bhekanisizwe (which is Zulu for "look after the nation") Center where where 26 orphans are housed and an additional 30 orphans and other vulnerable children receive meals and basic needs. What makes ZOA unique among aid groups is that, beyond the provision of basic needs like food, shelter, and medical care, we also offer free access to therapeutic modalities - particularly art therapy and expressive therapies that can be adapted in culturally senstive and appropriate ways that transcend ethnic barriers.

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Events

Financial assistance available for students to attend conference on psychology and war

02/03/2012

IS WAR INEVITABLE? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Psychology Making a Difference in Society Series

Bringing Together Psychoanalysts and Social Psychologists to Discuss Motivations for War.

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Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Ave. at West 27th Street, Entrance D
New York City

The theme of this conference is inspired by a correspondence between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. In 1932 Einstein wrote to Freud and posed the question, Is war inevitable? (or more precisely “Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?”). Freud’s response to Einstein was published under the title, “Why War?” His answer was consistent with what was known at that time about human motivation and aggression. Our examination of this topic continues to be as vital to address today as it was then.

 

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Alumni Messenger

Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Michael Mayer (Ph.D. '77) Announces Spring Workshop Schedule

02/03/2012
Dear friends and colleagues: Happy New Year 2012, the Chinese year of the Water Dragon. The Water Dragon calms the dragon's fire – one of the key alchemical practices of Qigong. For those of you who are thinking about what workshops you want to take in the new year for new growth, learning leading-edge healing methods, and to calm the dragon's fire of our hectic lives I hope you...

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Dr. Bob Hieronimus (Ph.D. '81) Releases New Edition of Hieronimus & Co. 21st Century Radio Newsletter

02/02/2012
Dr. Bob Hieronimus (Ph.D. '81) Releases New Edition of Hieronimus & Co. 21st Century Radio Newsletter

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Carnegie Mellon University Offers Hazing Awareness Scholarship

02/02/2012
Due to more recent CNN hazing news at http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/us/florida-hazing-death/index.html Hazing Awareness Scholarships will be awarded this spring. All Student may now apply for the FEB 6, 2012 deadline. So if you have not already done so, apply now for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. See details at http://www.cmu.edu/architecture/whats-good/fall-2011/hazing-scholarship.html....

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Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steve Wolf (Ph.D. '86) Held a Two Hour CEU Presentation in January on Taming Your Anger

02/02/2012
Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steve Wolf (Ph.D. '86) held two hour (Two CEU) presentation, sponsored by the Iranian Psychological Association on Taming Your Anger. Steve discussed the underlying principles of Taming Your Anger, the history of Emotional Intelligence and the value of teaching Emotional Intelligence for developing Mindfulness, Insight, improved Emotional Regulation, and greater Self...

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Tenure Track Position Open in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Nevada

02/02/2012
The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program within the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2012. The HDFS program provides a range of courses that cover lifespan development in the context of the family, community, and society. The program offers an undergraduate major and Master’s...

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Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics, Systems and Management Sciences Invites Applications for the Position of Editor

02/02/2012
Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics, Systems and Management Sciences of Emerald Group Publishing Limited is inviting applications for the position of Editor. The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences www.emeraldinsight.com/k.htm Emerald is inviting applications from individuals and teams of 2-3 candidates. This is an excellent opportunity for...

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Saybrook students invited to apply for the Diane Weston Scholarship

01/31/2012

In 2012 BAAPT will offer scholarships to two students pursuing master’s degree in psychology, social work, organizational development, counseling or a related field. Diane Weston, a past president and long-time member of BAAPT, was a social psychology instructor at SFSU and SJSU. Diane was diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer during her 2007-2008 term as president of the Bay Area chapter of the Association for Psychological Type. A scholarship fund was established in her name through financial contributions from BAAPT members and a matching gift from the Charles Schwab Foundation. The scholarship is comprised of the following benefits:

• 50% of the cost of a MBTI® Certification course ($900 value) in San Francisco or Mountain View in 2012
• Opportunity to co-present an Introduction to MBTI® session with a seasoned MBTI® practitioner
• Free entrance to BAAPT Special Event (March 10, 2012) for the scholarship recipient and three friends “Type and the Enneagram,” presented by Pat Wyman, M.Ed., LPC, 9:30am–3:30pm ($200 value per scholarship recipient)
• Free entrance to 2 BAAPT Workshops for the scholarship recipient and three friends See: baapt.org/workshops.html ($240 value per scholarship recipient)
• Free BAAPT membership for the scholarship recipient (March 2012 through May 2013, a $175 value) Access to extensive lending library, program and webinar recordings

Candidates must submit the following by February 17, 2012 to scholarship@baapt.org or, mail completed forms to 481 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121.

• one-page essay on your interest in Psychological Type

• recommendation from a faculty member

• application form

The Bay Area Association for Psychological Type (BAAPT) was formed in 1984 to promote the understanding, constructive use, and valuing of human diversity through the study and application of Carl Jung’s theory of Psychological Type. Our interests include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, David Keirsey's work on Temperament, and a variety of typology applications. We welcome all people who are interested in using psychological type personally or professionally. We invite you to join our lively monthly meetings held September through May. Local, national, and international professionals offer presentations to our group of delightful and articulate psychological type enthusiasts. BAAPT is a volunteer-based non-profit organization, and is a chapter of APTi, the Association for Psychological Type International.



Please see www.BAAPT.org/diane-weston-scholarship.html for application forms and details.

Diane McGinty Weston (INFJ) was born in Oakland, California on March 19, 1954. She graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1972. She received her bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Diane worked at SRI Menlo Park as a business researcher, then as an independent consultant, and finally as an instructor in Social Psychology at San Francisco State University and San Jose State University.

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Events

Psychology Open House for Prospective Students

01/30/2012

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM PST, join us to learn more about our Psychology programs and engage in discussion with faculty members. Participants may attend the Open House on site or via conference call.

The Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies is the world's premier center for humanistic scholarship and research. We invite you to learn more about our programs:

Saybrook is a unique university of student-engaged learning in a rigorous course of study. Our mission is to provide graduate education that evokes and guides transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities toward a just, humane, and sustainable world. Our renowned faculty, alumni, and students are thought leaders in their fields.

At the Open House, Saybrook faculty will lead discussion on select topics and answer prospective student questions. To learn more and register, please RSVP HERE.

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