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Alumna Ann Williams says give the disabled access to research studies

06/29/2011

Saybrook Alumna Ann Williams, PhD '05, has Co-Authored an article in Science Translational Medicine calling for an end to the practice of barring people with physical disabilities from participating in some research studies.

In her article Practicing and Implementing Changes Through CWRU's Federally-Funded FIND Lab, she asks researchers "to rethink participation criteria that exclude people with sight, hearing or mobility problems, or other disabilities."

Wiliams is an Associate Professor and Research Associate in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Cayse Western Reserve University. 

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Interested in exploring Saybrook? Meet Faiza for tea!

06/27/2011

Dear Prospective Student:

Are you interested in studying and practicing Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology?  Are you ready to take your dreams of social transformation and activism to the next level?  Do you wish to transform the healthcare system and become an expert in traditional and progressive modalities of self-healing and care?  Let's meet, share and discuss how a Saybrook degree or certificate program aligns with your academic and professional goals and aspirations.

If you are planning a visit to the bay area, I invite you to visit me at Saybrook.  Let's determine if Saybrook is the right fit for you.  Please email me at: fbukhari@saybrook.edu or call me directly at 800-825-4480 ext. 1255. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Faiza

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Saybrook Dean bringing support to children suffering from PTSD in Gaza

06/27/2011

James Gordon James Gordon, M.D., Dean of Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine, has announced that he will launch a training effort for over 300 health and mental health professionals, community leaders, and educators in Gaza City. 

This training in Mind-Body Medicine techniques is designed to help address the overwhelming mental health needs of children in the Palestinian territories. 

The trainings will be provided by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which Dr. Gordon founded and directs. 

The training program focuses on psychological self-care, community building, and spiritual renewal.  Participants will bring what they learn personally and professionally back to the communities they serve to create a sustainable system of psychological self-care and support, and to help alleviate the posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, depression and anxiety that plague Gaza’s children and youth.

During this visit, Dr. Gordon and his CMBM team will meet with their local Israeli and Palestinian leadership teams, including CMBM-trained clinicians and educators, and visit some of the 160 ongoing groups practicing self-care techniques of mind-body medicine.

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Mind-Body Medicine

Saybrook Dean bringing support to children suffering from PTSD in Gaza

06/27/2011

Great_Mosque_of_Gaza_-_Alafrangi James Gordon, M.D., Dean of Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine, has announced that he will launch a training effort for over 300 health and mental health professionals, community leaders, and educators in Gaza City. 

This training in Mind-Body Medicine techniques is designed to help address the overwhelming mental health needs of children in the Palestinian territories. 

The trainings will be provided by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which Dr. Gordon founded and directs. 

The training program focuses on psychological self-care, community building, and spiritual renewal.  Participants will bring what they learn personally and professionally back to the communities they serve to create a sustainable system of psychological self-care and support, and to help alleviate the posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, depression and anxiety that plague Gaza’s children and youth.

During this visit, Dr. Gordon and his CMBM team will meet with their local Israeli and Palestinian leadership teams, including CMBM-trained clinicians and educators, and visit some of the 160 ongoing groups practicing self-care techniques of mind-body medicine.

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Alumni Messenger

Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Re membering Egypt...a dream in Online Magazine

06/27/2011
Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Article Re membering Egypt...a dream in online Mythic Imagination Magazine: http://www.facebook.com/l/b50e1CJWXZxMT53lLBZXAXY_Elw/mythicimagination.org/Magazine/Mii_Issue01/MII_07Remembering_Egypt_01.htm

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$5 Million in Grants to Study the Healing and Restorative Power of Nature

06/27/2011
$5 Million in Grants to Study the Healing and Restorative Power of Nature National Open Spaces Sacred Places Awards Initiative The TKF Foundation today announced a new $5 million grant program, the National Open Spaces Sacred Places Awards (OSSP Awards), to fund cross-disciplinary teams of designers, research social scientists and community-based organizations to create and study a series of new...

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

The Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies welcomes you

06/27/2011

Sfbaybridge_at_night Welcome to all who seek to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century and who desire a person centered or humanistic education that values our relationship with each other and the planet. Our goal is to support personal and cultural transformation that leads to the co-creation of a genuinely just, humane and sustainable future. Together with our faculty, students, alumni, and staff I invite you to join our community of scholar-practitioners.

Originally founded as the Humanistic Psychology Institute in 1971, and known for more than three decades as Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, the College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies has been the world’s premier educational institution dedicated to humanistic scholarship for nearly 40 years. It has been the intellectual home for generations of scholars who sought to make a difference in the world through practice, and for practitioners who sought to take their work to the next level through education.

This college we fondly call PHS is the holder of the legacy that sources the mission and values of Saybrook University and all its colleges. Its faculty can trace their roots directly to the thought leaders who created the humanistic tradition – in humanistic psychology, in human science, in mind-body medicine, and in organizational systems and leadership. Our faculty are first generation offspring of these titans of the humanistic tradition who in turn have shaped the second and third generations of this tradition’s leaders. These three generations of humanistic scholars are now educating the next generation of humanistic scholars and practitioners who are needed now, more than ever before, to effect a transformation in the values that drive our society and culture.

A basic assumption of the humanistic approach states that each individual has a unique role and influence in the world.

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New Position Open in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development, University of Georgia

06/27/2011
A new position has just opened in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development. Please share this with individuals who may be interested. Thank you, Mark Mark A. Runco, PhD Torrance Professor, Creative Studies & Gifted Education Editor, Creativity Research Journal http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/faculty.html Assistant/Associate Research Scientist E. Paul Torrance Center...

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PRESS RELEASE - Denita Benyshek, MA '04 - Saybrook Master's Recipient and Current Doctoral Student

06/27/2011
PRESS RELEASE June 9, 2011 Denita Benyshek, MA '04 - Saybrook Master's Recipient and Current Doctoral Student Although Denita Benyshek recently started work on her doctoral dissertation in psychology, she is rapidly becoming an internationally recognized scholar on contemporary artists and shamanism. Her research will be printed this year in the 12 volume Encyclopedia of Shamanism being...

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Saybrook Alumnus Yannis Toussulis, PhD '95 Releases New Book on Sufism

06/27/2011
Alumnus Yannis Toussulis' new book, Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology can be found on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Sufism-Way-Blame-Sources-Psychology/dp/0835608646 Dr. Yannis Toussulis, a graduate of Saybrook in 1997, has just had his first book published by Quest Books (April, 2011), Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology....

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