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Saybrook Alumnus, Gary Greenberg, PhD '92 Critiques DSM V

01/16/2011
From Executive Faculty Member, Tom Greening: "Essential reading for all Saybrook psychology alumni, faculty, and students." See article below by Saybrook Alumnus Gary Greenberg and Al Frances, one of the editors of DSM-IV, and what they are saying about DSM -V and the whole issue of "mental disorders": Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for...

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Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, PhD Releases Three New Publications in 2010

01/16/2011
CONVERSATIONS WITH LAARKMAA: A PLEIADIAN VIEW OF THE NEW REALITY by Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. and Cullen Baird Smith Reviewed in the January issue of Journal for Humanistic Psychology, this book has been written to assist the evolution of humanity. New science and heartwarming wisdom about our emotions, the power of our thoughts, and our ability to communicate through water. Available on the...

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Erica Hamilton, PhD '10 Starts New Blog: Determined to Heal and will Present a Paper Based on Her Dissertation Research at the Making Sense Of: Pain Conference in Warsaw, Poland, May 22-24, 2011

01/16/2011
Saybrook Alumna Erica Shane Hamilton, PhD '10 is the founder of Mind-Body Wellness, a wellness practice in Uppsala, Sweden. She is also the director of the non-profit website, Patient Corps, which links patients with volunteer opportunities. Erica holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University and she is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich...

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Alumnus Dan Booth Cohen, PHD '01 Shares Constellation Story: Trauma, Healing and the Tucson Massacre

01/16/2011
Trauma, Healing and the Tucson Massacre: A Constellation Story by Alumna Dan Booth Cohen, PHD '01 http://www.hiddensolution.com/0111.htm

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The secret to mental health isn't rocket science -- it's gratitude

01/14/2011

Einstein Albert Einstein knew a lot about math and physics.  Did he also know how to beat depression?

This quote of his – “There are two ways to look at life. One way is that nothing is a miracle. The other is that everything is a miracle.” – suggests that perhaps he did. 

For all his intellectual grandeur, Einstein had a profound understood the shared experience of being human: needs, wants, and pain. His strategy was to develop gratitude and forgiveness as part of one’s the foundational experience of daily living. Exist in gratitude for daily life

A newly released book, The Mind-Body Mood Solution: The Breakthrough Drug-Free Program for Lasting Relief from Depression – tackles this very subject.  Gratitude, it suggests, is the mechanism to free oneself from depression and meaningless living.

Jeffrey Rossman’s empirical research and academic acumen provides the glue and adhesive for our broken hearts and unlived potentialities.

Given the recent tragedy in Tucson, Arizona and other national and personal travesties, gratitude seems inconceivable and implausible--the farthest thing from logic. Look again. Try these tips: Cheesy? Maybe. Psychologically Effective—Irrefutably so!

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Can we show compassion to the families of killers?

01/13/2011

Jared Lee Loughner mug shot One can only imagine the suffering that the families of killers go through when they first find out what happened. 

But we have to imagine:  there has been very little research published on the trauma that families such as the Loughners are experiencing at this moment. It may have to do with the fortunate fact that there are very few crimes like the one Jared Loughner committed.  The families of most convicted criminals rarely experience the piercing spotlight that the Cho, Loughner, Klebold, or Harris families experienced ... public and political scrutiny on a global scale. 

They are left to deal with the public questions that rarely have clear answers:  did they know what was happening?  Could they and their families have been the source of this pain?   

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The lesson of Tucson: mental health care has to be available to be effective

01/12/2011

MRI device Monday morning, president Barrack Obama called for a moment of silence to remember the tragic events that happened over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona.

Jared Lee Loughner, twenty-two, has been charged and is facing two counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress and two other counts of attempted murder—and prosecutors say that this is only the beginning.

The question burning at the heart of this ordeal remains: ahat motivates such an individual to commit such an abhorrent and repugnant act?

Jared Lee Loughner has been described by classmates and teachers as “odd, eccentric, paranoid, and delusional.” Is he indeed a cold-blooded murder? Or, is he simply a very disturbed, mentally ill young boy who our mental health system has failed to treat? The evidence suggests Mr. Loughner is one of many who has “slipped through the cracks” and in turn has acted out because of his mental disturbance.

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Saybrook Witnessed its First Presidential Inauguration, Friday, January 14, followed by an Academic Colloquium, Humanistic Education in the 21st Century

01/11/2011
Saybrook University held its very first inauguration ceremony for a new president this past Friday. Mark Schulman, Ph.D. was inaugurated at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco’s Financial District. It was an exciting day, with at least 180 in atttendance representing colleges and universities from around the country. An academic colloquium on Humanistic Education in the 21st Century...

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Presidential Inauguration Colloquium on Humanistic Education in the 21st Century To Follow Saybrook's, Friday, January 14, 2011

01/11/2011
To the Saybrook Community: As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we look forward to all that Saybrook can be in the future. Therefore it is fitting that the topic of the academic colloquium is Humanistic Education in the 21st Century. Each of our four panelists will be looking at the subject from their unique perspective. It will be a stimulating reflection on a very important topic and yuor...

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Susan Tyburczy, PhD '08 to Present Dream Review Methodology for the New York Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

01/11/2011
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 3RD, 2011 Afternoon Exact time and place to be announced. Saybrook Alumna Susan Tyburczy, PhD '08 invites Saybrook students and alumni to attend a presentation that she will give regarding her dissertation research. This presentation will be sponsored by the New York Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Susan will discuss the method...

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