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Creating a true food democracy

08/23/2010

No food movement can be truly sustainable if it doesn’t take the rights and needs of the people who pick, process, and prepare the food into account.

Saybrook Organizational Systems faculty member Erica Kohl-Arenas explains on Triple-Pundit.

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Center for Mind-Body Medicine offers training discounts to members of the Saybrook community

08/23/2010

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Saybrook University’s partner institution in its groundbreaking Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine, is offering discounts on its Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program this October to members of the Saybrook Community.

Utilizing a small group approach, this five day program will focus on the scientific basis for mind-body medicine and explore a range of the most effective tools for self-care and stress management, including:

• meditation
• guided imagery
• biofeedback & autogenic training
• breathing & movement
• self expression through words and drawings

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David Elkins named Director of Saybrook's PsyD program

08/23/2010

Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies is pleased to announce that David Elkins has been appointed director of the PsyD program.

A licensed clinical psychologist who taught at Pepperdine University for 25 years, Elkins has worked hospital, community health, and private practice settings, and was the Director of the Humanistic Psychology Center in Tustin, California.

Elkins’ background in humanistic psychology is extensive:  he serves on the board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The Humanistic Psychologist;  he has served as a board member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology;  and in 1998-1999 served as president of the APA’s Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology.  While at Pepperdine he designed and taught the existential-humanistic psychology track of their PsyD program.  He also chaired the committee that achieved APA accreditation for the Pepperdine PsyD.

Elkins’ most recent book is Humanistic Psychology:  A Clinical Manifesto:  A Critique of Clinical Psychology and the Need for Progressive Alternatives.

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Saybrook University at the APA

08/23/2010

Members of the Saybrook community took to the American Psychological Association’s annual convention this year, presenting papers on topics ranging from the acculturation of Muslim Americans to the creative process in visual arts. 

Held August 12 – 15 in San Diego, many presentations were also attended and tweeted by members of the Saybrook Alumni Association.

A list of Saybrook students, alumni, and faculty who presented at the APA, along with their topics, is below: 

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Join us to discuss "Civilizing the Economy" with Marvin Brown

08/23/2010

When a handful of people thrive while whole industries implode and millions suffer, it is clear that something is wrong with our economy. The wealth of the few is disconnected from the misery of the many. In his new book, Civilizing the Economy, Saybrook Organizational Systems faculty member Marvin Brown traces the origin of this economics of dissociation to early capitalism, showing how this is illustrated in Adam Smith's denial of the central role of slavery in wealth creation.

In place of the Smithian economics of property, Brown proposes that we turn to the original meaning of economics as household management. He presents a new framework for the global economy that reframes its purpose as the making of provisions instead of the accumulation of property. This bold new vision establishes the civic sphere as the platform for organizing an inclusive economy and as a way to move toward a more just and sustainable world.

Marvin Brown will be speaking at Saybrook to discuss what a new economic model, based on civic life, would look like – and how we can get there.  The event is free, but reservations are required. 

EVENT INFORMATION
Thursday, September 23rd, 7PM
Free Admission.
Reservations are required.
RSVP to: Terry Hopper at (415) 394-5220 or thopper@saybrook.edu.
LOCATION
Saybrook University
747 Front Street (at Broadway)
Rollo May Library, 3rd Floor
San Francisco

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Alumna Darlene Viggiano, PhD ' 10 Publishes a Workbook on Lost Pregnancies

08/11/2010
Darlene Viggiano, (MFT) PhD '10 Releases New Publication Carrying On: A Workbook for Women Who've Lost a Pregnancy Paperback Available at Amazon.com According to the American Pregnancy Association, 15-20% of pregnancies miscarry, and risks increase beyond age 35. This workbook offers evocative questions to help women recover emotionally, encompassing a wide array of grief issues. It is...

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Alumnus Robert McCarthy, Ph.D. ’03 has been Accredited by the American Association of Integrative Medicine

08/04/2010
Alumus Robert McCarthy, PhD '03 has recently been accredited by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA & Center for Psychophysiological Assessment & Treatment 4603 Oleander Drive, Suites # 1 & 2 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: 843-497-5240 Fax: 843-497-1129 Web: www.mccarthycounselingassociatespa.com Robert E. McCarthy, PhD, LPC,...

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Tamara Olive, PhD '09 will make a 30 Minute Paper Presentation at University of Cambridge, UK

08/03/2010
Tamara Olive, PhD '09 will be making a 30 minute paper presentation entitled Desire for Higher Education in First-Generation Hispanic College Students, based on dissertation research she conducted while at Saybrook. August 4 University of Cambridge, UK International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences August 2-5, 2010 The conference will address interdisciplinary practices...

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From Marie Fonrose, PhD '03 - An Update On Haiti

08/03/2010
Update from Marie Fonrose—Haiti Six months after the earthquake, I know many of you are asking the questions: what has changed? Is Haiti better? These questions are not easy to answer. What I can say, however, is that life goes on. In comparison to when I went in February, the people look and feel better. Some of the children are back in school. The adults are trying to find...

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Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Offers Qigong Workshop in Orinda, CA

08/03/2010
Bodymind Healing Qigong Workshop with Michael Mayer Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and August 22nd Orinda, CA Cost: $75 for a single day for students who have taken a class before, $90 for new students Whole weekend: $125 for students that have taken a class before, $145 for new students Please send the check (made out to Michael Mayer) to 11 La Bolsita Way, Orinda, CA 94563. 510-849-...

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