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You're invited: Saybrook's Board of Truesttes to hold open meeting on Friday

06/07/2010

Saybrook University’s Board of Trustees will hold an open board meeting on Friday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Residential Conference. The meeting will take place in the Aspen Room, Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

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Meet the authors of Existential-Humanistic Therapy

06/07/2010

Saybrook University and the Existential Humanistic Institute are pleased to announce that Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug will be speaking about their most recent publication, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, on Thursday night at Saybrook’s June Residential Conference.

Existential-Humanistic Therapy provides an in-depth survey of contemporary existential-humanistic (E-H) theory, practice, and research. In particular, this uniquely American version of existential therapy, currently experiencing a renaissance, highlights E-H therapy’s historical development, theoretical underpinnings, and practical applications alongside the very latest in process and outcome research. This is the first text in existential-humanistic therapy to be published by the American Psychological Association, and as such, represents recognition of the E-H approach.  Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug will sign books after their presentation.

When: Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30 PM.

Where:  Saybrook Residential Conference

    San Francisco Airport Westin Hotel,

    1 Old Bayshore Highway,

Millbrae, CA  94030

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Clinical Students Need Your Help - Saybrook PsyD and Clinical PhD Students Need Practicums

05/28/2010
Dear Saybrook colleague and alumni: We need your support! Help us find clinical placements for our clinical psychology (PhD and PsyD) students. We need your referrals and recommendations for clinical sites/agencies in your area or in our current students' locations. Our Clinical Psychology degrees are part of the Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies, which carries forward...

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Alumna Summer Watson, PhD '05 Launches a Personal Life Coaching Website

05/27/2010
Alumna Summer Watson,Ph.D. '05 recently launched a Personal Life Coaching website. Please check out my new site: http://www.personallifecoach4success.com/. If you should know someone that would benefit from my services, please feel free to refer them. Also, should you want to mention my site on your blog, Facebook, or MySpace page that would be terrific! Thank you for your support and have a...

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Alumnus Tom Pinkson, PhD '76 Leads Ceremony that Honors Marin Seniors

05/25/2010
Ceremony honors Marin seniors and helps them pass on what they've learned. Taken from an article in the Marin Independent Journal: Tom Pinkson, a Saybrook alumnus, is a psychologist and the creator of Recognition Rites For A New Vision of Aging - Honoring Elders. The 65-year-old Pinkson is the founder of Wakan, a spiritual community based on the wisdom traditions of indigenous people. He is...

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Alumna Marie Fonrose, PhD '03 Returns to Haiti to Train Mental Health Leaders

05/25/2010
The Saybrook Alumni Association would like to urge you to support Marie Fonrose in completing her goals in Haiti in Phase II of her work. Marie has to make two trips this time, so she really needs our help. You can make donations by sending a check to Saybrook University designated for the Marie Fonrose Haiti Fund - Phase II or call 415-394-5968 with a credit card number. From Marie: Dear...

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Alumna Lyn Freeman, PhD '94 Presents Her Million Dollar Grant Experience at the June 2010 Alumni Homecoming

05/24/2010
Saybrook Homecoming, June 11-13, 2010, Westin SFO Friday Evening Special Event Beginning at 7:30-7:45 Immediately Following the Presidential Welcome Alumna Lyn Freeman Presents: The Phoenix Experience: Life Transformation at Saybrook and Beyond Dr. Lyn Freeman is a Saybrook graduate and the former director of Saybrook’s Integrative Health concentration. She will share how Saybrook...

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Food, baths, and bed aren't enough

05/18/2010

Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, that means that there could be up to 16 million Americans with Alzheimer’s by 2050 – and that’s only one of many different kinds of dementia that afflict the elderly.

In the most literal sense possible, what are we going to do with all these people who can’t do for themselves?

For the most part, they get their physical needs met:  hospitals and clinics and care workers and families are increasingly good at helping people with dementia eat and bathe and take their medicine. 

But what about their psychological needs?  Does dementia condemn someone to a life of confusion, loneliness, and solitude?

“People with dementia are present, they live in the moment, and they still want to be met, noticed, related to,” says Doris Bersing, an expert on the psychology of aging and a faculty member in Saybrook’s PsyD program.  When people with dementia aren’t related to, their confusion often becomes depression and anger – the way anyone’s does. 

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Moving beyond "Sustainability as Usual"

05/18/2010

The same kind of thinking that got us into an environmental catastrophe won't be able to get us out of it. 

According to the research of Kathia Laszlo, who co-directs Saybrook's Organizational Systems MA program in Leadership of Sustainable Systems, it will take a new kind of thinking to get our society working on the sustainable basis we know we need. 

Perhaps the most important point:  understanding that sustainability is a process, not a certification. 

Read more in her recent article at TriplePundit.

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Happy Anniversary Saybrook

05/18/2010

Over 40 years ago some of the greatest minds in 20th century psychology and human science gathered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut to start a movement.  The term “humanistic psychology” had recently been coined by Abraham Maslow and Anthony Sutich:  the attendees at the Old Saybrook conference believed it was an intellectual movement that could transform culture for the better. 

Over the next few years, this movement would produce a notable body of literature, an academic journal (the Journal of Humanistic Psychology), and – on June 9, 1971, the date on which Saybrook was officially established and incorporated – an independent graduate college, that ultimately evolved to become Saybrook University

In 2011, Saybrook will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its establishment as an independent graduate institution, having helped to support the development of humanistic psychology, expand humanistic thought into new fields, and create a community of thought leaders who are changing the world. Saybrook faculty and alumni have briefed the UN and the White House, led international aid programs, served as citizen diplomats, presented important ideas in psychology, and helped lead the current revolution towards a mind-body approach to medicine.  Always, they have been in the intellectual vanguard pushing to connect us where the world polarizes us.

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