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Saybrook's College of Mind-Body Medicine formally accredited

09/15/2009

It’s official:  On August 5, 2009, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the federally recognized accrediting association for public and private schools and colleges California, officially approved Saybrook’s Mind-Body Medicine program, allowing it to offer MS and PhD degrees that will be recognized anywhere in the U.S., and likely the world.

With this approval, Saybrook is making a substantial contribution to the training of healthcare professionals in what  James Gordon, MD, the College’s Dean, calls the “new medicine,” that recognizes the role of mind and body in healing.

The program will be headed by Dr. Gordon, a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and recently served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, visit the Saybrook homepage for Mind-Body Medicine

 

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Saybrook releases its new catalog - online

09/15/2009

In a major move away from paper and towards instant access to information, Saybrook has released its fall 2009 university catalog this month – online.

Only new students will receive a print copy of the catalog:  returning students can peruse the new content in its digital, searchable, form on the Saybrook website.  Additionally, by making the digital catalog the “primary” catalog, new policies and procedures can be updated in real time. 
Whatever form they prefer, however, students should familiarize themselves with the catalog – as the rules and policies it outlines serve as a kind of contract between the university and its students.

To see the new catalog, click here.


 

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Become involved in the Green Economy!

09/12/2009
Become involved in the in the Green Economy! “A Greenprint for Prosperity” lecture by keynote speaker Daniel Wallach, Executive Director & Founder of Greensburg GreenTown www.greensburggreentown.org in partnership with Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County will be given in CA on October 1st from 8:30~5pm located at the Flamingo Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth St....

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Government Grant Opportunities in Pain Management Research

09/11/2009
Government Grant Opportunities in Pain Management Research The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service: HHS Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R21) Modification 1 http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&...

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Templeton Neuroscience Awards

08/28/2009
Under the direction of Martin Seligman, and supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Penn Positive Psychology Center has established the Templeton Positive Neuroscience Awards. We will award up to twenty, 2-year grants averaging $200,000 to talented young investigators pursuing neuroscientific research on topics including: Virtue, strength, and positive emotion: What are the...

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Idealist Graduate School Fairs

08/25/2009
Idealist Grad-School Fairs If you, or anyone you know, is thinking of going to grad-school next year for a degree with social impact, there will be 17 fairs in North America this fall. Registration is Free At each fair, you can meet representatives from 50-200 graduate programs in fields such as Nonprofit Management, Education, Social Work, Global Health, International Affairs, Law, Public...

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A Day of Wellness and Self-Care for Psychologists Offered by San Francisco Psychological Association

08/24/2009
San Francisco Psychological Association in conjunction with CLASP (Colleague Assistance and Support Program) invites all Bay Area Psychologists to: A Day of Wellness and Self-Care for Psychologists 2 CEUs The day will begin with invitation to experience mindfulness, followed by a walk, stroll or roll along the water. The lunch and presentations will be indoors overlooking the bay. If you don...

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Princeton Society of Fellows Invites Applications for Three-Year Postdoctoral Fellowships

08/24/2009
Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhDs (from January 2007) in humanities or allied social sciences, 2010-2013. Three appointments to pursue research and teach half-time. Annual stipend: approx. $72,000. Application deadline: October 1, 2009. Open Fellowship; Fellowship in Humanistic Studies; Fellowship in...

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Alumnus John Carlton-Foss, PhD '81 on the Threat of Global Warming

08/24/2009
The impacts of energy use continue to threaten our society, forcing social transformation. Despite ignorance and denial, the facts of Global warming and demand for energy are crowding their way into our reality. The current concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere are higher than they were during the Pliocene Era, 2-5 million years ago. The global temperatures then were 7 to 10 degrees...

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Tenure Track Faculty Position Available in Population and Health

08/13/2009
Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the following faculty position involving Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research, and the following Schools at Northwestern University: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, and Feinberg School of Medicine. I would appreciate your sharing this with your...

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