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Student Spotlight: Jessica Weinbrenner

04/21/2014
Photo courtesy of USMC.

For first or second semester students, finding your way around the Residential Conference (RC) can be both exciting and overwhelming. We sat down with PhD student Jessica Weinbrenner at the January 2014 RC to discuss her intriguing background in mixed martial arts, the Marines and her second semester at Saybrook.

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Faculty and Student Presentations and Achievements

04/21/2014

PhD faculty Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider presented a workshop in E-H Therapy last month at the Division 32 Conference experiential training course as part of the existential humanistic institute certificate program. PhD Psychology student, Juanita Ratner shares her essay on the program in the EHTP Newsletter.

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Message from the Chair of the School

04/21/2014

The Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the APA) was hosted by Sofia University in Palo Alto, March 13th-16th.  Of the nearly 200 participants, a significant number were Saybrook CP Faculty, Alumni, and students from the PsyD, PhD and MFT-PCC Programs.  Faculty Member Carol Humphreys, PhD, served as Co-Chair of the Conference and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for creating such a welcoming space for community, sharing, and learning.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kirk Schneider

04/21/2014

Some Thoughts on an Integrative Humanistic Psychology

Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.

From AHP Perspective June/July 2005, p. 8

Humanistic psychology needs to move toward serious cultural and professional integration. By this I mean that in order for humanistic psychology to survive, let alone thrive, it needs to be much more proactive. It needs to reach across many more chasms of cultural and professional divides, if it is to live up to its founding impulse to re-vision and reenergize mainstream American psychology.

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Student Spotlight: Manny Sandoval

04/21/2014

PhD clinical psychology student, Manuel Sandoval, or Manny, as many call him, is set to graduate next year. While at the recent RC (Residential Conference) we caught up with him and discussed his past work with the elder population and his present work at Palomar Health Center in Escondido, CA.

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Faculty Spotlight: Richard A. Sherman

04/21/2014

Richard A. Sherman received his doctorate in psychobiology from New York University in 1973. He has more than forty years of experience teaching and performing research and clinical work in behavioral medicine and related fields. Dr. Sherman is an award-winning teacher and has taught courses at virtually all levels of adult education, including numerous undergraduate, medical resident, and graduate school courses as well as continuing education courses for clinical professionals in both on-site and distance-learning formats.

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Saybrook scholars – faculty, alumni, and students – to shine at the upcoming Society for Humanistic Psychology conference

03/07/2014

Saybrook University was established by the founders of Humanistic Psychology as a way to carry their work into higher education.  It’s had legendary scholars in the field like Rollo May, Abraham Maslow, and Eleanor Criswell on its faculty.

So it’s no surprise that it has long been an established leader in the APA Division for Humanistic psychology.  Man of the division’s officers and presidents have been Saybrook faculty and alums.

Saybrook is poised to prove itself again this year, at the Society for Humanistic Psychology’s annual conference, held this year in Palo Alto, California, from March 13 - 16.  Many of the most exciting presentations will be led by members of the Saybrook community.

These include:

The application of humanistic principles in an urban medical setting:  not for the faint of heart – Theopia Jackson

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An interview with Saybrook Alumnus Maurice Apprey

12/16/2013
Dr. Maurice Apprey

In addition to studying under Amedeo Giorgi at Saybrook, Maurice Apprey studied under Anna Freud.  Today he has a full Professorship of psychiatry at the University of Virginia where he is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the School of Medicine. He also serves as a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society in Washington, DC, a component of the International Psychoanalytic Association. We asked Dr. Apprey how his studies evolved over the years.

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Student Spotlight: Morrice Apprey

12/16/2013
Morrice Apprey

Saybrook Psychology PhD student Morrice Apprey interns at Region Ten Community Services Board in Charlottesburg, Virginia. He takes delight in supporting people’s well-being and building on the work done by his father, psychoanalyst and Saybrook alumnus Maurice Apprey.

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Student Spotlight: Sorojini Abass, PsyD program

12/16/2013
Sorojini Abass

The life of a clinical psychology student can be tough.  Heavy course loads, licensing requirements, and client engagements can take a toll. And then if you’re a working parent?

When Saybrook PsyD student and mother Sorojini Abass experienced adversity and financial restraint, she didn’t falter – and she came out on top.  She’s now interning at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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