Category: Psychology

Saybrook Professor Announces New Scholarship with Ernest Becker Foundation

Saybrook University faculty member Louis Hoffman, Ph.D., recently announced that the Ernest Becker Foundation of Seattle, Washington, has agreed to offer a $1000 scholarship each year for the continuing Saybrook student who writes the best research paper using the work and research of Dr. Ernest Becker. Dr. Hoffman, who directs the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal… Read more »

Reflections on “The Butterfly Effect: The Art and Performance of Social Transformation”


The Lennon King Wall, part of The Butterfly Effect event On January 25, 2015, at Saybrook’s Spring Residential Conference for the Schools of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Clinical Psychology, and Organizational Leadership and Transformation, students and faculty put on a community-wide event, “The Butterfly Effect: The Art and Performance of Social Transformation.” Click here for… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Kirk Schneider


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… Read more »

Faculty Spotlight: Richard A. Sherman


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,… Read more »

Message from the Chair of the School


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… Read more »

Faculty and Student Presentations and Achievements


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.

Faculty Spotlight: Louis Hoffman, PhD


Saybrook faculty member Dr. Louis Hoffman is a widely recognized luminary in the field of existential psychology.  The author/editor of five books (including Existential Psychology East-West, Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy, and Spirituality and Psychological Health), he also contributed chapters to many volumes, including Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice, Whole Person… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Morrice Apprey


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. Morrice is confident Saybrook is training him to connect directly with each client. “I’ll be… Read more »

Saybrook Faculty, Students Present More than 20 Workshops, Papers, Posters, at APA Convention


The 121st American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention was held July 31st to Aug. 4, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Saybrook University was well represented at the convention, which included more than 800 sessions covering the entire field of psychology. Some of the highlights from the Saybrook presenters included: Steve Pritzker, PhD, director… Read more »

64-day human rights awareness campaign launched for 64th anniversary of Universal Declaration


The US Network for Human Rights (USHRN) is launching the “64 Day Campaign” to raise awareness of domestic human rights issues starting 64 days before international human rights day. Each day, from October 8th leading up to December 10th, they will highlight the mission and work of 64 member and partner organizations that work tirelessly… Read more »