Saybrook Human Science faculty member Marc Pilisuk has been awarded the2010 Distinguished Service Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Founded in 1936, the SPSSI is an association of approximately 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, and others, who are interested in the application of research on the psychological aspects of important social issues and public policy solutions. It fosters and funds research on social issues, influences public policy, and encourages public education and social activism.
Pilisuk, the author of Who Benefits from Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System, is being offered the award on behalf of his "enthusiastic, dedicated, and enduring commitment" to SPSSI and its values. The award will be presented in New Orleans in late June.
Robert Schmitt, PhD and Vincent Pellegrino, EdD have been appointed to leadership positions for Saybrook University and will serve in the administration of the University’s new president, Mark Schulman, PhD, who will assume office on July 1.
Dr. Schmitt has been named the Dean of Saybrook University’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies. Currently serving as Saybrook’s interim president, Dr. Schmitt will take on this permanent position after Dr. Schulman assumes his post in July.
In 2009, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center became Saybrook University. In June of 2010, two of the University’s Colleges have their first graduates.
Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies will hold its graduation on Sunday, June 13 from 10 - noon, with 27 students receiving PhDs and 14 students receiving MAs.
Additionally, the winners of the Rollo May Scholarship will be announced, as will Dissertation Award winners.
Interim President Robert Schmitt will preside, and incoming President Mark Schulman will be in attendance. Honorary degrees will be bestowed on Jill Zohara Meyeroff Hieronimus and Milton Schwebel, who will give presentations.
LIOS Graduate College will hold its graduation on June 21, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Bastyr Chapel. 39 students will receive MAs. LIOS president Shelley Drogin will preside, and LIOS graduate Doreen Cato will offer the keynote address and receive an honorary degree.
This month Saybrook University will award three honorary degrees to individuals recognized for representing a substantial body of work and high achievement in disciplines that embrace the University’s values and principles:
Jill Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus
Milton Schwebel, PhD
Doreen Cato, PhD
Honorary degrees will be awareded to Ms. Hieronimus and Dr. Schwebel at the commencement ceremony for the Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies on June 13 and to Dr. Cato at the commencement ceremony for LIOS Graduate College on June 22
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Leonard Shlain Scholarship Fund supports the work of students doing research in the areas explored in Former Saybrook Trustee Dr. Leonard Shlain’s books: creativity, the development of the human brain, art and science, and human sexuality. There are two annual awards of $1,500 each.
The scholarship awardees will be presented copies of Dr. Shlain’s best-selling three books: Art and Physics: The Parallel Visions of Space, Time and Light, Alphabet Vs. The Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Sex, Time & Power: How Woman’s Sexuality Shaped Human Development, as well as his fourth book about Leonardo Da Vinci, Leonardo’s Brain: The Right - Left Roots of Creativity that will be published in the near future. The students will be encouraged to utilize Dr. Shlain’s findings in their doctoral research.
Leonard Shlain Scholarship Eligibility