Saybrook Alumna Selene Kumin Vega (Ph.D. '09) Represents PHS Alumni/ae at Saybrook Board of Trustees Meeting02/07/2012
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FULLTIME CORE FACULTY OPEN POSITIONS PSY.D. IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology invites applications for two core faculty positions in our spiritually-oriented Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program, which is currently seeking APA accreditation. In the first role, eligible candidates will have previous experience in obtaining APA accreditation or other integral...
New GGSC Project: Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude *Call for Research Proposals* For years, gratitude has been central to our work here at the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). In fact, it's one of our Six Habits of Happiness--meaning it's a research-tested, everyday practice that's key to living a rich and healthy life, in compassionate connection to others. That...
Tammy Hanks and Priscilla Schlottman -- both of whom completed doctoral degrees in Psychology/Social Transformation at Saybrook -- serve as Director and Clinical Director of the Zulu Orphan Alliance (ZOA), a nonprofit organization founded by volunteer psychologists, therapists, social workers, and medical professionals. Current Saybrook student Donna Nassor sits on the board of ZOA, helping the organization provide a network of ongoing support to orphaned and vulnerable children living near Adams Mission, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
ZOA supports the Bhekanisizwe (which is Zulu for "look after the nation") Center where where 26 orphans are housed and an additional 30 orphans and other vulnerable children receive meals and basic needs. What makes ZOA unique among aid groups is that, beyond the provision of basic needs like food, shelter, and medical care, we also offer free access to therapeutic modalities - particularly art therapy and expressive therapies that can be adapted in culturally senstive and appropriate ways that transcend ethnic barriers.
Psychology Making a Difference in Society Series
Bringing Together Psychoanalysts and Social Psychologists to Discuss Motivations for War.
The theme of this conference is inspired by a correspondence between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. In 1932 Einstein wrote to Freud and posed the question, Is war inevitable? (or more precisely “Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?”). Freud’s response to Einstein was published under the title, “Why War?” His answer was consistent with what was known at that time about human motivation and aggression. Our examination of this topic continues to be as vital to address today as it was then.