Archives For: April 2009

Alumnus Robert McCarthy, Ph.D. ’03 Awarded Emeritus Status


Alumnus Robert McCarthy, Ph.D. ’03 Awarded Emeritus Status by the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians

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Saybrook Announces Affiliation with Center for Mind-Body Medicine


Press Release:


San Francisco, Ca. and Washington D.C. (April 20, 2009) ¡V Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, President of Saybrook Graduate School and Dr. James S. Gordon, Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), today announced an affiliation for educational initiatives in mind-body medicine that will revolutionize graduate education in healthcare. The affiliation will bring the resources and expertise of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine to Saybrook¡¦s masters, doctoral, and certificate programs in Mind-Body Medicineƒx and provide unique opportunities for professional and personal enrichment to a broad range of students interested in enhancing their skills in mind-body and integrative medicine.

Dr. Buchman also announced the appointment of Dr. Gordon as Dean of Saybrook's Mind-Body Medicine program and its future College of Mind-Body Medicine. The future College of Mind-Body Medicine will be the focal point for Saybrook¡¦s graduate programs in healthcare and is one of the future colleges Saybrook will be creating as it evolves into a multidisciplinary university.

James S. Gordon M.D. is 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. Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression, and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel, and Gaza as well as in post 9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana.

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Executive Faculty Member Ruth Richards Awarded APA Division 10 (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) Arnheim Award for Lifetime Achievement


“The award…helps to underscore the importance of Creativity Studies, and
everyday creativity in our lives and toward a better world.” Dr. Ruth Richards

From Division 10’s Committee Chair:

"It is my absolute honor and delight to let you know that you have been selected as the 2009 Arnheim Award winner. Amidst VERY impressive competition, the committee felt that your work had the strongest impact, the most importance, and has done so much good. On a personal level, it's a thrill to be able to tell you this -- you have been such an importance influence on me as a thinker, scholar, and person. Congratulations on a much-deserved honor!"

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Director of External Affairs The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s (LVPAC)


Position Summary: The Director of External Affairs in responsible for the fundraising, marketing and communications for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. The Director of External Affairs will also be the lead staff support for the capital campaign steering committee. Responsibilities include identification, assessment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects in support of the organization's mission and goals.

Requirements: *Bachelor’s Degree *Excellent communication and interpersonal skills *Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors *Ability to develop relationships between major donors and LVPAC *Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising and marketing activities *Demonstrated integrity to gain the trust and confidence of board members, campaign leadership *Seven years of successful experience in development *Three years of successful experience in major giving and/or capital campaign fundraising *Three years of successful experience in marketing, communications and public relations *Knowledge of Tessitura, Razors Edge, or other constituent management software essential

To apply: Submit resume, three work-related references, salary history and brief cover letter describing interest, qualifications and experience to: Director of External Affairs Search Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 2400 First StreetLivermore, CA 94550 or

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Eugene Taylor, PhD
Executive Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School

$10 at the door or contact Smartix
Students $5

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
114 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

Prof. Taylor is internationally known for his work on the American Philosopher-Psychologist, William James and his scholarship regarding Swedenborg’s influence on 19th Century American popular culture.

On his topic for the evening, Prof. Taylor says: “Harvard Professor William James, MD, with his monumental Principles of Psychology (1890) became a God father to the launch of psychology as an experimental science in the US in the late 19th century; he was a co-founder with Charles Peirce of Pragmatism, the first uniquely American philosophy to have international consequences, and with John Dewey and others a primary intellectual force behind the American Progressive Era. His Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) was the first text in the new psychology of religion to take religious experience seriously from a scientific point of view, and as a pioneer in the scientific investigation of human physiology, psychic phenomena, and dynamic theories of the subconscious, James helped launch the modern field of psychotherapeutics. As a professor at Harvard he became a guide and mentor to generations of famous Americans, among them, Teddy Roosevelt, Walter Lippman, Helen Keller, and W.E.B. DuBois.

His father Henry James, Sr., an interpreter of Swedenborg, and his God-Father, the Concord transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, bequeathed to James an intuitive, psycho-spiritual legacy of character formation that James was forced to accommodate to the more rigorous scientific dictates of the era in which his own thought matured.

Our lecture will explore the early roots of William James’s ides as a way to demonstrate the widespread but still under appreciated influence of Swedenborgian and Transcendental thought on American culture

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California Department of Mental Health and the Health Professions Announces the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program


California Department of Mental Health and the Health Professions Announces the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

Eligible applicants should complete the LMHSPEP application and indicate that they are currently employed in the Public Mental Health System. This application is available to download from the internet at: If you have any questions about the LMHSPEP and/or Mental Health Loan Assumption Program, please call 1(800) 773-1669 or (916) 326-3640.

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Seattle Job Opening - Public Affairs Manager at Building Changes


Building Changes believes everyone deserves the opportunity for a home, healthy life, and a good job. We unite public and private partners to create innovative solutions through expert advice, grant making, and advocating for lasting change.

The Public Affairs Manager will implement agency-wide communications plan, will work closely with the Executive Director and all members of our leadership and program team, and will supervise one employee and a variety of consultants.

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Alumna Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD ’05 Announces Launching of LIFE AND HEALTH TV CHANNEL


Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD ’05 Announces launching of LIFE AND HEALTH TV CHANNEL, providing the International Hispanic Community tools to improve their quality of life.

The purpose of this program is to provide the world Hispanic Community the know how to improve their quality of life guided by highly qualified professionals. It will simultaneously open doors and opportunities to the international markets to enter and be in close contact and interaction with the Hispanic community. This is the main reason the programs will be broadcasted consecutively in both languages.

It will bridge a cultural and generational gap between cultures offering the appropriate vehicle for the integration of the American people into the Hispanic community.

It is being broadcasted worldwide seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The programming will include segments in the areas of health and well being, with special guests and experts. Topics will include:

-interpersonal relationships
-conflict resolution
-parents-child relationships
-addictions such as smoking
-stress reduction
-how to cope during crisis
-find innovative ways to solve financial difficulties
-finding new solutions to old problems

For Further Information Contact Rivka at 212-726-0406 or 201-363-1391
Or Click on Press Release at

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Seattle Job Opening - AUS Core Faculty Member, Science Education


Antioch University Seattle's Center for Programs in Education is looking for a core faculty member, science education. Review of applications begins April 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is Sept. 1st, 2009. For all the details go to:

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