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Saybrook Symposiums at the 2009 APA Convention-Toronto





This list of presentations by Saybrook Faculty, Alumni, and Students will be updated on a regular basis.

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Steve Pritzker, Ph.D., Saybrook Faculty

Symposium: Humor
Session ID: 1048
Div 10, 42
August 6, 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Toronto Convention Center
Room: 103A

Symposium: New Ideas About Creativity and Education From K to PhD
Session ID: 1239
August 6, 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Toronto Convention Center
Room: 202A

Ruth Richards, Ph.D., Saybrook Faculty

Invited Address--Arnheim Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts Paradoxes of Creativity: Measuring Novelty; Healthy/Unhealthy?; Beauty/Chaos? (paper to be published subsequently in the Division 10 Journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts).
August 7, 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Confederation Room 6

Symposium honoring the late Del Morrison Dreams of perfection: A tribute to Del Morrison. S. Russ & R. Richards (Co-Chairs)
August 7, 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room 103A

Poster session/Division 10 Art Exhibition What is art for?—Response in images and 140 words.
August 8, 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Exhibit Halls D and E

Discussant for L. Sundararajan (Chair): A process model of creativity: Theory, research, and live demonstration.
August 9, 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room 201C

Discussant for S. Pritzker (Chair): New ideas for creativity in education, from K-Ph.D.
August 6, 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room 202A

Eugene Taylor, PhD., Saybrook Faculty; Stan Krippner, PhD, Saybrook Faculty; and Susan Gordon, PhD, Saybrook Alumna

Neurophenomenology and the Enactive Approach to Cognition
Susan Gordon, Chair

Invited: APA Symposium, Toronto, 2009
Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology
Thursday, August 6th, 12:00 - 12:50 pm.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room # 703
Follow up discussion to this Symposium slated for Thursday, August 6th, 3:00-4:20 pm in the Division 32 Hospitality Suite at the Westin Harbor Castle Hotel.

Déjà-Vu: William James on "The Brain and the Mind" 1878Eugene Taylor, PhD

Stan Krippner, PhD

Stan Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Faculty

Thursday, August 6
Symposium Discussant, Neurophenomenology and the Enactive Approach to Cognition enomenology and the Enactive Approach to Cognition
12PM to 12:50PM
Metro Toronto Convention Center
#703 Follow up discussion to this Symposium slated for Thursday, August 6th, 3:00-4:20 pm in the Division 32 Hospitality Suite at the Westin Harbor Castle Hotel.

Friday, August 7
Working with PTSD Nightmares -- part of the Continuing Education Workshop: Whole Person Approaches to Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth.
1PM to 4:50PM
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

Saturday, August 8
Discussant, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy in the 21st Century
Invited Address, Debbie Joffe Ellis
11AM to 11:50AM
Metro Toronto Convention Center

Saturday, August 8
Symposium Chair The Neurobiology of Extraordinary Experiences
12PM to 12:50PM
Metro Toronto Convention Center

Arthur C. Bohart, Ph.D., Saybrook Faculty and Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumnus and Faculty:
Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and Humanity’s Dark Side
Invited APA Symposium
Arthur C. Bohart, Chair
Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
Friday, August 7, 3:00 – 4:50 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room 206A

Psychotherapy and the Client’s Relationship to Negative ExperienceArthur C. Bohart, Ph.D.

Ontology and Depth: Rollo May’s Inseparable Duo
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.

Humanistic Visionaries Reconsidered in The Face of 21st Century Challenges
Maureen O’Hara, Ph.D.

Dana Klisanin, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumna

Date: Thursday 8/6/09
Time: 10 - 10:50 AM
Room: Reception Hall 104D
Facility: Metro Toronto Convention Center
Title of session: The Internet- A Pathway for Networking, Connecting and Addictions
Title of Presentation: Changing Social Norms: Altruism and the Internet

Elliot Benjamin, Ph.d., Saybrook Student
Poster Sessions:
Division 32: Artistic Psychology, Mathematical Giftedness, and Mental Disturbance
Friday, 3:00-3:50
Exhibit Halls D & E
Division 10: Mathematics as an Art Form through Number Theory
Saturday, 1:00-1:50
Exhibit Halls D & E

Anisah Bagasra, M.A., Saybrook Student
Division 36.
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Religion
Title of Presentation: Muslim American's Beliefs and Attitudes Regarding Mental Health Issues
Thursday August 6th 8am to 8:50am
Meeting Room 202A
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumnus and Faculty and Orah Krug, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumna

Dr. Schneider-Presenting and Chair
Division 29 (Psychotherapy)
Existential-Humanistic Therapy Comes of Age.

Dr. Krug will also present at this symposium.

Thursday from 8-9:50am Aug. 6
Toronto Metro Convention Ctr.
Rm 202C.

Dr Schneider will be presented the "Cultrual Innovator" Award by the Institute of Living, a humanistic and transpersonal therapy training center in Toronto.
Sat. Aug. 8th, 6:30pm
Division 32 Hospitality Suite at the Westin Harbor Castle hotel.

Dr. Schneider and Dr. Krug will co-lead a follow up discussion with Orah and our other presenters at the:
Existential-Humanistic Therapy Comes of Age
Division 32 Hospitality Suite
Saturday, August 8, 11 am - 12:20 pm

Joan H. Hageman, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumnus, Chair of Research, PSYmore Research Institute, Inc.

Symposium: Neurobiology of Extraordinary Experiences
Session ID: 3219
Division: 30
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room: Level 700, Room 717A
Saturday, August 8, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm

David J. McGarva, Ph.D., Saybrook Alumnus

Paper Session: The Written Word
Session ID: 2067
Division(s): 10, 9
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room: Level 200, Room 201B
Friday, August 7, 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Poster Session: Studies in Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Session ID: 3149
Division: 10
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room: Level 800, Exhibit Halls D and E
Saturday, August 8, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Arthur C. Bohart, PhD, Saybrook Faculty

Symposium (S): Psychotherapy as Art---Humanistic Perspectives on Creative Practice
Title: The Good Life, Creative Artistry, and Experiential Personal Construct Psychotherapy
8/08 Sat: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre Meeting Room 206E

Conversation Hour (S): The "Gloria" Films---A Daughter's Reflections on Perls, Ellis, and Rogers
8/08 Sat: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre Meeting Room 711 Chair Arthur C. Bohart, PhD

Invited Address (S): CWC/Evidence-Based Practice
Chair: Maureen O'Hara, PhD
Participant/1stAuthor Arthur C. Bohart, PhD,
Title: Experiential--Constructivist Psychotherapies: An Evidence-Based Approach
8/09 Sun: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Metro Toronto Convention Centre Meeting Room 713B

Rivka Bertisch Meir, Saybrook Alumna

Symposium Aging in the International Perspective
Saturday August 8, from 1- 1:50
International Suite- Div 52 - Intercontinental Hotel

Div 52-200 Fellow Speakers List and Speakers Reception
Friday August 7, 7-8AM
International Suite-Div 52-Intercontinental Hotel
Chairpersons: Harold Takooshian, Rivka Bertisch Meir and Ronald Shapiro,

Reception: NEW FELLOWS DIV 52
Dr. Meir will be Awarded for the third time
Fellow of Division for International Psychology (Div 52).
Sunday from 11-11:50

Sheri J. Hixon, M.A., Saybrook Doctoral Student

Sharing Results and Research Methodology of Our Diversity Studies
Division(s): 27, 9
Building: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Meeting Room 707
South Building - Level 700
Date: 08/09/2009
Time: 11:00AM - 11:50AM

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Alumna Rivka Meir, Ph.D. '05 Receives Multiple Awards and Honors


Alumna Rivka Meir, Ph.D. has received multiple awards and honors since her graduation in 2005. As Stan Krippner stated, since leaving Saybrook, Rivka's career in psychology has taken off.

2009 PSI CHI, Fordham University Chapter. For advancing members’ knowledge and excellence in all fields, including psychology.

2008 Fellow. American Psychological Association – Division of Group Psychotherapy
2007 Fellow. American Psychological Association – Division of General Psychology

2006 Eighteenth Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research at St Francis College. NY. Recognition for Scientific Research session presented.

2006 American Psychological Association. Division of International Psychology. Recognition Award for Extraordinary Service in advancing psychology worldwide

2005 American Psychological Association. Division of International Psychology. Presidential Citation for Extraordinary Service as Chairperson of the International Liaison Committee of the APA

2005 Inducted to Psi Chi. The National Honor Society in Psychology. Fordham University

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, since May 2006, Rivka has been:

2007-9 CHAIRPERSON, Outreach Committee, American Psychological Association, Division of General Psychology.

2005-9 CHAIRPERSON, International Liaison. American Psychological Association, International Division

2007 PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON, American Psychological Association, Division of General Psychology

2006-2008 CHAIRPERSON, United Nations. NGO., Development Committee, Human Settlements

2006-present NYSPA. (New York State Psychological Association). Media Ambassador

2006-present NYSPA Board member. DOWI (Division of Women Issues)

2007-present NYSPA, Board member. I-O (IndustrialOrganization)


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Annual Alumni-Sponsored Saybrook Dinner at the APA Convention


Saturday, August 8, 6:00 PM, at Joe Badali's in Toronto One block from the Convention Center.

See the Dinner Menu.

Saybrook will have a private or semi-private room.

RSVP to or 415-394-5968

Alumni and Faculty APA Presenters, please keep the Alumni Association informed of your scheduled presentations. They will be included on this blog.

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From Zen to Mother Teresa: 2009 Alumni Homecoming Presentation Invitation


From Zen to Mother Teresa: Community Service as Spiritual Practice

Invitation to the 2009 Alumni Homecoming Presentation:

The 2009 Alumni Homecoming Presentation Invitation: From Zen to Mother Teresa

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Alumna Heather Dermyer, PhD ’09 to Serve as a Mind-Body Specialist for the US Olympic Education Center


Alumna Heather Dermyer, PhD ’09 to serve as a mind-body specialist for the Olympic Weightlifting, Speedskating, and Women’s Freestyle Wrestling teams at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) in Marquette, Michigan. The USOEC is the only Olympic training center in the country that enables their athletes to earn a college education en route of the pursuit of their Olympic goals. Marquette will host the 2009 Speedskating Olympic Trials September 8-12, 2009 in preparation for the Vancouver, BC Winter Olympic Games in February 2010. For more information, please visit

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Alumna Cheryl Faulkner Cook, MA '92, PhD '95 Passes in Auto Accident


Alumna Cheryl Faulkner Cook, MA '92, PhD '95 Passes in Auto Accident

From Cheryl's husband, Thomas Cook:

Dear Saybrook Alumni, I regret to inform you that my wife Cheryl was killed in a car accident on Dec. 8th 2006, in NH. It was a single car accident due to black ice on the highway. We had just had dinner at a local restaurant and were going to our NH home. I was following her in my truck when she failed to make a curve and the car was turning over and slammed into a tree crushing the top. She was killed almost instantly. I was able to reach into the car and kept my hands on her neck and face as she died. It was very tragic. I am not sure if anyone at Saybrook knows of her death. She had great respect and admiration for the faculty and alumni of Saybrook, so I would like to have the information released to that community. Thanks, Tom

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Sustainable Enterprise 2009 | May 8th Conference


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This year's conference is packed with information about opportunities to prosper in these challenging economic times: green financing, energy efficiency programs that drop your energy costs immediately, how to effectively market the good work you're doing, and how to green your career. We've got some last minute great ticket deals and even some exhibitor space. It's easy to register online.

In times like these, we can work together for a vital, sustainable North Bay economy that protects our environment and includes everyone. So I hope you join me at the conference, May 8.

Janet Beazlie, M.A. '06
Sustainable Enterprise Conference Organizer

The 4th Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Friday - May 8, 2009

Online Registration Ends - Tuesday, May 5

This year's Sustainable Enterprise Conference at Sonoma Mountain Village offers North Bay business leaders the opportunity to learn how to initiate and lead lasting change in their organizations, change that will position them for leadership and profitability in the new economy.

To register and for more information, go to:

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Alumnus Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Publishes New Book on Energy Psychology


I'm very happy to announce the release of my new book, Energy Psychology: Self Healing Methods for Bodymind Health. Many leaders in the field now consider energy psychology to be at the cutting edge in the field of psychology and integrative medicine.

In my new book I provide poignant examples of how my patients have benefited by applying energy psychology methods developed over many years in private practice and from work in an integrative medical clinic.

You'll learn self-healing methods for hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, trauma, etc.; and I hope you'll share these practices and the book with friends during this time of our health care crises.

"This scholarly and eminently readable book integrates eastern and western forms of self-healing techniques and examines the capacity of various approaches that put human beings at the center of their own self-care. I applaud Dr Michael Mayer for his monumental work, which hopefully foreshadows the shape of body-mind approaches for years to come."

- Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston University School of Medicine
Former Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University

"Michael Mayer gives us the breadth and depth of energy psychology and helps us see how it can be part of all of our healing."

James S. Gordon, M.D.
Former Chairman of the White House Commission
on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
Author of “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression

Now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble,Random House's website, and all major books stores. Or, click here to order from my website:

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Call for Proposals-Global Citizenship for the 21st Century


Call for Proposals
Global Citizenship for the 21st Century

The 21st Century has ushered in new opportunities as well as
great challenges to global citizenship. What are the practical and theoretical implications of global citizenship to communities and nations?

This conference encourages interdisciplinary dialogue about
global citizenship in all its variations and manifestations.
Suggested presentation topics include but are not limited to:

- Global communication and problem solving
- International business and tourism
- Global markets and labor
- Intercultural and international partnerships and
- Gender and globalization
- Pedagogy, curriculum and course design
- Civic engagement and global citizenship
- Interfaith dialogue and spirituality
- Science, health and medicine in the global context
- Technology and cultural transformation
- Environmental concerns

Proposals should include full contact information, presentation
title, abstract (300 words), and a one-page curriculum vitae.
Please submit electronically by Friday, July 31, 2009, to Betsy
Kinder at Notification of acceptance by
August 31, 2009. For questions about the conference, contact Dr.
Päivi Hoikkala at

Social Psychology Network

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