Archives For: July 2010

Encyclopedia of Wellness Seeks Writers for Unassigned Entries


The 3-volume Encyclopedia of Wellness is scheduled to be published by ABC-CLIO in late 2011. As editor and a contributing writer I am seeking writers for remaining unassigned entries.

The goal of the 3-volume set is to provide basic information about key terms and concepts in human health and wellness. Those terms and concepts include food, nutrition, diet, and exercise along with preventative choices to avoid disease, alternative medicine, the importance of the mind-body connection, details about medical insurance, and changes to the U.S. healthcare system.

Candidates must be willing to write entries totaling at least 2,000 words. Preference will be given to published writers, advanced graduate students, and knowledgeable professionals in the field of health, but others qualified to write about health and wellness will also be considered. Deadlines for submission will begin September 1, 2010, and will include January 1, 2011 and May 1, 2011 for more complex or lengthy assignments.

The deadlines are important, so please do not respond to this call unless you are confident in your ability to meet an assigned deadline of 2,000 words or a group of entries totaling that number by your assigned date. Compensation for accepted entries will begin with the 3-volume set of the encyclopedia, which will be sent to contributors at publication. Other forms of compensation will be considered based on experience and length of assignment and will also be available at publication.

If you are interested in writing for this reference set, please send a short biographical sketch describing your background and interests in health and wellness and your preferred email and postal address via email to:

Sharon Zoumbaris

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Saybrook's Alumni Director Comments on Saybrook Symposiums at the APA Convention in San Diego via Twitter


The Director of Alumni Affairs at Saybrook has reported on many of the Saybrook Symposiums at the APA Convention in San Diego, Aug 12-15, and will add more comments over the next few days.


Bohart-W/ SOW Cts are able to reorganize thoughts in more functionally coherent ways, generating new solutions for personal problems #sayapa

Bohart-Study of Carl Rogers’ therapy transcripts-in first transcript it was found that the client engaged in a wisdom-making process #sayapa

Bohart-Therapist does not have to intervene-providing an accepting, empathic atmosphere facilitates self-organizing wisdom SOW #sayapa

Bohart-Goal of person-centered therapy: facilitate clients’ self-organizng wisdom-makes self-actualization go in a positve direction #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook Faculty Dr Art Bohart-Self-Organizing Wisdom in Person-Centered Therapy-Studying Clinical Wisdom Symp #sayapa

gaiken8: Organizationl resilience can be used to describe teamwork of dreaming brain’s parts, eg, neural networks-creating dream narratives #sayapa

gaiken8: Krppnr-Scientfc, philosphicl, artistc insghts frm dreams may represnt edge of chaos illustrtng illumination phase of creatve process #sayapa

gaiken8: Krippner-Chaos theory and complexity theory can be applied to the study of nighttime dreams #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook Faculty, Stan Krippner-Chaos Theory Symp-Dreaming As a Creative Life Force #sayapa

gaiken8: Zausner-Edvard Munch & John Callahan addressed their emotional problems & substance abuse & continued to live and remain creative #sayapa

gaiken8: Zausner-Untreatd mental illness and addictions shortned lives of Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, & Jackson Pollack,#sayapa

gaiken8: Zausner-Untreated mental illness inundates a person with a cacophony of unwanted stimuli, some will turn to substance abuse #sayapa

gaiken8: Zausner-These responses can generate positive experiences during a time of creativity when inspirations guide a work to greatness #sayapa

gaiken8: Zausner-Chaotic systems have extreme sensitivity to stimuli, thoughts and feelings can cause profound responses in people #sayapa

gaiken8: T Zausner-all individuals are in state of chaos that continually brings forth the new order of their ongoing existence #sayapa

gaiken8: T Zausner-an artist in the turbulence of creativity is an extreme example of a dissipative system #sayapa

gaiken8: dr zausner-In these far-from-equilibrium situations, they are in a state of creative chaos #sayapa

gaiken8: Dr Zausner-Artists create their work in conditions of disequilibrium far from the confines of homeostasis #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook faculty Dr Tobi Zausner-Chaos Theory Sym-Artists and Substance Abuse: Misguided Searches for a Creative Chaos #sayapa

gaiken8: Butler-Intrply btween cultvation of sprit and makng of soul transcendnt practces-balancd by imagnatve wanderngs thru valley of soul #sayapa

gaiken8: Butler-Strict adherence to the spirit-centred practce of yoga has tendency to cast a dark shadow over soul-oriented aspects of life #sayapa

gaiken8: Butler-This tumultuous struggle can be resolved through a conscious cultivation of both soul and spirit. #sayapa

gaiken8: Jason Butler, MA Alumnus-Poster session of Jung and the Evolution of Yoga in America #sayapa

gaiken8: R Rchrds-The “abnormal is not necessarily pathological,” and in some cases, it may be usefully, and creatively, exceptional. #sayapa

gaiken8: R Rchards-Creativity itself tends, all else being equal, to be healthy, adaptive, even resilient, perhaps also protective #sayapa

gaiken8: R Richards-Mild mood elevation appears optimal Results may generalize to everyone; mood elevation can increase creativity for us all #sayapa

gaiken8: R Richards-Chaos Theory Sym: As sickle cell offrs resistnce to malaria, bipolr risk comes w/a potential benefit: enhanced creativity #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook faclty Dr Art Bohart "Studying clinical wisdom: Research on therpists' & Clnts' wisdom-related processes" Report later.#sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook Krippner/Alumni APA Dinner at Jsix Restaurant in San Diego a great success-70 attended! Excellent food, excllnt company. #sayapa

gaiken8: Drs Zausner, Richards, and Krippner present rich symposium about chaos in art, I'll have to tweet more later. #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrk Fclty Drs Ruth Richards, Tobi Zausner, Stan Krippner "Chaos Theory: Creatvty, Wakng and Dreamng Life, Psychopathology, & Art" #sayapa

gaiken8: Neuropsychology - another way to empirically validate Existential Psychology #sayapa

gaiken8: Respnse of amygdala cnt descrbe what has happened-Fear is a mlti-systmic evnt-needs to be dscrbed phemomenologically to be undrstood #sayapa

gaiken8: Sybrk alumna Dr Susan Gordon, faculty member Louis Hoffman in pnl on Neurophenomenology: The Embodied Mind #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook faculty Dr Steve Pritzker's poster session demonstrated w/grt! photos and brief essays premise that comedians live longer. #sayapa

gaiken8: Dr Zausner's own works of art & psychological essays were written in response to the imagery and her process in creating it. #sayapa

gaiken8: "Layrs of meaning give art its incredible richnss & dpth of communication; infusing the beautiful with the powr of transformation." #sayapa

gaiken8: Tobi: "Artists create their work in conditions of disequilibrium far from the confines of homeostasis." #sayapa

gaiken8: Saybrook Adjunct faculty member Tobi Zausner-poster session-Conscious & Unconscious: The Creative Process in Visual Art #sayapa

gaiken8: The Cyberhero will have a dual personality and will act as an avatar engaging in digital altruism. #sayapa

gaiken8: From Dana Klisanin, "The Cyberhero is caring, compassionate, committed to make a difference." #sayapa

gaiken8: Busy day, I'll do all reports on today's activities later tonight #sayapa

gaiken8: Anomalous experience was not important to mindfulness group - meditative intention affects the achievement of paranormal experiences #sayapa

gaiken8: The dissociatively focused group had more anomalous experiences by far than the mindfulness group #sayapa 4

gaiken8: Only dissociation versus hypnotizability contributes significantly to anomalous experiences #sayapa

gaiken8: Dr Hageman compared a western dissociatively focused spiritual group with a Korean mindfulness focused group #sayapa

gaiken8: Alumna Joan Hageman on Mysterious Minds Research at 2; Stan Krippner Chairs #sayapa

gaiken8: Just arrived in San Diego, will report on Saybrook symposiums soon. #sayapa

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Saybrook Symposiums at the San Diego APA Convention - August 12 - 15, 2010


Saybrook Symposiums at the San Diego APA Convention - August 12 - 15, 2010



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

Please send information to:


Anisah Bagasra, M.A. Saybrook Doctoral Student
Paper Title: Development and Testing of an Acculturation Scale for Muslim Americans
Session Title: Current Research on Muslims in North America---Beyond the Introduction
Session ID: 3266
Session Type: Symposium
Division(s): 45, 1, 9, 17, 19, 35, 36, 42, 56, APAGS
Building: San Diego Convention Center
Room Description: Room 24A
Room Location: Upper Level
Day/Time: Sat/1:00PM - 1:50PM

Art Bohart, PhD - Saybrook Faculty
Science and Politics of the APS Accreditation Initiative---A Cross-Divisional Response
Session ID: 3143 Session Type: Symposium
Division(s): 32, 46, APAGS
Building: San Diego Convention Center
Room Description: Room 3
Room Location: Upper Level
Date: 08/14/2010
Time: 10:00AM - 11:50AM
CE Credit: 2 hours. (There are no additional fees to attend CE sessions; however, there is a processing fee to claim CE credits. Member--$30, Nonmember--$40. Instructions for claiming CE credit for selected sessions are available on page 131.)

Art Bohart, PhD - Saybrook Faculty
Studying Clinical Wisdom---Research on Therapists' and Clients' Wisdom-Related Processes
Session ID: 3013 Session Type: Symposium
Division(s): 29, 12, 17, 37, 42, 56, APAGS
Building: San Diego Convention Center
Room Description: Ballroom 6D
Room Location: Upper Level
Date: 08/14/2010
Time: 8:00AM - 8:50AM
CE Credit: 1 hour. (There are no additional fees to attend CE sessions; however, there is a processing fee to claim CE credits. Member--$15, Nonmember--$20. Instructions for claiming CE credit for selected sessions are available on page 131)

Jason Butler, M.A. - Saybrook Alumnus
Presenter: Depth Psychology Undiluted: Jung, Hillman, and the Graduate Student's Response
Room 29B
Thursday 8/12/10
9:00 am - 9:50

Jason Butler, M.A. - Saybrook Alumnus
Title: Jung and the evolution of yoga in America.
Poster presentation
Friday 8/13/10
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Exhibit Hall ABC

Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Existential Psychology in China - Presenter
Div. 32 Hospitality Suite
Friday, 8/13, 2-3 pm.

Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Neurophenomenology: The Embodied Mind – Chair
Conversation Hour
Div. 32, Hospitality Suite,
Friday, 8/13, 3-4 pm
Participants: Brent Robbins, Louis Hoffman, & Fred Wertz (discussant)

Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Humanistic Psychology Awards
Div. 32, Hospitality Suite
Friday, 6:30-10:00 pm, Social Event.

Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Shunning, Mood, and Developmental Change in Muslim-American Women presentation of honor's research
(Psy 491) with Nesreen Alsoraimi, BA, National University
Div. 32, Hospitality Suite
Saturday, 8/14, 9:40-10:20 am

Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Invited Address: Rogers Award, Buhler Award, Harari Award Heritage Awards Chair
Div. 32, Saturday, 8/14, 3-4 pm
Convention Center
Room 25C
Susan Gordon, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Neurophenomenology: The Mind and the Brain - Chair, Conversation Hour
Div. 52, Hospitality Suite
Sunday, 8/15, 10-11 am.

Joan H. Hageman, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Division 30 Symposium: Neurobiology and Neurophenomenology of Spiritual Experiences
Thursday, 8/12/2010, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Ballroom 6D
San Diego Convention Center

Joan H. Hageman, Phd Saybrook Alumna
Presenter: Role of Spiritual Practice in the Incidence of Anomalous or Paranormal Experiences
Stan Krippner, PhD Saybrook Executive Faculty
Division 32 Symposium: Mysterious Minds--Research strategies for Investigating Remarkable People
Thursday, 8/12/2010, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Room 30 E
San Diego Convention Center

Joan H. Hageman, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Division 32 Symposium: Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and the Humanistic Tradition
Friday, 8/13/2010, 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Room 24C
San Diego Convention Center

Dana Klisanin, PhD - Saybrook Alumna
Digital Altruism: Exploring the Rise of the Cyberhero
In Symposium 2096: Research in Media and Internet Psychology
Division 46
Friday, 9:00 - 9:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center
Upper Level, Room 28D

J. Kris Leppien-Christensen, Ph.D. - Alumnus
PT@CC/Psi Beta Session – Innovations in Teaching at the Community College
Chair: Sheri Chejlyk, Manatee Community College
Presenters: Kris Leppien-Christensen, Saddleback College, Podcasting Made Easy; Ly T. L. Tran-Nguyen, Mesa Community College, Using Psychophysiological Recordings to Demonstrate the Empirical Nature of Psychology
Friday, August 13, 2010
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center
Room 32B

Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Conversation hour: Promoting student excellence in psychology
Jennifer Doran, Giulia Landi, Rivka Meir, Harold Takooshian
Div, 52 Hospitality Suite
Rm 2169 - Marriott Hotel and Marina
FRIDAY 11 – 11:50

Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Conversation Hour: Therapeutic interview guide for changing beliefs and behavior
Rivka Meir & Stanley Krippner
Div 52 Hospitality Suite
SATURDAY 4 – 4:50
Rm 2169
Marriott Hotel and Marina

Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD Saybrook Alumna
Ethics Vignette on Aging and Euthanasia
Abeles Abeles, Rivka Bertisch Meir, Florence Denmark,
Richard Velayo, and Artemis Pippineli
SUNDAY 8 – 8:50
Conv Ctr. Room 28C

Donald Moss, PhD, Saybrook Faculty
Eric Willmarth, PhD, Saybrook Faculty
Stanley Krippner, PhD, Saybrook Faculty

Symposium: Advances in Graduate Education in Clinical Hypnosis
Donald Moss, Chair
Division 30: The Society of Psychological Hypnosis
San Diego Convention Center
Room 9
Upper Level
9:00AM - 10:50AM

Ruth Richards, PhD - Saybrook Faculty
Stan Krippner, PhD - Saybrook Faculty
Tobi Zausner, PhD - Saybrook Faculty

Co-Chairs: Tobi Zausner & Frederick David Abraham
Presenter, Ruth Richards:In Abnormal as Exceptional: Creative Insight at the Edge of ChaosDreaming as a Creative Life Force
Presenter, Tobi Zausner: Artists and Substance Abuse: Misguided Searches for a Creative Chaos
August 13th, Friday
4-4:50 p.m.
Room 24B
San Diego Convention Center

Kirwan Rockefeller, PhD - Saybrook Alumnus
Whole Person Healthcare: Tool Kits
Sponsored by Div. 32; co-sponsored by Div. 42, Div. 10
Approved for Continuing Education Units
Chairs: Ilene Serlin and James Bray
Participants: Kirwan Rockefeller: Using Guided Imagery
Richard Harvey: Biofeedback Stress Profile
Jeffrey E. Evans: Incorporating Creativity into Clinical Practice
Discussant: Melba J T Vasquez, PhD
Friday, 8/10
San Diego Convention Center
Rm. 3

Kirk Schneider, PhD Saybrook Alumnus and Faculty
Chairing and Presenting
Orah Krug, PhD - Saybrook Alumna and Faculty
Is There an Existential-Humanistic Foundation to Effective Psychotherapy
with David Elkins and Bob Bohanske, Presenters
Michael Lambert - Discussant.
San Diego Convention Ctr
Sunday, August 15
9am and 10:50am
Room 32B

Eric Willmarth, PhD Saybrook Faculty
Keynote Presentation. Presidential Address, Division 30.
Hypnotic Enhancement of the Central Healing Response: The Power of Mere Imagination.
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Elizabeth Ballroom H.
Saturday, 8-14-10
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM

Eric Willmarth, PhD Saybrook Faculty
Panel Chair
Hypnotic Control of Pain.
David Patterson, Ph.D.
Friday, 8-13-10
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Conention Center 7B

Eric Willmarth, PhD Saybrook Faculty
Michael Yapko
8/13/10 @2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Convention Center Ballroom 6D.

Eric Willmarth, PhD Saybrook Faculty
Tribute to Herbert Spiegel.
David Spiegel, MD.
Friday, 8/13/10
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM.
Convention Center Ballroom 6E

Friday, 8/13/10
Exhibit Hall ABC, Convention Center

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Alumna Selene Vega, PhD '10 Offers Three Workshops


Three workshops are being offered by Alumna Selene Vega, PhD '10:

Awakening the Body:
Moving Into Deep Connection

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D.
Monday, July 12, 2010 (*CE)
Rancho San Bernardo, San Diego, CA
Registration & Information:, 760-942-1577

Psychology of the Chakras
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. & Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D.
July 23-30, 2010 (*CE)
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA
Registration & Information: 866-200-5203

Guiding the Journey:
Facilitating Transformative Experiences

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D.
Sept. 20-23, 2010 (part of Sacred Centers Immersion program, Sept. 17-26) (*CE)
Elkins Park, PA
Registration & Information:, 415-472-2284

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D. '10, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist (California MFC #32604), workshop leader, and dancer. Since 1972 she has led individuals and groups into the realms of psyche and spirit, combining her extensive background in dance, yoga and other movement forms with her work in hypnotherapy and other techniques for centering and transformation. Selene’s writings include chapters in Walking in Two Worlds: The Relational Self in Theory, Practice, and Community (Ed. by S. Gilligan & D. Simon), The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook (Ed. by G. S. Khalsa & S. Mijares), and The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (co-authored with Anodea Judith).

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Book by Alumnus Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. '03 Featured on


See article featuring publication by Alumnus Christopher Ryan, PhD '03 at link below:

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Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Needs help with Workshop in L.A. - San Diego Area to Empower Young Women


Dear Saybrook Community:

I wanted to let you know about some news for the business I am creating, Little Ladies Sports Club, and also see if you would be able to help us. My business partner and I have decided to start up an LLSC workshop and are in the process of creating and picking a venue! Would you happen to know any parents with daughters aged 11-18 years old in the LA or San Diego areas(or any teachers, therapists, healthcare professionals etc who work with kids)? We want to be able to reach as many girls as possible so we can get this going! Each workshop will focus on a specific theme and our goal is to empower young women to reach their highest potential through heartfelt mentoring and physical activities.

Here is the website for more details:

Any contacts would be greatly appreciated.


Deirdre Bundy, M.A.

Ph: 310-804-2402

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Alumna Kathrina L. Rashid, PhD ('09) was Interviewed During Sexual Assault Awareness Month


San Francisco Bay Area Alumna Kathrina L. Rashid, PhD '09 conducted an interview on Blogtalk Radio in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Kathrina gave the interview as a Board Member of Bay Area Women Against Rape(BAWAR), which is the nation's very first rape crisis hotline. In the wide-ranging interview, she also discussed her dissertation study conducted at Saybrook, and briefly addressed the topics of culture and ethnicity, which are her areas of expertise. The interview was conducted by host Joe Hackman of Blogtalk Radio.

The results of this submission may be viewed

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