Archives For: August 2010

Saybrook Alumnus Royal Alsup, PhD '75 Presents Paper at International Conference on Shamanism, Healing, and Transformation


Saybrook Alumnus Royal E. Alsup, Ph.D. '75 is presenting a paper The Mask of Evil: The Dark Side of Shamanism at the 27th International Conference on Shamanism, Healing and Transformation
Wisdom of Our Ancestors-Bridge to The Future
Santa Sabina Retreat Center San Rafael, California
Saturday, September 4, - 9:00 AM to Monday, September 6, 4:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend - 2010

Saybrook faculty members will also be presenting:
Jurgen Kremer Chanting and Drumming Journey – Experiential
Stanley Krippner Curanderas and Curanderos at the University of New Mexico, Summer, 2009

Saybrook Student Denita Benyshek and son Hans will present A True Story: Emergency Shamanistic Healing of a Boy

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Saybrook Alumna Margo Maine, PhD '85 Publishes New Book on the Treatment of Eating Disorders


Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap
Margo Maine

Available at

From Alumna Margo Maine, PhD '85:

Dear Friends - The book that has been my "extra" project of the last 2 years was just released. It is an edited volume and a great contribution to the field as my co-editors and the writers are dedicated and innovative experts and leaders in the field. As is the case for many fields, the gap between what eating disorder research examines and what clinicians and patients face each day is enormous. The book intends to bring the two together, so each can inform the other and we can do a better job, decreasing the pain and suffering these deadly disorders can cause.

This is geared to training mental health professionals and graduate students, so not something to buy for your coffee table- I just wanted to let you know it's done so I won't be complaining so much about it....

Please pass it along to anyone who might be interested.

And enjoy the end of summer-


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Faculty Fellowships Available at the Stanford Humanities Center


Announcement of Faculty Fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships

The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for 2011-12 academic-year residential fellowships.

The Humanities Center is a multidisciplinary research institute located at the heart of Stanford University. Since its founding in 1980, the Center has provided a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefiting from a wide variety of campus resources.

Fellowship term: September 2011 – June 2012
Application deadline: October 1, 2010
Eligibility Applicants must have a PhD and should be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. Eligible areas include, but are not limited to: history, literature, philosophy, classics, archaeology, languages, comparative religion, linguistics, ethics, history and criticism of the arts, and the humanistically oriented social sciences. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. For important information about the fellowships and full eligibility requirements, see our website.

How to apply: Detailed instructions are available at: If you have any questions, please contact:

Stanford Humanities Center. Fellowship Program 424 Santa Teresa Street Stanford, CA 94305-4015

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Saybrook Assistant Professorship Open in Peace and Conflict Studies


Faculty of Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor (Peace and Conflict Studies)

The Faculty of Graduate Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor position in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program, with a starting date of July 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Program is particularly interested in a candidate whose scholarship has clear relevance to practice and who has theory-guided practice experience in the PACS field. The candidate¹s research, practice, and teaching interests should include a focus on the theme of gender and conflict or indigenous peacemaking. The candidate will participate fully in the Arthur V. Mauro Centre¹s mission of analyzing and helping to resolve serious social conflicts.

The candidate will manage outreach activities, seminars, lectures, conferences and public events, and will work to establish contacts and build cooperation with community agencies.

The successful candidate should: 1) be well versed in the PACS field; 2) be proficient in the theory and practice of PACS; 3) be prepared to teach graduate courses in peace building and social justice, international human rights and human security, gender and conflict, restorative justice or indigenous peacemaking among others; 4) have the ability to attract, supervise, and mentor graduate students; 5) have a strong externally-funded research and practice program or the demonstrated ability to develop same; 6) take a leadership role in developing academic and outreach programs of the Mauro Centre to advance the interdisciplinary PACS field; 7) possess excellent communication and leadership skills, and 8) be committed to working in a team environment.

A demonstrated record of effective teaching in PACS as well as experience in teaching and advising graduate students at the Master's, and Ph.D. levels in PACS is desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in PACS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Peace Studies, or in a related discipline. The PACS M.A. program is one of a number of interdisciplinary programs administered directly by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Arthur Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice is housed in St. Paul¹s College. The PACS Ph.D. program currently has two core faculty and over forty-eight academic staff affiliates. The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be circulated to participating members of the search process. Applicants should forward a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier and a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and sample publication(s) (or writing sample), and names and addresses (fax/email included) of three referees to Dr. J. Doering, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2. Applications should be received by 14 May 2010, but will continue to be accepted after this date until the position is filled Peace, Marc

Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, The University of California
Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

494 Cragmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94708
Ph. 510-526-1788
FAX 510-526-0876

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Alumna Darlene Viggiano, PhD ' 10 Publishes a Workbook on Lost Pregnancies


Darlene Viggiano, (MFT) PhD '10 Releases New Publication

Carrying On: A Workbook for Women Who've Lost a Pregnancy Paperback

Available at

According to the American Pregnancy Association, 15-20% of pregnancies miscarry, and risks increase beyond age 35. This workbook offers evocative questions to help women recover emotionally, encompassing a wide array of grief issues. It is designed for women, therapists, and organizations whose goal is to heal the painful wound of miscarriage. Written by a therapist who herself recovered from gestational loss, Carrying On can facilitate healing in self-help, individual therapy, or group settings. It helps readers * see the similarity of the writer's story and their own experiences * identify emotions and shared dynamics * write their personal stories * review and witness their growth. Carrying On is a forward-looking, flexible, multi-dimensional resource that stimulates expression of thoughts, feelings, memories, and expectations. Journaling is a time-tested recovery tool. Its unique perspective helps break through stuck points that can blight acceptance and moving forward. Practical advice that guides readers step-by-step through recovery, acceptance, and carrying on makes the workbook eminently useful from a psychological and self-help standpoint.

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Alumnus Robert McCarthy, Ph.D. ’03 has been Accredited by the American Association of Integrative Medicine


Alumus Robert McCarthy, PhD '03 has recently been accredited by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM).

McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA
& Center for Psychophysiological Assessment & Treatment
4603 Oleander Drive, Suites # 1 & 2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-497-5240
Fax: 843-497-1129

Robert E. McCarthy, PhD, LPC, CCMHC, BCIM
Executive Clinical Director

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Tamara Olive, PhD '09 will make a 30 Minute Paper Presentation at University of Cambridge, UK


Tamara Olive, PhD '09 will be making a 30 minute paper presentation entitled Desire for Higher Education in First-Generation Hispanic College Students, based on dissertation research she conducted while at Saybrook.

August 4
University of Cambridge, UK
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
August 2-5, 2010

The conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, as well as between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions.

Tamara's paper has been published in Volume 5, Number 1, 2010 of the The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, a fully refereed academic Journal.

Tamara is also an associate editor for this volume of the journal.

© Common Ground, Tamara Olive, All Rights Reserved, Permissions:

Following is my abstract and information:

Desire for Higher Education in First-Generation Hispanic College Students

by Tamara Olive

Empirical studies have examined first-generation college students, individuals whose parents have not attended college. Their academic preparation, cognitive development, personality characteristics, and first-year performance have been topics of research. However, there appears to be little in the literature exploring the motivation of these individuals to seek higher education. This study examines the desire to attend college among first-generation Hispanic students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate achievement program designed to increase the attainment of terminal degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. The descriptive phenomenological research method (Giorgi, 1985) was employed with participants in a Texas university designated as a Hispanic-serving institution. The results of this research identify the roles of resilience, previous success, awakened awareness, comfort in the academic environment, a need to contribute to others or to society, a break with tradition, a process of self-discovery, and the influence of valued individuals in facilitating a desire for higher education.

Stream: Education and Social Welfare

Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English

Dr. Tamara Olive
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas, USA

Dr. Olive teaches in the graduate counseling program at Sul Ross State University. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, California, and currently maintains a part-time private counseling practice in San Angelo, Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a certified school counselor. She has worked as a clinical counselor and academic advisor in higher education settings. Her research interests include the desire for higher education in first-generation college students and the efficacy of humanistic approaches with foster children in the clinical environment.

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From Marie Fonrose, PhD '03 - An Update On Haiti


Update from Marie Fonrose—Haiti

Six months after the earthquake, I know many of you are asking the questions: what has changed? Is Haiti better? These questions are not easy to answer. What I can say, however, is that life goes on. In comparison to when I went in February, the people look and feel better. Some of the children are back in school. The adults are trying to find something to do to provide for their families. Haitians are very resilient; they move on quickly. They know that having a pity party will not make things better. The 35 seconds that destroyed the country and changed a lifetime will have an impact for many generations. As the people move on, we need to continue to pray and help them find stability. It may have taken 35 seconds to happen, but it will require patience and years to fix. I know you will continue to be part of the reconstruction efforts in whatever way you can—together we will revive Haiti.

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Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Offers Qigong Workshop in Orinda, CA


Bodymind Healing Qigong Workshop
Michael Mayer

Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and August 22nd

Orinda, CA

Cost: $75 for a single day for students who have taken a class before, $90 for new students

Whole weekend: $125 for students that have taken a class before, $145 for new students

Please send the check (made out to Michael Mayer) to 11 La Bolsita Way, Orinda, CA 94563.


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Alumnus Eric Kreuter, PhD '06 Publishes Chapter in Internet Fraud Casebook


Eric Kreuter, PhD '06 Publishes Chapter in Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit

Cyber Psycho, In J. Wells (Ed.) Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit, pp.349 - 358, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010

Eric A. Kreuter, Ph.D., CPA, CFE
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