Archives For: March 2011

Alumnus Bart Billings, PhD '74 Announces The 19th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference


The 19th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference

This Combat Stress Conference is the longest running and one of the best of its kind in the world. It has been referred to by many who attend as the “Gold standard” of all Combat Stress Conferences. Throughout the years, this conference has trained both military and civilian staff to provide services to military personnel experiencing Combat Stress related problems, as well as problems experienced by civilian disaster workers and victims.

This is one of the few conferences that invites spouses and/or family members (number depends on available seating) to attend free of charge so they can also be informed of the latest information possible on Combat Stress related problems.

For more information, feel free to email Dr. Bart Billings at or call (760) 438-2788. Conference web site is with registration
Phone # 800 547-2736.

Pre-Conference • Thursday, May 12, 2011
Conference • Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, 2011

Attend 1-4 Days & Earn 6-24 C.E. Hours

Courtyard by Marriott • Pasadena, California, USA

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Dan Booth Cohen, PhD ’09 will be Presenting at the Institute of Noetic Sciences 14th IONS Conference


Revisiting Slavery’s Legacy: What Would Healing Look Like?—Belvie Rooks, Thomas Norman DeWolf and Dan Booth Cohen, PhD

Thomas Norman DeWolf was astounded to discover that he was descended from the most powerful slave-trading family in US history. Belvie Rooks stood in an Elmina slave dungeon in Ghana, trying to imagine what reaching the “door of no return” must have felt like for an enslaved African ancestor. Acknowledging the depths of the trans-generational wounds we all carry allows for deeper dialogue and the possibility healing and of reconciliation. In this session, they will be joined by Dr. Dan Booth Cohen leading an experiential Systemic Family Constellation exercise. This will encourage participants to perceive the morphogenetic resonance with victim and perpetrator energies that reside in their family of origin and, by extension, themselves. Dr. Cohen is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart.

Dan Booth Cohen, Ph.D.
Conference Director
2011 US Systemic Constellations Conference

T. 781-444-0145
C. 781-718-7158

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Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Continues to Offer Trainings in Energy Psychology


If you'd like local training in my approach to energy psychology called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy please join my Tuesday morning training group, click here:, first session free.

If you are interested in learning more about my invited presentation, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral Comprehensive Energy Psychology, which takes place on Friday at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology conference, click here:,com_jcalpro/Itemid,43/extid,41/extmode,view/


Michael Mayer, Ph.D.
Director- The Bodymind Healing Center
2029 Durant Ave - Suite 202
Berkeley, Ca 94704

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Saybrook University Professor Eugene Taylor, PhD to Receive APA Division 32, 2011 Abraham Maslow Award


Eugene Taylor, PhD, Professor in the College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies at Saybrook University, is slated to receive the 2011 Abraham Maslow Award, given to an individual for an outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of the human spirit, from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Div. 32) in the American Psychological Association.

His award lecture at this year's meeting in Washington, DC will be on Self-Knowledge as a Legitimate Method in Experimental Psychology. He is the architect of The New Existential-Humanistic Psychology at Saybrook, presented at this past January RC at Saybrook, and will next be showcased at the Chicago meeting of the Society for Humanistic Psychology in April.

From there, Div 32 will sponsor the new Existential Humanistic Faculty at Saybrook [Tom Greening, Kirk Schneider, Orah Krug, Ed Mendelowitz. Louis Hoffman, Amedeo Giorgi (on temp. leave), and Eugene Taylor] for a panel at the APA meeting in Washington, addressing the discipline of psychology.

In addition, Dr. Taylor has just been voted in as a Fellow in Division 32, a status afforded to only a few in each Division of the APA for their outstanding achievements to the field of psychology. These developments will identify Saybrook, along with its new Certificate Training Program in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, jointly sponsored with the Existential-Humanistic Institute, as a new center for Existential-Humanistic and Phenomenological Psychology in the United States.

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Richard Tarnas, PhD '76 and Glenn Perry, PhD '92 Have Featured Articles on the New AstrologyNewsService Website


Richard Tarnas, PhD '76 and Glenn Perry, PhD '92 both have featured articles on the new AstrologyNewsService website at:

The Tarnas article is: Astrology Study Predicted Middle East Uprising, and Perry's article is, Astrological Reflections on the State of the Union. Both deal with political developments. There is also an interview with Glenn Perry.

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Glenn Perry, PhD '92 Announces TGI Certificate and Master’s Degree Program in Archetypal Cosmology and Conscious Evolution


Astrology’s Resurrection in Academia

Astrological students and those who have never studied the subject before can enroll in a new Certificate and Master’s Degree Program in Archetypal Cosmology and Conscious Evolution that is being offered by The Graduate Institute (TGI) in Bethany, Connecticut.

Archetypal cosmology is the study of correlations between cyclical alignments of the planets and archetypal patterns in human experience. Beyond this, the program addresses the theoretical basis of these correlations and their implications for a wider worldview that bridges ancient philosophy with new paradigm sciences like chaos and complexity theory. As an emerging field, archetypal cosmology is cross disciplinary; it draws from a variety of related subject areas, including depth psychology, Neo-platonic philosophy, consciousness studies, mythology, history, the arts, culture and biography. For more information, go to: or email Glenn Perry at:

Founded in 1987 by Saybrook graduate and licensed psychotherapist Glenn Perry, The Association for Psychological Astrology is dedicated to the integration of astrology and psychology. Its purpose is to establish general guidelines for the application of astrology to the fields of counseling and psychotherapy, and to enrich the field of astrology through the systematic integration of psychological concepts and practices. Services include astrological consultations, psychotherapy with astrology, astrology books, and audio files. It’s affiliate school, The Academy of AstroPsychology, offers an online correspondence course and an accredited distance learning Master’s Degree in Archetypal Cosmology & Conscious Evolution through The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. For the latest developments in archetypal astrology, including up-to-date information on courses, books, and audio products, you can subscribe to their free monthly e-zine, The AstroPsychology Newsletter, at

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Steven Wolf, PhD '86 PSY Offers Free Webinar - What is Emotional Intelligence?


What is Emotional Intelligence?

I invite you to join me on the phone or in a live video webinar next Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30pm PST to learn more about my simple training programs to develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and the benefits of doing so for yourself, your kids and for those others you love the most.

Let me know if you can make it.

Email to: or call 310-428-9055 to get the log in info.

Here is my youtube page, which has several clips on my recent work.

See you Wed,

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Susan Tyburczy, PhD '08 Presents Workshop, Spatial Experience in Dreams at the Center for Remembering & Sharing, NY, NY


Spatial Experience in Dreams, Dr. Susan Tyburczy, Sunday, April 3 @ 3 p.m.

This is the next IASD-NYC event, and we'll be back at the Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS)123 4th Avenue, 2nd FL. (off Union Square).

The focus will be an exploration of the space of the unconscious mind while dreaming, as reported to Susan by 28 dreamers in a research study that she conducted in fulfillment of requirements for her doctoral dissertation and degree in clinical psychology from Saybrook University. The dreamers reported spatial experiences in which they were on their own primarily in terms of density, position, and motion in space. They most often described those that involved other people and other living things in terms of distance, control, and containment in space. These and other research findings will be reported and discussed in relation to possible meaning, metaphysics, and psychology, as time allows. Susan's insights are sure to be of value to all dreamers—and you're encouraged to invite your friends who are architects, interior designers, dancers, theater producers...anyone who works with physical space.

There is no charge for this event. A small donation to CRS is optional.

Susan will be available to talk with Saybrook students about aspects of their academic journey after her presentation. If you would like to attend this event, please let Susan know you are coming:

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A Request for Papers from 4th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2011) and the 4th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics


We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 4th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2011) and the 4th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2011), to be jointly held from 15-17 October 2011, in Shanghai, China.

Topics of the BMEI 2011 Special Track on Informatics include (but are not limited to): Communications and Networking, Software Engineering, Data Engineering, Intelligent Computing, Information Security, Automation and Control, etc..

All papers in conference proceedings will be indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP, as well as included in the IEEE Xplore (IEEE Conference Record Number for CISP'11: 18205; IEEE Conference Record Number for BMEI'11: 18206. CISP-BMEI 2008-2010 papers have already been indexed in EI Compendex). Substantially extended versions of best papers will be considered for publication in a CISP'11-BMEI'11 special issue of the Computers and Electrical Engineering journal (SCI-indexed).

CISP-BMEI is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of multimedia, signal processing, biomedical engineering and informatics. The previous CISP-BMEI each attracted over 3000 submissions from all over the world, with acceptance rate around 50%. The registration fee of US$390 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions. CISP'11-BMEI'11 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. All papers in the invited sessions can be marked as "Invited Paper". The organizer(s) for each invited session with at least 6 registered papers will (jointly) enjoy an honorarium of US*D 400. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a list of recommended papers is determined by 30 May 2011. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to

For more information, visit the conference web page:

If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the secretariat at

Join us at this major event in exciting Shanghai !!!

Organizing Committee

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HOMEPAGE Editor, Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 OS Returns from So. America


HOMEPAGE Editor, Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 returned from So. America Feb. 4 - slightly worse for wear, but happy. See photos here:
Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D., Editor
Saybrook Alumni HOMEPAGE Newslette- Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies
Coreopsis, A Journal of Myth and Theatre

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Ken Bradford, PhD '89 to Present on the Spontaneous Play of Nondual Awareness at Science and Nonduality Conference in San Rafael, CA


Ken Bradford, PhD '89 to Present Arising and Dissolving: Spontaneous Play of Nondual Awareness

Science and Nonduality Conference
October 19-23, 2011
Embassy Suites and Marin Center
San Rafael, California

This is an interesting conference for those of you interested in the progress of inquiry into bridging spirituality, natural science, and philosophy. Nonduality seems to reflect the need for human societies to un-do, transform, and re-join the paradigmatic split between science and religion.

What is Duality? Conceptual Definition:
Dualities are usually seen in terms of opposites: Mind/Matter, Self/Other, Conscious/Unconscious, Illusion/Reality, Quantum/Classical, Wave/Particle, Spiritual/Material, Beginning/End, Male/Female, Living/Dead and Good/Evil. Nonduality is the understanding that identification with common dualisms avoids recognition of a deeper reality.

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Myrna Araneta, PhD '09 OS Releases New Book, Inspiring Lives


Myrna Araneta, PhD '09 OS Releases New Book entitled:
Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation

Also available at

Myrna Araneta, Ph.D.
Tel. 702-227-5718

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Carl M. Hild, PhD ’07 – Received a National Library Of Medicine Award for 2010-2011


Carl M. Hild, PhD ’07 Organizational Systems – Received a National Library Of Medicine Award for 2010-2011 to continue the work he has been conducting in partnership with the Inupiaq traditional healers in northwestern Alaska.

The community-based project is collecting insights from regional elders on how they would like to assure that future generations have the traditional cultural knowledge and skills that promote and restore health and well-being. This new work will be added to a video production previously funded by the NLM, which is now available at the Arctic Health website under Traditional Healing, Sharing and Teaching, through the half-hour introductory program Understanding the Healing Hands of the Maniilaq Tribal Doctors: A Training Video ( Dr. Hild is at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage and is the Director of the Health Services Administration Program.

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Elizabeth Tice, PhD '00 Recently Appointed President and CEO of Ashford University


Elisabeth Tice, PhD '00 was recently promoted to President and CEO of Ashford University.

Elizabeth T. Tice, Ph.D
President and CEO
Ashford University
858.513.9240 ext: 2238 phone
858.668.3681 fax
Higher education made affordable.

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