Archives For: January 2012

Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steven Kull (Ph.D. '80) Publishes New Editon of WorldPublicOpinion.Org


Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steven Kull (Ph.D. '80) Publishes New Editon of WorldPublicOpinion.Org

Does the public favor defense budget cuts?

By Steven Kull

What do average Americans say when they are faced with the budget tradeoffs...

"What do average Americans say when they are faced with the budget tradeoffs on national security that policymakers face today? When polls ask in the abstract about defense spending, Americans are often reluctant to cut it. However when Americans are asked to consider the deficit and presented with tradeoffs, majorities cut defense and cut it more than any other area of the budget. Furthermore when they learn how much of the budget goes to defense, large majorities cut it, on average quite deeply."

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"A Great Blog on the DSM-V Controversy" - Saybrook Faculty Member Dr. Louis Hoffman


"A great blog on the DSM-V Controversy. It discusses the petition that Saybrook endorsed (and is still the only university to have endorsed)." - Saybrook Faculty Member Dr. Louis Hoffman

Existentialism and the DSM-5: Humanizing Mental Health

It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for ...

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The New Existentialists

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Call for Submissions for the Upcoming ISSS 2012 Bulletin


Call for submission of short notes or research reports and other
items of interest for the upcoming ISSS 2012 Bulletin to be published in end of January 2012.

These submissions will be published in the first section of the Bulletin,
highlighting most recent work from the membership of ISSS.

Submissions should be no longer than 1500 words (4 pages single spaced).

For the bulletin, other items of interest are also welcome for the
membership sections such as notices of future conferences, calls for papers
for related peer-reviewed journals, new books, employment
announcements, new courses, etc...

Please email contributions to

Or by post to:
ISSS Office
47 Southfield Road
York YO42 2XE
United Kingdom

Please send all submissions to arrive no later than January 15, 2012.

With thanks

Jennifer Wilby
General Systems Bulletin Editor

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Full-time Psychology Faculty Position Open at National University - Bakersfield, CA


Full-time Psychology Faculty Position—Bakersfield, CA

National University, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a one-year Full-Time faculty position in Bakersfield, CA.

The position may be renewable subject to budgetary considerations.

The faculty member will teach on-site undergraduate graduate and counseling psychology courses. The appointee will also have the responsibility for management of an off-site BA Interdisciplinary Studies programs in Portersville, CA, and on-site MA Counseling Psychology courses at the Bakersfield center, which includes hiring, training, staffing and oversight of adjunct teachers, academic advising of students, interviewing/oversight of graduate students, coordination of off-site practicum agencies, and conformity of the programs to Departmental and University standards and procedures. Full-Time faculty members contribute to departmental governance and attend monthly on-line faculty meetings, and bi-annual faculty meetings in San Diego.

An MA in a mental health discipline from an accredited institution, with a current license as MFT is required; a PhD, PsyD. or EdD with (or close to) license is preferred. The preferred candidate should have interest in graduate and undergraduate education with specific expertise in strengths based counseling psychology. Candidates should have experience and commitment to adult learners, and commitment to diversity in student populations and services to diverse client populations.

To apply, send as email attachment a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Maureen O’Hara with a cc to Dr Roland Fleck National University is an equal opportunity employer. Open until filled.

It is a "presidential appointment" with full time salary and benefits for the time being but could transition to a regular core if the enrollments build in Bakersfield, as we expect them to. National is a great place to work. Great benefits, reasonable teaching loads, generous faculty development funds and great students.

Maureen O'Hara Ph. D.

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