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“What Matters Most…” Perspectives on Life’s Fundamental Questions


What Matters Most…”
Perspectives on Life’s Fundamental Questions
Thursday, January 14, 2010
7:00 - 9:00 PM

James Hollis, PhD, noted Jungian analyst and author
Donald Moss, PhD, psychologist and leading Mind-Body Medicine scholar

How do we live fulfilling lives? What is most important for spiritual, mental, and physical well being? Begin the new year with perspectives on these vital and intriguing questions with:

Jim Hollis, Director of Saybrook University’s Jungian Studies program, will speak on themes from his latest book, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life. Its premise: “We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add to our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being.”
Don Moss, Chair of Saybrook’s Mind-Body Medicine program, will reflect upon what matters most with the perspective of his work in psychology and integrated health studies. He has published extensively, and his most recent book, Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health explores the relationships between the mind and the body and how these impact how we are in the world.

Join us after the presentation and learn about our graduate programs in Jungian Studies (with residential options in San Francisco and Houston) and Mind-Body Medicine.

Read Dr. Hollis’ article in the latest issue of Psychological Perspectives here.

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2009
Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM PST
Location: Westin Hotel - SFO
1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030
Event Schedule:
6:45- 7 PM Attendee Check-in
7:00 PM: Program
7:00 Introductions
7:05 Dr. Hollis
7:50 Dr. Moss
8:30 Q & A and Saybrook information

To RSVP, click here.
Applications are being accepted for Fall 2010.

Celebrate the New Saybrook University, JAN 15, 2010


Celebrate the New Saybrook University
January 15, 2010
7PM - 10PM
Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
Bayshore Ballroom

See the SAVE THE DATE Notice

Melanie Joy, PhD '03 Releases New Book


Melanie Joy, PhD '03 has just published Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Available at

"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows is an eye-opening account of a little-questioned article of faith in our culture: the idea that it is normal to befriend some animals while exploiting others. A step-by-step analysis of a cultural blind spot, it is a powerful blend of reason, compassion, and psychological insight. Please have the courage to challenge mental habits and be curious. This book is a frank and friendly guide that can be your ally in understanding yourself, your culture – and your choices."
Linda Riebel, PhD '81, Saybrook Alumna and Faculty Member

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology is Hiring Faculty Members


Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University is hiring several faculty members see attached (also see APA Monitor ad ). PGSP has an active LGBTQ Program, including active recruitment of students, specialized class work, the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research, and a dedicated unit within our training clinic for clinical training and research known as the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic.

As the Director of the LGBTQ Program I seek to support the application of colleagues with research interest in LGBTQ applied research, especially psychotherapy research, health research, child research, gender issues. Outstanding research training is a high priority.

Inquiries can be made directly to Robert Russell, Ph.D. Director of Clinical Training for the Ph.D. Program or to me for further information. Please check out our website:

Peter B. Goldblum, Ph.D., MPH
Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. Program
Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR)
Director of the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology of Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone; (650) 961-7503 X25
Fax: (650) 961-2467

Alumni Job Opportunities Around the Country


Click here to see the latest alumni job opportunities around the country

This listing will typically be one of the first blog entries on this site in the forseeable future.

Keep us posted if you know of jobs that might be interesting to alumni, and we will post these jobs under this blog heading in the future.


Education Jobs In Washington State


Considered a career at the University of Washington: Opportunity to informally meet and network with UW employment recruiters. Staff from UW Human Resources will be on hand to discuss the benefits of working at the UW and the variety of positions available. This event is hosted by the UW offices of Minority Affairs and Diversity and Human Resources. Event: Discover a Unique World of Opportunities.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Place: Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

Presentations will also be given on such topics as employment at the UW including our two medical centers, Resumes the UW Way, positions funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and our online application process.

Interested individuals should rsvp at: Please share this information with your organization or group. Contact: 206- 616-0474 or

5-year Postdoctoral Scholarships Available in the Humanities and Social Sciences


5-year Postdoctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and
Social Sciences

Deadline: 2010-01-31
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute proposes to award two
Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships, in any field of the
Humanities or Social Sciences, for a period of up to five
years, beginning October 1, 2010. The Fellowships offer an
annual stipend ...

Alumnus Bob Hieronimus, PhD '81 Presents Art Work at the Baltimore Symbolic Art and Music Telesma


Alumnus Bob Hieronimus, PhD '81 presents: One People, One Planet… Hon!, on Lost Symbols Found, with a concert by the transformative Baltimore band Telesma

Saturday, 14th of November, 8 PM
Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave
Baltimore, in the newly revitalized Station North Arts and Entertainment District

Consider buying some tickets and giving them to the younger people in your lives, realizing this event is a partial fundraiser for the Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

On Friday the 6th of November 7-9 PM, the Windup Space is hosting an artist's reception for Dr. Hieronimus as the official opening of the art installment.

Selections from over 40 years of his symbolic art will be on display at the Windup Space from November 3rd through December 31, 2009, along with selections from the rock and roll celebrity photographs of Stuart Zolotorow. From Brooks Robinson to Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Willie Nelson, Zolotorow has photographed and published some of the legends of popular music and sports, reminding us all to aim for the stars and that our purpose in life is to change the world.

If you've read the new Dan Brown blockbuster, The Lost Symbol, however, you should really try to attend the presentation Lost Symbols Found on Saturday the 14th of November at 8 PM (doors open at 7).

Bob will demonstrate with a slide show and graphics how our nation's most common symbols ultimately point to the same things: unity, balance, and attaining a state of higher consciousness. Ticket price includes a full color, 52 page booklet interpreting every piece in the show and the esoteric symbolism included in all of Bob's artwork. After his presentation, Bob and two assistants will paint a 4 x 6 foot symbolic mural as performance art to the accompaniment of Telesma, "The only way to describe Telesma is as completely breathtaking. From the first faint rumblings deep within the didgeridoo, you are captivated.... Combining traditional tribal instruments with new-age electronic sounds, this music is an unstoppable force." (Jess Snow, SEN Magazine)

Tickets $20 includes collector's edition, full-color booklet interpreting Hieronimus's symbolic art

Tickets at

Ticketing Info Contact: Janice at 410-366-7722 or

General Info:

Sponsored in part by the Mill Valley Cultural Arts Umbrella, Inc. and Umbrella Radio and Joe Squared Pizza.

Two Alumni Publish Journal Articles: Dassie Hoffman, PhD '02 and David Whitsitt, PhD '08


Two alumni publish journal articles:

Dassie Hoffman, PhD '02 and Bridgit D. Gaspard, Voice Dialogue: A Powerful Tool for Your Therapeutic Toolbox, Perspectives, The Professional Journal of The Renfrew Center Foundation. The Renfrew Center runs many facilities throughout the country and specializes in eating disorders.

David Whitsitt, PhD '08, A Phenomenological Exploration of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery As Experienced by Three Couples, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, Vol. 40 (2009), 140-177.

Alumna Dassie Hoffman, PhD '02 to Teach "Voice Dialogue for Mental Health Professionals" in NY


Dr. Hoffman will be teaching, Voice Dialogue for Mental Heath Professionals at The New York Open Center during the spring of 2010.

The course offers CEC's from three professional organizations, beginning with Association of Humanistic Psychology, National Association of Social Workers, and the International Federation of Coaches. It will be taught in 5 week-end segments, because it is geared to the working professional.

The New York Open Center has been around for 25 years, and is a landmark New York City place to train, and explore new things.