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Carnegie Mellon University Offers Hazing Awareness Scholarship


Due to more recent CNN hazing news at Hazing Awareness Scholarships will be awarded this spring.

All Student may now apply for the FEB 6, 2012 deadline. So if you have not already done so, apply now for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. See details at

Thank you for posting or applying. Any way you look at it, hazing does not add up. Recognize it. Report it. End it.

Cindy McCormick

Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steve Wolf (Ph.D. '86) Held a Two Hour CEU Presentation in January on Taming Your Anger


Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steve Wolf (Ph.D. '86) held two hour (Two CEU) presentation, sponsored by the Iranian Psychological Association on Taming Your Anger.

Steve discussed the underlying principles of Taming Your Anger, the history of Emotional Intelligence and the value of teaching Emotional Intelligence for developing Mindfulness, Insight, improved Emotional Regulation, and greater Self Control.

Dr. Wolf developed Taming Your Anger based on principles of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.

He and others have observed hard core two-strikers on Parole, women in prison, and At-Risk Teens on Probation successfully use this method to develop the necessary self control to deal with anger expression.

The educational objectives of this class were to elucidate:

1) The Four Tools of the Taming Your Anger Method
2) EQ Breathing: a Mindfulness method
3) The four Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence
4) The difference between Primary and Secondary Emotions
5) The difference between Real and Imagined Emotions

For future presentations Go To for further info, or contact Steve at 310 479 1143

Tenure Track Position Open in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Nevada


The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program within the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2012.

The HDFS program provides a range of courses that cover lifespan development in the context of the family, community, and society. The program offers an undergraduate major and Master’s degree in HDFS and supports an area of concentration for elementary education majors in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Collaborations among faculty members within the College of Education, Cooperative Extension, school districts statewide, community agencies, and with faculty and teachers at the Child and Family Research Center are common. The Child and Family Research Center has historical links to the HDFS program, and offers the potential for research collaboration in an accredited Early Head Start program site inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia.

The program is seeking an assistant professor (tenure track) to teach a 2+3 semester-based course load in courses related to early childhood education/development; engage in an ongoing, focused research program which results in scholarly publications and funded grants; and contribute to professional, university, and community service. Courses to be taught can be negotiable, depending on the strengths of the applicant, and could include, but not be limited to, the following: Preschool curriculum I and II (two-semester sequence), Children and Families in a Multi-ethnic Society, Theories of Human Development, Child Development and/or Lifespan Human Development, and Assessment of Children Birth to Age 8. Teaching responsibilities include a share of the advisement duties to the program’s undergraduate and master’s students.

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in an educational field directly related to early childhood development/education. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the HDFS program, and show productivity or strong potential for a program of research and grant acquisition.
Preference will be given to applicants with supporting expertise in family studies, diversity, and/or life span human development. Certifications such as a teaching certificate in ECE, full status as a Certified Family Life Educator, or a Child Life Specialist will be highly considered.
Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three professional references. Additionally, you have the option to attach reference letters, teaching evaluations, and/or a sample of scholarship.

The following link will direct applicants to this job posting on E-Search

Search Chair:
William P. Evans, Ph.D.,
Professor of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Human Development, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, Extension Specialist for Youth Development, MS 0281, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 89557-0131 Ph. 775-784-7013 FAX 775-784-1990

Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics, Systems and Management Sciences Invites Applications for the Position of Editor


Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics, Systems and Management Sciences of Emerald Group Publishing Limited is inviting applications for the position of Editor.

The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences Emerald is inviting applications from individuals and teams of 2-3 candidates. This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious and focused individuals with solid editorial experience to edit an exciting journal in Emerald's Information and Knowledge Management portfolio.

Applications for this position should be submitted by 1 March 2012, Please direct any queries you may have to Ruth Glasspool

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."

Click Here to read more.

"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

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

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.

Saybrook Alumnus Bart Billings, Ph.D. '74 On the 20th International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conference


From Dr. Billlings:

This article's subject is one that will be discussed extensively at next years 20th International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conference scheduled for May. This conference is the longest running conference of its kind in the world.

Contact me for the complete article.
Bart P Billings, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
20th International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conference


“When I finally sought help, I was put on what I call the Army’s ‘quick fix’ program—the antidepressant Zoloft,” he says. “After that, I was seen once a month by the psychiatrist, usually for five minutes, maybe 10, and that was just to get my prescription renewed.”

Gonzalez says his doctors never discussed coping strategies. “I was depressed. I had thoughts of suicide,” he says. “But there was never really any advice from the psychiatrist, like, ‘This is what you could be doing to get better.”

For years, the conference has been addressing Integrative Treatment and the adverse reactions of psychiatric medication, discussing extensively the first black box warning on the medications being suicidality. This conference also requested Congress hold hearings on the relationship between suicide and the use of psychiatric medication.

If you have previously presented at the conference or would like to speak on your integrative treatment specialty, please let me know ASAP so we can develop next May's program.

Online Courses: The UN-mandated University for Peace


Upcoming Online Courses - Call for Applications

Upcoming Online Courses – 2 January to 2 March, 2012

The UN-mandated University for Peace is accepting applications for the Distance Education Programme. Apply for individual courses for training in the following areas of study, or take the courses for credit, towards the completion of the online Master of Arts in Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World.

Multiculturalism: Contemporary Leadership, Culture and Diversity: 2 Jan. to 2 March, 2012
Professor Eliana Carvalho Mukherjee
3 Credit Course (9 weeks)
Cost: with Credit US$950
Non-Credit: US$750

Research Methods: 2 Jan. to 2 March, 2012
Professor Amr Abdalla and Flor Cubero
3 Credit Course (9 weeks)
Cost: with Credit US$950
Non-Credit: US$750

Click here for more information.