Alumni Messenger


Alumnus Rick Gilbert, Ph.D. '77 Publishes Dissertation on Jazz and Rock and Roll


Hi Fellow Saybrookians,

I have published my dissertation with some graphic additions and personal stories. This is a legacy kind of thing since I am very proud of that work and wanted more people to see it than just my committee 35 years ago.

Write to me to recieve a downloadable PDF copy.


Rick Gilbert,Ph.D. '77

Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was Guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August


Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was a guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August.

Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at


Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at

Alumna Lyn Freeman, PhD '94 Announces Opening of Clinic


Dear Fellow Saybrookians,

Please see the attached Press Release announcing the opening of my clinic, based on our clinical outcomes, which were excellent.

Lyn Freeman, PhD, CEO
Mind Matters Research LLC
7926 Port Orford Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507

office: 907-868-7737
toll free: 866-266-7633
fax: 907-344-4537

Saybrook Faculty Member Natalie Rogers Announces New Publication Release


Dear Saybrook Colleagues,

Here is an announcement of my new book: The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing & Social Change

Natalie Rogers

Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth November 12 & 13, 2011 - Waldport, OR


Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth

Saturday, November 12 at 10:00am - November 13 at 1:00pm

Location Ancient Light Bookstore
145 Highway 101
Waldport, Oregon

Created By Lezlie Kinyon, MaryAnne Anja Bues Bartlett

Following up- following on - and - ready for new participant/dreamers!

We will "incubate" a dream, explore personal and cultural myth, and learn ways to incorporate dreaming into our creative work (be it rocket scientist, gardener, or dancer ... or Celtic player! [see note below.])

(NOTE: Music lovers: there is a Celtic Music Festival in Yachats this weekend, I will be attending and this workshop will "work around" the schedule. More info:

Location info: Ancient Light Bookstore

Cost: 30-55 (or more) (sliding- the higher rate will help students attend. - please be generous)

(Note: tailored somewhat based upon the interests of the participants.)
Dreams are the Royal Road to the unconscious. Dreams are a language of myth and symbol uniquely your own and provide a well of creativity and wisdom to draw upon for self-learning, growth and to inspire us in our lives.

A workshop in dreams, dreaming & creativity: Hands-on, experiential, fun/serious using myth, symbol, ritual, and your creative ability for expression and self-exploration.
My work is based in the research of artist and researcher Dr. Maria Volchenko and that of Drs. Stanley Krippner, David Feinstein, Jean Houston, and Allan Combs, leaders in the fields of dreams and creativity studies. Anyone interested in dreams and dreaming is welcome! This work has also proven itself to be very useful for psychology and consciousness studies students, as well as writers, musicians, and artists of many varieties and “just ordinary folk” who are interested in their dreams. It is very magical and very powerful. Participants come away with a “tool-kit” of sorts to assist in understanding and using their dreams for understanding their inner symbolic language and utilize this understanding for growing as a human being and for creative expression.

Suggested Books: Feinstein & Krippner: The Mythic Path: Discovering the Guiding Stories of Your Past — Creating a Vision for Your Future
(Re-issued as:) Personal Mythology: Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story David Feinstein Ph.D. Stanley Krippner

(These are hard to find, but are available):
Maria Volchenko: Prisoners of Dreams. Fairy Tales for Adult Children (15 Tales). Norma Publ., Moscow,1999
Dreaming: Art and Practice. Astrel-AST-Olimp Publ., Moscow, 2007

Lezlie Kinyon, PHD, Saybrook Graduate School, SF CA. Human Science, consciousness studies. I am a researcher, writer, poet and artistSee More

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Sexology Available in Toronto


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Sexology
Sexual Behaviours Clinic
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Neuropsychological functioning of pedophilic men and sexual offenders

Dr. James Cantor of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH; Toronto, Canada) is seeking applicants for a two-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Fellow will participate in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of persons with paraphilias, atypical sexual interests, or histories of sexual offending. The Fellow will participate in on-going projects and develop and conduct projects of the Fellow’s own. Existing databases are available for retrospective data analyses, and opportunities are available for establishing new research protocols for implementation in the Kurt Freund Laboratory for phallometry. The Fellowship is ideal for those seeking research opportunities and experience in sexology, forensic psychology, assessment, or applied neuropsychology.

The CIHR-funded 12-month stipend is $40,000 (Canadian; $40,388 U.S.), plus a conference allowance for both years of the Fellowship. Clinical experience and supervision can be arranged for recent doctorates seeking to fulfill the requirements for psychology licensure in Ontario (called “registration” by the College of Psychologists of Ontario).

The starting date is flexible, but preferred to be between January and May, 2012. All degree requirements must be completed before taking up the Fellowship. To apply, submit a coverletter describing your range of interests and career goals, a c.v., up to three reprints, and although letters of reference are not required, include the contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions and inquiries may be sent to

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2011.

Alumna Shana Garrett, Ph.D. '09 Promoted to VPAA at Academy of Health Care Professionals


Alumna Shana Garrett, PhD '09 LPC, NCC was recently promoted to the postion of Vice President of Academic Affairs at The Academy of Health Care Professionals

Alumna Colonel Kaffia Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was Promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011


Alumna Colonel Kaffia (Belle) Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011 by Major General Stuart M. Dyer, Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), based in East Point, Georgia, where Colonel Jones served as Chief of Staff for two years. The ceremony will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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In 1976, Kaffia Jones enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). Four years later, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and assigned as a Signal Platoon Leader in the California Army National Guard. Since then, she has been managed communications, administrative and operations as well as commanding a company, a battalion, and a brigade in the Army Reserve. During this time, she earned her Master's Degree and Doctorate in Psychology and spent 25 years in various positions with the California Department of Corrections. She is currently mobilized to serve as principle advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Central on command, control, communications, computers, and information systems as well as Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), based in Kuwait. The 3200 Soldiers and civilians in her command build, operate, maintain, and defend the military computer network in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.

CEUs Available in Person and by Webinar at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)


Greetings from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)!

As you may know, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society.

We're excited to announce that in October, we will be hosting a seminar featuring best-selling author Rick Hanson and wellness teacher and pioneer Lee Lipsenthal.

The seminar, Taking in the Good will be in Berkeley, CA on October 15th. It will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences. Guest presenter Lee Lipsenthal offers his philosophy: Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last.

Attendees will receive six continuing education units.

We are now offering attendance via webinar, for a reduced fee.

Below is more information. Click here to see the Event Flyer. You can also learn more and register at

With Best Regards,
Sophia Vu
Marketing Assistant
The Greater Good Science Center

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Science of a Meaningful Life: Taking in the Good
Presentations by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.
*When*: Saturday, October 15, 2011
*Where*: International House, UC Berkeley Campus
2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA
The event will also be webcast live! Click here for more details.

**Attendees can receive six continuing education units* *

Want to make good feelings last? This seminar will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences.

It will be led by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, the renowned teacher and best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Dr. Hanson, who is also an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center and a Greater Good columnist, will discuss how the brain has evolved a “negativity bias,” making it like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This gives us a heightened response to threats and stress and tilts the mind toward feelings of pessimism, anxiety, mistrust, and inadequacy.

Yet through mindful attention to his four steps of “taking in the good,” we can internalize positive experiences in our memory systems, which can improve our mood and coping skills and heal painful, even traumatic, experiences—in effect, changing our outlook on ourselves and the world around us. The results include greater happiness, resilience, and depth in relationships.

This seminar will also feature Lee Lipsenthal, board certified internist trained in the prevention of heart disease and founder of Finding a Balance in a Medical Life. In his talk, “Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last,” Dr. Lipsenthal will explore the power and neurophysiology of emotional shifting practices. He will explain what it means to live in a neuro-imaginal world made up of belief structures and how this can create unwanted stress. Understanding the long-term benefits of shifting focus away from worry and towards gratitude will allow us to live each day fully.

This event will be webcast live! Attend in-person or online.