Alumni Messenger


Alumnus David Sortino, PhD '98 Releases New Publication The Promised Cookie: No Longer Angry Children


Click Here to see information about The Promised Cookie: No Longer Angry Children

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Alumnus Steve Wolf, PhD '86 Offers Taming Your Anger Training



Dear Colleague:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with a West LA private practice for 25 years.

After co-authoring "Romancing The Shadow", I developed the Taming Your Anger training program ( to help hard core "two-strikers" on parole who wanted to control their anger to avoid a third strike.

Over the past year, I have taught at the LA Women's Prison...with at-risk teens on probation...and to USC dental students. This fall I plan to integrate this revolutionary program into a Continuation High School curriculum and NOW to individuals, couples and teens in my private practice.

As you know, uncontrolled anger can only cause harm in relationships and undermine progress in therapy.

Taming Your Anger is not therapy! It is a training program, taught either in my office or via Conference Call, to increase awareness of feelings and to develop new patterns of behavior to avoid outbursts.

And it is guaranteed. I will refund the cost of the program to anyone who completes the program but does not experience sufficient benefit.

For videos of past participants, please visit my You Tube site at Here you will find excerpts from students and others who use this program and the benefits of doing so. My resume is attached for your reference.

For further information please contact me at or 310 479 1143.


Dr. Steve Wolf, PhD. (PSY10230).

AHIMSA and The Metta Center for Nonviolence Education Present a Free Public Forum - Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide


Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide

AHIMSA and The Metta Center for Nonviolence Education present a Free Public Forum

Taking stock of peace: Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Berkeley Society of Friends
2151 Vine St. in Berkeley

You are invited to a celebration of the global peace movement and a discussion with some of its leading voices. This special event launches the recent publication of Peace Movements Worldwide, a three-volume anthology with chapters covering insights and action from every continent. The 80 contributors combine multidisciplinary insights with accounts of courageous and creative actions, ranging from the personal to the global. Co-editors, UC Emeriti professors and scholar activists, Marc Pilisuk and Michael Nagler will be joined by other contributors to read excerpts from their chapters and discuss what they’ve learned in this in-depth survey of the global peace movement.


Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, The University of California
Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
494 Cragmont Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94708
Ph 510-526-1788
/fax 510-526-0876

Alumnus Michael Mayer, PhD '77 Offers Case Consultation/Training Group as Online CEUs or in Person in the SF Bay Area


Dear Colleague: I hope you are enjoying the blooming summertime in the Bay Area..

During these troubled times when we are being called upon to bring the best of our mind-body treatments to our patients suffering, I hope you'll consider expanding your repertoire of such treatments in this Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy Case Consultation/Training group. I'd love to share with you the integrative methods I've developed over the last three decades in this Tuesday morning group. Each group will provide training in BMHP, and application of its methods to your cases.

Case Consultation/Training Group:

When: Starting Tuesday, June 28th, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Tuesdays, ongoing. 3702 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94949. For more information click here. First session free.

If you're not local or you can't make this ongoing training group you can get 7 continuing education credits (MCEP, etc) online through Alliant International University.. It's great way for health professionals to to get CEUs, or anyone to learn self-healing methods for physical/mental health. For information click on this link:

What you'll Learn:

• Learn to apply Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy (BMHP) to a wide variety of common issues such as: hypertension, insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety etc.
• Get feedback on your cases using this integrative bodymind healing lense.
• Expand the effectiveness of your psychotherapy practice with these Ease/West behavioral healthcare tools.
• Build community and become part of this network of bodymind healing health practitioners.
• Learn how to integrate Qigong into psychotherapy without ever using a word about Qigong and without ever doing a Qigong movement.
• Learn the BMHP full spectrum range of symbolic process methods that incorporate the somatic dimension to increase effectiveness.
• Discover "healing the healer" practices to replenish vital energy, from Dr. Mayer's 30 years of training in Tai Chi /Qigong.

Where: Lafayette 3702 Mt Diablo Blvd. From Berkeley. Go through Caldecott Tunnel on 24. Exit Alcalanes Blvd/ Mt Diablo exit/ Go straight on Mt Diablo Blvd. Pass Lafayette Reservoir. After the first light (Risa Road) where Veterans Bldg is on corner you'll see a driveway going up the hill. Go up that driveway and turn right into the first parking lot that says Oak Hill. 3702 is the first building on your right. The sign says HCH (Hypnosis Clearing House, Transformational Therapy Center). We meet in the room on the right downstairs. From Contra Costa: Exit Oak Hill Road, get to Mt Diablo Blvd, and follow directions above.

To Register or for Questions: Leave a message at my office # 510-849-2878, call me on my cell phone 925-623-3540 or respond to this email.

What is Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy? Click here for more information about the book, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health (2007). Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy is an integral form of Energy Psychology. For information about my approach to energy psychology please see my book Energy Psychology:Self-Healing Methods for Bodymind Health (North Atlantic/Random House, 2009), now available on Kindle and other e-book formats, or see this article.

Cost: The group divides my hourly fee.

I hope to hear from you, and that you decide to become part of the Bodymind Healing community,


Michael Mayer, Ph.D.
Director- The Bodymind Healing Center

Alumnus Ken Fox, PhD '96 is Battling Cancer


Alumnus Ken Fox, PhD '96 is battling cancer.

Kenneth would like you to keep him in your thoughts & prayers.
The story of his cancer journey is chronicled in the following website:

If you would like to make direction contact, you can write a message on the above website,
email him:
home phone: 360-734-7846
K's cell: 720-934-3736

With Warmth & Respect,
Mary Lou & Kenneth

NeuroQuantology Journal - Call For Papers/Invitation to Publish


NeuroQuantology Journal - Call For Papers/Invitation to Publish

Dear Saybrook Faculty and Students,

Cheryl Fracasso and Stanley Krippner are currently putting together a special edition for the NeuroQuantology Journal that is focused on both "pioneers who have changed the face of science", as well as "outstanding mentors and/or faculty members who are ensuring the future of science by training these new up and coming scholars", and would like to invite you contribute either your story of working with this outstanding faculty member, or stories from the pioneers/outstanding faculty member themselves. This edition is targeted to publish in September 2011, with first draft deadlines of around July 15th or so.

Specifically, they are seeking 10-12 papers all together that are between 5-10 pages (up to a 20 page maximum) that overviews significant contributions this leader has made to the field, as well as how this leader has mentored, trained, or helped develop new up and coming scholars and/or colleagues. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Cheryl Fracasso directly at: More information about the NeuroQuantology Journal can be obtained at

Thanks everyone!

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are Available for the 2012-2013 Academic Year


Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania for untenured junior scholars who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate. Candidates from all humanistic disciplines are eligible, as well as those in allied areas such as Anthropology and History of Science.

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. The Forum has set Peripheries as the topic for the 2012-2013 academic year. Research proposals on this topic are invited from a variety of theoretical perspectives in all areas of humanistic study except educational curriculum-building and the performing arts.

Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. Stipend: $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2500 research fund. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria.

Applications will be accepted via online webform only (applications submitted via email are ineligible, and the committee does not comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance).

Full fellowship guidelines, topic description, and application are available online only:

Alumna Robert McCarthy, PhD '03 Announces Full-time Opening for an Experienced Mental Health Clinician


McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA (MCA) presently has a full-time opening for an experienced mental health clinician already licensed for independent practice.

MCA is a private group practice with a staff of 5 full-time clinicians and 3 full-time administrative staff. The successful applicant will provide a range of Clinical Counseling services (individual, group, couple, family). In addition, MCA specializes in quantitative electroencephalogram, biofeedback neurofeedback, hemoencephalography, cranial electrical stimulation, and audio-visual entrainment.

Salary range: $50,000 - 60,000

Please upload your resume as soon as possible, if interested.

Dr. Robert E. McCarthy
Executive Clinical Director

McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA
& Center for Psychophysiological Assessment & Treatment
4603 Oleander Drive, Suites # 1 & 2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-497-5240
Fax: 843-497-1129

ALUMNI HOMECOMING- AUGUST 26 - 27, 2011 - Westin SFO


ALUMNI HOMECOMING- AUGUST 26 - 27, 2011 - Westin SFO

PLEASE RSVP to or call 415-394-5968


3:00 - 5:00 PM - The Traditionally Popular ALUMNI PUBLICATIONS will be on display. Almost 200 books published by our alumni and some by our students. An impressive and inspiring showing.- END OF WESTIN BALLROOM (DINING HALL) FOYER

5:30 - 6:30 - PM Dinner with Fellow Alumni - CAMELLIA ROOM - 2ND FLOOR.

6:30 PM - Gather for the Graduation Ceremony - HICKORY ROOM

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Walk in the Graduation Procession Wearing Saybrook University Alumni Stoles - See photos from last year -

In Honor of his Outstanding Contributions in the Fields of Networked Organizations and Systems Theory, Alumnus Jeffrey Stamps will posthumously receive a re-issue of his 1980 Humanistic Psychology Institute Doctoral Degree as a Saybrook University Diploma. His wife Jessica Lipnack will be present to accept the degree.

9:00 PM - Graduation Reception


10:00 - 11:00 AM - Alumni Meeting with All Alumni, including New Graduates, Alumni Council Members, and the Director of Alumni Relations - POPLAR ROOM - AT 10:45 we will go over to the Walnut Room for a quick view of the NEW GRADUATES' POSTER SESSION

11:00 - 12:00 - AM An Alumni meeting with Saybrook University's new VPAA, Dr. Dan Sewell - POPLAR ROOM

12:00 - 1:00 PM- Alumni Lunch with Saybrook University President, Dr. Mark Schulman, and Alumni from all colleges, including New Graduates! - POPLAR ROOM


1:10 - 2:20 PM - ALUMNI WORKSHOP PANEL - Stan Krippner, A Panel of Stan's former students will interview him! - ASPEN ROOM

- SPECIAL PRESENTATION with Jessica Lipnack, wife of recenlty deceased Alumnus Jeffrey Stamps, A Different Way to Die: How Jeff Stamps Stared Down the End - BAYSHORE BALLROOM

2:30 - 3:40 PM - ALUMNI WORKSHOP PANEL - Dennis Jaffe, A Panel of Dennis' former students will interview him! - ASPEN ROOM

- SPECIAL PRESENTATION with Alumna Ginger Charles Academia to Frontline: Spirituality, Consciousness, & Police Work - BAYSHORE BALLROOM

3:50 - 5:00 PM - ALUMNI WORKSHOP PANEL - Amedeo Giorgi, A Panel of Amedeo's former students will interview him! - ASPEN ROOM

- ALUMNI WORKSHOP PANEL - The Activist at the Dinner Table: Earth Friendly Foods, and Sustainable Farming-Conscious Purchasing - BAYSHORE BALLROOM

ALL DAY SATURDAY - The Traditionally Popular ALUMNI PUBLICATIONS will be on display. Almost 200 books published by our alumni and some by our students. An impressive and inspiring showing. - END OF WESTIN BALLROOM (DINING HALL) FOYER

- Stick around for a University Wide Best Wishes Party for a Special Alumni Friend, retiring Saybrook Board Chair, Alison Bonds Shapiro

Suggested, but not mandatory, donation: $10 for Breakfast; $15 for Lunch, and $20 for Dinner. No other fees!

Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Re membering Egypt...a dream in Online Magazine


Alumna Janet Piedilato, PhD '99 Publishes Article Re membering Egypt...a dream in online Mythic Imagination Magazine: