Archives For: January 2014

Call for Papers: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Intersections 2014: Call for Presentations

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is currently accepting presentation and workshop proposals for the 2014 Intersections: Arts Education and Special Education Conference. Intersections provides a unique opportunity for engagement, networking, information exchange and learning for those in the fields of arts, education, and disability that cannot be found anywhere else!

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The Pyryt Awards


The Pyryt award was created to recognize a scholar of giftedness, creativity or talent development and an influential collaborator who has not previously published scholarship associated with giftedness, creativity, or talent. The award is given to those who seek to promote scholarship in the area of giftedness, creativity, and talent to the larger education research community through collaborations and who concurrently benefit from the insights of important scholars who have not previously studied or written about gifted, talented, or creative populations.

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Applying Systems Change to Integrative Health Care: How Ohio’s Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR) is Building Communities of Wellness and Transforming Health Care Service Delivery

Deborah Wilcox


Webinar – Wednesday, February 26, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Pacific

On February 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM Pacific, the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine will sponsor a Webinar on Applying Systems Change to Integrative Health Care.  The presenter will be Deborah A. Wilcox, PhD, who is a member of the School of Mind--Body Medicine faculty. Dr. Wilcox is also the Founder and CEO of Confluency Consultants and Associates, a multicultural educational and organizational development consultancy. She is the lead consultant, and an educator and researcher for the Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence ( Dr. Wilcox has practiced for over 20 years working with public and private sectors organizations, and has conducted professional development presentations on local, national and international levels. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute ( and the Health Policy Institute of Ohio's Wellness and Prevention Collaborative (

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Carolyn Trasko, Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Counselor, finds Practical Applications for Saybrook's New Integrative Mental health Specialization

Carolyn Trasko, LCSW

After many years of searching for just the right program Carolyn Trasko found the Integrative Mental Health program at Saybrook and is a member of the inaugural class.  Carolyn enthusiastically shared how the first term has impacted her, and how she interacts with clients.

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Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine Recognizes First Graduates of Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program

Cliff Smyth, Devorah Klein, Lisa Jones, and Maureen Molinari


The Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine announced on January 2, 2014 that four students have completed the requirements for its new Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching. 

Cliff Smyth, Lisa Jones, Maureen Molinari, and Deborah Klein are the first graduates of this Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program. The graduates of the certificate program have completed a rigorous yearlong educational and experiential program that involves two on-site residential conferences, virtual student learning forums (webinars and conference calls), writing several academic papers, a plethora of practical and experiential coaching practice, and a Capstone Essay that highlights the integration of the graduates’ experiences throughout the certificate program.

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