Admissions - FYI

Mind-Body Medicine Conference Call for Prospective Students


On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, from 12:00 pm - 1:00pm PT, Dr. Donald Moss, Chair of Saybrook's Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine, will host a conference call to discuss unique MBM program opportunities. Developed in conjunction with James S. Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Saybrook offers the only fully accredited master's and PhD MBM degrees in the US.

Mind-body medicine (MBM) represents a new consensus view of health and wellness that combines mainstream western medicine with alternative practice; psychological health with nutritional and behavioral change.  Together, these perspectives create more effective treatments that lead to lasting health.

Dr. Moss, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Biofeedback Institute of America and is president of the American Psychological Association of Hypnosis, is an internationally sought after trainer on Mind-Body Medicine techniques to medical professionals. After providing conference call participants information about MBM programs, he will engage prospective students in an open question and answer session. To register for the event, please RSVP HERE!

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Saybrook Conference Sessions Open To Prospective Students This January


Join us at an upcoming conference session to engage in an integral part of the Saybrook experience. For 40 years Saybrook University has offered distance education for graduate students. Combining online and residential instruction, our programs foster close contact amongst faculty and learners while offering flexibility. A key component of Saybrook's learning model, residential conference sessions bring faculty and students together, spurring intellectual creativity, collaboration, and mentorship.

Prospective students may attend and observe two sessions at the SFO Westin Hotel in Millbrae, California:

Sunday, January 15, 2012 -- 9:15 am - 12:00 pm PST

Courses and Seminars:
Renewing the Encounter Between the Human Sciences, the Arts, and the Humanities
Introduction to Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change
Buddhist Pathways to Health
Systems Practice: From Systems Thinking to Systems Being
Generative and Strategic Dialogue: Intro to ORG 7044
Trauma and Transformation: The “Human”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 -- 9:15 am - 12:00 pm PST

Courses and Seminars:
Trauma and Transformation: Social Dimensions
Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis (5620)
Movement, Exercise, and Health
Researching Organizations and their Complexity: Exploring Methods That Support a Systems Approach to Change
City of San Francisco Initiative: A Collaborative Project Opportunity
Creativity and Writing: Beyond the Norm

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and Admissions representatives. To learn more and register, please RSVP HERE!

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PsyD Conference Call for Prospective Students


Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PST, join us for a discussion with our PsyD Program Chair, Shawn Rubin, to learn more about a unique program that may be right for you. The Saybrook PsyD program is distinguished by its humanistic values, its emphasis on life-span development, and the ability of students to specialize in areas directly related to their passions and interests.

Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools and universities, community health centers, hospitals, nursing homes, the juvenile justice system, and substance abuse clinics.

Dr. Rubin teaches and supervises from an integrative existential-humanistic and contemporary psychoanalytic orientation. Since 2005 he has served as Managing Editor of the Journal for Humanistic Psychology. He is presently a Member at Large of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) and is the Editor of the online Newsletter of the Society. In his private practice, Dr. Rubin treats children and their parents, adolescents, adults and LGBTQ populations. Methods of research with which Dr. Rubin has particular expertise include the heuristic, phenomenological, narrative and case study approaches of qualitative research.

Dr. Rubin will lead a discussion of the PsyD program prior to engaging students in a question and answer session. To learn more and register, please RSVP HERE.


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Human Science Conference Call for Prospective Students


Monday, December 12th, 2011 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST, join Dr. Joann McAllister, Chair of Saybrook's graduate program in Human Science, to learn how Human Science degrees can advance your career goals and create personal and professional growth. Unbound by limiting, rigid theories, Human Science applies a human-centered and interdisciplinary approach to explore the question; what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?

Human Science (HS) is a discipline rooted in the European scholarly tradition of qualitative theory. HS programs investigate issues that intersect between art, science and philosophy to discover how individuals and societies can improve their condition.

Graduates work in diverse fields, from urban violence prevention or community organizing to bioethics; they work with indigenous populations, provide alternative health care treatments to those in need and study alternative states of consciousness. Others evaluate the effectiveness of city and state government intervention programs, help develop effective school system educational programs, or teach in higher education.

Dr. McAllister has worked with non-profit organizations and government agencies, including the Office of the California Attorney General, conducting research and developing violence prevention and intervention programs to address intimate partner violence and the needs of at-risk youth. After discussing Human Science opportunities at Saybrook, she will lead a question and answer session with participants. To learn more and join the discussion, please RSVP HERE.


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Curious about Saybrook? Come to our next Open House!


Dear Interested Student:

We are excited to announce our next Open House for Prospective Students taking place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 5:45pm - 8:30pm (PST).

Join us to learn more about our programs and have discussions (on site and on-line participants can participate in discussion via conference call) with our faculty members.

Saybrook is a unique university of student-engaged learning in a rigorous course of study. Our mission is to provide graduate education that evokes and guides transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities toward a just, humane, and sustainable world. Our renowned faculty, alumni, and students are thought leaders in their fields.

Begin your graduate study at Saybrook and pursue your passion at the world's premier institution for humanistic studies. Join us in person or by webcast to learn more about our multidisciplinary graduate university.

Saybrook University is a regionally accredited, nonprofit, distance learning graduate institution. Grounded in the humanistic tradition, Saybrook offers master's and doctoral degree programs in Human Science, Mind-Body Medicine, Organizational Systems, and Psychology.

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring and Fall 2012.

RSVP here.

We look forward to meeting you!

Saybrook Admissions

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Be an Observor at Saybrook's Residential Conference. RSVP here!


Dear Prospective Student:

Every year our students and faculty come together at our Residential Conferences to explore and study ideas in their fields of interest. Our Residential Conferences are an important part of the Saybrook learning experience. They nurture intellectual creativity, enrich the educational environment, and foster faculty and peer mentoring.

You are invited to observe select morning sessions during our August 2011 residential event (available session topics will be available soon.) 

Last year, our students had the opportunity to choose among topics that included East/West Psychotherapy, Existential Humanistic Psychology, Dreams and Altered States, Personal Mythology, Health and Stress, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Theories of Human Science, and more. The topics planned for our 2011 RC are sure to be just as stimulating.

You will also have the opportunity to meet our faculty and students, talk with Admissions representatives, and sample our learning model.  Please RSVP here.

Date and Time

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 9:15am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:15am - 12:00pm
Check-in: 8:45 am


Westin Hotel – SFO
1 Old Bayshore Highway Millbrae, CA 94030
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Saybrook Admissions

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Begin a Degree in Mind Body Medicine this Fall!


Begin a Degree in Mind Body Medicine this Fall!

If you are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program in Mind Body Medicine, there is still time to be admitted for the Fall 2011 term. 

Applying is easy!

1)  Fill out our online application form.

2)  Write your personal statement

3)  Send us your documentation (academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.).

That's it!

The online New Student Orientation will take place August 20 and August 21 (entirely online and each day will start around 9:00am Pacific time and end around 5PM Pacific time). The first day of the Fall Semester 2011 Term A is August 22.  For the Fall Semester 2011, the Residential Conference will take place from September 30, 2011 until October 5, 2011 in Arlington, VA at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency. 

 **The residential components of Saybrook’s MBM program are mandatory in their entirety including one Residential Orientation upon admittance and additional Residential Conferences per year.** 

Ready to begin?  Have questions?  Email Faiza in Admissions at or call her at 800-825-4480 ext. 1255

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