Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies is pleased to announce that David Elkins has been appointed director of the PsyD program.
A licensed clinical psychologist who taught at Pepperdine University for 25 years, Elkins has worked hospital, community health, and private practice settings, and was the Director of the Humanistic Psychology Center in Tustin, California.
Elkins’ background in humanistic psychology is extensive: he serves on the board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The Humanistic Psychologist; he has served as a board member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and in 1998-1999 served as president of the APA’s Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology. While at Pepperdine he designed and taught the existential-humanistic psychology track of their PsyD program. He also chaired the committee that achieved APA accreditation for the Pepperdine PsyD.
Elkins’ most recent book is Humanistic Psychology: A Clinical Manifesto: A Critique of Clinical Psychology and the Need for Progressive Alternatives.
Members of the Saybrook community took to the American Psychological Association’s annual convention this year, presenting papers on topics ranging from the acculturation of Muslim Americans to the creative process in visual arts.
Held August 12 – 15 in San Diego, many presentations were also attended and tweeted by members of the Saybrook Alumni Association.
A list of Saybrook students, alumni, and faculty who presented at the APA, along with their topics, is below:
When a handful of people thrive while whole industries implode and millions suffer, it is clear that something is wrong with our economy. The wealth of the few is disconnected from the misery of the many. In his new book, Civilizing the Economy, Saybrook Organizational Systems faculty member Marvin Brown traces the origin of this economics of dissociation to early capitalism, showing how this is illustrated in Adam Smith's denial of the central role of slavery in wealth creation.
In place of the Smithian economics of property, Brown proposes that we turn to the original meaning of economics as household management. He presents a new framework for the global economy that reframes its purpose as the making of provisions instead of the accumulation of property. This bold new vision establishes the civic sphere as the platform for organizing an inclusive economy and as a way to move toward a more just and sustainable world.
Marvin Brown will be speaking at Saybrook to discuss what a new economic model, based on civic life, would look like – and how we can get there. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Thursday, September 23rd, 7PM
Reservations are required.
RSVP to: Terry Hopper at (415) 394-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
747 Front Street (at Broadway)
Rollo May Library, 3rd Floor
Often problems at the global level are so big, with so many stakeholders, as to be intractable: but at the local level, says Organizational Systems chair Nancy Southern, individuals and organizations are proving that they provide exactly the kind of solutions our world needs. Read more in her recent Triple-Pundit article.
After a two year hiatus, Saybrook is thrilled to announce the return of its certificate in Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change, taught by a group of renowned experts including Natalie Rogers, a member of Saybrook’s Distinguished Consulting Faculty, who created the program.
Developed by Rogers out of the person-centered approach pioneered by her father, legendary therapist Carl Rogers, this certificate program is open to anyone wishing to learn how to use the person-centered approach and expressive arts in counseling, education, mediation, social work, nursing, social action, group facilitation, and workplace psychology - or to awaken personal growth and creativity.
Saybrook’s program, according to Rogers, is the only expressive arts program in the country grounded in Carl Roger’s values and philosophy.
That’s a distinction that graduates of the program say makes a difference.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Saybrook University’s partner institution in its groundbreaking Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine, will hold it’s Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program this October.
Utilizing a small group approach, this five day program will focus on the scientific basis for mind-body medicine and explore a range of the most effective tools for self-care and stress management, including:
• guided imagery
• biofeedback & autogenic training
• breathing & movement
• self expression through words and drawings
Saybrook Human Science faculty member Marc Pilisuk has been awarded the2010 Distinguished Service Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Founded in 1936, the SPSSI is an association of approximately 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, and others, who are interested in the application of research on the psychological aspects of important social issues and public policy solutions. It fosters and funds research on social issues, influences public policy, and encourages public education and social activism.
Pilisuk, the author of Who Benefits from Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System, is being offered the award on behalf of his "enthusiastic, dedicated, and enduring commitment" to SPSSI and its values. The award will be presented in New Orleans in late June.
Robert Schmitt, PhD and Vincent Pellegrino, EdD have been appointed to leadership positions for Saybrook University and will serve in the administration of the University’s new president, Mark Schulman, PhD, who will assume office on July 1.
Dr. Schmitt has been named the Dean of Saybrook University’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies. Currently serving as Saybrook’s interim president, Dr. Schmitt will take on this permanent position after Dr. Schulman assumes his post in July.
In 2009, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center became Saybrook University. In June of 2010, two of the University’s Colleges have their first graduates.
Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies will hold its graduation on Sunday, June 13 from 10 - noon, with 27 students receiving PhDs and 14 students receiving MAs.
Additionally, the winners of the Rollo May Scholarship will be announced, as will Dissertation Award winners.
Interim President Robert Schmitt will preside, and incoming President Mark Schulman will be in attendance. Honorary degrees will be bestowed on Jill Zohara Meyeroff Hieronimus and Milton Schwebel, who will give presentations.
LIOS Graduate College will hold its graduation on June 21, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Bastyr Chapel. 39 students will receive MAs. LIOS president Shelley Drogin will preside, and LIOS graduate Doreen Cato will offer the keynote address and receive an honorary degree.
This month Saybrook University will award three honorary degrees to individuals recognized for representing a substantial body of work and high achievement in disciplines that embrace the University’s values and principles:
Jill Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus
Milton Schwebel, PhD
Doreen Cato, PhD
Honorary degrees will be awareded to Ms. Hieronimus and Dr. Schwebel at the commencement ceremony for the Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies on June 13 and to Dr. Cato at the commencement ceremony for LIOS Graduate College on June 22