Archives For: December 2011

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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13th Annual White Privilege Conference


In past years, members of the Saybrook community have been involved with the annual White Privilege Conference. All are invited to attend the upcoming event next March.

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Mind-Body Medicine Open House Webcast


Meet with Mind-Body Medicine faculty and learn how mind-body medicine adopts a creative, evidence-based therapeutic use of interventions impacting our physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual lives. Ground your education in truly integrative healthcare, and empower yourself to transform lives.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  • RSVP: Please register here to attend
  • Faculty in attendance:      
    • James Gordon, MD, Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
    • Donald Moss, PhD, Chair of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
    • Lisa Mastain, PhD, Director of Mentoring of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
    • Dan Sterenchuk, Associate Dean of the College of Mind-body Medicine

The Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine offers the only fully accredited Mind-Body Medicine degrees in the U.S. PhD students may Specialize their doctoral program in research, practice, or healthcare administration.

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2012 and Fall 2012, and scholarships and financial aid are available.




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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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Mind-Body Medicine Conference Call for Prospective Students


On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, 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 MedicineSaybrook 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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PhD Organizational Systems Program Conference Call


Join Dr. Nancy Southern, Organizational Systems (OS) Co-Chair, to discuss Saybrook OS programs on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT. OS programs are designed for students that want to contribute to emerging social needs for transformative, innovative, sustainable organizational and social change.

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Social Transformation Concentration Conference Call for Prospective Students


Saybrook provides interested learners opportunities for growth as social innovators and agents of transformative change, teaching students methods with which to consider and address critical social, political, and cultural challenges. Dr. Joel Federman, Human Science faculty member and Director of the Social Transformation Concentration, will lead an interactive conference call discussing these unique opportunities in Saybrook's transformative social change programs.

Dr. Federman's research focuses on the development of global civil society efforts aimed at realizing values including universal compassion, social justice, and peace. He will provide conference call participants information about transformative social change programs prior to engaging in a question and answer session.

Graduates of transformative social change programs have impacted change through advancement in a wide array of careers, working with NGO and NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo, developing corporate-community partnerships to further environmental education, working in an innovative rape prevention program in South Africa, and teaching in the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, and Peace Studies. To learn more, please RVSP now!

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