Saybrook student Geoffrey Thompson publishes chapter in "Mental Illnesses - Evaluation, Treatments and Implications"03/21/2012
The Vitality of Fragmentation: Desublimation and the Symbolic Order
By Geoffrey Thompson
This chapter will focus on theoretical, clinical and personal challenges surrounding my work as an art therapist in an adult outpatient service of a psychiatric hospital. The evolution of my thinking pervades my clinical work with the client discussed in the vignette, as I sought to integrate desublimation from art theory and philosophy with psychoanalytic theory. (Thompson, 2007).
Saybrook University is dedicated to teaching people about the peaceful transformation of conflict. The following resources may be helpful for Saybrook students in their academic careers as well as those already practicing in the field.
Association for Conflict Resolution www.acrnet.org
The association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
Newsflash from the Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis in Charlotte, North Carolina03/20/2012
It's been a blast here at the ASCH meeting in a sort of sleep-deprived way. Yesterday after Pierre Rainville's keynote, I spent 2 hours with him (and David Spiegel of Stanford) in my room doing Dr. Rainville’s video interview and talking about his perspective that hypnosis is the humanistic connection between neuroscience and the study of subjective experience, something that the Cognitive Behavioral perspective misses. Dr. Rainville (University of Montreal) filmed a short "hello" to the Saybrook Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Cognitive Neuroscience students, responding to the question, “Why should a student in Mind-Body Medicine study __________?” Dr. Rainville is a great guy, who researches everything from brain mechanisms in hypnosis to pain perception in Zen meditators.
Saybrook Alumna Dr. Lezlie Kinyon's (Ph.D. '06) Poem Set to Music and to be Included on Harper Diana Rowan's CD03/20/2012
Now, any student may apply for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. Next deadline is March 6, 2012. Due to more recent CNN hazing news at http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/us/florida-hazing-death/index.html ANY Student may now apply for the March 6, 2012 deadline so if you have not already done so please post or apply now for the Hazing Awareness Scholarship. Details at http://newsroom.unl.edu/...
Saybrook Alumnus and First Saybrook Graduate Dr. Bart Billiings (Ph.D. '74) Announces Speaker Positions for 20th Annual International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conference03/19/2012
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released a new report this week detailing the macroeconomic effects of US government spending on wars and the military since World War II. The report studies five periods – World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Afghanistan/Iraq wars – highlighting the effect on seven macro-economic factors: debt, consumption, investment, jobs, taxes, government deficits, and inflation.