Saybrook University

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Saybrook University
Saybrook University Official Seal.jpg
Former name
Humanistic Psychology Institute, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
TypePrivate; Non-profit; Graduate
Established1971
AffiliationTCS Education System
PresidentNathan Long, Ed.D.
ProvostCarol Humphreys, PhD
Academic staff
156
Students622 (Fall 2016)
Location
CampusUrban
Websitewww.saybrook.edu
Saybrook University Logo.png

Coordinates: 37°47′54″N 122°24′00″W / 37.7984°N 122.4001°W / 37.7984; -122.4001[1] Saybrook University is a graduate educational institution founded in 1971 by Eleanor Camp Criswell[2] and others. It offers postgraduate education with a focus on humanistic psychology. It features low residency, master's and doctoral degrees and professional certification programs. The university is regionally accredited by the Senior Colleges and Universities Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[3][4] The university is classified as a Research Doctoral: Humanities/social sciences-dominant institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[5] As of 2016 the university served 622 students.[6][7] The university reports 156 full time and part time academic faculty.[8]

History[edit]

Eleanor Camp Criswell, along with Rollo May, Clark Moustakas, and James Bugental, founded the Humanistic Psychology Institute at California State University, Sonoma in 1971.[6][9][10] Under the leadership of Criswell and philosopher Thomas Louis Hanna (1928-1990) the school began offering graduate courses in humanistic psychology.[11]

Later on it was renamed the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center.[6]

Author Michael Mayer recalls that the Saybrook name derives from Saybrook, Connecticut, where during a conference in 1964 several psychologists, including May, expressed a desire "to create a school that embodied the values of the 'human growth and potential movement' and to educate practitioner-scholars in the methods and philosophies of human-centered psychotherapy".[12] In 2009, the school was renamed Saybrook University.[6] The university became affiliated with the shared services organization TCS Education System in 2014 to provide administrative and financial services, so that the school could focus on teaching and research.[13][14] The same year, the administrative offices of the school moved from San Francisco to Oakland, California.[15]

Academics[edit]

The university aims to provide "rigorous graduate education that inspires transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities, toward a just, humane, and sustainable world."[16] It offers programs in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (non-clinical), Clinical Psychology, Psychophysiology, Mind-Body Medicine, and Organizational Leadership and Transformation.

The school's president is Nathan Long[17] and psychiatrist James S. Gordon is the Dean of the Saybrook University Center for Mind-Body Medicine.[18]

Colleges and Schools[edit]

Colleges listed including schools and degrees awarded:[19]

College of Social Sciences[edit]

Department of Humanistic and Clinical Psychology[edit]
  • Master of Arts
    • Psychology, Consciousness, Spirituality and Integrative Health Specialization, MA
    • Psychology, Creativity Studies Specialization, MA
    • Psychology, Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization, MA
    • Psychology, MA
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
    • Psychology, Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health Specialization, Ph.D.
    • Psychology, Creativity Studies Specialization, Ph.D.
    • Psychology, Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization, Ph.D.
    • Psychology, Ph.D.
    • Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization, Ph.D.
  • Certificate Programs
    • Applied Consciousness Studies Certificate
    • Arts and Self-Expression for Health and Wellbeing Certificate
    • Complex Trauma and the Healing Process Certificate
    • Creativity Studies Certificate
    • Death, Loss, and Meaning Certificate
    • Dream Studies Certificate
    • Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice Certificate
    • Multiculturalism and Social Justice Certificate
    • Socially Engaged Spirituality Certificate
    • Transpersonal Psychology Certificate
Department of Counseling[edit]
  • Master of Arts
    • Counseling, M.A. (Distance Education)
    • Counseling, M.A. (Residential)

Department of Leadership and Management[edit]

  • Mater of Arts
    • Leadership and Management, M.A.
    • Leadership/NOLS, M.A.
Department of Transformative Social Change[edit]
  • Master of Arts
    • Transformative Social Change, M.A.
    • Transformative Social Change, Peace and Justice Studies Specialization, M.A.
    • Transformative Social Change, Social Impact Media Specialization, M.A.
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Transformative Social Change, Ph.D.
  • Certificate Programs
    • Building a Sustainable World Certificate
    • Community Health & Development Certificate
    • Peace & Conflict Resolution Certificate

College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences[edit]

  • Master of Arts
    • Integrative Wellness Coaching
    • Integrative and Functional Nutrition
  • Master of Science
    • Mind-Body Medicine
    • Psychophysiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Mind-Body Medicine
    • Applied Psychophysiology

Accreditation[edit]

National[edit]

Saybrook's M.A. in counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)[20], however the remainder of its clinical mental health programs are not accredited by any major national accrediting body or major professional organizations' accrediting bodies like the American Psychological Association (APA) (that does not accredit distance-learning programs)[21], the Council for Accrediting of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). This can cause problems with licensure or employment in certain agencies.[22][23]

Regional[edit]

Saybrook University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and by the State of California.[24]

State-specific[edit]

Saybrook has authority to operate in the State of California by way of an exemption granted by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code section 94874(i).[24]

Saybrook has registered in Pennsylvania with the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll residents of Pennsylvania in its online programs.[24]

Saybrook has a Certificate of Authorization from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer degrees or courses leading to degrees at a physical location in Texas.[24]

Saybrook has met the requirements of Utah Code Ann. § 13-34a-203 to be a registered postsecondary school legally authorized by the State of Utah.[24]

Saybrook is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.[24]

Student Demographics[edit]

Fall 2016 Enrollment - Ethnicity[7]
Program Total Students International Latinx/Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black/African American
Certificates 5 0% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Master's 171 1.8% 3.5% 0.6% 1.8% 8.2%
Doctoral 446 6.3% 8.7% 0.4% 3.6% 9.4%
Total 622 5.0% 7.4% 0.5% 3.1% 9%
Fall 2016 Enrollment - Gender[7]
Program Male Female Not Reported
Certificates 3 2 0
Master's 39 131 1
Doctoral 113 326 7
Total 155 (24.9%) 459 (73.8%) 8 (1.3%)

Notable Faculty[edit]

Notable faculty include Stanley Krippner at the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry,[25] Gary S. Metcalf at the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation[25] and author Chip Conley.[17]

Rankings[edit]

Based on a survey of academic programs, US News & World Report ranked Saybrook's psychology program in the bottom quartile of its 2013 ranking of graduate psychology programs. The precise rankings in this quartile are not published.[26][27] The United States National Research Council rankings (NRC) ranked Saybrook 173/174 out of 185 in its 2014 rankings of 185 psychology PhD programs.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
  2. ^ Eleanor Camp Criswell (born May 12, 1938) - After her marriage to philosopher Thomas Louis Hanna (November 21, 1928 - July 29, 1990) on June 25, 1974, she began being referred to as Eleanor Criswell Hanna.
  3. ^ "Statement of Accreditation Status: Saybrook University" WASC Senior College and University Commission. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ "About WASC Senior" WASC Senior College and University Commission. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Carnegie Classifications | Institution Lookup". carnegieclassifications.iu.edu. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ a b c d Margaret Bailey, Greg Dewey (January 2014) "Report on the Structural Change Visit: Saybrook University In the case of the Change of Control with TCS Education System". Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Saybrook University Student Achievement Data 2017" (PDF). Saybrook University. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "College Navigator - Saybrook University". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  9. ^ "Alumni Support Saybrook's Golden Heritage - Saybrook University". Saybrook University. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  10. ^ Michael Price (November 2011). "Searching for meaning". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Saybrook: Historical Origins". 2007-10-31. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  12. ^ Mayer, Michael (12 June 2012). The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician. The Body Mind Healing Center. p. 99. ISBN 978-0983966500.
  13. ^ Staff Writer (October 23, 2013). "TCS Education System and Saybrook University Join Forces". Education Letter. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  14. ^ Staff Writer (March 19, 2014). "Accreditors Approve Saybrook University Alliance with TCS Education System". Education Business Weekly. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "We've moved! - Saybrook Forum". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  16. ^ "Mission and Values". Saybrook University. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  17. ^ a b Staff Writer (January 18, 2012). "Saybrook University Appoints Chip Conley Inaugural Scholar-Practitioner in Residence". Education Letter. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  18. ^ Staff Writer (December 14, 2010). "International Team of American, Palestinian, Israeli, Kosovar Psychiatrists Come Together to Heal Haiti-Wide Psychological Devastation and Trauma". Science Letter. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "College of Social Sciences". Saybrook University Catalog. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  20. ^ https://www.saybrook.edu/areas-of-study/counseling/ma-counseling/
  21. ^ "Online Education: Graduate Programs". http://www.apa.org. Retrieved 2018-10-19. External link in |website= (help)
  22. ^ "California Psychology Schools That Were Approved But Not Accredited Between 1991 and 2016". www.credentialwatch.org. Retrieved 2018-09-01. line feed character in |title= at position 40 (help)
  23. ^ "Will Attending an Unaccredited Degree Program Impact My Employment Prospects?". 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  24. ^ a b c d e f "Accreditation and Authorizations". Saybrook University Catalog. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Saybrook University Faculty Directory: K". Saybrook University. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Best Psychology Programs | Top Psychology Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools", Psychology, page 10. US News & World Report. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  27. ^ "What does it mean when a school is marked as Rank Not Published or Unranked?" Archived 2014-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. US News FAQ. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  28. ^ "NRC Ranking of U.S. Psychology Ph.D. Program". Retrieved 20 January 2014.

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