We are pleased to announce that Drake Spaeth, PsyD, Chair of Psychology the Programs in the Humanistic and Clinical Psychology Department at Saybrook has been voted in as President Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. Drake takes his place among several Saybrook faculty and adjunct faculty that have held this position in the past. He will serve from August 2019 to August 2020.
Drake reported that he is humbled by the honor and responsibility of the position. APA Division 32 is playing a critical role in a paradigm shift away from excessively reductionistic emphases on clinical treatment rooted exclusively in the medical model and pathology-based constructs to a vision that embraces the whole human being embedded in a global, multicultural web of inter-relatedness. Division 32 has made tremendous strides in conscientiously recognizing social justice endeavors and spirituality as a key part of its work.
Drake hopes to continue and build upon these efforts.