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A Conversation with Irvin Yalom Featuring A Panel Of Psychotherapists, October 15, 2010 – 3 CEU

We cordially invite you to join in a conversation with Irvin D. Yalom, MD, the psychotherapist, writer, and teacher who is widely regarded by the mental health community as one of its leading thinkers and practitioners. Dr. Yalom, Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry at Stanford University, is the author of the groundbreaking text Existential Psychotherapy and co-author of the definitive book on group work, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. In addition, he has published both fiction and non-fiction related to psychotherapy, including Love's Executioner, When Nietzsche Wept, Lying on the Couch, Momma and the Meaning of Life, and The Schopenhauer Cure. His two most recent books, both published in 2009 and received with high praise, are Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death and The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. Dr. Yalom will join us live via satellite from his office in northern California for a wide-ranging discussion of individual and group psychotherapy in the context of key themes that lie at the heart of his work – the dynamic psychic tension between life and mortality, meaning and meaninglessness, relationship and isolation, freedom and responsibility, authenticity and persona.

Joining Dr. Yalom will be a panel of highly respected local professionals led by Robert Mark, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and co-founder of our organization. He will be joined by Jeffrey Roth, MD, an addictions psychiatrist and group psychotherapist; Mary Jo Barrett, LCSW, executive director and co-founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd.; and Darryl Pure, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist well known for his individual and group work with injured war veterans, people with eating disorders, and fathers.

The Program Includes a Networking Hour and Continental Breakfast 3 CEU will be awarded to guests licensed in Illinois as LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

Bob Mark, Ph.D., Moderator is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and a teacher of Tai Ji. Through innovative programs such as Psycholo-Ji (mind-body-spirit awakening), he has helped individuals, couples, and corporations for over 35 years. Bob is co-founder of Victories of the Heart. He has been honored by the American Family Therapy Academy with its Innovative Contribution to Family therapy award and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Family Institute at Northwestern University. During his 39 years as a practitioner has taught therapists, mentored coaches, and led workshops across the United States and Canada. He is the author of two books and a third, Clearing the Path: Memoirs of a Skeptic is scheduled for publication in the coming months.

Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and co-founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and is currently on the faculties of University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Previously, Ms. Barrett was the Director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974. Ms. Barrett has coauthored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Stage Model (CSM), a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events.

Jeffrey D. Roth, M.D. is an addictions psychiatrist and group psychotherapist. He graduated from Yale University Medical School and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in psychiatry and in the sub-specialty of addictions psychiatry, and is certified in addictions medicine by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM). He is the past-president of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, a Fellow of ASAM and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is the author of the book Group Psychotherapy and Recovery from Addiction: Carrying the Message and the editor of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Darryl Pure, Ph.D received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1981. Initially joining the Veteran’s Administration, Dr. Pure worked with spinal cord injured men and their families. He also founded and directed a pain clinic. In independent practice, he primarily worked with people with eating disorders. In 1991, Dr. Pure expanded his practice to include men’s issues and group psychotherapy.. A Certified Group Psychotherapist, he is a past president of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society and Co-Chair of the membership committee of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of AGPA and is a Fellow of the association. Dr. Pure is also a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology(ABPP) in the area of group psychology.

Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn North Shore, Skokie, IL

Schedule: Networking & Continental Breakfast begin at 9:00am, the Program at 10:00am.

Cost: $45

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