Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care
invites you to attend its presentations to the healthcare community.
May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (get directions)
A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.
Creativity, Psychology, and Opportunities in the Conceptual Age
Sharleen O'Brien, PsyD
Antioch University Seminar Series
In collaboration with Antioch University Psychology Programs
In the conceptual age, creativity is the mother of invention
The age of creatives and innovators (Pink, 2005; Florida, 2003) is upon us, and those of us trained in psychology and related healing professions are included in this "creative class" (Florida, 2003).
Hope and imagination are essential ingredients to create a vision for change and development. The work of psychotherapists in particular, involves stimulation of imagination and reflection to open pathways of thought and feeling so that new options, possibilities or connections are visible. Our skills and experience combine the "high concept" and "high touch" aptitudes that Pink (2005) suggests are increasingly in demand in the 21st century workforce. Therefore our work could expand beyond psychotherapy to include training, consultation and education on creative processes.
Additionally, there is an opportunity to utilize our creativity and wisdom from the therapeutic process to shape cultural narratives that envision social progress for healthy communities.
This presentation will demonstrate the relationship between the skills the psychotherapist uses to facilitate change and the creative process. Included is a discussion of current literature on creativity, mind, and the conceptual age. Finally, opportunities for healing professionals will be presented.
At the conclusion of the presentation participants will be able to:
- Describe creative processes that therapists utilize in their practice to facilitate development and healing;
- Describe the main points from current literature about creativity and mind;
- Identify at least one way in which creativity and the conceptual age can be applied to social progress efforts.
Sharleen O'Brien, PsyD is the Director of Clinical Training and a Core Faculty in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara. She has a small private psychotherapy practice in Santa Barbara. Dr O'Brien earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. where she focused on integration of eastern and western perspectives in the study of psychology and is currently licensed as a clinical psychologist. She has worked as a consultant to the State of California Department of Mental Health to develop a statewide suicide prevention plan, Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services, and is the former director for New Beginnings Counseling Center.
Wednesday, June 12
Cyberbullying and Parental Responsibility
Albert Munoz-Flores, PsyD
This presentation will provide useful information for the clinician about the history and prevalence of Cyberbullying, and the degree that it impacts a young person’s ability to communicate with peers appropriately and develop healthy social contacts at school and in the community. The impact that Cyberbullying has on parents and victims will also be discussed as well as useful information to help parents identify children who are being victimized.
Wednesday, July 10
Managing the Crisis of Infidelity
Steve Kadin, PhD, ABPP
This talk will focus on strategies for helping couples manage the painful, confusing, emotionally intense crisis of infidelity, and will discuss various typologies and current research on the causes of infidelity across different cultural populations.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
CEUs are now paid for and processed online. To obtain CEUs, you must sign in at the beginning of the lecture. Following attendance at the lecture, click here or on the icon at left, or go to www.eventbrite.com and search for "Grand Rounds" and "Santa Barbara". Pay the $18 fee there online. Within 5 business days you will receive an e-mail from Cottage Health System with instructions for obtaining your CEU certificate. Attendance must be verified by signing in at the beginning of the lecture.
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.
Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $18 unit.
Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the 2013 requirements to qualify for CME’s, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CMEs.
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