Santa Fe, July 30-August 3, 2012

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us for our exciting, stimulating, life-affirming conference in Santa Fe July 30-

August 3, 2012. Our meeting will be held at La Fonda  on the Plaza, one of Santa Fe’s finest hotels.

The presentations will probe into the relationships between the artists’ psychodynamics and the Art

they will create. The Santa Fe Opera will perform Puccini’s Tosca and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers while

we are there. Santa Fe is alive in the summer with Opera,  Fine Restaurants, Museums and the colorful

Plaza across the street from our hotel.

Monday July 30, 2012   Coffee will be available each day prior to the presentations

Welcome: Jacqueline Panter

8:30AM  The Co-Evolutionof the Upper Limb and Brain: Possible Implications for Art and Music

Therapy.”        Stephen Baird, MD

9:30               Arts In The Holocaust – Testimony, Reconciliation And Healing Carol Baird, MA

10:45-12:45 Mozart: The Mind and Music of a Genius. Piano Presentation Richard Kogan MD


2:00-4:00             Discussion Groups: Monday & Thursday


Tuesday July 31st

8:30           Termination Issues in Psychotherapy: How Much Is Enough?             John Graham, MD

9:30           Creativity & Couples: Using Movie Messages in Marital Treatment  Valerie Shinbaum, MS, LPC

10:45-12:45  “The Creative Brain”: A Neurologist Looks at George Gershwin and the

Biology of Creativity.”  Presentation with Piano                                Samuel H. Markind, MD

2:00      In the Eye of the Beholder: The Psychology of Blindness & Visual Impairment Nalin Mehta, MD

3:00     Creating Sacred Space: Rescuing Death from Medicalization.   Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW


Wednesday August 1st

8:30          Revered Genius or Social Outcast? The Pain and Privilege of the Gifted Mind   Shelley Joy, MA, LMFT, LPCC

9:30          “The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan:  Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysyis” in the

Making of Modern American Culture”                                      Lois Rudnick  PhD

10:45          Creativity: What is it and How Do We Measure it?””                 John Goff, MD

11:45   Talk, Wine & Psyche-Dionysus, Transcendence & Madness Rod Birney,MD:Suzanna Nadler M.Ed

2:00   Writing Off Old Age: The Joys and Trials of Creative Writing in Retirement

John Meeks, MD and Bethany Baxter

3:00   Becoming a Person of Destiny: Discovering & Fulfilling Life’s Purpose,” Ken Hultman, EdD, LPC

Thursday August 2nd

8:30          The Clinician’s Use Of Self & The Therapeutic Alliance In Couple’s Therapy.”Roy Resnikoff, MD

9:30   Creativity in the Family: Art and How it Heals in the Face of Addiction and Mental Illness

Rosemary Daniell, MA and Laura Daniell, MD.

10:45          The Healing Power Of Sacred Music: Meditations, Mantras, And Music Robyn Greene, LMFT

11:45          Tributaries of consciousness: From Shamanism to Near-Death Experiences

Mitch Leister MD & Rev. Steve Alsum

For information about The Mary Lou Panter Scholarship: (tuition, transportation, lodging and $500), please see our website







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