Santa Fe July 29-August 2, 2013

Dear Colleague,

Please join us for our exciting, stimulating, life-affirming conference in Santa Fe July 29-August 2, 2013. Our meeting will be held at the state-of-the-art Santa Fe Convention Center 201 W. Marcy Ave, just off the Plaza. The presentations will probe  the relationships between the artists’ psychodynamics and the Art they create.

During our week The Santa Fe Opera will perform Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s La Traviata and Offenbach’s delightful The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein. Santa Fe is alive in the summer with Opera, Fine Restaurants, Museums and the activities in the colorful Plaza.

Our  presentations and more come to life in historically rich Santa Fe – enjoy opera, art, delicious meals and the beautiful Santa Fe sky.

26 Hours of Continuing Education

Daily Schedule:

Discussion Groups from 2 – 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday are facilitated by members of the faculty  are included in the 26 CE credits

MONDAY – Welcome: Jacqueline Berz Panter, MA, MS & Barry Panter, MD, PhD

8:30 – African Art and Picasso and Thoughts on Creativity: What is It? Where Does it Come From? How can we stimulate it?  Barry M. Panter, MD

9:30 – Strength and Survival with Words – Literature During and after the Holocaust  – Carol Baird, M.A.

10:45 – 12:45 – Sergei Rachmaninoff: From Depression to Creativity Richard Kogan, MD Presentation with Piano

2:00 – Grief and Loss: Writing as a Path to Healing – Suzanne Hughes-Budrick, MFT

3:00 – Self Images as Thru Disease and Disability: Frida Kahlo, Mexican Artist Tanya Radic, RN & Artist


8:30 – The Re-mystification of  Visionary Experiences: Understanding the Differences Between Visions & Hallucinations Mitch Liester, M.D. and Steve Alsum, M.Div.

9:30 – Psychosis and Creativity in Social Groups: Using Group-as-Whole Work as a Portal into Alternative Views of Reality  Di Semmelhack, Psy.D., ABPP; Larry Ende, Ph.D, MSW; Clive Hazell, Ph.D.

10:45 – Termination Issues in Psychotherapy: How Much is Enough? John Graham, MD CM FAPA

11:45 – The Creativity and Madness of Edward de Vere, the Man Who Wrote Shakespeare Bruce Hutchinson, Ph.D.


8:30 – 10:30 – Was Crazy Horse Crazy? Stephen Baird, MD and Ken Jackson, MD

10:45 – Inviting the Muse: Trance Enhancement of Creativity  Carol Ginandes, Ph.D., ABPP

11:45 – Sacred Sexuality: Honoring and Celebrating the Synergies among Erotic, Romantic and Spiritual Love Robert Hemfelt, EdD


8:30 – Sleep: An Analysis of This Entity and Its Influence On The Development Of Mankind in Areas Of Religion, Medicine , Science, Arts and Literature  Indal Seudeal, MD

9:30 – Art as a Form of Self-Expression in an Intersubjective Universe   Aki Imai & Larry Leitner, Ph.D

10:45 – Writing with your Heart on your Sleeve without Getting Blood on the Page Nancy Turner

11:45 – Technology meets Poetry: Psychological Reflections on the Creativity of Steve Jobs Dorella Bond, Ph.D.


8:30 – Alfred Hitchcock: Storyteller of Fear & Other Expressions Lourie Davis, M.Ed., LSW, CCFC, ATR-BC

9:30 – Music And The Movies – The Mechanics And The Emotions Why And How It Moves Us  – Roy Rogosin, M.A. and Shahna Rogosin, M.D.

10:45 – Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton: Pride and Passion on the Plains: The Midwestern Regionalist Painters Joseph M. Douglas, M.D. & Vicki Douglas, M.A. (History of Art)

11:45 – Childhood Rape and Sexual Abuse:  Effects on Creativity. Elizabeth Yoon, MD who has written her memoir under pen name Lisi Mayer.  Author Spirit’s Path:  A Story of Three Women

Coffee will be available each day in the lobby prior to the presentations

Additional Workshops include:

$50 for 3 additional CE credits – register by calling 800-348-8441

The Merger of Professional Ethics and Best Practices in Psychotherapy, parts 1 and 2   John Graham, MD (6 CE total)
Writing with your Heart on your Sleeve –  Nancy E. Turner Author and Lecturer
Sacred Sexuality Robert Hemfelt EdD
Healing the Self Through Self Portraits Amy Stein,MFA, ACPMH
Creativity and Group Process in the Treatment of Psychosis Diana Semmelhack, PsyD, ABPP

The Mary Lou Panter Scholarship – applications are closed for 2013
 – please go to for more information. We will offer this again for the conference in July/August 2014. Thank you to all those who sent in your essays.


The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AIMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APA: AIMED is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AIMED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

AIMED is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Course meets the qualifications for 26 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

AIMED also is approved for Social Workers, (#886589292) MFT’s, Counselors, RN’s & others. Please call if you need more information.


We have arranged for special rates at a number of hotels. Please call the hotel of choice directly, mention Creativity and Madness to obtain the group rate. (from $107 to $229 per night + tax)

La Fonda 800-523-5002 All rooms recently renovated  $219/nt, parking $12/day – 5 blocks from conference center
Eldorado Hotel 800-955-4455  $209/nt – closest hotel to conference 
Inn of the Governors
– 800-234-4534 $219/day, hot buffet breakfast, free parking – 6 blocks from conference
Garrett’s Desert Inn – 800-888-2145 $139/nt, free parking – 6 blocks from conference
Hotel Santa Fe 800-825-9876 $149/nt traditional; $179 Jr. Suite, free parking
Chimayo (formerly Plaza Real) – 877-901-7666 $159/nt – 2 blocks from conference
St. Francis – 800-529-5700 $159/nt, parking $9/day – 4 blocks from conference
The Lodge – 888-563-4373 $109/nt, free parking – 1 mile from conference
Hilton Hotel
– 505-988-2811 $199/nt, parking $15/day, free internet – 1 block from conference
Sage Inn 505-982-5952  $107/nt, free parking, wi-fi, parking, breakfast, pool
Marriott Courtyard – 800-777-3347  $109/nt traditional; $139 Suite –  breakfast, shuttle

Inn and Spa at Loretto – 800-784-0034 $199/day + $14 resort fee per day – 6 blocks from conference

La Posada – 855-278-5276 – $209/day *resort fee and parking waived for registrants – 5 blocks from conference. Shuttle service available. AAA 4-diamond rating

The Santa Fe Opera will be performing Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s La Traviata and Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and others. Please call the Opera directly for more information, tickets, shuttle, etc. 800-280-4654.

The Desert Chorale is offering a 20% discount on a limited amount of tickets to their Performance of “Touched By Fire” Tuesday night July 30 at 8 p.m.

This program explores the relationship between creativity and madness, and how differences in thought may unleash artistic genius.

Hear the wondrous music of Carlo Gesualdo, the “murdering prince of Venosa,” as well as music inspired by Vincent van Gogh, whose severe depression led to his suicide at age 37, and the Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli, who while in a mental institution created thousands of extraordinary illustrations with only a single pencil and two sheets of paper per week.

Get your tickets by calling 505-988-2282 and mention Creativity & Madness for the discount. For more information, visit



Fee for 26 Hours of CE is $495 (additional accompanying registrant $425).

For more information please call (800) 348 8441 or email:

Travel Information and lowest airfares and car rentals please call The Travel Station (800) 990 2282.

Additional Information about Santa Fe:;

Cancellation Policy: $100 prior to July 1, no refund thereafter. We suggest you obtain Travel Insurance which is available from The Travel Station or online.

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