Bethesda/DC November 6-9, 2014

Dear Colleague,
We invite you to join us in Bethesda for our exciting November 6-9, 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, a 10-minute Metro ride from the multitude of historic attractions and cultural activities in the Washington, DC area. The hotel is located approximately 30 minutes from the Dulles International Airport. Our Conference speakers cover a host of relevant and stimulating topics, providing 20 hours of continuing education credits.

DC14 Program

Thank you all for your attendance and participation at the Creativity and Madness conference. Following are handouts and select powerpoint presentations for your review and use post-conference

Abrams handout

Gajdos Handout 1

Gajdos Handout 2

VEZINA Handout

Mani handout


Radic handout


Art Hacking the Brain

Food and Mood DC14


Golden-Britten Presentation

Our Program –

Programs begin at 8:30 a.m. daily

*We reserve the right to make changes as necessary for unforeseen circumstances

Thursday: 5.5 HRS of CE

The Use of Ceremony in the Treatment of Trauma Joyce Vesper, Ph.D.

Janis Joplin: Narcissism and Self Hatred  Tanya Radic, RN

Benjamin Britten: The Social Outsider and Innocence Lost – Elden Dale Golden, PhD, JD

The Rise of the Wounded Feminine Kayta Gajdos, PhD

2:00 – 3:30 PM – Discussion Group – Included in the 20 CE credit/hours

Friday: 6 HRS of CE

Beauty and The Brain: Neuroscience and Creativity Stan Mathis, MD

It Made Me Do It: How Technology May Be Influencing How We Act in Public Places Imei Hsu, LMHC, RN, MAC, LMHC, RYT

A Divided Highway: Living with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD Jennie Abrams, LPC, ATR-BC & Casey Gilbert

What Happened To You?  Brenda Vezina, LSW, CPS

2:30 – 4:00 PM – Discussion Group – Included in the 20 CE credit/hours

Saturday: 4.5 HRS of CE

James Forrestal/Gatsby-Driven Patriot and Artist – Ronald Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

The Gift of ADHD: Impossible or I’m Possible? – Cynthia Rollo-Carlson, MSW, MA, LICSW, LCSW, LADC, BCPCC, CT, ACSW, ADHD

Intuition, Ingenuity, and Gay Identity:  The Life & Death of Alan Turing – Mike Alvarez, MFA, MA

Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma Sophia Richman, PhD, ABPP and Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP

Sunday: 4 HRS of CE

Story Business:  Changing the Brain – the Intersection of Art and Neuroscience –Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD

Hand in Hand: A Mother and Son’s Voyage from Diagnosis to Recovery
Sonia Usatch-Kuhn, Author & Poet and Lance Ross Tabakman AAS

The Food  Mood Connection –Sarah Morris Fleming, LICSW

Unleashing Creativity through Journaling – Anjali Mani, LMSW

12:45 – Conference Ends



Registration fee is $525

We have arranged for Special Rates at The Hyatt Regency Bethesda which is 10 minutes from the center of DC by  metro, which is under the hotel. Please call our office to receive our special group rate. (800)348-8441

The group rate for rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda is $169 per night plus tax. To book a room please call us at 800-348-8441.

Parking for local attendees only $8/day. Overnight guests parking fees:  Self: $20 (Sun-Thur) $15 (Fri & Sat) or Valet: $25 (Sun-Thur) $20 (Fri & Sat)

Shuttle services from Dulles airport to the Hyatt Regency are available through Supreme Airport Shuttle 800-590-0000 ($58 round trip), Super Shuttle 800-259-3826 ($60 round trip). Awards Limo operates out of the Hyatt if you prefer a private car



The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

AIMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIMED is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. AIMED maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

AIMED is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider  #5800 (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program. Course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP4359, for 20 contact hours.

This program is approved by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 88-65899292 for 20 social work continuing education contact hours. Course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, Counselors, RNs and others. Please call if you need more information.
Conference Information:  800 348 8441

Travel Information: Discounted airfare & car rental. Please call Paul at The Travel Station (800) 990-2282

Pets: We love pets and due to regulations, only Registered Service Animals will be allowed at the hotel and in the meeting room. Please bring your official documents for your Service animal.

To view the Needs & Objectives of the conference, click on the document below.

DC14 N&O