Presentations on Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf, Steven King, Bruce Springsteen, Cole Porter, Beethoven, Verdi and more.
Creativity and Madness Conference Program
Monday August 3, 2009
8:30am Welcome. Amy Vail, PsyD
8:35 Cardiac Crisis and Change: Is Emotional Pain Before Chest Pain? John Graham, MD
9:30 Guiseppe Verdi: How Three Personal Tragedies Led to Three Masterpieces, Barry M. Panter, MD
10:45-12:45 Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crisis and Artistic Triumph, Presentation with piano, Richard Kogan, MD
There will be Afternoon Discussion Groups Monday-Thursday, see Denise
Tuesday August 4
8:30 Sounds of Healing: Integrating Therapeutic Music in Healthcare, Tami Briggs, CIHT
9:30 Steven King and PTSD in Writers, C. Kate Kavanagh, RN, PhD
10:45 Psychic Moments: Coming to our Senses, Beth Wechsler, LICSW
11:45-1:45 Psychological Development and Finding Your Voice: The Lyrics and Music of Cole Porter, Betty Picard BA, Thomas Picard, MD
Wednesday August 5
8:30 Naked Emotion: Exhibitionism in the Work of Three Contemporary Artists–Nobuyoshi Araki, Gabriel Martinez, and Marina Abramovi, Jeremy Spiegel, MD
9:30 Tragedy, Loss, and Transformation within Bruce Springsteen’s Work, Lorraine Mangione, PhD
10:45 Film – “The Creation of Artificial Dreams,” J.F. Pagel, MD
11:45 “Madame X– Childhood Trauma, Bipolar Illness and Poetry,” A One Act Play by Virginia Chase Sutton & Thomas Gazda MD
Thursday August 6
8:30 Traditional Stories—How Our Ancestors Collaborate and Communicate with us for Healing and Survival, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D. Ph.D.
9:30 Miraculous Healing: Restoration of Maternal Resonance, Sally K. Severino, MD & Nancy K. Morrison, MD
10:30 The Mexican Way of Death: Confronting the Inevitable, Anita Rodriguez & Amy Vail, PsyD
11:45 How Creative Writing Can Transform Trauma And Mental Illness, Rosemary Daniell/Zona Rosa & Laura Daniell, MD
12:45 Children’s Literature in Adult Psychotherapy, Ann Conlon, LICSW
Friday August 7
8:30 Shaggy Muse: The Spaniel Flush in the Lives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Virginia Woolf, Maureen Adams EdD.
9:30 Four Degrees of Separation: Nature v. Nurture and the Election of 1946, Ken Toppel MD
10:45 Dear Diary! Therapeutic Effects of Diary-Writing in Ordinary and Extraordinary Women, Cornelia Maude Spelman LCSW
11:45 Creative Art Therapy, Amanda Alders
Registration Fee $489
Fee for Accompanying Person (also receives continuing education credit) $459
All Registrations received after July 1st or at the door (if available) $560
The Creativity and Madness Conference will be held at The New Santa Fe Convention Center
201 West Marcy Street which is one block from The Plaza.
We suggest that you register early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellation: $50 fee if received before July 16. No refunds thereafter.
If you have any questions or would prefer to register by phone, please call us at (800) 348 8441 or email .