Seminar Series Announced for Mental Health Professionals

October 07, 1996

The Family Therapy Training Program within the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Rochester announces its 1996-1997 seminar series for mental health professionals who seek to enhance their professional development and skills. The four day-long seminars are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; locations for the seminars will be announced at a later date.

Family Therapy with Deaf People on Friday, November 1, 1996 (taught by Lee Twyman, M.S.) This workshop -- an introductory experience for therapists who have limited experience working with deaf people -- will be held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at R.I.T. Contact is Lee Twyman: 475-2876.

The Spiritual Dimension of Systemic Family Therapy on Friday, January 31, 1997 (taught by Trevor Watt, Ph.D. and William H. Watson, Ph.D.) The instructors will address the context of one's own spiritual journey and how it underlies the therapist's approach, including "sacred" moments and events that occur in therapy.

The Changing Health Care Context: Opportunities for Systems-Oriented Health Practice on Friday, March 14, 1997 (taught by W. David Driscoll, Ph.D.) This seminar will explore the challenges and positive professional opportunities created by current changes in the reimbursement and delivery systems for mental health care.

Medical Illness and Family Process: A Collaborative Approach to Care on Friday, April 25, 1997 (taught by David Seaburn, M.S., N.C.C.) This workshop will explore the family's experience of illness and how mental health professionals can collaborate effectively with patients, families, and other health care providers.

For further information and to register, call Julie Gonzalez in the Division of Family Programs of the Department of Psychiatry at (716) 275-7101. The cost of a single seminar is $60.00; all four seminars, $180.

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