Friday Dinner Event

My Most Unforgettable Session: An Evening of Storytelling
Daniel Siegel, Michele Weiner-Davis, Kenneth Hardy, Lynn Lyons, Lisa Ferentz

Last year we tried an experiment: a candid storytelling event that illuminated what really makes us tick as psychotherapists. It was such a Symposium highlight that we’re bringing it back! Join five Master Therapists as they invite you into an evening of deep listening and authentic experience. As in the acclaimed first-person storytelling program The Moth, each therapist will recount a deeply felt, real-life experience that will inspire, provoke, and enchant. The more you listen, the more you’ll feel like you’re huddled around a campfire exchanging stories and sharing insights in an experience of communal discovery. Storytellers will reveal a tale from the heart about a session, a client, or a therapeutic moment that stands out from all the others because it was . . . the most touching? Surprising? Humbling? Explosive? Hilarious? Come and find out! You’ll leave with a deepened sense of what it means at the core to be a therapist.


Approved for 1 CE hour if you register for this event.

Learning Objective: You’ll explore the various dimensions of the therapy experience that make certain sessions standout for therapists.

Daniel Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. His latest book is Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.

Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, the director of the Divorce Busting Center, is an international speaker and the author of several bestselling books, including The Sex-Starved Wife, The Sex-Starved Marriage, and Divorce Busting.

Kenneth Hardy, PhD, is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of marriage and family therapy at Drexel University.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, specializes in the treatment of anxious families and is the coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She’s the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions.

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, a private practitioner, consultant, and educator specializing in trauma, is the founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. She’s author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors, and Be Afraid. Do It Anyway: And Other Lessons to Live By.

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