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While understanding and mastering traumatic experiences is a process that typically occurs in psychotherapy, there is much to be learned about this process from artists and writers.  In this conference we explore how five notable artists worked to master their traumatic experiences.  

Mastering Trauma through Art: Lessons from artists

Saturday March 10th, 2018
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA
6 CE credits

8:30 – 9:00am           Registration

9:00 –- 9:45am           George Silberschatz, PhD: 

                                   Mark O’Brien’s efforts to master trauma                                                                               (as depicted in the film, The Sessions)

9:45 – 10:30am           Beverley Conrad, PhD:  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s traumatic                                            experiences and how he worked to master them

10:30 – 10:45am         BREAK

10:45 – 11:30am         Stanley Steinberg, MD:   The Art of Edvard Munch and Its                                                Function in His Mental Life.

11:30 – 11:45pm         Francesco Gazzillo, PhD:  Discussion

11:45 – 12:00pm         Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:15pm           LUNCH (on your own)

1:15 – 2:15pm             Stephen Walrod, PhD:  The Intensity of Seeing for the Last Time:                                      Ferdinand Hodler and the Death of Valentine Gode-Darel

2:15 - 2:30pm              BREAK

2:30 – 3:15pm             Paul Ransohoff, DMH:   Magritte: Loss, Denial, and Mastery in                                        his Art

3:15 – 3:30pm             Heather Clague, MD Discussion

3:30 – 4:00pm             Panel Discussion