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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

APT Brunch - Posttraumatic Growth: A Humanistic and Existential Perspective on Trauma

Zieva Lynn Dauber Konvisser, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Researcher, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

Discussant:  Marvin Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Training and Supervising Analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

1.  Participants will understand the concept of Posttraumatic Growth or how the life that existed before a crisis can be better after the event occurs.
2.  Participants will identify a range of responses to trauma from succumbing to posttraumatic growth.
3.  Participants will learn from survivor narratives how they and their clients too can integrate challenging life crises into their lives; how they can make choices and changes that will help them transcend life's inevitable crises;  and how they can live healthy and fulfilling lives with new vitality, purpose, insights, and productivity.

Dr. Konvisser's own life journey has been characterized by a deep commitment to make a difference in the lives of people, organizations, communities, and the world. She was the first woman to rise through the ranks to executive positions within Chrysler Corporation's Mopar Parts Division. She served on the National Commission on American Jewish Women and on the boards of other philanthropic organizations. In the 1960's, she received degrees in chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry from Douglass College and Ohio State University. After retiring from Chrysler in 2001, she pursued her own search for meaning by earning a Ph.D. in human development in 2006 from the Fielding Graduate University.

Sunday, February 24, 2008
12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills

A light brunch will be served

2.0 CME and CE Credit Hours

APT Members $10, General Public $15, Students $5 (at the door)