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October 2017

Working Safely with People With Problems

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Working Safely with People With Problems: Self-Preservation and Self-Care for Helping Professionals Thursday, October 12, 2017  | 7:00 to 8:30 PM Details How can we realistically evaluate the risks that may arise in the course of trying to help people?  What are the specific concerns associated with initial interviews, referrals, ongoing treatment, and termination? What emotional vulnerabilities in therapists and other helping professionals may interfere with their ability to recognize when they are facing risks (1) to their physical safety in some cases and (2)…

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The Political Mind

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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The Political Mind Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM    Details This session explores how the divide in the country reflects a deeper division in how Americans understand the world and how our brains work. New research also shows that primarily unconscious processes determine political decision making.  Understanding what happens behind the scenes—our minds using frames, prototypes, emotions and metaphors—can help us better understand conservative and liberal voting choices and each other.   The session examines ways to go beyond…

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November 2017

Psychotherapy and Religious Faith

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Psychotherapy and Religious Faith Thursday, November 9, 2017 |  7:00 to 8:30 PM Details How can psychotherapists deal constructively with religious beliefs and practices that they may not understand or appreciate, but that may be important or even central in the lives of their patients?   Should psychotherapy and religion be competitors, collaborators or independent influences in helping people with emotional and behavioral problems? This discussion is meant to demonstrate how respect and compassion can bridge differences and make it possible for…

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