Upcoming Programs and Seminars

"When Our Choices Are Not Really Our Own: How Hidden Motives for Unhappiness Keep Us from Creating the Life We Truly Want, and What Can Be Done"

Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Heineman Pieper will present a new understanding of what goes wrong when choices are unfree, namely that an unrecognized addiction to unhappiness lies behind many of the large and small decisions individuals experience as freely chosen. She will suggest ways in which parents, therapists, teachers, and individuals can enhance their ability to help others as well as themselves develop the capacity to make good choices that are not in the service of hidden agendas. Dr. Pieper will frame her understanding in the broader context of selected philosophical and psychological views of freedom of choice while illuminating some limitations of these views.

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"Her Inner Strength: Building Genuine Self-Esteem and Mutually Caring Relationship Models/Choices through the Therapeutic Relationship" 

Carla Beatrici, Psy.D., Marian Sharkey, Ph.D., Tamara Garrity, Psy.D. Michael Zakalik, Psy.D.

Co-sponsored by the Women's Issues Section of the Illinois Psychological Association

"Reflective Clinical Practice Raises the Question, 'How May I Best Be of Help and Avoid Harm?': Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship"

Susan Zoline, Psy.D.

"BREAKING NEWS: How Psychotherapists, Parents and Other Caregivers Can Help Children and Teens Effectively Cope with Traumatic News in the Media"

Carla Beatrici, Psy.D.