Conference on Psychotherapy and Mental Health to feature Harvard professor

Conference on Psychotherapy and Mental Health to feature Harvard professor

Dr. Judith Jordan, an internationally recognized scholar and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, will give a daylong workshop on relational-cultural theory Nov. 2 at the 14th annual Fall Conference on Psychotherapy and Mental Health.

Jordan will present “The Power of Connection: Healing Relationships In and Out of Therapy” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Schulze Auditorium, Schulze Hall, on the Minneapolis campus. As part of her program, she will discuss the core concepts of relational-cultural theory (RCT), explore ways to use mutual empathy to enhance therapeutic change and show participants how to apply RCT practice to clients with traumatic disconnections.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Human Services Inc. (HSI), a private nonprofit human service organization in Washington County.

Currently the director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Jordan is also a founding scholar of the Wellesley College Stone Center. She has written, lectured and conducted workshops nationally and internationally on the subjects of women's psychological development, gender differences, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, psychotherapy, diversity, women's sexuality, gender issues in the workplace, new models of leadership, traumatic disconnections, conflict and competition, and numerous other related topics. She frequently serves as a resource for the press on these issues and has appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey" show.

The early registration fee, which includes a continental breakfast, catered luncheon and social hour, is $140. After Oct. 16, the fee will increase to $160. The fee for students with a valid college ID and HSI staff members is $60.

The Schulze Auditorium is located at 11th St. and LaSalle Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. Parking is available at various ramps surrounding the university.

For more information, or to register by phone, call Avis at HSI, (651) 251-5059.