Pioneering Twin Cities psychotherapist is next speaker in Invited Practitioner-Scholar Series March 5
Dr. Sam Scher, recognized as a pioneer in the Twin Cities mental health field and a practitioner of psychodynamic therapy with individuals and couples over the past 50 years, will give a lecture, "Thoughts of a Dinosaur About Psychotherapy," from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Room 460, Terrence Murphy Hall.
Scher's lecture is the last of three talks in the 2006-2007 Invited Practitioner-Scholar Series presented by St. Thomas' Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Psychological Services at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.
Scher began his clinical work in Minnesota in 1956 as the lead psychologist at the Twin Cities Clinic, one of the first community mental health centers in the nation and located in Minneapolis on the site of what is now Orchestra Hall. For eight years in the early 1960s he was chief psychologist at the Hamm Clinic and the first volunteer director of the Walk-In Counseling Center in 1969. Scher has been in private practice in St. Paul's Midway area for the last 38 years. He brings a wealth of history and clinical expertise to his reflections about what it means to be an effective psychotherapist today.
The Invited Practitioner-Scholar Series highlights the contributions of professionals who exemplify the ideals of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology's practitioner-scholar training model. Invitations to the lecture have been sent to UST professional psychology students and graduate students, faculty and staff in related fields.
The series is free, and two Minnesota Board of Psychology-approved CEUs are available. Please confirm attendance by Monday, Feb. 26, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate whether you wish to participate in a complimentary lunch (12:30-1 p.m.).
For further information, contact Dr. Philip Klees, (651) 962-4816.