Schedule of Events


8:30 am Introduction & Welcome • Jacqueline Berz Panter, MA, MS
8:45 am Maya Angelou: Courage and Resilience • Mary Barbee, PhD
9:45 am Involuntary Childlessness:  Grief, Resilience, and Transformation • Vula Baliotis, PhD

***Fifteen-Minute Break***

11:00 am Flight from the Feminine/Return to the Feminine • Robert Hemfelt, EdD, Lic Psych, LMFT
12:00 pm Creating (Gender and Race) Inclusive Environment Through Compassionate Ethical Leadership • Roksana Alavi, Ph.D


2:30 – 4:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Recognizing Resilience in Clinical Practice Led by Jacqueline Panter, Dr. Panter with Dr. Barbee, Dr. Baliotis, Dr. Hemfelt and Dr. Alavi

Included in the 18 CE credit/hours

8:30 am Eleanor Roosevelt: The Beauty of Achievement • Jacqueline Berz-Panter, MA
9:30 am Brilliance, Racism, Anger, Resilience - Nina Simone:  We Might Never Have Heard Her Sing • Joyce Stamp Lilly, RN, JD

***Fifteen-Minute Break***

10:45 am What a Jewish Mystic and a Secular Psychologist Taught Me about Resilience • Barbara Harty-Golder, MD, JD
11:45 am PTSD and Survival: The Answers Within • Cate Cabot, Author

12:45 Presentations End

2:00 - 5:00 pm Optional Workshop - $50 & 3 CE credits - Topic TBD

8:30 am First Ladies of Resilience • Jacqueline Berger - “First Ladies Lady” Historian, author
9:30 am Sarah Grimké: A Role Model for Resilience • Sally K. Severino, MD & Andrew Garrison, MS CPT HC

***Fifteen-Minute Break***

10:45 am Beyond Resilience: The Path to Fulfillment• Rebecca Elia, MD, CPCC


2:00 pm A Near-Death Diving Incident: Trauma to Transformation • Karen K. Milstein, PhD, LISW

3:00 pm Art as a Pathway to Healing: The Work of Niki de Saint Phalle • Alma Lones, MFT

8:30 am Brain Injury - Aftermath and long-term impact: a patient’s perspective • Deb Brandon, PhD
9:30 am Wrestling with the Angel - Resistance and Procrastination in the Creative Process • Shanti Bannwart, MA, LPCC

***Fifteen-Minute Break***

10:45 am Helen of Troy: The Emotional Toll of Being a Beautiful Women • Martin Seidenfeld, PhD

11:45 – Closing Remarks

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