(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
The Naomi Chernoff, M.D. Creativity Conference - Image, Identity and Irony
Speakers: Stephen Kern, Executive Director, Everson Museum of Art, Robert Gates, Photographer, Last Transfer: The Soul of Syracuse, Karen Bakke, Fashion Design, Syracuse University, Georgian Mustata, M.D., Kathleen Deters-Hayes, M.S.W. and Michael Miller, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, David L. Miller, Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion Emeritus, Syracuse University and Shula Chernoff, Poet
This daylong seminar will develop the ground for more open and in-depth conversations about the humanistic and artistic components of psychotherapy. This year we will specifically focus on IMAGE, IDENTITY AND IRONY and their relation to how humans perceive themselves and others. These are abstract concepts but Image (how I am seen and how I see myself) and Identity (who I am) have a direct influence on disruptions of health as well as restoration of health. Mixing Irony into thinking about Image and Indentity is curiously crucial to healing.