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PREVIOUS CHAPTER EVENTS: October 14, 2017

 

WASHINGTON D.C.NEW YORK, NY LOS ANGELESATLANTA CHAPEL HILL, NCCHATTANOOGA, TN CHICAGO DENVER  | HONOLULULAKE NORMAN, NC  OAKLAND, CAPHILADELPHIA PONTE VEDRA, FL SANTA ROSA, CA



WASHINGTON, D.C.

Speakers

John Gartner, Ph.D.
Founder, Duty To Warn
Author, In Search Of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography

Representative Jamie Raskin
Maryland’s 8th Legislative District
Sponsor H.R. 1987: Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act

Justin Frank, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
George Washington University Medical Center
Author (upcoming): Trump on The Couch

Jerrold Post, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs
George Washington University
Author, The Mind of a Terrorist

John Zinner, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
George Washington University Medical School

Organizer
Carol Dreyfus
carvergal771@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnDC

 



NEW YORK, NY

Speakers

Harry Segal, Ph.D.
Cornell University
“The President’s Disorder”

James Gilligan, M.D.
NYU Medical School
“Dangerousness”

Betty Teng, LMSW
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
“Re-Traumatizing Victims of Abuse”

Dr. Peter Fraenkel, PhD
City University of New York
“Why the 25th Amendment?”

Organizer
Ann Kaplan
kaplannyc@hotmail.com
#DutyToWarnNYC

 



ATLANTA, GA

 

Speakers

Seth Norrholm, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University
Faculty, Human Psychophysiology of Emotion Laboratory

Drew Westen
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, Emory University
Author, The Political Brain

Mike Luckovich
Editorial cartoonist, Atlanta Journal
Recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes

Organizer
Susan Blank
susan.blank1@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnAtlanta

 



PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

Speakers

Do mental health professionals have a Duty to Warn? Let’s talk about it…

Fred Redekop, PhD
Professor, Kutztown University
Politics’ Intrusion into My Profession

Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv
Yale, Department of Psychiatry
The Ambivalent Canary: When the Therapist Fears Engaging Politically

Howard H. Covitz, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA
Psychoanalyst, Private Practice
The Psychology of Opposites in the Fate of Nations

Alden Josey, PhD
Jungian Analyst, Private Practice

With discussant panel: 

Moderator Dan Livney, PhD
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Private Practice

Farrell Silverberg, PhD
Psychoanalyst, Pres. IFPE, private practice

Frank Malone, PhD
Psychoanalyst, Private Practice

Aaron Bender, PhD
Psychohistorian, Psychoanalyst, Private Practice

Organizer
Howard Covitz
hhcovitz@aol.com
#DutyToWarnPA

 



CHICAGO, IL

 

Speakers

Colleen Connell, J.D.
Former Director of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union

Neal Rubin, PhD
Psychologist and consultant to the United Nations on human rights

Daven Morrison, MD
Organizational Psychiatrist
Co-author of The A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Understanding the Psychology of Financial Fraud

Michael Tansey, PhD
Psychologist in private practice
Author of eleven-part series published in the Huffington Post on Trump’s mental health

Organizer
Michael Tansey
#DutyToWarnChicago

 



CHATTANOOGA, TN

 

Speakers

Andrew Spitznas, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Johnson City, TN

Tom Bissonette, LMSW
UTC adjunct faculty

Ed Smith, Ph.D.
Psychologist, former asst. director of UTC Counseling Center and adjunct faculty

Organizer
Ed Smith
ed_smith3501@comcast.net
#DutyToWarnChattanooga

 



CHARLOTTE/LAKE NORMAN, NC

 

Speakers

Joyce Feilke, School Counselor

Rachelle Salo, RN

Linda Shenton, Nurse Practitioner

Organizer
Jody Davidson
jodym.davison@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnCharlotteNorth



LOS ANGELES, CA

 

Speakers

Arlene Drake, PhD, Psychotherapist

Sandy Peace, PsyD , Psychologist in Private Practice, Specializing in LGBTQ Community

Layla Khamoushian, Esq., Private Practice, Specializing in Immigration Law

Robert Greene, author and public speaker

David Barlavi, Esq. , Attorney in Private Practice

Eliot Ivanhoe, MD, MAc, Retired Acupuncturist

UCLA Student Leaders

 

Organizer
Dr. Lynne Meyer
lmeyer2230@aol.com
#DutyToWarnLA



SANTA ROSA, CA

RESCHEDULED DUE TO FIRES – Please RSVP on our “Find an Event” page if you plan to attend  the future event. Date will be announced soon.

Time: TBD

Location
TBD

Speakers

Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores, MFT

U.S. Representative Jackie Speier
Presentation of statement.

Jack Tibbets
Vice Mayor of Santa Rosa
The 25th Amendment and how the city is pushing back against the Trump agenda.

Jenny Holland, PsyD.
The imperative for mental health professionals to speak out.

Mary Hirsch, MFT
The effect President Trump is having on the mental health of clients and society.

Organizer
Alissa Flores
alissa.flores@sbcglobal.net
#DutyToWarnSantaRosa

 



PONTE VEDRA, FL

Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Location
Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Speakers 

Dr. Carl Burak, M.D., J.D.
Diplomat at the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical faculty member at University of Florida Medical School
Author of Medicine’s Moral Mess

Dr. Ronnie Burak, PhD
Jacksonville clinical psychologist in private practice for 30 years
Member American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association
Member National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Etta Ettlinger, LCSW, PA
Licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Ponte Vedra
Florida Supreme Court certified Family Mediator
Parenting Coordinator for Fourth Judicial Circuit in the Jacksonville
In private practice since 1991

Dr. Jennifer Cowart, M.D.
Jacksonville hospitalist and board-certified internist
Member American College of Physicians
Internship in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine

Robin Dion, M.A.
Social psychologist, researcher and policy analyst
Senior Fellow at a Washington DC think tank
Member Association of Public Policy and Management
Member National Council on Family Relations

Organizer
Robin Dion
funinthesun331@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnPonteVedra

 



CHAPEL HILL, NC

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location:
Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Speakers

Steven Buser, MD, a psychiatrist in Asheville, editor of A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump and author of a chapter in that book, “Post Trump-matic Stress Disorder & other Psychological Aftermath from President Trump’s Victory”

Edwin B. Fisher, Ph.D., professor of Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill and author of the chapter, “The Loneliness of Fateful Decisions” (John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Donald Trump) in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.

Richard Smoot, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Asheville and author the chapter, “Confident Man or Confidence Man? Is America Being Conned?,” another chapter in A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump.

Organizer
Edwin B. Fisher
Professor and Global Director, Peers for Progress
edfisher@unc.edu
#DutyToWarnChapelHill

 



OAKLAND – Castro Valley, CA

Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Location:

Castro Valley Library, Meeting Room
3600 Northbridge Av.
Castro Valley, CA

Speaker & Organizer

Susan Dawkins, L.C.S.W., Member of DUTY TO WARN
dawkinslcsw@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnOakland



DENVER, CO

Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Location:

Rodolfo Gonzales Library 2nd floor
1498 N Irving St., Denver, CO  80204

Speaker & Organizer

Frank George
frank@frankrgeorge.com
@1cfcbw
#DutyToWarnDenver
(FB Group) DUTY TO WARN – DENVER

 



HONOLULU, HI

Time: 2:30PM – 4:30PM

Location:
3660 Waialae Ave, Suite 208
Honolulu, HI 96816

Speaker & Organizer

Cyma B. Wilson, PsyD
cyma.wilson@gmail.com
#DutyToWarnHI

 

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