Events Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 7:15 - 9:15 pm

Irle Goldman September Salon: From Symptom Reduction to Transcendence

University Hall Room 3-094. 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2019-09-24T19:15:00 2019-09-24T21:15:00 America/New_York Irle Goldman September Salon Irle Goldman's September Salon "From Symptom Reduction to Transcendence: The Pendulum Over Time in Psychological Treatment"
University Hall Room 3-094. 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,, MA 02138 Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

The latest revolution (or is it evolution) in psychotherapy is the spread of the use of psychedelics and other psychologically transformative substances to enhance and quicken treatment of many disorders, from PTSD to anxiety to depression, etc.

Described and popularized in Michal Pollan’s book, “How To Change Your Mind,” and supported by many double-blind studies, we may ask if we are on the brink of a whole new way of dealing with our suffering or if we are returning to the 1960s.

Dr. Irle Goldman will explore the dichotomy between minimizing suffering/pain/problems and increasing insight/vision/joy/possibilities. We will look at and compare Behavior Therapy vs. Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Freud vs. Jung; Ritual vs. mysticism; Doing vs. Being; and Loving vs. Challenging in our attempt to better understand how we can use our selves to help others to go from their suffering towards health.

About the presenter:

Irle Goldman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who is interested in promoting the lifelong learning of his former students and fellow practitioners. He sees his work as helping people on the path through suffering towards wellness and thriving, and believes in holistic approaches in education and treatment. He has been teaching for over 40 years and is presently teaching in the Counseling and Psychology Division and Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley University. He also teaches at Cambridge College in addition to seeing clients in private practice in Newton, MA.

About the Salon Series

This monthly salon series is a chance to network, share, discuss and learn about different aspects of therapy: how the relationship heals, workplace demands, the spiritual lens, self-care, developmental perspectives, creativity, etc. The goal of the evening is to facilitate a rich discussion and connection among the participant about interesting clinical issues.

Please RSVP at our Eventbrite page. Walk-in participants are also welcome!

**Optional 1.5 CE Hours* for LMHC’s and NCC’s are available for $10 or FREE for Lesley alumni.

*LMHC CE’s sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University. The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)** as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4472. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.   

**Attention Social Workers: Please note that the Division of Professional Licensure of the Board of Registration of Social Workers for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows 25% of your CE’s from the National Board of Certified Counselors (which is who approves the CE’s for the Institute for Arts and Health), as long as it contributes to your professional competence. Please see for more information.

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