Blatner's Professional Presentations
Re-Posted July 8, 2010
& INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
Methods in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
Association for Transpersonal Psychology Conference. Asilomar, Monterey
CA, August 29, 1993.
Psychodramatic Methods in Conflict Resolution; Theoretical
Foundations of Psychodrama; Psychological
Literacy: A Goal for the 21st Century
Psychodramatic Methods in Family Therapy (poster). International
Association for Group Psychotherapy
Triennial Convention, Montreal, August 23-28, 1992.
Applications of Moreno's Principles in the 21st Century.
ASGPP Conference, New York City, May
through Role Playing (symposium on The Arts in
Medicine). American Psychiatric Association Annual
Convention, Washington, DC, May 5, 1992.
Methods in Family Therapy (half-day workshop).
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Annual Convention San Fransisco,
October 20, 1991.
Living: Applying Psychodramatic Methods in Everyday Life
(one day course); (and)
Theoretical Foundations of Psychodrama and the
Creative Arts Therapies. ASGPP Conference,
May 30-June 2, 1991.
Childhood, Co-Chairman (symposium). American Psychiatric
Association Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, May, 1991.
Singin' For the
Fun of It; (and) Dancing and the Spirit. Council Grove
Conference, sponsored by the Voluntary
Controls Program of the Menninger Foundation,
April 2-3, 1991.
With Those Not Present: A Psychodrama and Poetry Therapy
of Play: An Approach to Role Development; (and)
Theoretical Foundations of
Arts Therapies. National Coalition of Arts
Therapy Associations (NCATA) Convention,
Washington, DC, November 1-5, 1990.
Encounter: A Technique for Facilitating Grief Work.
National Conference on Thanatology, Louisville, October
Empathy-Building in Medical Education. American
Association of Medical Colleges (regional
meeting), Louisville, April 28, 1990.
Methods & Creativity; The Art of Play. Council
Grove Conference, Voluntary Controls Program of
the Menninger Foundation, April 14-16, 1990.
Basis of Drama Therapy. NADT Annual Conference, Pittsburgh,
Creativity: Some Psychological Observations on the Role of
Drama in Education (keynote
presentation). International Drama in Education
Symposium, Toronto, May, 1989.
Role Dynamics: A
Theoretical Foundation for Psychodrama & Other
Forms of Psychotherapy (invited
presentation). ASGPP Moreno Centennial Celebration, New
York City, May, 1989.
Dynamics. NADT Conference, Los Angeles, November 5, 1988.
& Drama Therapy in The Creative Arts in Therapy
Psychological Association Annual Convention, Atlanta,
August 15, 1988.
Role Theory in Psychotherapy. ASGPP Annual Conference,
San Diego, California, May 1988.
Spontaneity. NADT Annual Conference, San Francisco,
Therapy, and Grief Work. National Association of
Poetry Therapy Annual
Conference, Washington, DC, May, 1986.
(co-faculty with Zerka Moreno). The Evolution of
Psychotherapy (an international conference), Phoenix,
AZ, December 1985.
Science: A Symposium (discussant). American
Psychological Association Annual
Conference, Washington, DC, August, 1969.
The Place of
Action Methods in Treatment (panel). American Association
of Psychiatric Clinics for Children,
Boston, MA, November, 1969.
Local or Regional Professional Groups (Prior to 1995):
Explorations. Workshop. Louisville, May 13-14, 1994.
Methods in Psychotherapy. Fifth Annual Mental Health Institute,
The Art of
Play: Helping Adults Reclaim Imagination and Spontaneity.
Health Awareness Week, University of Louisville Medical School, August
Lifespring Mental Health Service, Jeffersonville, IN, June,1988.
Physician's Care. Impact Program, Kentucky Department of Mental
Health, Covington, KY, June 11,
Methods in Spiritual Development (lecture and one
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco,
May 21-22, 1993.
Methods in Family Therapy. CPC Hospital, Belmont, CA, May 21,
New Trends in
Psychodrama (one day course). Ball State University, Counseling
IN, April 4, 1993.
Methods in Family Therapy. UofL Fam. Therapy Program, February 7,
Vision: Sixty Years Later. CIIS, San Francisco, November 9, 1992.
for Cost-Effective Treatment (workshop). Fourth Annual Mental
Health Institute, Louisville, October
Methods in Psychotherapy. Kentucky Society for Clinical Social
Work, Louisville, June 14, 1992.
Methods in Family Therapy (workshop). Austin, TX, April 10-11,
Methods in Family Therapy (one day workshop). Louisville,
February 8, 1992.
Methods in Group Work (one day workshop). Kentucky Association of
Specialists in Group
Work (KASGY), November 1, 1991.
Flexibility: An Approach to Creative Consciousness (lecture and one day
workshop). California Institute of Integral
Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, October 11-12,
(two lectures to upper-division psychology classes). Sonoma State
Park, CA, October 14-15, 1991.
Psychodrama (one day workshop). Louisville, Oct.5, 1991.
for Treating the Family in the '90s (opening address). Norton
Psychiatric Clinic Annual
Symposium, Louisville, May 10, 1991.
Methods in Group Psychotherapy;& Adolescent Group Therapy
(workshops). Tri-State Group
Psychotherapy Society Regional Conference, Louisville,
April 26, 1991.
Pastoral Counselors (semester course). Presbyterian Theological
Seminary, Louisville, February
22-April 14, 1991.
The History of
Modern Psychotherapy. Innominate Society for the History of Medicine,
Louisville, March 12, 1991.
Methods in Psychotherapy (one day workshop). Louisville, October 13,
Methods in Family Therapy. Family Forum, Louisville, October 2, 1990.
Methods and Jungian Therapy (one day workshop). Rollins College
Department of Counseling
Psychology, Orlando, FL, September 4, 1990.
Jefferson Hospital, Jeffersonville, IN, August 28, 1990.
Development, Play, and Empathy Training (symposium on Humanism in
Medicine). Society for Family Medicine, October 12, 1989.
Also presented to University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry
Grand Rounds, November 30, 1989.
Child Psychiatry. Lifespring Mental Health Clinic, Jefferson, IN, April
Spontaneity. Jewish Family and Vocational Counseling Services,
Louisville, Feb 24, 1989.
Inpatient Treatment. Rivendell Hospital, Bowling Green, KY, December 9,
in Family Therapy (workshop). Advances in Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, Louisville, November
Methods in Adolescent Treatment. Our Lady of Peace Hospital, April,
in Counseling. Department of Educational Psychology, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky,
Creativity in Gifted Children. Department of Education, UofL,
of Child Psychiatric Problems. Association of Labor-Management
Consultants on Alcoholism, Louisville, January 1988.
Methods in Treatment. Hill Country Hospital, San Antonio, Texas,
Therapy and Action Techniques in Therapy. Austin State Hospital, Staff
and Community Seminars on Parenting Techniques, Stress Management,
Professional Burn-Out, History of
Medicine, Reading Disability,
Hyperactivity, Treatment of the Chronically
Mentally Ill, etc. to various groups. 1973-1985.
Quaesitor, Center for Personal Growth, London, 1970-1972.
for the Healing Arts, Westwood (Los Angeles), Jan. 1973.
Workshop, Adolescent Treatment Center Staff, March 1974.
Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama, April, 1974.
Institute, San Francisco Program: May, 1974.
Psychiatry, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), Week-Long
Workshop, Taos, NM,
Health Professionals, Palo Alto, CA, August, 1975, etc..
& PRESENTATIONS (Prior to 1995):
Psychiatry, University of Louisville School (UofL) of Medicine,
The Implications of Postmodernism for
Psychiatry. April 14, 1994.
The History of Modern Psychotherapy. April
The Relevance of the Concept of Archetype.
June 7, 1990. (Now on website:
The Role Concept as a Language for
Integration in Dynamic Psychology. June 1988.
Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds:
Approaches to Grief Work, May 1988.
Role Dynamics: An Integrative Theory of
Review of Revisions of DSM-III-R, November,
Current Psychotherapies: A Comparative Overview (course
director, weekly seminar for Fourth Year
Psychiatric Residents. Spring semesters,
1990-1993; Fall 1993.
Child Psychopathology. Course Director, 1992-1993; co-director,
Topics included: Psychological Aspects of Physical
Illness; Psychosomatic Disorders; Defense Mechanisms;
Schizoid Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome;
Overview of Transpersonal Psychology., presentation given to
seminar on spirituality and psychotherapy. February 15,
Management of Child Psychiatry Emergencies, orientation lecture
to new residents, each July 1988-93.
Psychopharmacology in Children, for 3rd year medical students on
child psychiatric services, approximately every 6 weeks.
Historical Implications of Developments in Multiple Personality
Disorder, Discussion of Dr. Jean Goodwin's paper
on early detection of MPD,
Psychiatry Grand Rounds, UofL School of Medicine, April
Other Teaching Roles:
Supervision of residents regarding child psychiatric
emergencies, medical consultations, and psychotherapy
Presentations to new residents on dealing with child
psychiatry emergencies when on call
Teaching play therapy with children for residents
rotating on child psychiatric services
Lectures on psychodrama, group psychotherapy, principles
therapy and other subjects for courses coordinated by colleagues.
Examiner for Mock Boards & Mock Child Psychiatry
Creativity and Imaginations: A Group Exercise, part of course
medical students, Connections: Mind/Body Interaction, School of
Medicine, February 7, 1992.
Understanding Adolescence, Department of Pediatrics Grand
Rounds, January 6, 1989.
Cultivating Imagination as a Component of Healing, Behavioral
Medicine Seminar, School of Medicine, November 1987.
Psychodramatic Methods in the Creative Arts Therapies
(lectures). Expressive Therapies Department,
once yearly, 1988-93.
Committees as part of academic life included:
Arts in Medicine Committee, UofL Medical School,
Outpatient Treatment/Residency Education Task Force,
Bingham Clinic Documentation Task Force, Summer-Fall 1993
Humanities in Medicine Committee, Advisory Board, 1991-92
Cancer Committee, Kosair Children's Hospital, 1988-1992
Behavioral Medicine Grant, Advisory Committee, 1991
Chairman, Utilization Committee, Bingham Clinic,
Research Task Force, Department of Child Psychiatry,
Curriculum Task Force (Outpatient Services), Spring 1993
Grief Work; (and) Applications of Psychodramatic Methods (two
courses). University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Continuing
Education, January 1984.
History of Psychotherapy (co-faculty with Professor Mary
University of Texas School of Nursing, Doctoral Program, Austin, Summer
Psychosomatic Rounds, University of California Medical School,
Practice Residency Program, Sonoma County Community Hospital, Santa
Rosa, CA, 1978-1979.
PRESENTATIONS in the
The Art of Play: Cultivating Spontaneity and Imagination, at:
* Christmas Holiday Program, Omega at the Crossings,
* (Staying "Young at Heart.") Recreation program, The
Island at Lago Vista, 2/11/95
* The Governors' School for the Arts Summer Program, June
19 & 23, 1992.
(Also in 1990, 1991)
* Business & Professional Women's Club, April 17, 1991.
* Crescent Hill Methodist Church, November 18, 1991.
Classes & Lectures at Senior University Georgetown (Texas)
(Planned) Individuality, Sept.-October, 2007.
Summer Lecture: Shifting Worldviews, June, 2007.
Social Connectedness. 6 Lectures, February 2007.
Flourishing: Developing Beyond Mere Normality. 6
lectures, October, 2006
Summer Lecture: Freethinkers in American History,
Thinking the Unthinkable: Taboo and Oppression, 6 lectures, February,
part of Psychological Literacy series of lectures.)
Improvisational & Interactive Drama. Sept-Oct,
Summer Lecture: Re-Thinking Health Care Financing.
June 9, 2005
Creating Your Living (six lectures on role playing
in everyday life., February, 2005)
Psychological Literacy. Six session class,
(re-presented) October 2004
Summer Lecture: The Drug War: Can We Afford
It? June 10, 2004
Disease and History, Six Lectures. Winter-Spring,
Esoteric Wisdom, Six Lectures, Fall, 2003;
Summer Lecture: Playing with Your Grandchildren,
June 10, 2003;
The Psychology of Foolishness, 6 lectures, Spring,
Six Philosophies that
Will Be Influential in the 21st Century, Fall, 2002
A Better Image of God: The Implications of
Whitehead’s “Process” Philosophy, June 13, 2002
The Lore of Writing Systems and Alphabets, Spring,
The Fine-Tuned Universe (and) Healing
Relationships (2 lectures) June, 2001.
Role Talk: A User-Friendly Language for Psychology.
Lecture, March, 2001.
The History of Medicine: A Symposium,
Lectures on the History of Psychiatry and an
Overview of Medical History, October, 2000.
Spring, 2000 “Understanding
Psychotherapy.” (Psych Literacy IV)
Fall, 1999 “Creating Your Living” (Psychological
(1st presented February-March,
1998; a second series in Sept.-October, 1998,
and a third series in
with a repeat of the first series at that time.
2000, a fourth series,
Other Presentations in Sun City and the Community of Georgetown and
– Becoming a Doctor: Talk to middle school class about vocational
choice. April 8, 2005
– “Wellderlies:” Secrets for living longer and well in the years ahead.
Interagency Council on Aging, Austin, TX, 5/20/2004
A Community With Soul: A series of monthly lectures, Sun City,
What's New in Psychiatry, 10/97; New Dimensions of
Consciousness Explorations, 11/97.;
A Community with Soul, 12/97; Eldering, 1/98;
Empathy: Skills for Interpersonal and Community Effectiveness,
The Art of Play, 3/98; Grief Work, 4/98; Family Relations,
Grandparenting and ADHD Grandchildren; 6/98; What is
Telling Your Story, 10/98; We-Ness. Deepening community,
Holiday Pitfalls and Possibilities, 12/98. Expectations and
Individuality, 2/99. Psychoanalyzing Psychoanalysis, 3/99.
How to Communicate with Your Physician, 10/00; Nonverbal
Depression–Recognition, Early Treatment, 6/02, 9/02; On
Grumpiness, 8/02; Personal Meaning, 9/02.
On Personal Heroism, 10/02
Grandparenting; and Spiritual Eldering. Presentations at the Senior
Issues Conference, “Journey into Maturity,” Georgetown, TX, Oct. 21,
1999, Oct 21, 1998.
Grief Work. A meeting with volunteers at Hospice Austin, Sept. 1, 1999.
Tools for Conflict Resolution, Central Texas Treatment Center, October
9 & 16, 1998
What's Great About Medicine. A talk to the pre-medical group at
Southwestern University, March 3, 1998.
“New Ways to Have Fun,” brief article in SR Lifestyles, a monthly
newspaper, Sept. 1988.
Process Philosophy, Creativity, and the Human Potential: A discussion
of the work of Prof. Charles Hartshorne. Southwest District Spring
Conference, Unitarian Universalist Church, April 4, 1997.
Action Methods in Group Work. Group Counseling class at Austin
Community College, October 9, 1995.
Introduction to Psychodrama; (and) Metasymbols: The Tree of Life as an
Archetypal System (two workshops). Austin Jung Center, October 8, 1994
& March 11, 1995.
The Future of Psychotherapy. The Undergraduate Psychology Club (Psi
Chi), University of Louisville, March 13, 1993
Psychopharmacological and Psychosocial Aspects of Tourette
two presentations (with Bryan Carter, Ph.D.) at the Regional Conference
on Tourette Syndrome, Louisville, KY, May 16, 1992.
Dealing with Difficult People. Staff Development Program, Sullivan
College, Louisville, April 3, 1992.
On Spontaneity in Medical Writing, presentation to the local chapter of
the American Medical Writer's Association, October 18, 1990.
Ways to Play with Children, presentation to the camp counselors of the
Louisville Jewish Community Center, June 11, 1990.
Family Forum: A series of three talks at St. Francis in the Fields
Episcopal Church: Understanding and Empathy, Skills for Intimacy, and
Practical Approaches to Dealing with Grief and Loss, February 4, 11,
& 18, 1990
Techniques for Conflict Resolution, Council on Peacemaking and
Religion, Louisville, March 5, 1989.
WAVE TV, Midday Show, interviewed several times each year on various
topics relating to children's mental health. Also, special interviews
for evening news regarding topical issues, 1987 through 1992.
Strategies for Helping Kids Cope, workshop for school professionals
regarding the Kentucky school bus tragedy, August, 1988.
How a Family Can Deal With the Emotional Aspects of Chronic Illness in
Children, Kosair Children's Hospital Wee Hearts, self-help support
group of parents of children with severe cardiac problems,
Helping Families Cope With Tragedy Interview for WAVE TV special
report on the Carrolltown school bus tragedy. May, 1988.
Mental Health and You, WHAS Radio, Let's Talk, December 1987 and May
Cultivating Spontaneity, Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-Help Group (RASH),
Louisville, KY, January 1988.
Halloween and Other Occasions: The Importance of Make Believe, Family
Forum, Springdale Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY, October
Mental Illness Awareness Expo, Kentucky Psychiatric Association,
"Multi-Modal Therapy and Action Techniques in Therapy," Austin State
Hospital, Staff Development Courses, Summer 1984.
Psychosomatic Rounds, University of California Medical School, Family
Practice Residency Program, Sonoma County Community Hospital, Santa
Rosa, CA, 1978-1979
Professional and Community Seminars on Parenting Techniques, Stress
Management, Professional Burn-Out, History of Medicine, Reading
Disability, Hyperactivity, Treatment of the Chronically Mentally
in the 1960s and 1970s
ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
Nominee for Volunteer of Year, GIVE (Georgetown Volunteers
Association), May 23, 2002
Co-Founder, Senior University Georgetown, a lifelong learning program
for people over 50–1997.
Board of Directors, 1997-2001. Curriculum
Committee and Program Planning, 1997-Present.
Vice President, Sun City Singers, 2000-2002. Member, 1998 -
SunDancers – Square Dancing & Round Dancing
Square & Round Dancing with Shirts & Skirts.
Organizer, “Singin’ for the Fun of It” Song-fests, several times each
year. (1997-Present) Compiled Song Books.
Biking, Fitness Center advocate, Encourager of other activities, Clown
Computer Club. (Host David’s presentation, May
Advisory Board, The Crossings: A Learning Center for Human
Potentialities. Lake Travis area.2001-2005
Member, Austin International Folk Dancers.
Collaborator, Networking on “Grouptalk” and “International Psychodrama
Network” on Internet
Maintain Website with papers, Photo Directory, etc.
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