Join us for another exciting and stimulating Creativity and Madness Conference in Santa Fe, NM

August 1-5, 2016
at the State of the Art LEED Certified
Santa Fe Convention Center 201 W. Marcy Street



AIMED: The Creativity and Madness Conferences

Aimed, The American Institute for Medical Education, was founded in 1982 to provide the best quality and most interesting continuing education possible to physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, marriage and family therapists.

We welcome everyone who is interested in the psychology of artists and the creative process to register and attend. Our speakers do not use psychoanalytic or psychological jargon. They present the concepts and theories in a manner that is comprehensive and readily understood by the intelligent lay person as well as the professional.

We have held over 120 conferences throughout the world—in Santa Fe, San Francisco, New York, Hawaii, all of the major cities in Europe, as well as in South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, and China. We currently plan 4 or 5 conferences a year. MDs, PhDs, Social Workers, MFTs, and others obtain continuing education hours by attending our conferences.

We Proudly present the following PROGRAM
Monday, Aug 1 8:30 am Welcome Jacqueline Berz-Panter, MA, MS and Barry Panter, MD
8:35 am Narcissism in the Studio with Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and more: Do You Have to be a Jerk to be a Genius? – Glenn Berger, PhD

9:30 am The Hero’s Journey of the Intuitive Mind: Thriving in a World Biased for the Logical and Linear – Michelle Bohls, LMFT
15 Min Break
10:45 – 12:45 Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crisis and Artistic Triumph * Presentation with piano – Richard Kogan, MD

2:00–4:00 Panel Discussion – Creativity, Psychological Crisis and Mental Health* Included in CE hours – G. Berger, PhD; R. Kogan, MD, M. Bohls, LMFT, Barry Panter, MD, PhD,
Tuesday Aug 2
8:30 am
Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience, Self-Transformation  and Story* 
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD and Barbara Mainguy, MFA
9:30 am You Care for Others, Who Cares for You?
Barb Schommer, RN & Tami Briggs, CHT
15 Min Break
10:45 am Understanding Biopsycho-social Changes In Mentoring, Counseling And Psychotherapy
John Graham, MD, FRCPC, FAPA
11:45 am Rumi, Shams & the Mystery of Relationships*
Rod Birney, MD and Suzanna Nadler, MEd
Wednesday, Aug 3
8:30 am Engaging in Creative Process: Affirming Self-Care* – Jo Ellen Eng, PhD
9:30 am   “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”: Late Life Love, Creativity, and Wisdom Reflected in the Art of Bob Dylan – Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW

15 Min Break
10:45 am     Tis the Gift: Aaron Copland’s Creative Genius and its Dementia-induced Decline*

Sam Markind, MD
11:45 am Dante––from Abject Despair to The Divine Comedy – Jack Salem

Thursday, Aug 4
8:30 am Wellness in Mind: Your Brain’s Surprising Secrets to Gaining Health from the Inside Out* Sally Severino, MD and M. Andrew Garrison, MS, CPT, HC
9:30 am The Tragedy of Robin Williams: Would ECT Have Helped?
John Goff, MD
15 Min Break
10:45 pm      Artistic obsession: A Psychoanalytic Analysis David Kemler, PhD
11:45 am Freud’s Oracle* – Catherine Ann Jones
2:00 – 4:00 Panel Discussion – The Brain and Effects on Health* Included in CE hours – Led by Barry M. Panter, MD, PhD with S. Severino, MD, A. Garrison, J. Goff, MD
Friday, Aug 5
8:30 am Bringing New Ideas to Life: the Power of Adaptive Change* –
Dorella Bond, PhD
9:30 am Flight from the Feminine/Return to the Feminine: Reclaiming the Feminine Muse in Western Civilization and Art – Robert Hemfelt, EdD
15 Min Break
10:45 am Paul Cezanne: Emotional Expression Through Artistic Creation
Karen Bekker, PhD

11:45 am The Nanny Introject* – RA Banks, PhD

We reserve the right to make changes as necessary

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