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   Date: 7/15/09 Bookmark and Share

SSW Alumna to Deliver Davis Memorial Lecture

Editor’s note: This talk is in place of the originally scheduled discussion
“Attachment Perspective on Crying in Psychotherapy.”

Shoshana Ringel

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Shoshana Ringel, a Smith College School for Social Work alumna and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School for Social Work, will explore the concept of “mentalization” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall.

Her talk, titled “Mind to Mind: Mentalization and Clinical Applications for Clients with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders,” is the annual E. Diane Davis Memorial Lecture. Ringel will discuss the implications of early neglect and trauma as well as the notion of “earned security.”

After earning a doctorate from Smith in 2001, Ringel became co-chair of the clinical concentration at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and has a private practice in Baltimore.

She is the co-author of Attachment and Dynamic Practice with Jerrold Brandell and has an upcoming book with Eda Goldstein and Dennis Miehls titled Advanced Clinical Practice: Relational Principles and Techniques, which is coming out in August. Ringel is now working on a third book, Contemporary Directions in Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice.

The School for Social Work summer lecture series continues on Monday, July 27, with a talk, "Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change," by Jeanette Betancourt, a bilingual speech and language pathologist and educational therapist, and vice president for outreach and educational practices at Sesame Workshop.

On Monday, August 3, Joyce E. Everett, a professor at the School for Social Work, will give the final lecture in the summer series, "Stressing Them Out: The Everyday Conflicts and Stressors in the Lives of Black Women and How They Cope."

The remaining lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium.

For information about disability access or to request accommodations, call (413) 585-7965.

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