Alumna to Deliver Davis Memorial Lecture
note: This talk is in place of the originally scheduled
“Attachment Perspective on Crying in Psychotherapy.”
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
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
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
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 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.
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