Thursday, December 7
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.
In Fires in the Dark, the new critically acclaimed book by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, author of The Unquiet Mind and Touched with Fire, Dr. Jamison considers the age-old quest for relief from psychological pain and the role of the exceptional healer in the journey back to health.
In this expansive cultural history of the treatment and healing of mental suffering, Dr. Jamison writes about psychotherapy, what makes a great healer, and the role of imagination and memory in regenerating the mind. From the trauma of the battlefields of the twentieth century, to those who are grieving, depressed, or with otherwise unquiet minds, to her own experience with bipolar illness, Dr. Jamison demonstrates how remarkable psychotherapy and other treatments can be when done well.
KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, PhD is the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder and author of An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, Exuberance, and Touched with Fire. Her most recent book, Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Dr. Jamison is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is a recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize, the Sarnat Prize from the National Academy of Medicine, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.
Michael J. Gitlin, MD, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will join Dr. Jamison in conversation. Dr. Gitlin is currently the Director of the Adult Division in the Department of Psychiatry; Interim Director of the Geriatric Division in the Department of Psychiatry; Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Behavioral Health Services; and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric
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