Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2006


December 2006

Screening of feature film "SnowCake" starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan RickmanSpeakers: Dr. David Feinberg, Director Child and Adolescent Outpatient Evaluationand Treatment Clinic and Dr. Pegeen Cronin, Director UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic.


November 2006

Screening of Greg Little's film Dreamland about gambling addiction.Speaker: Dr. Timothy Fong, Semel Institute Gambling Disorders Program.


September 2006
After the screening, Lauren Greenfield discussed her documentary about eating disorders with Dr. Michael Strober, Director of the Eating Disorders Program, Semel Institute,


3rd Annual Shopping DaySeptember 2006The Friends 3rd Annual Shopping Day. Weathervane, 1209 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.


Borderline Personality Disorder

June 2006

The Friends were pleased to present their first conference on Borderline Personality Disorder.Speakers: Dr. Anthony Bateman, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health London UK,Dr. Robin Kissell, Semel Institute UCLA, Dr. Kenneth Silk, University of Michigan,Dr. Frank E. Yeomans, Cornell University. 


Teen Depression

May 2006

Speaker: Dr. Mark De Antonio, Director of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services Semel Institute. 

Past Events by year


Coping with an Illness

March 2006

Speaker: Dr. David Wellisch, Professor of Medical Psychology Chief Psychologist, Adult Division,Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA.

The Criminal Mind

February 2006

peaker: Dr. Park Dietz, forensic psychiatrist

January 2006
Speaker: Dr. Mark Barad, Director UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic 



The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and
Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

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* The Friends of the Semel Institute is a 501(c)(3)  volunteer organization under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation.