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Creating Meaning in Later Life

  • Saturday, May 07, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Betty Ford Center 10700 Santa Monica Blvd #310, Los Angeles, CA 90025


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Topic: Creating Meaning in Later Life

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time: 10 am to noon (including networking and refreshments, followed by a brief meeting of volunteers for the Greater LA District Steering Committee)

Location: Betty Ford Center 10700 Santa Monica Blvd #310, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (At the corner of Overland Ave.)

Presenter: Janet Yang, PhD, ABPP Clinical Director, Heritage Clinic (heritageclinic.org) and a psychologist in the Los Angeles area who specializes in issues of aging

Description: Victor Frankl wrote about the importance of developing meaning in life, particularly when faced with seemingly overwhelming difficulties. There are mental health interventions that can help older adults who are facing challenges in aging. The presentation will discuss ways in which meaning can be developed, including: a process of self-discovery, such as life review (e.g. Erik Erikson), finishing unfinished business (Hargrave & Anderson), facing existential issues and grappling with the finitude of life, developing or re-finding a spiritual life, and much more.

Cost for 1.5 CEUs: Members – free, Non-members – $15

Parking: Ample street parking available on side streets, without restriction one block south of Santa Monica Blvd. Garage in building available.

RSVP: Monica Blauner, LCSW, monica@monicablauner.com or Lisa Haas, ASW, haaslisa@mac.com


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