The East Coast phenomenon of
Speed Shrinking - speed dating
with shrinks - seen on CNN, CBS,
in The New York Times and Oprah
is now coming to Los Angeles!
To celebrate the paperback publication of Susan Shapiro's debut novel Speed Shrinking, you can "speed date" with actual mental health professionals during the month your regular therapist is away.
August 19, 2010
5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Author Susan Shapiro, 826LA. and J Squared PR present “Speed Shrinking L.A.” To celebrate the paperback publication of Susan Shapiro's debut novel Speed Shrinking, you can "speed date" with actual mental health professionals during the month your regular therapist is away. Whether you need a new shrink, quick tune-up or some replacement tough love, this line up of nine brilliant gurus will be on hand to meet, greet, and help you get over all your success blocks - and it's for charity! Tickets are $15 (includes 1 drink ticket). All proceeds go to 826LA. Books will available for purchase at the event through Book Soup.
In Susan Shapiro’s laugh-out-loud funny fictional debut Speed Shrinking, Manhattan self-help author Julia Goodman thinks she’s got her addictive personality under control. Then her beloved psychoanalyst moves away at the same time her husband takes off to L.A. and her best friend gets married and moves to Ohio. Navigating her insurance network, Julia desperately sees eight shrinks in eight days, speed-dating for Dr. Replacement—or any other new guru—to help shrink back her body and anxiety in time for her close-up.
Susan Shapiro is the author of OVEREXPOSED, FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART (optioned for a film), LIGHTING UP AND SPEED SHRINKING, both inspired by the shrink who saved her life and career. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, a TV/film writer, where she's a journalism professor who teaches popular "instant gratification takes too long" classes. Visit www.susanshapiro.net
Star Shrinks who will be at Speed Shrinking L.A. include:
Ali Binazir, MD MPhil, is the author of the recently-released The Tao of Dating: The Smart Woman's Guide to Being Absolutely Irresistible and The Tao of Dating: The Thinking Man's Enlightened Guide to Success with Women He is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He has consulted for Fortune 100 as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., writes a popular column for HuffingtonPost.com and maintains a hypnotherapy practice in Los Angeles. His books are available only through his website at www.taoofdating.com/women and www.taoofdating.com/men. Follow him on Twitter (@dralexbenzer) or write to him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Stookey, MA, MFT, CHt. has spent twenty years working with the mind and the body, first as a massage therapist and then as a licensed psychotherapist, with certifications in guided imagery and medical hypnosis. Her groups help those with cancer, chronic illness, disability, weight issues and those recovering from trauma and sexual assault. She works with couples and individuals in private practice in Beverly Hills and Larchmont Village. Visit www.annastookey.com or call (323) 993-6085.
Cathy Beaton, M.S., NCPsyA is a certified diplomate of sex therapy and psychoanalyst in private practice specializing in relationship, intimacy and sexual dysfunction with individuals and couples. Cathy trained with sex therapy pioneer, Helen Singer Kaplan, M.D. Cathy is affiliated with the Human Sexuality Program of New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and is Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York. Phone: 646.596.9537 email: email@example.com
Heather Belle, MFCC, earned a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine. At a Los Angeles clinic she worked with at-risk school children and was board member of The Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House, a non-profit offering help for families coping with sexual abuse. She created an acclaimed web-based therapeutic program with the Starbright Foundation and Children’s Hospital for children with diabetes. She produced the documentary The last Days of Chasen’s and with Michelle Fiordaliso wrote Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex. Visit www.everythingex.com.
Hope Edelman is the author of the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, and the recent memoir The Possibility of Everything. An associate faculty member at Antioch University-LA, she has been teaching memoir and personal essay writing for more than 20 years. Visit www.hopeedelman.com.
Howard Wallman Ph.d. is a licensed psychotherapist (M.A./MFT) In addition to seeing individuals, couples and groups in private practice, he teaches a four week Self-Mentoring class where people can learn how to guide themselves toward a more joyful life. He works to help people overcome the hidden psychological blocks that are holding them back. He has extensive experience in the treatment of emotional issues in high-functioning adults many of whom have experienced childhood abuse, neglect and/or molestation. Visit www.yourtherapist.com or email Howardwallman@gmail.com.
Irene Rubaum-Keller, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who has been in private practice in the Los Angeles area for over twenty years. She specializes in eating disorders and has been on staff at UCLA's Risk Factor Obesity clinic for seventeen years. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and “Ask the Therapist” columnist for "Westside Today.” She’s been seen on World News Tonight, Penn and Teller's Showtime Original Series, 9 on the Town, UPN, KTLA and NBC news. Visit www.eatingdisordertherapist.com www.motherlessdaughtersbiz.com or call (310) 474-2208.
James Wood, Ph.D is a licensed marriage and family therapist who sees adults, adolescents and children in Los Angeles. He is a clinical member of AAMFT and CAMFT and the Doctoral Addiction Center (DAC.) Phone 310-838-2863 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Fiordaliso, MSW, is a psychotherapist and co-author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ex (Sourcebooks, 2009). She has appeared as a relationship expert on The Today Show, Tyra, and Oprah and Friends Radio. Visit www.michellefiordaliso.com.
Dr. Patty Britton is the very top leadership in the field of sexology, she has a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. She has made appearances on over 175 television shows, such as “Montel”, “Hard Copy”, UPN, History Channel, “Sexcetera”, CNBC, and CBS News; and as the featured guest on 200 interviews for live talk and news radio. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and leads couples’ workshops in Las Vegas and California. Dr. Patti is co-founder of SCI, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching. Dr. Patti believes that women and men have a divine birthright to experience their sexual power, eroticism and ultimate pleasure.
Dr. Robert Dunlap is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator; Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist (ACS) and a graduate of The Institute for The Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He is a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The American College of Sexologists, The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is also a seasoned media expert, with appearances on over 400 commercials, and in print, film and television.
Stephen Feldman is a Santa Monica psychotherapist who believes the self wants to evolve. Each person's evolution unfolds in it's own unique way. Earth is a difficult planet to navigate. We can get really lost and confused at times. Stephen likes to help people get back on track. He likes to work with dreams. The sleeping kind and the kind you have when your awake. Email: Jungstore@aol.com.
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. Visit www.826la.org.
J Squared PR is a cutting edge literary publicity and marketing company that specializes in niche marketing campaigns for broadcast, print and the internet, as well as innovative book events, and author publicity materials, including websites, book trailers and reels. Visit www.jsquaredpr.com.
For further information about this event please contact Jamie Scot at J Squared Public Relations: email@example.com or 310-804-1408 or Susan Shapiro at ProfSue123@aol.com or 212-677-4712.
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826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, we provide after-school and in-school tutoring, creative workshops, field trips, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.