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Transitions in Clinical Work - 2017-18 Professional Development Series

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Cathedral Counseling Center

50 East Washington Street

# 301

Chicago, IL 60602

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Cathedral Counseling Center's Professional Development program committee is dedicated to bringing stimulating and innovative learning opportunities to the community. The long-standing workshop series offers sessions that explore timely topics in mental health care led by accomplished professionals.


The 2017-18 series brings together speakers on the theme of

Transitions in Clinical Work




1. Never the Same River Twice: The Melancholy of Change with Dennis McCaughan, PhD

Friday, September 22nd — 9:00 am–12:15 pm

Although from Heraclitus to Martha Graham, change has been understood as a constant in life, we often find ourselves unwilling to acknowledge its obvious effects and, most importantly, the emotional responses that may leave us, at best, ambivalent. Despite the constant heralding of change, we struggle both to recognize it and to accept its apparent inevitability. We will explore some of the dimensions of our psychological experience of time and change from age and aging to cell clocks and social clocks. Melancholy is often a response to change and we will attempt to consider its many dimensions along with the role of nostalgia in everyday life. Finally, we will reflect on the possible implications of our therapeutic attitude in relation to these existential concerns.

Dennis McCaughan, PhD, received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1982. He was on the faculty of the Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychodynamic Clinical Practice at the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. His interests include the personalization of therapeutic practice, the interpersonal tradition in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the adolescent experience, and the subjective experience of school life. Dr. McCaughan was a consulting psychotherapist at Cathedral Counseling Center for 15 years.


2. The Use of Memoir in Treatment with Maureen R. Kelly, LCSW

Friday, January 26, 2018 14th — 9:00 am–12:15 pm

If empathy is defined as “vicarious introspection”, literature can expand our empathic capacity by imaginatively engaging us in another’s experience. It can also take us more deeply into our own. A good memoir can break open our concepts of memory and identity, expand the power of reflecting on the past, and help find the words to do so. This workshop will explore the development of memoir over the last 30 years, and propose ways of using it to help clients find language and insight. We will also discuss a number of particular memoirs that resonate with clients struggling with histories of trauma, addiction, and loss.

Maureen R. Kelly, LCSW - Maureen has served as executive director of Cathedral Counseling Center for nearly 25 years. Prior to her work at Cathedral, Maureen worked in hospitals and community mental health centers, and directed a chemical dependence treatment center for women in Chicago. She has served as adjunct faculty at Loyola’s School of Social Work and has been active in professional and community organizations. Her previous career as an English teacher influences her clinical practice and management style at Cathedral. She uses language, literature and poetry in work with clients, in meetings with staff and board, and with the professional community in this workshop.



Attendees will receive light refreshments and a certificate for three CEUs.



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50 East Washington Street

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Chicago, IL 60602

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