SAN FRANCISCO CA – 12-17-2018 ( — Women of Resilience began as a conference with a concept that the seed of resilience lies within each human being.  How do we as humans find the ability to reach within, to find our inner strength?  To work through depression, declining health, the numerous challenges we face on a daily basis related in one way or another to loss.  What qualities bring people to and through  times of loss?

During the conference, we have the opportunity to examine resilience within personal experiences of people of various socioeconomic backgrounds, of underserved populations, of people of fame and fortune, and people demonstrating enormous courage In the face of death and other major life changes. We have dedicated a block of time with the Writer/Director Lisa Klein for her presentation of her documentary film, “The S Word” which examines suicide and its impact. Our goal is to enrich lives through the presentations and being able to create a dialogue on these varied themes that will ultimately affirm, inspire and renew our faith in ourselves and each other, in our shared human spirit…the hope and essence of our humanity—this is our reason to come together – to share, to grow, and to leave the conference with a restored sense of self.”

Our February Women of Resilience Program will be held at the wonderful Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This incredible program of speakers and presentations includes: 


Beverly Sills: A Lifetime of Resilience with Music as the Medicine that Heals Kathline Colvin, PhDJoan of Arc and Doctor Dark in Bedlam’s ParkMike Sperber, MDLiving and Loving Authentically: The Science of IntuitionAnna Yusim, MDWomen, Culture and Resilience: Crossing the Invisible Fence
Patricia Velazquez, PhD and Sandra Kiersky, PhDGiving Resilience a Voice: Mary Poppins – A Medley of Songs by the Severely Mentally Ill
Diana Semmelhack, PsyD

Resilience in the Face of Imprisonment: Family Internment Camps during World War IIJoyce Stamp Lilly, RN, JDWomen of Resilience in Medicine and Law throughout the Ages
Margaret Chalupowski, MD, PhD“How Dare You!”: The Insidious Ways Women are (Mis)treated  The #MeToo Movement: A Memoir, Experiences of Others and Ways to HealLucy Papillon, PhDThe Woman I Am Today: A Journey of Discovery, Resilience and integration
Ann Rea, MDiv. A Tender Place: Resilience in the Wake of Traumatic Loss
Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psych NPOur Ancestors OurselvesCamille Adair, RN Women, Culture and Resilience: Crossing the Invisible FencePatricia Velazquez, PhD and Sandra Kiersky, PhDHer Circle RecoveryTammy Roth, LPC, PhDThe “S” Word –  Film and Discussion 
Lisa Klein, Writer/Director The Exclusive 27 Club: Suicide of the Young and FamousBarry Panter, MD, PhD
 Accreditation:The American Institute of Medical Education (AIMED) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.AIMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Board of Registered Nursing – AIMED is also a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP4359 for 18 contact hours.AIMED is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program.NAADAC – National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Provider number 74093This program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 88-65899292 for 18 social work continuing education contact hours.Program is approved by Florida Department of Professional Regulations, 50-1958Program is approved by New York State–AIMED, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0328.

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