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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Program
On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in conjunction the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cathedral hosted a Survivor Day event. Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. The gathering included a screening of Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss, an AFSP-produced Survivor Day documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time.
Convergence in Therapy: On My Way To Finding You, I Found An Unknown Part of Me with Ida Roldan, PhD
On Friday, October 14 for our final professional series workshop offering of 2016, Cathedral invited Ida Roldan, PhD to explore Convergence in Therapy: On My Way to Finding You, I Found An Unknown Part of Me. What does a therapist do when she realizes that having a similar history to her client may have caused the very rupture that put the treatment and relationship at risk?
Alone Together: Solitude and the Relational World with Dennis McCaughan, PhD
On June 17th, Cathedral hosted the second installment of the 2016 professional development series, Alone Together: Solitude and the Relational World with Dennis McCaughan, PhD. Since time alone can be renewing and enriching even for the most social among us, how might solitude support our ability to engage in the world and with others more fully? And what contributes to our capacity to be alone? Can we be both related and alone together?
The Healing Power of Connection: A Conversation with Judith Jordan, PhD
Before a sold out room on April 9, 2016, we hosted the first of our 2016 professional development workshops, The Healing Power of Connection with Judith Jordan, PhD. In a rare Chicago appearance, Dr. Jordan, one of the founding scholars of Relational-Cultural theory, explored how this learning can enhance our clinical practice.
Dr. Jordan's groundbreaking work in the development of Relational Cultural Theory demonstrates how we grow primarily in and through connections with others. Growth-fostering, authentic relationships are essential to enliven and expand both ours and our client's internal worlds.
Unjust Incarceration: Breaking the Cycle for Individuals with Mental Illness - A Panel Discussion featuring Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia
During Mental Health Month 2016 we welcomed The Honorable Tom Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, and Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, psychologist and Executive Director of the Cook County Jail to discuss the Cook County Sheriff’s programs addressing the needs of individuals struggling with mental illness. Sheriff Dart and Dr. Jones Tapia have been at the forefront of pushing for changes in our state’s approach to mental health issues. In 2013, Sheriff Dart established the Office of Mental Health Policy & Advocacy, which operates a 24-hour Care Line for ex-inmates and families of current inmates with mental illness, while screening all pre-bond detainees for mental illness. Sheriff Dart and Dr. Jones Tapia shared stories of inmates diagnosed with mental illness and discussed the economic and social impact of these individuals being treated in Cook County Jail.
Here & Now: An Evening of Improv
On October 1st, we celebrated the work of Cathedral Counseling Center with a fun, one-of-a-kind improv experience that made a meaningful connection between the worlds of improv and therapy.
Our heartfelt thanks to the more than 170 people who showed up to laugh for a good cause, our mental health care programs for the underserved. Your contributions, tickets and auction bids helped raise more than $45,000 to support services for people in our community who cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
If you weren't able to attend, you can still help Cathedral Counseling Center by making a gift today. Your tax-deductible contributions underwrite the cost of care for people who are in pain and need the services of Cathedral to live a fuller life.
Say "Yes, And" (Improv Principle #1) to Cathedral Counseling Center
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Same Time Next Week Book Signing and Talk
On Wednesday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. we marked Mental Health Awareness Month with a very special event featuring Cathedral's own therapist and writer Katherine Carrane, LCSW.
Katherine is a staff clinician and supervisor at Cathedral and was recently published in Creative Non-Fiction's new anthology, Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness, edited by Lee Gutkind, with an introduction by Dr. Peter Kramer. Katherine's essay deals with the heartbreaking loss of a client, and her efforts, personally and professionally, to help him and later make sense of his life.
Refreshments and an exclusive reading from the book were enjoyed by attendees to this event hosted by Cathedral Counseling.