The 2013-2014 AUSB-NASW Seminar Series successfully wrapped up last Saturday, June 7, with a well-attended seminar “The Road Not Taken: Mining Nostalgia for the Riches of Mid-Life.”
Presented by Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW, the Chair of the MA in Clinical Psychology program, this seminar discussed the ways in which nostalgia can serve as a resource for inspiring creativity and cultivating life satisfaction in the second half of life. Practitioners gained tools to help clients access latent dreams, goals, and aspirations associated with nostalgia to cultivate creativity, meaningful productivity, while increasing life satisfaction.
This was the fifth and final seminar of the series. The other four seminar topics covered in the past several months include the following: “Navigating the DSM-V: There is Life After the DSM-IV TR,” “The Power of Compassionate Self-Inquiry: A Unique Clinical Approach to Addiction,” “Returning Home: Treating Veterans and Their Families,” and “Pacing the Work with Trauma: Assessing Activation and Resiliency in the Therapeutic Process.”
This year-long series for professionals and community members provides continuing education units and features experts in a variety of fields related to psychology, relationships, healthy living, and healthy aging – to name a few.
The upcoming 2014-2015 AUSB-NASW Seminar Series is being finalized and will be announced shortly; it is slated to begin in November with a Saturday workshop on Healing Trauma Through Somatic Approaches.