Past Events

Spring 2013

Tuesday, January 29
Our Stories Emerge From the Depths of Memory
Melissa Mace, 2012 Ph.D. recipient, Pacifica Graduate Institute
WEY 402

Remembering is always situated, and not only do we remember events, but we remember them with others. As we recall past events we tell a story or a narrative about the experience adding details such as feelings, and other pieces of information that is used to articulate what occurred. The encounter with the past is a creative process and story becomes the portal to memory. Because remembering traumatic experience is a confrontation with an event that cannot be placed within schemes of prior knowledge, it cannot be fully integrated as it occurred. The working through traumatic memories often begins with translating images from memory into a narrative construction that creates coherence. Our stories emerge from the depths of memory, as the past is retraced and as we attach meaning to events.

Tuesday, February 12
Applied Principles in the Psychological Treatment of Traumatic Events: The Use of Narrative in Treating Childhood Trauma
Sarah Heavin (Psychology)
Thompson 193

Tuesday, February 26
Returning Children to Play and School after Concussion: What you need to know
Dr. Chris Ladish, neuropsychologist, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Thompson 193

Tuesday, March 12
Management of Concussive Trauma Across the Lifespan
Dr. Stanley Herring
Thompson 193

Dr. Stanley Herring is at the forefront of a nation-wide effort to improve management of concussive trauma in youth sports. As an educator and co-author of Washington state’s Lystedt Law (athletes are removed from play if concussive trauma is suspected; they may not return until cleared by qualified medical professional), he has helped shift a long-standing cultural paradigm that underestimated the effect of concussive trauma. In addition Dr. Herring serves as team physician for the Seattle Seahawks. As such, he has unique insight into the effect of repeated concussive trauma on adult athletes both during and after their career. In this talk, Dr. Herring will describe the short and long-term effects of concussions and present a series of best practices that optimize management.

Tuesday, March 26
Activity-based Interventions for Improved Recovery of Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Reggie Edgerton
Thompson 193

Tuesday, April 2
HeadStrong
Desiree Douglass, Executive Director, HeadStrong
Thompson 193

Fall 2012

Tuesday, September 4
Nourishing the Whole Person: A Systematic Review of the Effect of the Therapeutic Alliance on Therapeutic Outcomes for Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Sam Ordos (Occupational Therapy)

Tuesday, September 25
Exercise Science and Psychology Undergraduate Student Poster Session

Tuesday, October 9
Neural Swatches: Patterns of Activity Underlying Different Behaviors (Snail Tales)
Siddharth Ramakrishnan (Neuroscience)

Tuesday, October 30
Physical Therapy Gradute Student Poster Session

Tuesday, November 13
Evidence, Knowledge, and Decision-Making in Occupational Therapy
George Tomlin (Occupational Therapy)

Tuesday, November 27
How to succeed at losing: Directives from the science of weight loss
Jill Nealey-Moore (Psychology)