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HPS March 8th Meeting

posted Mar 5, 2017, 6:48 PM by CFPS Information   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 3:08 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society ]

HPS Presents: Disability, stigma & identity: How resilient is the ego after injury?

Presented by Roberta M. Diddle, Ph.D. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017  |  7:00 PM - 9:00PM 
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St
Houston, TX 77007

This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking on the north side of the building.

This presentation will allow for the discussion on the intrapsychic process related to the racial and cultural diversity in the treatment setting.

  1. Be familiar with research on resilience.
  2. Be able to discuss the impact of stigma in illness and disability.
  3. Understand two ways in which these concepts can be incorporated into practice


Roberta M. Diddel, Ph.D.
Dr. Diddel is also on the faculty in the Psychology Department at Rice University, where she teaches and advises students interested in careers in mental health. She founded Disability 101, a non-pro t organization providing programs for people affected by disabling medical conditions, and served as its Executive Director from 2004 until 2013. A 43-year survivor of a spinal cord injury herself, she lectures nationally on issues related to disability. In her counseling, she uses a relaxed style, with humor, personal stories and optimism to encourage clients to manage the challenges of loss and decision making. She provides empathy and support, while helping her clients manage their disease optimally, improve communication with spouses, partners and caregivers, and positively in uence their health outcomes and the quality of their lives. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is dedicated to promoting psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles through creative discussions with the greater Houston community. We warmly welcome everyone with an interest in psychoanalysis.

The Society holds monthly meetings with invited local and national speakers, provides networking and continuing education opportunities and sponsors accredited workshops throughout the academic year.

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