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Brutal and Beautiful: Narrating the Tragicomedy of Dementia is a Course

Brutal and Beautiful: Narrating the Tragicomedy of Dementia

Starts May 13, 2021

$25 Enroll

Full course description

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 7-8pm (EST)-- Fully Online Lecture

CEs for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW will be submitted for review to respective credentialing bodies.

Cost:

This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES14 to register at no cost.

This event is $25 for practitioners seeking CEs for this lecture. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time. 

Description:

In this Psychological Humanities and Ethics lecture, Mark Freeman will elaborate on the psychological experiences of dementia, from both philosophical and personal viewpoints - as well as fundamental ethical questions of the human condition. In this combination of reading and presentation, Mark will read passages from my new book Do I Look at You with Love? Reimagining the Story of Dementia (Brill | Sense, 2021) and draw upon my relationship with my mother during the dozen years of her dementia as a vehicle for exploring some fundamental ethical questions and concerns that emerged from our experience.  

"These years were difficult in many ways, for her and for me.  At the same time, they were also marked by intimacy, intensity, and, at times, a beauty that was unprecedented in our lives.  By sharing some important aspects of our time together, along with some of the scholarly work that inspired me, I hope to shed new light on both the challenges and opportunities inherent in situations like our own and some salient, but under-recognized, features of the human condition."

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the experiences of dementia, both for the person experiencing and persons who care for them
  2. Apply a deepened and enlarged understanding of dementia, aging, and dying when engaging with a person’s experiencing these stages of the life course

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  This lecture is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (EST). 

CE Sponsorship: 

Application for CEs is being submitted for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW. We will update this section as soon as we hear back from the credentialing bodies.

Participants must attend the lecture in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive CEs.

This lecture does not offer CEs for social workers or other clinicians not listed above. 

Fees & Policies:

This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.  

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes May 13th at 7pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Presenter:

Mark Freeman
Dr. Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman is a Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Department of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross.  His prolific writings include Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative (Routledge, 1993); and, most recently, Do I Look at You with Love? Reimagining the Story of Dementia (Brill | Sense, 2021). Freeman serves as editor for the Oxford University Press series “Explorations in Narrative Psychology.”