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a Lecture on Disability
by frozen fields (frozen_fields)
at March 30th, 2010 (02:33 pm)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Chicago
Cultural Center
invite you to a Lecture on Disability by Dr. Rhoda Olkin

Title: Limping Towards Bethlehem

Dr. Rhoda Olkin is a Distinguished Professor of clinical
psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology
at Alliant University (AIU) in San Francisco. She is also the
Executive Director of the Institute on Disability and Health
Psychology at AIU. Her recent projects have included the book
What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability and a
training tape Disability-Affirmative Therapy: A Beginner's
Guide. Dr. Olkin conducts clinical and expert witness work with
people with disabilities. She is a single mother of two and a
polio survivor. She will tell her story of personal and
professional development as a professor, therapist, mother, and
person with a disability.

Monday, April 5
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
5th Floor
(wheelchair accessible entrance
at 77 E. Randolph Street)

The lecture will be followed by a wine & cheese reception.

Available for Continuing Education Credits.

Please RSVP to Dr Katia Mitova @ kmitova at thechicagoschool.edu.
Thank you!

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by frozen fields (frozen_fields)
at January 7th, 2010 (06:37 pm)

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Meetup Announcement
by frozen fields (frozen_fields)
at October 18th, 2009 (03:47 pm)

Living With Physical Disabilities: The Second Meetup in Edgewater, November 21, 2:00 pm

Please spread the word as much as you can.

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by frozen fields (frozen_fields)
at September 5th, 2009 (04:39 pm)

So the first Meetup for the Living With Physical Disabilities group finally took place. Phew. I admit, I was pretty nervous about it, but while it was a small group, I thought that all went really well. The people were friendly and I felt relaxed. The place itself was terrific as well.

I look forward to more events like that. Maybe we'll eventually attract more people.

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news flash
by frozen fields (frozen_fields)
at September 4th, 2009 (12:29 pm)

Quadriplegic yachtswoman sails solo around Britain

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