Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney


The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

This event includes a book signing


February 27, 2013
8:00 PM


FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum is pleased to welcome Drs. STEVEN M. SOUTHWICK and DENNIS S. CHARNEY for a discussion of their book, Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges.

Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job.

This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Incorporating the latest scientific research and dozens of interviews with trauma survivors, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. Written by experts in post-traumatic stress, this book provides a vital and successful roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives.

Dennis S. Charney
Dennis S. Charney

Dennis S. Charney

Dennis S. Charney, M.D. is a world expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and executive vice president for academic affairs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Charney’s work in depression led to the discovery of new therapies for treatment resistant depression including Lithium and Ketamine. After decades of work on the biology of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, he has turned to investigating the psychobiological mechanisms of human resilience to stress. He and his colleagues have found specific hormones and peptides that contribute to resilience, and they have identified a prescription for enhancing human resilience. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Charney is the author of many books, including Neurobiology of Mental Illness and The Peace of Mind Prescription: An Authoritative Guide to Finding the Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety and Depression.

Steven M. Southwick
Steven M. Southwick

Steven M. Southwick

Steven M. Southwick, M.D. is a recognized expert on the psychological and neurobiological effects of extreme psychological trauma. He is the inaugural Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Resilience at the Yale Medical School and the Yale Child Study Center, adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and medical director of the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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