Psycho-oncology Special Event

January 10, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Zion
Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero Street

"Family Focused Interventions for Cancer Patients and Families:  State of the Art"

David W. Kissane, MD, Head of Psychiatry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

In this Psycho-Oncology sponsored lecture, Dr. Kissane will describe his decades-long research developing evidence based therapy techniques for helping families affected by cancer build cohesion, improve communication and reduce conflict.  Please join us.

David W. Kissane MD is an academic psychiatrist, psycho-oncology researcher and author. He is currently the Head of Psychiatry for Monash University in Australia and recently the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His books include The Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care with Oxford University Press, Handbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care with Wiley-Blackwell, Cancer and Depression for the World Psychiatric Association and Family Focused Grief Therapy with Open University Press. Prof. Kissane was awarded the Jimmie C. Holland Chair in Psycho-oncology at MSKCC and was recognized by the International Psycho-Oncology Society in 2008 with their Arthur Sutherland Award for lifetime achievement.

Light refreshments served beginning at 9:45 AM
Lecture from 10 AM – 12 PM
Free of charge
Hosted by:
Laura B. Dunn, MD, Director of Psycho-Oncology,
and Dianne M. Shumay, PhD, Associate Director of Psycho-Oncology

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