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DENNIS PALUMBO on “Writers' Block is GOOD News for a Writer” at the APA Caucus on Medical Humanities in Psychiatry - May 24th

INAUGURAL MEETING APA Caucus on Medical Humanities in Psychiatry 
Co-Founders and Co-Chairs: Vincenzo Di Nicola and Andrei Novac 
 APA Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA, USA 
Grand Ballroom B Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9-11 am EDT 

 A special inaugural lecture for our founding members by Dennis Palumbo 

 A psychotherapist and successful writer addresses an occupational hazard – the writer's block 

 “Writers' Block is GOOD News for a Writer” 

 In this short talk, author and licensed psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo addresses some conventional misconceptions about so-called “writers' blocks.” He’ll explore how and why such “blocks” create anxiety, reinforce negative self-concepts and undermine creative potential in a writer. Then he’ll present a new way to frame what a “block” actually is, and how successfully navigating it results in deeper, more personally relevant writing.

DENNIS PALUMBO, M.A., MFT is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private

practice, specializing in creative issues. Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter, etc.), Dennis Palumbo is a licensed psychotherapist and author. His mystery Fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand and elsewhere, and is collected in From Crime to Crime. His series of award-winning mystery thrillers (Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb, Head Wounds, and the latest, Panic Attack) feature Daniel Rinaldi, a psychologist and trauma expert who consults with the Pittsburgh Police. Recently, Dennis was the technical consultant on the upcoming F/X TV series THE PATIENT, created by the writers of THE AMERICANS. For more info, visit www.dennispalumbo.com


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