Theater of the Mind 2: The Psychotherapist as Artist

Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s (LACPA) Arts, Creativity, and Culture Committee and the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SFV-CAMFT) in association with California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Proudly Present

Theater of the Mind 2:
The Psychotherapist as Artist

Working in Theater, Music, Comedy, and Dance

 Performance Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 
7:30 PM

 Performance Location: El Portal Theater 
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA  91601

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Remembering Our Shared Humanity – LACPA’s 2020 Presidential Theme
By Kenneth Skale, Psy.D.

Four years and seven months ago (or thereabouts), I began my journey in LACPA leadership as a student representative, and somehow I find myself here today as LACPA’s incoming president for 2020. For those familiar with the responsibility this entails, you would be forgiven for asking why someone would want to do this! Stepping into this role comes with a host of meetings, events, speeches, and a truly untoward amount of emails on top of everyday practice and home life. Nietzsche said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow.” The duties of LACPA’s presidency are enjoyable and rewarding, but as I have watched our past-presidents shoulder this responsibility, I realized I would need a compelling why of my own to make it through.

As a nation, we appear polarized to an alarming degree. Even the most mindful among us experience mounting angst, frustration, and argumentativeness simply watching the news. Topics such as 2nd Amendment rights vs. gun control, the possibility of the planet’s gradual incineration, and whether universal healthcare will solve more problems than it creates elicit the worst in each of us. The tension surrounding healthcare, 

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