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Colleagues & Conversations @ Yellowbrick

Educational Series for Professionals

The Colleagues & Conversation Series @ Yellowbrick seeks to bring professionals together in an informal atmosphere to promote socializing, networking and discussions for interactive learning. Appetizers and beverages will be served.
CEU's are available through Yellowbrick Foundation at no charge.

Please contact David Daskovsky PhD, Director of Training at 847 869-1500 ext 235 if you have suggestions for presentations of interest.

Upcoming Meetings

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Prior Meetings

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy, MD
Discusses His New Book

Nonlinear Psychoanalysis

Notes from Forty Years of Chaos and Complexity Theory

May 22nd @ 5pm - 7pm
Nonlinear Psychoanalysis

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Robert M. Galatzer-Levy MD

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy MD

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy MD

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy MD, mathematician, physician psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of five books and 110 publications including The Essential Other: A Developmental Psychology of the Self, Does Psychoanalysis work?, and The Course of Gay & Lesbian Lives. His newest book Nonlinear Psychoanalysis, was recently published by Routledge and will be the subject of discussion during May's Colleagues & Conversations. Dr. Galatzer-Levy practices child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysis and psychiatry. Nonlinear concepts from chaos theory, complexity studies and fractal geometry have transformed the way we think about the mind. This book brings new ideas and describes an innovative approach to diagnosis of psychological conditions, concepts of normal and pathological development, gender, research methods and the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Nonlinear Psychoanalysis discusses and demonstrates how nonlinear dynamics can be integrated with psychoanalytic thinking to shed new light on psychological development, therapeutic processes and fundamental psychoanalytic concepts. Hope to see you May 22nd @ 5pm.

Appetizers and refreshments 5pm
Presentation & Discussion 5:30 - 7pm

Hope to see you May 22nd @ 5pm.

The Chronotherapeutic Treatment of Affective Illness
(especially Bipolar Disorders)
April 10, 2018 @ 5pm

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

This talk will review the evidence for the efficacy and safety of various chronotherapeutic interventions in the treatment of mood disorders. It will specifically address the modalities of bright light therapy, sleep-wake cycle modification, dark therapy, and melatonergic agonists. Concrete clinical information will be provided to teach practitioners how to administer these procedures and include them in their therapeutic repertoire.


John Gottlieb, MD

John Gottlieb, MD

John Gottlieb, MD

Dr. Gottlieb's career has been devoted to the evaluation, treatment and study of recurrent affective illness. After an initial period of generalist practice following residency training at Yale, he increasingly began to focus on bipolar disorders. Through rigorous, in-house training and educational programs, topic-specific teaching, participation in local and international research efforts, and regular consultation with international experts, Dr. Gottlieb and his group is now one of the elite practices within this band of expertise. Dr. Gottlieb's interest in bipolar disorders, and their frequent seasonal, menstrual, daily and diurnal cycling led to a new but related area of study: chronobiology - the study of circadian rhythms. Over the past ten years, he has developed a clinical subspecialty in the chronobiology of mood disorders and its clinical application - chronotherapeutics. As a result of this specialization, Dr. Gottlieb was invited to join the scientific advisory board, the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Therapeutics and has chaired workshops on this topic for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders annual conferences.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will learn about the range and indications for chronotherapeutic treatments in the management of affective illness.
  2. Attendees will learn about the practical methods of administering bright light therapy, dark therapy, and wake therapy.
  3. Attendees will learn about the safety profile and risks attendant with the above chronotherapeutic interventions.

Seating is limited. Please reserve at 847-869-1500 ext 200.

Hope to see you April 10th @ 5pm.

February 9, 2018 Educational Conference:
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place!"

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Michael Losoff PhD, Director of Adolescent Services
Jonathan Stevens, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Outpatient Services Assistant Professor Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine The Menninger Clinic

This continuing education program is sponsored at no charge by Yellowbrick Foundation and The Menninger Clinic. The event is hosted by Yellowbrick Foundation. Registration will begin in January 2018. Please check back.

Integrating the Family Into Adolescent Treatment
January 16, 2018 @ 5 PM

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Michael Losoff PhD, Director of Adolescent Services
Bryn Jessup PhD, Director of Family Services & Systems

Join us for an Open House/Community Meeting for presentation and discussion of Yellowbrick's evolving Adolescent Services which includes an After-School IOP and an intensive family focus. Following a light dinner, refreshments and socializing, Yellowbrick invites colleagues into a conversation regarding your experience working with adolescents and their families.

Seating is limited. Please reserve at 847-869-1500 ext 200.

We are grateful for your consultation with us as we evolve our services. For attending and filling out an associated online Survey Monkey, Yellowbrick will send you a $50 Starbucks gift card.
Hope to see you January 16th @ 5pm.

Research Informed Treatment for PTSD

December 12th, 2017 @ 5pm - 7pm

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

John Bair, PhD

John P. Bair, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at North Chicago. Dr. Bair completed his doctoral studies at Northwestern University and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin Medical School. He is the Vice President, the Co-Chair of the Training and Program Committee, and Board member, of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations (CCSGO). Dr. Bair has been involved in clinical and research work with Group Relations Conferences for over 20 years. He is a Founding Member and Board Chair of the Chicago Area Sports Psychology Network. Dr. Bair has been in private practice for over 30 years and is a staff psychologist at the Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Dr. Bair was a past director of the Lovell FHCC Dual Diagnosis Program. Dr. Bair's research interests and publications include empirical measurement of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury with eye tracking technology; anxiety disorders, PTSD and addictions.

Presentation for Parents
“Promoting Service Engagement and Community Integration for Young Adults with SMI”

Saturday, November 11th, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Dr. Mark Salzer
Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director, Collaborative on Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities at Temple University

Dr. Salzer will be spoke about new directions for approaching obstacles to treatment engagement and community integration among people with serious mental illnesses including Deegan’s CommonGround approach and Hamann’s SDM (shared decision making) concepts.



At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 866.364.2300.