7:45 a.m.

Check-In and Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

John D. Wynn, M.D., DFAPA

8:30 a.m.

The Five Capacities for Improvisation: Creative Strategies for Coping with Trauma and Loss
Patricia Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Improvisation in Health Care: Working Beyond the Guidelines
Ralph W. Aye, M.D.

11:30 a.m.

A Little Word-Music: Listening to the Patient’s Words
Tony Hacker, Ph.D.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1 p.m.

Evidence-Based Improvisation
John D. Wynn, M.D., DFAPA

2 p.m.

Move to Workshops

2:05 p.m.

Session I: 2:05-3:05 p.m. 
Session II: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two of the five breakout sessions.

  • From Crisis to Integration - Patricia Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R

  • Improvisation, Innovation, Integrity - Ralph Aye, M.D. and John D. Wynn, M.D., DFAPA

  • Improvisation in a Drop-in Support Group Setting: From the Participants Perspective - Sylvia Farias, MSW, LICSW, Ross Robinson, MA, RC, CT and Panel of Support Group Members

  • Case Discussion – Improvisation in Clinical Encounters - Dorcas Dobie, M.D.

  • How We Can Listen Closely, Think Creatively and Act Courageously with Patients Facing Loss - Tony Hacker, Ph.D.

4:15 p.m.

Plenary Discussion
Moderator: John D. Wynn, M.D., DFAPA

4:45 p.m.


Description & Objectives
CME Credit
Registration Fees

Online registration is closed.
Limited walk-in registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, November 14, 2014

7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Swedish Education and Conference Center
Swedish Cherry Hill
500 17th Ave
Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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