TEDxAmericanRiviera – Dr. Keith Witt – A Five Star Practice for Creating Beautiful Relationships

About Dr. Keith Witt Dr. Keith Witt is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author who has lived and worked in Santa Barbara, CA. for over thirty-eight years. He received his BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Psychology from UCSB, and his PH.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute. He was licensed as an MFT in 1975 and as Clinical Psychologist in 1988. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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Is nowhere safe? Once limited to the playground, bullying now has a boundless reach made possible by mobile phones and the internet. But what is the cost to individuals, families, schools and society as a whole? Presented by senior researchers from the UTS Health Psychology Unit, Dr Rachael C. Murrihy and Megan Varlow, this lecture unraveled the facts about cyber bullying. It debunked media stereotypes of perpetrators and victims, laid bare its costs to individuals and communities and offered practical pathways for solutions and healing. Dr Rachael C. Murrihy Rachael Murrihy is a senior clinical psychologist and research associate specialising in adolescent mental health. She educates and trains clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family doctors, nurses, and others working with teens, while also delivering lectures on mental health for the general public. She is a practicing clinician, is engaged in industry-funded research and is widely published. Rachael is also a respected international conference speaker. Megan Varlow Megan Varlow is a clinical and health psychologist who has conducted large-scale research programs investigating cyber bullying and stress literacy in adolescents. She provides clinical cognitive behaviour treatment programs to adolescents. Megan has worked in public and private practice, in the not-for-profit sector and develops programs for people living with multiple sclerosis through MS Australia.


3 Comments so far »

  1. lettersfromnyc said,

    Wrote on April 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I love these 5 practices in the form of questions we should train our brains to ask us:
    1) Is there sexual polarity?
    2) Are they healthy physically and psychologically?
    3) Are they able and willing to get back to love?
    4) Are they a superior parent?
    5) Do they have a deep soul purpose or what do they think is their life purpose or goal?

    AWESOME!

  2. alphaidotnet said,

    Wrote on April 13, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Truly wise advice about relationship from a wonderful person who walks his walk!

  3. Alkoholwioslaidziwki said,

    Wrote on April 13, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Pointless preaching, sorry :P

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