This month’s speaker is William P. Horan, Ph.D., UCLA Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences. His topic is Psychological Treatments for Research in Motivation and social Cognition for Mental Illness. Dr. Horan stated “in our work, we try to understand difficulties with social cognition and motivation.”
Christen Chapman, study coordinator for the research project will be accompanying Dr. Horan. Christen will inform us about opportunities for family members to also be involved in this research project.
The UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences is the home within the David Geffen School of Medicine for faculty who are expert in the origins of and treatments for disorders of complex human behavior. The Department is also an integral part of The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA which is a world leading, interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr. Horan received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico, completed a clinical internship at the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, and completed a post-doctoral clinical research fellowship at UCLA. His research investigates emotional, social cognitive, and neurocognitive processes in schizophrenia, and how disturbances in these areas impact functional outcome.
Monday, June 20, 2016
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
2900 W Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Caring and Sharing will begin at 6 p.m.
Parking is available in the parking lot off of Carson Street and on Carson Street and Flower Avenue.