Acclaimed Psychologist, Author Kay Redfield Jamison to Speak at UNCA
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Redfield Jamison, an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, will discuss "An Unquiet Mind: Personal and Professional Reflections on Mental Illness" at 8 p.m. Friday,
April 11, at UNC Asheville's Owen Conference Center. A reception will immediately follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.
In 1995, Jamison shocked her colleagues at Johns Hopkins University by going public with her own history of manic depression in a Washington Post article and subsequent book, "An Unquiet Mind." The book became a New York Times bestseller. Her following book, "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide," was chosen by the New York Times as a "Notable Book of 1999." Her latest book, "Exuberance: The Vital Emotion," is due out this year.
Jamison completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California-Los Angeles, where she was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and a John F. Kennedy Scholar. She was chosen by Time magazine as a "Hero of Medicine" and was featured on the PBS-TV series "Great Minds of Medicine." Jamison was the 2001 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
The event is organized by UNCA's Psi Chi psychology honors society and Catalyst, UNCA's peer education group. Major local sponsors include CooperRiis, a healing farm community, and Mission St. Joseph's Health System.
For more information, call UNCA's Psychology Department at 828/251-6422.
- Caroline Mann, UNCA Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, 828/255-7434
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526