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What Would Gandhi Do?

  • 15 Sep 2017
  • Gandhi Memorial Center , 4748 Western Avenue Northwest, Bethesda, MD 20816


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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"What Would Gandhi Do?"


Srimati  Karuna,,Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center; David Freeman, Psy.D.; Karen Shanor, Ph.D. 

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

September 15, 2017

Gandhi Memorial Center , 4748 Western Avenue Northwest, Bethesda, MD 20816

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Social Work Continuing Education is Offered

The link to the Gandhi Center is:


Join us at the beautiful and inspiring Gandhi Memorial Center for a special continuing education opportunity!  Light Refreshments (including Indian sweets) will be served.  Side street parking is abundant and the Friendship Metro is nearby.


In this time of increased political and social turmoil how can we sustain a personal healthy balance as well as help others manage new stressors.  The life of Mahatma Gandhi provides a powerful role model  – we practitioners can learn from the strategies he employed during encounters with social change and strife. This training will provide an overview of Gandhi’s contributions to society as a humble individual prepared to experiment with the very foundation of his consciousness. His message is timeless and just as appropriate to the difficulties we face today as it was in his own time.

Srimati Karuna, the Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington DC, will speak about Gandhi’s life, the challenges he faced and the contributions he made in the face of those challenges. Dr. Karen Shanor will discuss the neurology of relevant aspects of our program, such as: awe, emotional regulation, judgment, resilience, and meditation. Dr. David Freeman will then lead a series of discussions (including small groups) on how each of us can best use what we learned in the workshop in our personal and professional lives. 

Workshop Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1.      Articulate two elements of the role of reflection and two elements of the role of action in the process of recovery.

2.      Identify the impact of disruptive social and political stressors on our own lives.

3.      Identify the impact of these pressures on our clients, whoever or whatever they may be.

4.         Identify three of Gandhi’s struggles that are relevant in our time.

 5.  Identify three of Gandhi’s teachings that can be incorporated into our clinical work.

"The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content."

"This course has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, DC Metro Chapter for 3.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Approval Code: 2017039"

 There is no corporate support/payment for this workshop.

DCPA Event Cancellation Policy

The DC Psychological Association is unable to provide refunds for events. However, we do allow up to one year to make up a CE session that may have been missed. 

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