CE Credits: 1 hour
As a wise person once said, growing older isn’t for sissies. Mary Pipher learned that when she found herself depressed, uninspired, and stuck after years of personal fulfillment and professional success. Find out what she discovered as she worked herself out of this impasse and continued on her journey through middle age.
Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is the author of the national bestsellers Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other. Other books include Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders and The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community. She’s received two APA Presidential Citations, one of which she returned to protest APA’s stand on torture.
1. Explore the distinctions between a spiritual and a mental-health crisis
2. Describe the arc of a lifetime, with its recurring cycle of trauma and resilience
3. Discuss new ways of healing the flagging spirit