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UNC School of Social Work Clinical Lecture: “How Emotions are Made”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UNC School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series presents, “How Emotions are Made” with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, co-sponsored by the UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Join us on Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00 – 2:00, at the UNC School of Social Work Auditorium (325 Pittsboro Street). Arrive at 11:30 am for the meet and greet reception, catered by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe. This event is free to the general public and $35 for the CE Workshop (includes credit for LCSWs, NBCCs, and category A). Register online: https://ssw.unc.edu/sswevents/node/187. Can’t make it in person? Participate through live stream. Those who register for live streaming will receive an email with directions on how to join via Zoom before the lecture.

In “How Emotions are Made”, Dr. Barrett will describe her cutting-edge research on how emotions are constructed in the moment by core systems that interact across the whole brain, rather than being fixed, universal categories. She will also elaborate on the significant implications for psychotherapeutic work, and explain how and why psychotherapy can help transform people’s emotional experiences.

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles on emotions and neuroscience as well as the popular book, How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (2017). She has received numerous awards for her work, including the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award and election to the Royal Society of Canada.


February 2
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


UNC School of Social Work


UNC School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC
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