2018 Lectures


Save the date for our tenth annual series of lectures on "Building Bridges from Adversity to Resilience." Talks will be held on Friday mornings, from 9:30am - 10:30am in the Davidson Auditorium (JSOM 1.118) at The University of Texas at Dallas (800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson TX 75080), except for the special evening lectures as noted below. All lectures are free and open to the public!

David Cross, Ph.D.

February 16, 2018

David Cross, Ph.D.

“Building Resiliency through Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)”

Children and youth who experience relational trauma face significant developmental needs, and the TBRI approach was developed to address these needs. TBRI is attachment-based, whole-child, trauma-informed, evidence-based, and multi-systemic. This presentation will emphasize how TBRI is helping to build resilience in children, families, and communities.

Dina Castro, Ph.D.

March 23, 2018

Dina Castro, Ph.D.

Early care and education for dual language learners

Talk description to be located here.

Sandy Russ, Ph.D.

March 28, 2018

Sandy Russ, Ph.D.

“Pretend Play and Development of Creativity and Imagination”

Dr. Russ is a Distinguished University Professor and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor in the department of psychological studies at Case Western Reserve University. Her research has focused on understanding how pretend play is involved in child development and in child psychotherapy. She is the author of Pretend Play in Childhood: Foundation of Adult Creativity (2013).

*This is a special Wednesday evening lecture hosted by the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, held in the Jonsson Performance Hall. See details here: http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/detail.html?id=1220436529

Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D.

April 13, 2018

Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D.

Positive outcomes after cochlear implants through social relationships

Talk description to be located here.

Vlad Glaveanu, Ph.D.

April 18, 2018

Vlad Glaveanu, Ph.D.

“Cultivating the Possible in Early Development - The Power of Creativity, Imagination and Wonder”

Vlad Glaveanu is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark; Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway; and Associate Researcher at Paris Descartes University, France as well as Neuchatel University, Switzerland. His work develops the cultural psychology of creativity and has been published in over 100 articles and chapters. He is editor/co-editor of three major handbooks, including the forthcoming Creativity Reader.

*This is a special Wednesday evening lecture hosted by the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, held in the Jonsson Performance Hall. See details here: http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/detail.html?id=1220436530