Viewing and Discussion: Touched with Fire

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  •  November 18, 2016
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Instructors:  Cheryl Kinsman & Elizabeth Londo

Touched with Fire is a film starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby as two poets with bipolar disorder who meet in a treatment facility. The film illustrates the elements of their illness, how it manifests in their relationship and what their families experience when trying to intercede. While both poignant and painful, the main characters each must choose between a life of stability and a life of emotional extremes. Many issues are revealed in the film including the difficulty of managing the highs and lows of this mental illness, why treatment is not always a simple solution, and how families struggle to cope and also experience the extremes along with their loved ones.

About the Instructors
Dr. Cheryl Kinsman is the Executive Director of the Jung Center. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Kinsman has over 28 years of experience providing psychotherapy and over 10 years of administrative experience. She recently retired from a long career at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center where she worked as a psychologist in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and served as the program manager, supervising a large multi-disciplinary staff. In addition, Dr. Kinsman has a 2-year certificate from the Family Institute of Chicago and is a member of the American Psychological Association. She was an adjunct Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Londo has worked in a variety of settings aligning strategic planning with employee performance, systems and processes. She has worked as an internal and external consultant, as an Executive Director in a not-for-profit, and in a management education center in a private university. She was also a partner in the firm that developed the first management simulations used in executive education. Most recently, Elizabeth was Director of Organizational Development in a family-run manufacturing business. She is currently starting her own company focusing on services for start up companies.


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