Upcoming events

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston TX 77035
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    Registration is closed
    Menninger's Family Education Day offers patients' families the opportunity to learn about psychiatric, behavioral and addictive disorders to elevate their understanding of treatment approaches. Additionally, participants will learn ways to strengthen understanding within the family. Equally important is the chance to meet other families going through similar experiences.

    The day's educational sessions are led by Menninger faculty and staff and cover topics that include attachment, mentalizing, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, recovery planning and more.

    For the detailed schedule of the day, click here.

    There is no cost to attend. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided.

    For assistance with registration, special dietary or ADA needs, please contact:    

    Michelle A. Taylor

    Coordinator of Education and Training

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Norris Conference Centers - Houston CityCentre 816 Town and Country Blvd. Houston, TX 77024
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    John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium

    The Problem of Shame

    Norris Conference Centers - CityCentre

    816 Town and Country Blvd.

    Houston, TX 77024

    September 27, 2019

    This year, after considerable discussion, we decided on “The Problem of Shame” as our central focus. All of us, of course, have secrets that we are ashamed of, which we do not reveal to others. However, for some of us, shame is a powerful force to be reckoned with, fueling persistent anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, emotion dysregulation, and many other dysphoric and symptomatic states. Freud famously stated that psychoanalysis was like archaeology since the main reason some conflicts persist is that they are buried, and the only way they can be solved is, first, to “dig them up.” However, that is not so easy to do, and that is where we in the mental health field come in. With sensitivity and with the right pace, we can partner with our patients to turn painful shame into release, openness, and even, perhaps, the pride that goes with conquering our demons.

    Our speakers this year are all experts in recognizing and understanding the problem of shame and its importance for all of us—from minor fears of embarrassment to major life roadblocks that can shut us down. I hope we will all, at the end of this day, be clearer-headed, more self-compassionate, and more courageous as we set about to unearth and dispel those things we are ashamed of but may not need to be.

    John M. Oldham, MD, MS
    Scientific Program Chairman


    Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks. Payments must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.

    For a copy of the symposium brochure, including the schedule and information on speakers, click here.



    5.0 contact/credit/clock hours has been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:


    The Menninger Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Menninger Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


    The Menninger Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Menninger Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Registered Nurses

    The Menninger Clinic is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Social Workers

    The Menninger Clinic, Provider #4586, is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker examiners to offer continuing education for Social Workers. This activity is offered for 5.0 continuing education contact hours for social workers. We adhere to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Continuing Education Guidelines.

    Licensed Professional Counselors

    The Menninger Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5139. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Menninger Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Addictions Professionals

    Menninger is approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1741-06, five (5.0) hours general. Expires 7/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 401 Ranch Road 620 S., Suite 310, Austin, Texas 78734, fax number 888-506-8123.

    Successful completion of this activity requires attendance of 100% activity. No partial credits will be awarded.


    For continuing education information or assistance with registration, please contact Michelle A. Taylor at or (713) 275-5529.


    Ample free parking is available in the garage attached to the Norris Conference Centers. For direct access, park on the 3rd floor of the parking garage and follow the signs to the Center's Red Oak Ballroom. For those entering from Hotel Sorella or at street level, note the Center's Red Oak Ballroom is located on Level 2, the hotel lobby level.

    Please avoid parking in reserved parking spots.

    Valet parking is available at the rate of $8 in front of Hotel Sorella.



    A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate at the Hotel Sorella (king or double rooms available) when you reserve by September 09, 2019. To make a reservation, call 866-842-0100 or make an online reservation.

    Free overnight garage parking is available or overnight valet parking is $27 per night.



    With two weeks minimum advanced notice, Menninger will provide a full refund. In the unlikely event that the symposium must be cancelled, prepaid registrants will be given a registration fee refund.


    If you have any specific dietary or ADA needs, please request in advance when registering or email Michelle A. Taylor directly at

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston TX 77024
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    We hope you will join us at Eddie V's in City Centre following the John M. Oldham Mental Health Symposium and attend this event to catch up with alumni.

    Reconnect and network with your former classmates and get updates about departmental and education developments.

    The registration fee is $20, which includes light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Guests are welcome with paid registration for each attendee.

    Valet parking is complimentary. There is also a complimentary parking garage a short walk away (behind Brio restaurant).

    More information about the symposium can be found at

    Whether you attend the symposium or not, we hope to see you at the Alumni Mixer. For questions, contact Kim-Lan Czelusta, MD, at or (713) 798-4847 or her assistant Linda Pownall at

Past events

14 Aug 2019 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention and Management
13 Aug 2019 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention and Management
06 Aug 2019 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
01 Aug 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series - Mentalization Based Supervision: Supervising in MBT by Peter Fonagy, PhD
21 Jun 2019 Cultural Competency: An Introduction to Working with LGBT Populations
20 Jun 2019 Fifth Annual Community Integration Conference - Hope and the Courage to Continue
17 Jun 2019 Family Education Day - June 17, 2019
26 Apr 2019 Ethics and Science in Treatment: Switching Lenses - Jon G. Allen, PhD
15 Apr 2019 Family Education Day - April 15, 2019
29 Mar 2019 Navigating Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice as Supervisor and Clinician - Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW
15 Mar 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Mentalizing and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
18 Feb 2019 Family Education Day - February 18, 2019
18 Jan 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. - Mentalizing and Trauma
14 Dec 2018 Radically Open DBT - Karyn Hall, PhD
10 Dec 2018 Family Education Day - December 10, 2018
16 Nov 2018 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. - Mentalizing with Avoidant/Narcissistic Personality Disorder
09 Nov 2018 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
15 Oct 2018 Family Education Day - October 15, 2018
28 Sep 2018 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Thomas Ellis, PsyD, ABPP - Rethinking Conventional Care with Suicidal Individuals: What You Should Know about Suicide-Specific Interventions
01 Jul 2018 Join the Menninger's Education/Event Database
14 Jun 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Hope, Faith, Despair and Doubt
31 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Talking to Patients and Families about Depression
30 May 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Shared Decision Making and Peer Support
18 May 2018 Rethinking Psychotherapy from an Ethical Perspective
03 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Psychological Trauma and Dissociative Disturbance
19 Apr 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - A Personal Approach to Clinical Formulations
16 Apr 2018 Family Education Day - April 16, 2018
30 Mar 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Gaining Epistemic Trust
15 Mar 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - The Value and Limitations of Plain Old Therapy
22 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Human Attachment and Spiritual Connection
19 Feb 2018 Family Education Day - February 19, 2018
01 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Ethical Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment
29 Jan 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Techniques in Mentalizing
18 Jan 2018 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
18 Dec 2017 Family Education Day - December 18, 2017
21 Aug 2017 Family Education Day - August 21, 2017
09 Aug 2017 4-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
22 Jun 2017 Third Annual Community Integration Conference - To Hold, Maintain and Keep: Mind-Body Approaches to Community Integration
19 Jun 2017 Family Education Day - June 19, 2017
17 Apr 2017 Family Education Day - April 17, 2017
20 Feb 2017 Family Education Day - February 20, 2017
18 Feb 2017 Living Healthier Together
17 Oct 2016 Family Education Day - October 17, 2016
15 Aug 2016 Family Education Day - August 15, 2016
20 Jun 2016 Family Education Day - June 20, 2016
18 Apr 2016 Family Education Day
21 Mar 2016 Family Education Day
18 Jan 2016 Family Education Day
07 Dec 2015 Family Education Day
19 Oct 2015 Family Education Day
15 Jun 2015 Family Education Day
03 Jun 2015 A4CIP Conference - My Place in the Community: Building Supportive Integration for Mental Health Recovery
01 May 2015 The Second Annual John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium: The Problem of Trauma - Discovering Resilience
21 May 2014 Oak Brook, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
20 May 2014 Skokie, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
11 Apr 2013 Valuable Opportunities for Your Practice: A Symposium and Workshop on Mentalization
08 Jun 2012 3rd Annual Patient Alumni Weekend
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