Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2006

December 2006
Screening of feature film "SnowCake" starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman
Speakers: Dr. David Feinberg, Director Child and Adolescent Outpatient Evaluation
and Treatment Clinic and Dr. Pegeen Cronin, Director UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic


November 2006
Screening of Greg Little's film Dreamland about gambling addiction.
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Fong, Semel Institute Gambling Disorders Program



September 2006
After the screening, Lauren Greenfield discussed her documentary about eating disorders with Dr. Michael Strober, Director of the Eating Disorders Program, Semel Institute,

3rd Annual Shopping Day
September 2006
The Friends 3rd Annual Shopping Day. Weathervane, 1209 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Borderline Personality Disorder
June 2006
The Friends were pleased to present their first conference on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Bateman, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health London UK,
Dr. Robin Kissell, Semel Institute UCLA, Dr. Kenneth Silk, University of Michigan,
Dr. Frank E. Yeomans, Cornell University  

Teen Depression
May 2006
Speaker: Dr. Mark De Antonio, Director of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services Semel Institute  

Coping with an Illness
March 2006
Speaker: Dr. David Wellisch, Professor of Medical Psychology Chief Psychologist, Adult Division,
Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

The Criminal Mind
February 2006
Speaker: Dr. Park Dietz, forensic psychiatrist



January 2006
Speaker: Dr. Mark Barad, Director UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic  



The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and
Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza C7-463
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Phone: 310 825-3119

* The Friends of the Semel Institute is a 501(c)(3)  volunteer organization under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation.