An Hour with a Psychiatrist : Questions and Answers

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean restaurant located at  5915 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

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This presentation starts with a short introduction on existential psychotherapy to provide a better understanding of inner conflict within a person and reveals the secret of a happier life (شناخت درمانی و راز شاد زیستن). The program continues with an extended period of questions and answers on this topic.


The slides of Dr. Khatami presentation can be found at this link.

Existential psychotherapy is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence. These givens could be: the inevitability of death, freedom and its attendant responsibility, existential isolation, and finally meaninglessness.



About the Speaker:

Dr. Manoochehr Khatami is the diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry of Neurology, Board Certified. He has been the clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas from 1988 to 2011. He is currently the clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego.


He is a Psychiatrist with over 35 years of combined experience in private practice in adult Psychiatry and pain management, research activities within hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery systems, teaching institutions and managed care organizations. He is the Founder and co-director of Southwest Medical Pain Management Program. He is also the director of outpatient department and department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.


He has published several books and papers and delivered lecture and talks internationally on cognitive therapy, chronic pain and existential Psychotherapy. He is the Author of the book “How to find meaning in everyday life”. 

Short Presentation:

The general meeting will be started with a short presentation about music and its role in society (عنوان:  تاثیر موسیقی‌ بر نسل‌های مختلف جامعه و اهمیت آن‌ در زندگی روزمره) by Farid Afshari and Masih Salafzoon.

Farid Afshari has over 15 years of experience teaching piano and keyboard and has had many years of experience in teaching piano at PTC Music School and the Arasbaran Art Institute and Green Music. He's received a Certificate from Oxford University and Music Degree from Tehran University and is a member of the Music Teachers Association and National Guild of Piano Teachers. Farid's approach to teaching is to have the student work at their own pace while developing proper technique and good practice and performance habits.

Masih Salafzoon was Born on September 1984 in Iran, Shiraz, he grew up in a family who admired and who loved music.  He started music at the age of 13 with Tonbak.  His Master, Navid Afghah  and Mohammad Reza Kavari got him started and taught him the beginners and mid-level teachings of Tonbak.  He continued with Master  Bahman Rajavi who taught him the more high level of the teachings.  At the age of 17 he started learning Daf and in two years he was able to have his own students and teach them Daf and Tonbak.  He had many concerts with groups such as Chakameh, Chaghaneh, and Audio and Video group in Tehran, and Fars Province. 

He not only completed his music education, but also completed his BS in Industerial Management and then continued to complete his MBA.   He has been teaching since 2002 and has had many students of Tonbak and Daf.  He immigrated to US, San Diego in 2011 where he resides and has many students.  His goal is to teach music and help students learn and enjoy playing Persian Percussion Instruments of Daf and Tonbak.  His students age range from 5-75 years old.  His goal is not only to teach Daf and Tonbak but to teach healing with music, his goal is to teach how to enjoy music, how to live with music and heal with music. Currently he heads a group of Persian Percussion Music called Delnavazan Daf Group.      


6:00 pm - 6:45 pm: Dinner and Networking (Dinner will not be served after 6:45 pm)
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm: Announcements and Short presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm: Break and Networking 
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Main Presentation, Q&A


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Ajalexxx wrote
at 4:06pm on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
I learned so much watching from this video.
at 8:25pm on Monday, February 18th, 2019
An hour with a psychiatrist in which we can ask many different questions. And also get answers of these questions which we can get from this site. This is good for us and we can take more benefit from this answers and questions.

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