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Provisional Travel Schedule:

(with rotating interim dates at http://www.brattlebororetreat.org/)

April 14-18: Consulting in Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

April 19-26: San Diego

April 27: NYC

May 9-12: NYC

May 12-14: Pittsburgh

May 15-17: Sports Lawyers Association, Chicago

May 19-31: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

June 1-4:  CAC, Las Vegas

June 5-July 18: Possible consulting in NYC, Boston, VT

July 19-August 2: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

August 3-15: Possible consulting in NYC, Boston, VT

August 16-31: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

Sep 1-October 3: Possible consulting in NYC, Boston, VT

October 4-19: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

October 20-November 21: Possible consulting in NYC, Boston, VT

November 22-30: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

December 1-19: Possible consulting in NYC, Boston, VT December 20-31: Consulting in San Diego, Palm Springs, Southern and Central CA

Sports / Entertainment / Media

 

Pain Management in Athletes: DMR Participation in Panel Discission

 


Movie Review - for APA PsycCritiques - “Carrie” (2014)

The best horror movies go well beyond providing chills and thrills or even subtly exploring real repressed fears and anxiety. Although typically marketed for a teenage or young adult audience who are mostly likely to enjoy the experience of being scared and shocked by often over-the-top violent fantasy, the genre has been used to convey strong messages regarding social and/or political events or the human condition. Whether intentionally or unconsciously embedded in the work, horror movies can be the vehicle for expression of views ranging from the politically correct to subversive. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Wanger & Siegel, 1956) is often considered the prototype of the politically oriented horror film; on the surface, an innocuous tale of terror, but the subtext was a severe criticism and warning regarding McCarthyism. At the same time, many feel that the 1978 remake (Solo & Kaufman, 1978) took the same issues in a notably different direction, reflecting the contemporaneous sociopolitical landscape, quite different from the milieu of the 1950s.

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WRESTLMANIA 28 – NON-PC, BUT SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE?

Professional wrestling should not be expected to be “politically correct” nor should it be PC.  The aim of professional wrestling is to entertain the audience; the goal of wrestling promotions is to be profitable; presenting non-PC “story-lines” is one of the draws that, for better or worse, serve both of those purposes.

Nonetheless, many wrestling promotions, large and small, have endeavored to be socially responsible outside of the squared circle – holding benefit programs, supporting the Armed Forces, WWE’s recent anti-bullying PSA’s, etc.

Wrestlemania 28, April 1, 2012 will highlight a match between CM Punk and Chris Jericho, fighting for the self-proclaimed title of “The Best Wrestler in the World.”  There is no argument from this quarter that if not the best, these two men are truly among the few very best “at what they do.”

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“CHAD DEITY” – Professional Wrestling is Real Life

David M. Reiss, M.D. 

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
Written by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Edward Torres
Currently being performed at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles,through October 9, 2011
Kristoffer Diaz – biographical data:

An actor portraying a fictional pro wrestler is Real Life??? The voices of characters in Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Elaborate Entrance of CHAD DEITY” by Kristoffer Diaz the drama, pathos, humor, and conflict of life powerfully and effectively.  “Chad Deity” is a story about professional wrestling.  There is not one character in the show who is not “in the industry.”   Yet the story affects every one of us, wrestling fan or not, regardless of identity or social position; as timely  as headlines scrolling by right now on the Internet pertaining to politics, racism, business and the economy, and personal integrity.

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Inter-generational Competition

The Emotional Impact of Wrestling Storylines Mirroring Contemporary Social Issues

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Mesmer, Freud, The Amazing Polgar – and Pay-Per-Views

The Contribution of Hypnotism to the Art and Science of Contemporary Professional Wrestling

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Website Affiliations-

PsycCRITIQUES® - American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association
PsycCRITIQUES is a full-text database with tens of thousands of incisive book and film reviews from 1956 to present.


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