It gives us great pleasure to present as our guest speaker this evening Margie Stuchbery who is a Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Margie's talk this evening will be: Mentalizing - Are humans rational? Mentalizing refers to the capacity to hold heart and mind in mind, both for the self and for others. It is a mental capacity that develops in the first years of life and onward and we all move in and out of it all the time. But deficits or interruptions to mentalizing capacity result in misunderstandings at best, and serious mental health issues at worst. It is not surprising that deficits in this fundamental social capacity underlie many of the difficulties that bring people in for psychotherapy.
Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html
Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000
The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below.
Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets.
Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at: http://www.clubredfern.com.au/dining
Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience.
Dinner is available from 5.30pm whilst the talks begin at 7.00pm. As there will be limited table space, it is preferable to have meals in the restaurant section of the club before entering the function area, though bringing drinks in will be fine.
Once a month the Meetup meets for a topical discussion with a special guest. Special guests in the past have been members of the meetup, or experts from outside, speaking on topics of their expertise. If you wish to speak, or know somebody who would like to speak to us, please contact Steve[masked].
With the approval of our speakers, we also attempt to record our talks and put them up on our youtube channel (http://youtube.com/sydneyatheists).