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Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212
USD 30.00

“Transliminality: The Most Nashville-Relevant Personality Trait You’ve Never Heard Of”

Presenter: Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier, PhD 

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Location:
Scarritt Bennett Center
2nd Floor, Bennett Hall
1008 19th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
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Program Description:
People who are highly creative seem to have an increased propensity for mystical experience, on the one hand, and psychological suffering, on the other.  Transliminality, a term coined by the late Michael Thalbourne (1998) meaning “the hypothesized tendency of psychological material to cross (trans) thresholds (limines) into and out of consciousness,” helps explain why this is so.  After this program, attendees will be able to:
1) describe how transliminality came to be identified as a concept,
2) discuss Dr. Kreiselmaier’s model of how this personality trait interacts with contextual factors to create a wider-than-usual range of flourishing versus decompensation,
3) explain her working hypothesis about the connection between transliminality and HSP (Highly Sensitive Personality), and
4) apply several practical recommendations for how psychotherapists and other caregivers can help highly transliminal people ameliorate suffering and actualize their considerable gifts.
Presenter Bio:
Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice.  She holds a doctorate in Religion, Psychology, & Culture from Vanderbilt and is also a graduate of the Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group’s two-year training program in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  From her previous career as a professional pianist, she developed an interest in understanding the interconnections among creativity, mystical experience, and psychopathology, which led to her dissertation research on a personality trait called transliminality.  Dr. Kreiselmaier is a past president of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists (TNAPT) and since 2015 has helped create legislation to make the TN licensure process in Clinical Pastoral Therapy sustainable for future cohorts.  She specializes in working with Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) and is delighted to live with five — her beloved partner and fellow therapist David, his 18-year-old hiphop beat producer son, and their three highly sensitive cats.
Program Description:
People who are highly creative seem to have an increased propensity for mystical experience, on the one hand, and psychological suffering, on the other.  Transliminality, a term coined by the late Michael Thalbourne (1998) meaning “the hypothesized tendency of psychological material to cross (trans) thresholds (limines) into and out of consciousness,” helps explain why this is so.  After this program, attendees will be able to:
1) describe how transliminality came to be identified as a concept,
2) discuss Dr. Kreiselmaier’s model of how this personality trait interacts with contextual factors to create a wider-than-usual range of flourishing versus decompensation,
3) explain her working hypothesis about the connection between transliminality and HSP (Highly Sensitive Personality), and
4) apply several practical recommendations for how psychotherapists and other caregivers can help highly transliminal people ameliorate suffering and actualize their considerable gifts.