Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Upcoming Book Talks In San Francisco and Oakland

I wanted to let you know about upcoming talks I will be giving about our book, In Sickness As In Health: Helping Couples Cope With The Complexities of Illnessby Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman (Roundtree Press, 2013). 

Here are the dates, times and locations:

March 15, 2:00-4:00pm,Oakland Library, Main Branch, 125 14th Street, Oakland 
March 22, 3:00-4:00pm, Sunset Library, 1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco
March 29, 3:00-4:00pm,Bernal Heights Library, 500 Courtland Avenue, San Francisco

When illness and tragedy strike, they don’t ask if you’re ready.  In Sickness As In Health is a deep and practical guide to help couples, and those who care about them, best manage the upheavals that happen when sickness or accident turns life upside down.  And while most couples are quite capable of dealing with the In Health part of their commitment, few couples are prepared to cope with the In Sickness part, together.

In my talk I will:
  • Expand our sense of what happens to couples when illness becomes the unwanted third partner in the relationship
  • Offer powerful strategies for helping couples live with illness and engage their own strengths
  • Discuss how couples can work as a team to best deal with the medical system
  • Suggest ways health care providers can engage the significant other in the treatment

I bring to this discussion not only the research we did with couples and experts, but my own personal experience living with illness with my husband.  This talk and the book, In Sickness As In Health, will benefit couples, caregivers, family, friends, co-workers, counselors, clergy, and health care professionals.  There will be time for Q&A.

Please send this link along to others you may know who would be interested coming to one of the talks or knowing about the book.

Click on the dates and times above to see the official announcements of the events. And for more information about the book, please go to: .  You can read the introduction by clicking on the “Peek Inside” tab.

Thank you.  Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

I live in Richmond-twenty miles from the Oakland Library. I would love to come and hear you speak, Barbara.