Dr. M. Cristina Ivan is an adult psychiatrist, trained at Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX. Before becoming a psychiatrist, she trained in Nephrology in Romania and France and Internal Medicine in the US. While practicing as an internist, she became increasingly aware of the negative impact of mental distress on a large variety of medical conditions, and of the positive role of psychological wellbeing on patients' outcomes. Upon graduation from psychiatry residency, Dr. Ivan remained affiliated with Baylor as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She provides patient care and teaches residents at Texas Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ivan’s areas of interest are psychoanalytic psychotherapy, spirituality and psychiatry, work-life balance, relationship problems, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, aging, psychosomatic disease, and psychological distress caused by medical conditions.
Although Harvey has come and gone, many in our community continue to struggle with uncertain physical, temporal, and emotional spaces. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover and heal.
Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.
The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed.
Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks
Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability
Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch
Fall 2017 Study Tour
Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26–Monday, October 30, 2017
Spring 2018 Study Tour
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3–Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.