Understanding Self Control

Advances in the Psychology of Temperance

Dr. Kevin Majeres

Dr. Kevin Majeres

The past thirty years have seen significant advances in psychological treatments for emotional disorders, particularly in an approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This approach is now starting to be applied to the broader issue of addictive behaviors—that is, any costly behavior that a person engages in because of cravings.

This talk will focus on self-control in all areas of our lives from sexual behaviors to other appetites and desires. The principles are equally applicable to anxiety, anger, and a host of other conditions.

The aim of this talk is to help refine us as men and to assist us in guiding our children in areas where they might struggle.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kevin Majeres is a graduate of the University of Dallas, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he completed his residency in psychiatry. He continues to be a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, where he once conducted bipolar disorder research and worked as an attending physician in charge of the Psychiatric Emergency Room at Parkland Hospital. He is a certified affiliate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists, and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His private practice is now located in Harvard Square.

He has spoken frequently to both medical and non-medical audiences about cognitive-behavioral therapy, classical virtue theory, and Thomistic psychology.


When: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
Where: Putnam Investments, One Post Office Square