Saturday, December 20, 2014


GUEST SPEAKER:              Dr. Karen Dodge
Program:  “Personality Disorders: The Weird, the Wild, and the Wacky”

What’s the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath? A narcissist and a borderline?  Just what is a personality disorder, and what (if any) is its relationship to crime? How can you create realistic characters who have personality disorders?  Using case examples from her practice and research and from popular culture, a renowned expert will discuss types of personality disorders and what drives these individuals.

Karen Dodge, Ph.D., is Director of Neuro-rehabilitation at Caron Renaissance, a nationally-leading addiction treatment facility located in Boca Raton.  She is a specialist in the treatment of dual diagnosis (addiction coupled with mental or personality disorders) and in the science of the addicted brain.  Among her extensive background in treatment and research, she has participated in a research project on the brain activity of serial killers.  Dr. Dodge holds a Ph.D. in social work from Florida International University.

DATE:  Saturday, January 17, 2015
TIME:  11:30—Social mingling; 12:00—Luncheon and Business Meeting
PROGRAM:  1:00—“Personality Disorders: The Weird, the Wild, and the Wacky”
PLACE:  Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (east at Hillsboro Blvd exit from I-95.)
COST:  $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.  Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT:   To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.

To reserve and pay via mail: email with the subject line "MWA January Meeting" to reserve a spot.  In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number.  Then write your check or money order payable to  “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter'' and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.

NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015:  Please save the date.

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