Special guest lecture (Music 39A): "Performance anxiety of performance artists: mechanisms, problems, and treatment techniques"
This special lecture is part of Music 39A "Music, Health, and Medicine" organized by Takako Fujioka.
We invite Dr. Patrick Gannon, a clinical psychologist, specialized in treating performance anxiety in high-performance musicians, athletes, and other professionals. He will address the anxiety issues and treatment strategies, also possible mechanisms behind the problems and cares. The lecture will be for everybody who does public speaking and performance of any sort.
Dr. Patrick Gannon is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist who has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last thirty years, both in agencies, graduate schools, community health centers and in private practice. He is originally from New York State and is a honors graduate of Boston College where he was a varsity tennis player competing against NCAA college teams in New England. He moved to California to attend the California School of Professional Psychology where he was awarded his PhD in Clinical Psychology. His PhD dissertation research on traumatic stress initiated his interest in working with clients in stressful life circumstances. His book Soul Survivors: A New Beginning For Adults Abused As Children, originally published in 1989 by Prentice-Hall is being reissued in an eBook format in the fall, 2013. Dr. Gannon has founded and directed three mental health programs in San Francisco and is a founder of the ASCA self-help program available throughout the United States and in twenty two countries (see asca-support.org).