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Maintain a Resilient Attitude in Life With Dr. James Gormally, Psychologist

  • Mon, August 18, 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)


Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Speaker: Dr. James Gormally

Maintain a Resilient Attitude in Life 

With Dr. JAMES GORMALLY, Psychologist




Attendees of this presentation will address

  • Living through adversity.
  • How are you doing managing yourself?
  Wrapping Up
  • Having a perspective helps.
  • The nature of resilience.
  • What other tools are available.


Resources about the presentation:


Maintain A Resilient Attitude In Life

Presented by James F. Gormally, Ph.D., ABPP

The 40 Plus of Greater Washington, DC

August 18, 2014


Our Psychological Resources for Coping with the “Slings and Arrows” Of Life

  1. Social Support-the early work by Cobb
  2. Cognitive Reappraisals-Lazarus’ work on stress
  3. Defense Mechanisms-Vaillant work on adaptive mechanisms

Living Through Adversity-Three case examples

  1. Louie Zamperini (Unbroken: The World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption)
  2. Capt. Shackelton
  3. A bike ride for wounded warriors

How Are You Managing Yourself?

    Our self critical nature

The Importance of Maintaining a Perspective

    “The March of the Gladiators”

    “New World Symphony”

Wrapping Up

    The nature of resilience

Dr. James Gormally

Dr. James Gormally is a Psychologist, board certified Currently on the Board of Examiners for the State of Maryland (volunteer), working with Fidos for Freedom (volunteer), gardening help in our neighborhood entryway (volunteer), part time psychology practice helping adults with their problems in living, in training for the C&O towpath biking trip come fall. 


 Dr. James Gormally

Dr. James Gormally, Ph.D. ABPP
806 East Franklin Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Main Phone: 301.587.6205




Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.
Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions


Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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