NTSPP mourns the death of Dallas Psychiatrist Kenneth R. Timken MD ~ NTSPP Distinguished Life Fellow and Past President

Kenneth R. Timken, M.D., a Dallas psychiatrist passed away on 8/22/2014. Born July
7, 1927 in Pampa, Texas. Dr. Timken grew up in Denton, Texas with his widowed mother, Gretta Roach Timken and three older sisters. He is survived by one sister, Doris Chase of Conway, Arkansas. He is also survived by his spouse of thirty five years, Maureene Carole Timken, two children, daughter Lynn Medeiros and husband Paul, son Thomas Joseph Timken, stepdaughter Cheryl Ann Cano and six grandchildren. He
practiced psychiatry in Dallas for 45 years. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School from 1964-1998. He was involved in establishing psychiatric units at Presbyterian, Baylor and Green Oaks Hospitals. He was President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Psychiatric Association in 1974 and the Dallas Chapter of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. With fellow
psychiatrists he opened the first medically supervised Biofeedback Lab and he chaired the first Biofeedback Symposium at the annual meeting of The American Psychiatric Association in 1974. He became the first Psychiatric Consultant to the Pastoral
Counseling and Education Center on the invitation of Dr. Ken Pepper, its first Director, and sustained an active participation in its growth. He was in the USNR 1945-6 where he participated in the “Bikini Operation”, an atom bomb experiment in the South
Pacific. He graduated in 1948 from the University of North Texas with a BA in English Literature. Graduate studies 1949 UNT. He entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1949 and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1952. While at Princeton he
was introduced to patients with psychosis through a brief training experience at Trenton State Hospital which created an intense interest and investment in the psychiatric field. 1952-1953 he completed clinical training for accreditation as a Mental
Hospital Chaplain in various facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois hospitals. At Elgin State Hospital he had the privilege of ongoing visits with Anton Boisen, the legendary founder of the Council for Clinical Training, the original training program for mental hospital Chaplains. He became Resident Chaplain at Rusk State Hospital, in 1954, and created training programs for ministers and theological students in pastoral care. Entered Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and was awarded M.D. in 1959, with following internship at St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, and psychiatric residency at Parkland Medical Hospital, 1960-63.
His love for psychiatry surpassed only by his love for his wife and children. He had an uninterrupted passion for developing rural properties with lakes, orchards, trees, grasses, vegetable gardens. Growing up in a musical family resulted in a lifelong
interest in classical music. Cremation service will be private. A memorial will be held on Sunday Aug 24, 2014 at 2 pm at Temple Shalom in the chapel, 6930 Alpha RD.Dallas TX, 75248. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested for University of
Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry (for student tuition aid) 5909 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75235 or Pastoral Counseling and Education Center (non-denominational) at 4525 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, Tx 75219.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 23, 2014

To sign the guestbook please see http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-r-timken&pid=172218376

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GIVE to NTSPP ACE Funds ~ Advocacy Charity Education ~ fully tax deductible ~ Honor a person or organization

TWO WAYS TO GIVE and HONOR/MEMORIALIZE a colleague, family member, admired community activitist, organization, etc. through a tax-deductible contribution to our ACE Funds*.

To honor a person or organization, be sure to
(1) fill out that information in the “honoree and donor” small text box within your order form along with their personal or contact information for notification
(2)  list how you wish to be named as donor.
Or email us at NTSPPchapter@gmail.com with that information.



To honor a person or organization, be sure to
(1) fill out that information in the “honoree and donor” small text box in your order form along with their personal or contact information for notification
(2) list how you wish to be named as donor.
Or email us at NTSPPchapter@gmail.com with that information.


*For NTSPP ACE Fund background and the honoree list to date please see http://ntspp.org/?p=350
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13 September 2014 Saturday from 9 A to 12 N ~ DPC FREE Mini-Workshop by NTSPP Distinguished Life Fellow Fred Griffin MD ~ Listening Like a Writer: The Embodied Experience of Analytic Listening (CME I available for $25)

September 13, 2014
9:00 amto12:00 pm
Listening Like a Writer: The Embodied Experience of Analytic Listening
Fred L. Griffin MD, Training and Supervising Analyst at the DPC, NTSPP Distinguished Life Fellow, and Author* 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12 noon
UT Southwestern Seay Building, 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390  
NC 8.212 8th Floor Conference Room
Directions:  From Inwood Road, turn at the Redfield Street light toward the Seay building NC on the North Campus.  The garage is closed, so please park around the circle or in the driveway just in front of the building.  
The meeting itself is FREE.  To obtain up to 3 hours of CME Category 1 Credit, pay $25 on-site.  CEUs are also available.
*Listening Like a Writer: Psychoanalytic Sensibility and Engagement is the title of Dr. Griffin’s forthcoming book. 
RSVP if attending or with questions to Marc Litle MD at mslitle@icloud.com or Cell 214.893.1730.  Descriptive hand-outs are available prior to the meeting from Dr. Litle upon request.  The workshop will feature the brief novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf for those who may wish to read ahead.
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13 September 2014 10 A to 12 N ~ 2nd Saturday DAWP ~ Sidarth Wakhlu MD “Update on Medications for Substance Use Disorders”

September 13, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

All Dallas Area Women Psychiatrists and Psychiatrists in Training are warmly invited to 2nd Saturday DAWP
Saturday September,13th 2014 ~10 A to 12 N

10 A  Brunch and Confidential Fellowship, Business
11 A  Presentation and Q &A

Speaker: Sidarth Wakhlu, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, Medical Director, MH Gold Team, VA North Texas Health Care System, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: Update on Medications for Substance Use Disorders

Host, Location & Directions available by email*.

Dr. Wakhlu is an excellent speaker and expert in addiction psychiatry. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about latest on medications used to treat substance use disorders.  Hope to see you there!?
Geetha Shivakumar MD and Bettina Fehr MD
DAWP Co-Presidents


*Are you a female psychiatrist or psychiatrist in training not yet on our Dallas Area Women Psychiatrists confidential email list?  If so, please write NTSPPchapter@gmail.com to be added.

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26 August 2014 Tuesday eve from 6:30 to 9:00 p ~ NTSPP Annual Welcome to the Residents ~ Mexican Buffet Dinner & Socializing

August 26, 2014
6:30 pmto9:00 pm

All North Texas Psychiatrists  and UTSWMC Psychiatric Residents & Fellows are warmly invited to the

NTSPP Annual “Welcome to the New and Continuing Residents & Fellows”
TUESDAY, August 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Mexican Buffet Dinner & Socializing

~Mexican Buffet on Popular Patio:  Tex-Mex Combo: Chicken Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas, Beef Tacos, Guacamole, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and a soft drink of your choice.
~Work Casual dress
~Cash bar

6:30 to 7:00 pm Socializing and Cash Bar
7:00 pm  Buffet Dinner begins

Location near Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas:  available by email from NTSPPchapter@gmail.com to Psychiatrists and Psychiatry PGYs.

COST PER PERSON (All options are available in the PayPal Drop down menu below)
UTSWMC Psychiatry Resident & Fellow:  FREE with RSVP by deadline August 25 at 10 am ($15 per PGY AFTER the deadline).
Sponsor a PGY dinner as an ACE Fund Charitable Donation: $15 per resident
Guest of UTSWMC Psychiatry PGY: $15 per person
~NTSPP Chapter Dues Paid Member:  only $15
~All other Psychiatrists:  $20.
Guest of Psychiatrist: $20

1.  RSVP with number in your party and member category of each person by email to Program Chair Michael Rafferty MD at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com by Monday August 25 at 10 am AND
2.  Pay by PayPal below or Check by Monday August 25 at 10 am.

~ BY PAYPAL:  Add as many different payments from the drop-down menu as needed by “continuing to shop”

Membership Category Price Per Person
Name (if different from CC)

~BY CHECK: Make out check to “NTSPP” and mail to NTSPP Treasurer Lia Thomas MD at our mailing address 6119 Greenville Ave, Suite 516, Dallas, TX 75206 ~ to arrive by Monday August 25 at 10:00 am.

Deadline for cancellation without cost and for on-time reservations:  Monday August 25 at 10:00 am.  For cancellations and late reservations contact Program Chair Michael Rafferty MD at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com.

For food allergies, contact Michael Rafferty MD at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com

For last minute info about this dinner please check this website

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The July 2014 NTSPP Advocacy Bulletin ~ Summer Reading

Click here for The July 2014 NTSPP Advocacy Bulletin ~ Summer Reading

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PUBLIC INPUT requested by DSHS on inpatient psychiatric care: Brief survey due by July 11 midnight

July 9, 2014 12:00 pmtoJuly 11, 2014 11:59 pm

DSHS is seeking public input regarding inpatient psychiatric care as directed by Rider 83 following the 83rd Legislative Session held in 2013.

Rider 83 requires DSHS to develop a 10-year plan for the provision of psychiatric inpatient hospitalization to persons served by the department, and requires DSHS to obtain public input as part of the planning process. The plan must consider timely access to patient care in the least restrictive setting clinically appropriate, best practices in psychiatric inpatient care, opportunities for patients to receive care closer to their homes, and efficient use of state resources.

All DSHS stakeholders are invited to complete the brief survey athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Rider83Survey before midnight on July 11, 2014. Please feel free to share this link via email, your website, and/or social media.

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