April 4, 2017

Just a Moment: Pivotal Points in the Cancer Maze

Jeff Tirengel, PsyD, MPH

About the Lecture

While individuals living with cancer have unique paths through the medical maze, they often have particular experiences in common: when they first learn they have cancer; when they first tell others; the moments of waiting for results of cancer tests, and the moments of learning the findings; the moments of looking into a mirror and seeing a cancer patient version of themselves; and the moments of connection –and disconnection–with self and others. This talk explores these and other moments for individuals living with cancer and those who seek greater insight into their experiences. The presentation features findings from in-depth interviews with patients themselves and caregivers who support them personally and professionally. The presenter also highlights his experience of these moments as a psychologist who works with medical patients, as a family caregiver, and as a cancer patient himself.


tirengel-2Jeff Tirengel, PsyD, MPH is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also coordinates psychological services for the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Tirengel began his career in Washington, DC, serving public and private organizations including the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Event Information

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium,
B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Attendance is Free.

Available at the Medical Plaza or Ronald Reagan Medical Center lots for $12.00