Register Now! Constructing Livable Lives: A Celebration of the Archiving of the Leston Havens Teaching Website

By , October 11, 2018

Join the Center for the History of Medicine in celebrating the archiving of “Constructing Livable Lives,” a free and active teaching website that brings together for the first time the teaching lectures, books, papers, videos, and audio recordings of American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and prolific author Leston Laycock Havens, MD (1924-2011), Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Speakers will address the impact of Dr. Havens’ work on medical education and psychiatry, as well as illustrate Dr. Havens’ commitment to using the history of psychiatry to inform contemporary practice.

Leston Laycock Havens, MD (1924-2011)

Leston Laycock Havens, MD (1924-2011)


Refreshments and light fare

Opening remarks, Dr. Scott H. Podolsky, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

“What Leston Havens Taught Me About the History of Psychiatry,” Dr. Edward Hundert, Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School

“Havens’ Gifts to Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,” Dr. Alex Sabo, Psychiatrist, Berkshire Medical Center; co-author, The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice

“Building the Leston Havens M.D. Teaching Site,” Dr. Susan Miller-Havens

“Exploring the Archived Website: Where to Go and What You’ll Find,” Emily R. Novak Gustainis, MLS, Deputy Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Q&A with Dr. Hundert and Dr. Sabo


Registration is required. Visit to register.


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