Past Press Releases

March 11, 2010

WELLESLEY, MA— Few argue that change is at the center of all human growth. However, what creates growth-fostering change in a therapeutic encounter has been greatly debated. Is it the well-timed insight, repetitive cognitive reframing or simply the relationship itself? In this seminar, Amy Banks will explore how we change and grow by exploring the final common pathway of change—the development of new neural pathways in our minds and bodies.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit  

For 35 years, scholars from the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College have helped drive positive social change through their social science research projects and training programs. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.