2013 Annual Gala
Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking Gala
2013 Norman Vincent Peale
Awards for Positive Thinking GALA Dinner
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Yale Club of New York City
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cynthia H. Milligan
Casey R. Kemper
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The Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking Annual Gala benefits the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, a non-sectarian, non-denominational organization founded in 1937 by the internationally renowned pastor and author, the Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, (“The Power of Positive Thinking”) and psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, M.D. Blanton-Peale brings together the insights of the ever-evolving fields of psychotherapy and of the great spiritual traditions to help men and women, families, clergy, and caregivers manage the psychological, emotional, and spiritual issues of everyday life.
The Institute provides post-graduate education and clinical training in conjunction with the Counseling Center, where students earn their clinical hours, and which offers mental health services at Blanton-Peale’s headquarters in Manhattan; we also have a branch clinic in Brooklyn, with additional branches to come. Each year we touch the lives of those in need of assistance with over 15,000 visits.
Integrating our solid grounding in psychological theory and wisdom from the interfaith traditions, Blanton-Peale offers programs in psychoanalytic training, pastoral care and counseling (in English and Korean).
Blanton-Peale is a strategic partner with New York Theological Seminary, through which our students may earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in psychoanalysis and pastoral care. The Institute and the Seminary are also collaborating to offer future joint programs in marriage and family therapy and in pastoral care studies.
Proceeds from the Gala provide financial support for students-in-training, particularly to those from underrepresented cultures, subsidized counseling fees for those in need, our new initiatives, and expanded enrichment courses.
For many years, Blanton-Peale has honored men and women whose accomplishments mirror the positive thinking of our founders. At the very heart of Dr. Peale and psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blantons’s positive thinking approach was the belief that psychology and religion could inform and enhance one another in such a way that helped alleviate human suffering. Over the years, our Norman Vincent Peale Awardees, through their lives, their work, and their witness, have reflected that belief.