Virtual Lunch Together With Maria Konnikova

What clinicians can learn from best-selling New York Times author and psychologist turned accidental poker player Maria Konnikova
Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, ET 

Psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Maria Konnikova’s latest book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Take Control and Master the Odds as just been published!

Over the course of an early and illustrious publishing career, Maria has written about Sherlock Holmes, con artists and poker as a way of exploring aspects of the human condition such as the need to believe, and how decisions are made. Join Maria and founding owner of Leading Edge Seminars Michael Kerman as they discuss questions like:

How much of our lives do we actually control… and can we tell the difference?

How do we influence others and how much do others influence US?

…. Along with Maria’s recent career as a high stakes poker champ.


About our Virtual Lunch Guest

Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game, winner of the 2016 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, an Anthony and Agatha Award finalist. Her new book, The Biggest Bluff, was released by Penguin Press on June 23, 2020. She is a regularly contributing writer for The New Yorker whose writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. While researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings—and inadvertently turned into a professional poker player. Maria’s writing has been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing and has been translated into over twenty languages. Maria also hosts the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media, a show that explores con artists and the lives they ruin, and is currently a visiting fellow at NYU’s School of Journalism. Her podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019. She graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University. For more information, please visit

About our Virtual Lunch Together With…. Series

All Virtual Lunches are FREE and include a Q and A period to make for a lively and stimulating hour. Join us and spend an enjoyable and informative virtual lunch hour with some of the most interesting people and innovative clinicians contributing today to the field of psychotherapy and counselling.

You will learn about our lunch guests, how they got started in their careers, how things are going since the pandemic started personally and from a professional point of view and insights into helping clients during this time.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed instructions on how to show up on the date. By  registering for this event, you will be added to our email list. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Bring coffee, soup, a sandwich or even a glass of wine if you like!

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Event Detail

July 21, 2020 1:00 pm
July 21, 2020 2:00 pm