Phone: (612) 387-3153
Monica Schmidt, MA, LMHC, IADC, is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse treatment. She holds a Bachelor's in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Mount Mercy College, a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's University, and another Bachelor's degree in Cinema Studies and Media Culture from the University of Minnesota. She is the current president of The Younger Stamfords of Iowa City, a Sherlock Holmes literary society, and is a member of multiple Sherlockian societies across the US and Canada, including The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) and The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH).
Will the REAL Sherlock Holmes please stand up?
A 60-minute presentation delineating the differences between the literary Holmes and the Holmes of pop culture. Filled with movie clips exploring the evolution of the character. Perfect for civic groups -- can be shortened to 30 minutes or lengthened to 60 minutes.
The Seven Percent Evaluation
A 40-minute clinical analysis of Sherlock Holmes's cocaine use throughout the 60 Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. This presentation seeks to definitively answer the question of "Was Sherlock Holmes an addict?" from a modern viewpoint. Presentation is accessible to both professionals and general lay audiences.
The Curious Case of the Bipolar Detective
A 40-minute exploration into the clinical world of Sherlock Holmes's mood swings throughout the 60 Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories, while also educating about clinical diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Presentation is accessible to both professionals and general lay audiences alike.