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San Francisco Clinical Psychologist Believes Education Is Transformative

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in press | 0 comments

Helen Marlo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, Jungian Psychoanalyst and Professor and Chair of the Clinical Psychology Department at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU).  She is a Faculty Scholar with NDNU’s Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement and is the Reviews Editor for Jung Journal:  Culture and Psyche. She also created “Mentoring Mothers,” a community service for perinatal health. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at The University of South Carolina, and researched psychoneuroimmunology. She trained at the University of South...

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Psychoanalysis and Creativity: How Art and Spirituality Catalyze Emotional Growth

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2015-2016 Extended study series. Wednesdays September 9 – April 13 10:00 11:30 am Menlo College Jay Rosenblatt Opening event: Imaging the Unimaginable Sat. September 26 1:00 – 3:30pm Helen Marlo, PhD. Birth of Self: Out of Dissociation into Creation through Relation September 9-October 21 10:00-11:30am Angela Sowa, PsyD., MFT Enigmatic Signifiers and the Search for the Discoverable Object October 28-December 16 10:00-11:30am John Conger, PhD. The Evolutionary Body and Creative Analysis January 13-February 24 10:00-11:30am Susan Yamaguchi, LCW Art and Psychoanalysis March 2-April...

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Between the Worlds—Healing Trauma, Body, and Soul: A Conversation with Donald Kalsched

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in press | Comments Off on Between the Worlds—Healing Trauma, Body, and Soul: A Conversation with Donald Kalsched

Between the Worlds—Healing Trauma, Body, and Soul: A Conversation with Donald Kalsched

I initially encountered Don’s work through his first book, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, and felt his Jungian psychoanalytic and spiritual lens provided a profound and enlivening contribution to the traumatology literature, adding a missing perspective that fostered a deeper, more complete understanding of the subject. I met Don during seminars that were part of my analytic training. Later, we participated together in presenting at a benefit conference, Transforming Trauma: Psychological and Spiritual Pathways to Healing. The following interview...

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Managing motherhood: Support group provides emotional resource for new moms

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in press | Comments Off on Managing motherhood: Support group provides emotional resource for new moms

Managing motherhood: Support group provides emotional resource for new moms

Having a baby can be the most rewarding experience in a person’s life. But that does not mean child rearing is without its challenges. Many mothers find themselves striving to be the perpetually blissful mom — an image that is often projected by society. Not many western social or cultural beliefs allow for a range of feelings in motherhood, said Helen Marlo, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program at Notre Dame de Namur University. “Motherhood is either idealized or devalued,” said Marlo. “The pictures we often have are of people who are severely struggling.” Marlo has...

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