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Birth of the Self
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street,
San Francisco, CA
Helen Marlo, PhD; John Beebe, PhD; Karen Peoples, PhD; Beverly Zabriskie, LCSW

How can analysis birth the self?
This program explores clinical and developmental processes that frame a response to this question, illuminating developmental and archetypal ideas about birth and interpersonal trauma, through classical and contemporary theory and research.
Significantly expanding upon Dr. Marlo’s previous work, this workshop chronicles over fifteen years of analysis with a woman who began treatment in a dissociated state. Using imagery, session dialogue, and Dr. Marlo’s inner experience, the presentation provides an opportunity to examine what happens behind the consulting room door, allowing participants to intimately explore the practice of analysis and its transformative potential.

Three renowned analysts – Dr. Beebe, Dr. Peoples, and Ms. Zabriskie – each of whom has made influential contributions to Jungian and relational psychoanalysis, will be discussants of Dr. Marlo’s presentation. These leaders in the field offer different insights on the material as they address the self/Self, trauma, the relational unconscious, transformation, and emotion – “from myth to neuroscience.”
Helen Marlo, PhD, Jungian Analyst, Chair, Clinical Psychology, Notre Dame de Namur University

John Beebe, MD, Jungian analyst, past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
Karen Peoples, PhD, psychoanalyst, Personal & Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Beverly Zabriskie, LCSW, Jungian analyst, New York City, founding member, former President, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA)