In this live webinar, Robert Romanyshyn, psychologist and Jungian psychotherapist, and poet Brian Michael Tracy will engage in a conversation moderated by Bonnie Bright about the "Healing Power of Language."
Robert and Brian explore how in the company of the poet, a depth psychologist might cultivate a poetic sensibility as a style of discourse for psychology.
In their dialogue they will address the characteristics of a poetic sensibility regarding language, imagery, & affect and how each of these elements are used & understood by both the psychologist & the poet to best achieve what each is seeking: the healing power of language through an informed translation of the speech of soul.
Each author will read a few poems from their latest work to illustrate their remarks & respond to comments and questions from the audience.
Robert Romanyshyn is the author of 7 books, most recently Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life. He has published more than 40 articles in psychology, philosophy, & education journals & his poems have appeared in several on-line & print magazines. He is presently Emeritus Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. He is currently working on a play, The Frankenstein Prophecies
Brian Michael Tracy is the author of 3 books of poetry, most recently Opaque Traveler: A Dream Sequence in Verse and two CD’s of poetry & music: Midnight Tea and Blackbird Ballads. His work has appeared in The Wallace Stevens Journal, Plainsongs, California Quarterly, Depth Insights, & on spoken word radio programs throughout the United States & Canada including stations KPFK in Los Angeles & CIUT in Toronto. He is currently working on his third CD of poetry & music
Bonnie Bright is the host of Depth Insights radio podcast, the editor of Depth Insights scholarly eZine, & the principle & founder of Depth Psychology Alliance. She holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University & in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she also recently completed her PhD