Time: August 19, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus
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Event Type: lecture—times, listed, are, u.s., pdt
Organized By: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2016
In Blake's image of the good and evil angels fighting for a "child" we see thedramatis personae of an archetypal defensive structure I have called the "self-care-system." This dynamic structure which saves the soul at the expense of "possession by a Spirit" creates great difficulties in the psychotherapy of trauma survivors who often show a pathological attachment to their inner objects and intense ambivalence about the suffering necessary to come into being as whole persons. In this lecture we will explore this conundrum as it manifests in the transference, employing both clinical and mythological examples.