Community in Difference: Cultivating a Home for Love & Justice in an Indifferent World
the annual conference of the Society of Humanisitic Psychology (division 32) of the apa

Psychotherapy and the Soul of the World:
Phenomenological and Jungian Perspectives

with Robert Romanyshyn and Michael Sipiora

Wednesday, February 27, 9:00am to 4:30pm | $140 includes lunch

6 Continuing Education Credits for MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs
6 CE credits for psychologists is pending approval

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This workshop will address the challenges to psychotherapy that takes seriously the world as a psychological reality. The morning session will present phenomenological and Jungian approaches to the complex relationship between individual distress and the larger social and ecological contexts of modern life. Discussion of the convergence of these approaches leads to a particular way of listening to the symptoms brought into the consulting room. The question that emerges from such listening, and will be explored in the workshop, is how to practice psychotherapy in a "world gone mad." The afternoon session will be devoted to small and large group discussion of clinical examples. Participants are invited to share clinical material from their own practices. The workshop presenters will work with them to attend to the radically worldly character of psychological life and avoid the dangers of separating the psyche from the social and natural worlds, or of ignoring the psyche and reducing psychotherapy to either social work or behavioral engineering.

Robert D. Romanyshyn, Ph.D., is a Senior Core Faculty Member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is the author of six books and numerous articles in edited volumes and professional journals. Dr. Romanyshyn has lectured widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. His most recent book is The Wounded Researcher (2007). A DVD of his trip to the Antarctic is available at www.jungplatform.com. His website is rdromanyshyn.com.

Michael P. Sipiora, Ph.D., is a Core Faculty Member at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he teaches in the Clinical Psychology, Depth Psychology, and Mythical Studies programs. For over twenty years he was on the faculty of Duquesne University where he was an award-winning teacher in their APA approved clinical program in Human Science Psychology. Areas of his teaching and publication include phenomenological psychology and philosophy, archetypal psychology, and the rhetorical tradition. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced in both private and community mental health settings.