Presentations

Selected Professional Presentations and Courses Taught

2018 The Practice of Analysis – seminar taught at C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2018 Surrender, Suffering and the Still Point – paper given at Eighth International Conference on Jungian Psychology and Chinese Culture – Xi’an, China
2018 The Emergent Soul: Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents – Two-day workshop taught at Taiwan Institute for Psychotherapy, Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China
2018 In the Embrace of Lady Poverty: Reflections on the Psychology of Homelessness – talk given at C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2017 Working with Parents and Families in Child Psychotherapy – seminar taught at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
2017 Working with Parents – Intramural program taught at C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco for analysts and candidates
2016 Developmental and Ecological Dimensions of Grief and Mourning in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Overview – seminar taught at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
2016 Politics, Culture, Soul: A National Conference on the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election – Conference co-organizer and panel moderator, C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, CA
2016 An Evening with Richard Shindell – Analytic Voices and a Response in Song – C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, CA
2016 Archetypes and Clinical Process: Jungian and Post-Jungian Ideas of a Mythopoetic Collective Unconscious – lecture given at Sanville Institute Fall Convocation on the Enigmas of Consciousness, Berkeley, CA
2016 Psychoanalytic Traditions – course taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2016 “Inching Towards Wholeness: C.G. Jung and his Relationship with Judaism,” paper presented at conference entitled “Creative Minds in Dialogue: C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann” at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
2016 “Submission and Surrender as Modes of Relating in Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology.” Four session seminar given as part of yearlong course entitled “Deepening the Work: Relational psychotherapy through a Jungian lens” at C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2015 “Just this Side of the Edge: Clinical Perspectives in the Face of Serious Illness and Death of the Analyst,” part of “Ethical Territory in the Analytic Encounter: Stories from the Intersection of Two Lives” at C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2015 Becoming a Self: Unity and Individuation of the Infant-Mother Pair – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
2015 The Initiatory Journey: Spirit of the Bear and the Soul of Man – Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 Psychoanalytic Traditions – course taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2015 Attachment Across the Lifespan: A View from Attachment Theory and Analytical Psychology – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2014 The Nature of Initiatory Experience – Southern Arizona Friends of Jung, Tucson, AZ
2014 Working with the Unconscious in Clinical Supervision – The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
2014 Kabbalah, Sufism and Analytical Psychology – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2014 Transference and Countertransference in Working with Children and Adolescents – Child and Adolescent Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco
2014 Psychoanalytic Traditions – Course taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 The Analytic Field: Contemporary Approaches to Transference and Countertransference in Jungian Psychology – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2013 Threshold and Liminality in “A Serious Man” – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2013 There But For Fortune: Personal and Archetypal Dimensions of Analytic Interaction with the Suicidal Patient – American Academy for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry
2013 Transference and Countertransference in Working with Children and Adolescents – Child and Adolescent Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco
2013 Questioning Authority (Again): Some Comments on Clinical Supervision – The Psychotherapy Institute
2010-2013 Clinical Colloquium for the Integration of Theory and Practice in Cultural Context – The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy
2007-2012 Practice in Social Work, course taught in School of Social Welfare – University of California at Berkeley
2012 Fragments Shored Against the Ruins: Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalysis in a Post-Modern World – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2011 C.G. Jung and the Jewish Soul: A Dynamism between Psyche and Religiosity – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2010 Four Perspectives on Freud and Jung – C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2009 Becoming a Clinician – Sanville Institute and California Society for Clinical Social Work, Berkeley, CA
2009 Case Discussant – Sanville Institute Convocation, Berkeley, CA
2008 Working with Individuals – School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2005 Vocational Change in Midlife – The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
2004 Co-Parent Counseling and the Interface between Therapists, Attorneys and the Court – Family and Childrens Bureau of Alameda County Superior Court, Hayward, CA
2004 Psychotherapy with Children in High Conflict Divorce – Family and Childrens Bureau of Alameda County Superior Court, Hayward, CA
2004 Learning Disorders and Disorders of the Self in Children and Adolescents – Athenian School, Danville, CA
2001 The Ecology of Child Custody Conflicts – Superior Court of Los Angeles, Family Court Services, Los Angeles, CA; California Institute for Clinical Social Work, Berkeley, CA; Bay Area Regional Training Institute, Judicial Council of California, San Francisco, CA
2000 The Value of Diversity in Practice Styles, Mediation Models, and Other Dispute Resolution Tools –  Academy of Family Mediators, Salt Lake City, Utah
1998 The Therapeutic Relationship: Jung and Self Psychology – Family Service Agency, Napa, CA
1996 The Adolescent Visitation Conundrum: Issues in Establishing and Maintaining Visitation – Administrative Office of the Courts, Council for Judicial Education and Research, Anaheim
1995 Assessment of Children and Adolescents in the Context of Custody Litigation – Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
1991 Play Therapy with Children of Divorce – California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA
1988 Working with Children of Divorce – Kaiser Hospital Psychiatry Department, San Francisco, CA
1986 The Effects of the Nuclear Threat on Childrens Mental Health – California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, San Francisco, CA
1985 Preschoolers in Joint Custody: Preliminary Findings from the Joint Custody Project – American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York