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For Clinicians Only: Psychotherapy with Older Patients-CANCELLED
April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30 – $45
Presented by Robert Moradi, M.D.
Discussants: Judith Hecker, Ph.D., Barry Miller, Ph.D., Deborah A. Wesley, Ph.D.
While aging is nature’s mandate, becoming an elder requires a conscious relationship with one’s station in life where the horizon is closer and limitations of the body are more palpable. Ideally, the elder brings the wisdom gained through the journey of life to his/her own current physical and psychological condition and relationships whereas the merely older is consumed by survival and fear of death. In this discussion we will consider some of the challenges in working analytically with an older population, including how we as older analysts live with death, finding meaning in the aging process itself, and bringing a conscious awareness of these issues into a more intimate relationship to our work with patients.
- List 3 factors which influence a therapist’s capacity to work analytically with older patients;
- Describe 2 countertransference issues that are common in working with an older population.
Robert Moradi, M.D., is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches and writes on Jungian approaches to clinical practice.
Judith Hecker, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and a clinical psychologist with a private practice in West Los Angeles. She has taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, the California Graduate Institute, the Geffen Medical School at UCLA, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is a former supervisor and associate director of the CGI Counseling Center and the Chicago School Clinic in Westwood.
Barry Miller, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in West Hollywood. In addition to serving as faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he lectures frequently on dreams, sexuality, and transference and countertransference issues. In addition to presenting his work internationally, he has authored several articles on sexuality in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
This program is part of the series Clinical Conversations.
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The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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