The Impact of Trauma on the Individual and Collective Psyche

Friday May 12, 2017; 7 - 9:30PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

New Georgia USMC Photo No. 1-11, From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, Creative Commons License Faculty: Scott Alvarez, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Helen Marlo, PhD, Johanna Mayer, PhD, Joel Rosenthal, PhD

What does violence do to the lens of our military service members? How is the impact transmitted to their families, their psychotherapists?

War, terrorism, gun violence, physical and sexual trauma, and domestic violence have a profound impact, not only on those who experience it directly, but also on their families, communities and descendants. Using a combination of brief video clips, presentation and audience discussion, we will explore the effects of violence on individuals and those they are connected to, and its transmission over generations and through society. The film, “Now, After,” produced and directed by Iraq Veteran filmmaker Kyle Hausmann-Stokes, will be highlighted and will provide a compelling and provocative ‘inside-out’ perspective on combat related PTSD and the potential for healing.

Scott Alvarez, PhD is a clinical psychologist and analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco who works with adults, adolescents, and couples in private practice in Oakland and Walnut Creek. He worked for many years with Vietnam combat veterans in clinics in New Hampshire and Vermont, and in California at a Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center.

Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD is Irving Harris Endowed Chair, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Child Trauma Research Program, San Francisco General Hospital. She has authored five books. Her research involves treatment outcome evaluation of Child-Parent Psychotherapy with traumatized young children. She has a special interest in cultural issues in early childhood mental health.

headshot_HelenMHelen Marlo, PhD, an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and licensed clinical psychologist, works with adults, children, and infants in her San Mateo private practice. She is Chair of the Clinical Psychology Department at Notre Dame de Namur University where she is a full Professor. She serves as Reviews Editor for Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche.

headshot_JohannaMJohanna Mayer, PhD is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Portola Valley. She is Emeritus Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. For over a decade, she worked with WWII, Korean and Vietnam era veterans at VA Palo Alto.

headshot_JoelRJoel Rosenthal, PhD is a clinical psychologist and National Training Director, VA Veterans Justice Programs, and was previously at VA Palo Alto working with serious mental illness, PTSD, homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. He has co-authored multiple publications regarding justice involved Veterans including “Incarcerated Veterans” in Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions. He has been in private practice since 1990, with an interest in Jungian psychology dating to his doctoral dissertation, Shadow as a Factor in Psychotherapy.

There are no continuing education credits for this event

Tuition: $40
Institute Members: $32
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $28