WHAT’S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT? HOW THE THERAPIST’S AGING INFLUENCES THE PROCESS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
9AM – 1PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

9AM – 1PM

FACULTY: CLAIRE ALLPHIN, MSW, PHD; KEN SEIDER, PHD; BILL RIESS, PHD; LAURA SCHWARTZ, LCSW

4 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN

TUITION: $125/$150 (INCLUDES CEUS)


An exploration of the experiences, concerns and questions arising in the later stages of one’s career as a psychotherapist.
As therapists move into the later stages of their careers, questions of the capacity for doing the work, concerns about retirement, possibly diminishing numbers of referrals and other issues are evoked by this often extended passage. Little has been written and few opportunities exist for discussion of these matters, and this impacts not only the therapist but in all likelihood their clients as well. In a culture that overvalues youth and identifies youth with competence, taboos against discussing old age and mortality need to be acknowledged and challenged. Whether the basis of the taboo is fear or shame or something else, the price of silence and avoidance may be isolation and despair.

These four senior therapists will share their experiences and reflections with the group, and there will be space and time for participants to share their experiences and concerns in the context of small group discussion.



CLAIRE ALLPHIN, MSW, PHD is a clinical social worker and a Jungian analyst in private practice in Oakland, CA. She supervises in the Training Program and Supervision Study Program at the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley and at the James Goodrich Whitney Clinic of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.

BILL REISS, PHD, is a clinical psychologist and analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He began training at the Jung Institute in 1979 and has been in private practice in Berkeley, CA since 1964.



KEN SEIDER, PHD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, CA, seeing Individuals, couples and families in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He has been on the faculty of the Masterson Institute for 25 years.



LAURA SCHWARTZ, LCSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in Marin County, working with individuals, couples, families and groups.