The Self and Individuation: Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence – Part II

Saturday April 1, 2017
9:30AM - 4:30PM The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

Sandspiel3 Faculty: Liza Ravitz, PhD; Patricia Speier, MD

6 Possible CEUs approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN

Confrontation with the Unconscious


In the morning, Liza Ravitz, PhD, will present a short case of an 8 year old boy suffering from a blocked bereavement after the death of his mother. Through both a regressive and progressive process he was able to confront and integrate both Death and the Negative Mother, resulting in an expansion and deeper connection to the Self and an increased capacity to hold the tension of opposites and tolerate loss. Sandplay, art and the transference will be used to illustrate his process. Alienation and The Crucible of Developmental Challenges in Individuation.

Alienation and the Crucible of Developmental Challenges in Individuation


In the afternoon, Patricia Speier, MD will present a case of early challenges facing children, which can both threaten the process of growth and maturation as well as create opportunities for greater individuation. In a multi-faceted case, a young girl faced numerous challenges: learning disabilities, early molestation and the illness and death of a parent, all of which attacked her nascent self-identity and ego formation. Through Jungian analysis, she was able to narrate her own sense of alienation, create and break through different personas and slowly establish a clearer path toward individuation.

headshot_LizaRLiza J. Ravitz, PhD is a Jungian Child and Adult Psychoanalyst and Clinical Psychologist. She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco where she teaches in the analyst training and the continuing education programs. Liza has clinical practices in San Francisco and Petaluma where she works with both children and adults, is an Associate Professor at SSU and a teaching member of ISST. Liza teaches and trains therapists internationally and has published on various topics.

headshot_PSpeierPatricia L. Speier, MD is a Child, Adolescent and Adult analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Speier teaches both locally and nationally on play therapy and the treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Other expertise includes creativity and play in adults. She has a private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Tuition (Includes CEUs): $170
Institute Members (Includes CEUs): $136
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $120

You may register for Part II separately, or include Parts I and III as a series.

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