Understanding Foster & Adoptive Children


From the depth perspective of the child’s inner world, this series of seminars addressed the mandatory training requirements for licensure of foster and adoptive family homes.  Topics included:  Trauma, Separation, & Loss;  Sexual Abuse; Attachment Issues & Healthy Family Development.

Sponsored by The Foster and Kinship Care Program, College of the Siskiyous, Yreka  CA with Kate Ashbey, M.A., Instructional Specialist.  March – May 2012


Crossing the Bridge:  A Jungian Approach to Adolescence

Based on the work of Jungian Analyst Kaspar Kiepenheuer, seminars emphasized his thesis that puberty is a time of danger. Further, that puberty is a model for the general process of human development and transformation. Through case presentations we will see that young people, in very different ways, become whole in the therapeutic process: using dream analysis, art, and sandplay in the journey to their depths.  Seminars will also include Kiepenheuer’s pathbreaking work on how children change parents; the body as mirror; death and transformation.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, 2009-2010


Seminars & Selected Readings in Analytical Psychology

Introduction to the Body in Psychotherapy; Countertransference; Sandplay Therapy

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services 2008~2009.


Inscapes of the Child’s World

A Series of Clinical Trainings and Consultation on Expressive Arts Therapies with Children

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services  2007 ~  2008


In the Spirit of Play

Introduction to Play Therapy, Part I and II; Sandplay I, II, III

Northern Valley Catholic social Services 2005~ 2006


The Mirror of Venus:  A Spring Intensive & Retreat

Inspired by Edward Burne-Jones painting, The Mirror of Venus, we will sail into the world of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and the sacred body. Beyond cosmetics and stereotypes, we will entertain the question: “What is beautiful?” And, what is reflected when we join together to gaze and ponder our image?  Through mask-making, movement, music, myth, and metaphor we will travel to and from Venus’ watery realm refreshed; with a new felt sense and understanding of The Feminine. April 2006.

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