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Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post-Traumatic Growth and Self-Disclosure

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 120 Commonwealth Ave | San Francisco, CA

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work In joint sponsorship with The Sanville Institute And the California Society for Clinical Social Work Presents:

Program: Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post-Traumatic Growth and Self-Disclosure

Presenter: Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please join us to for a thought-provoking presentation with Dr. Sharon K. Farber, distinguished clinician, teacher and author. Dr. Farber suggests that it is common knowledge that psychotherapists are drawn to this work because they suffered adverse experiences and often were helped to heal through their own psychotherapy. But we tend to keep this knowledge secret outside the field, generating a sense of shame. That we have healed and experienced sufficient post-traumatic growth to help others is nothing to be ashamed about; it is something to be celebrated.

Carl Jung, who developed the archetype of the wounded healer, thought an illness of the soul could be the best possible form of training for a healer. He wrote that only one who had healed his own wounds could heal effectively. However, a wounded healer psychotherapist, may become a wounding healer, violating the boundaries of ethical practice and hurting those he or she is meant to heal. It happened with both Freud and Jung. Because Freud's behavior towards colleagues, mentors, and some patients was in flagrant violation of his written principles, he became the prototype of the wounding healer. Drawing from her latest book Dr. Farber will discuss how the “wounded healer” was instrumental in the formulation of psychoanalysis, and how utilizing personal experiences can help today’s clinicians work more effectively with our patients, and advance theory in a more informed manner.

Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, in private practice in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She received an NIMH fellowship, and has been elected to the National Academies of

Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner. She has been a guest-speaker in the U.S., Canada and abroad, and has taught at medical and social work schools, and numerous training institutes. She is the author of several papers and three books: When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments; Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties; and Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post-Traumatic Growth and Self-Disclosure.

Location: 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118 (bus-lines: #38 Geary and #1 California)

Home office of Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW – (call for directions) 415-751-3766

Coffee & refreshments provided: Suggested donation $15.

(Cash or check to NIPER-AAPCSW) No one turned away for lack of funds.

2.5 CE credits offered to LCSW’S, MFT’S, and Psychologists by the SANVILLE INSTITUTE: BBS CE

Provider #PCE 272 for LCSWs and MFTs The Sanville Institute is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in California and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA PAS SAN 150.

** Seating is limited: please RSVP by E-mail: SFAAPCSW@gmail.com **


American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work  

Email:  sfaapcsw@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.aapcsw.org/

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