Because working with trauma personally or therapeutically is an arduous journey, we can continually benefit from sharing insights, support, and inspiration. To deepen understanding about the ideas discussed in the morning and to experience how essential it is to develop strength and stamina for what Jung called “the dialectical confrontation of two opposing psychic realities,” the afternoon workshop will utilize music and embodied imagination writing exercises.
Cynthia Anne Hale, Ph.D., LCSW
As an educator, writer, and psychotherapist, Cynthia Anne Hale explores the often-unconscious connections between inner and outer experiences. In her 2014 book, The Red Place: Transforming Past Traumas through Relationships, she challenges professional and lay readers alike to more consciously consider the relational implications of traumatic experience. She is currently researching how children absorb cultural traumas and express this impact in their life attitudes and resilience.
With over twenty-five years of clinical experience, Dr. Hale maintains a private psychotherapy practice based in Carpinteria, California, where she serves the professional development of other therapists through depth-oriented consultation and dream groups that utilize embodied imagination. She incorporates telehealth into her clinical practice and is a popular presenter for Jungian training institutes and groups in England and the U.S.
At Reiss-Davis Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, Dr. Hale is the Dean of Evaluation and Planning, where she develops the institution’s academic strategic plan for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program to become regionally accredited, designing organizational systems and processes that align needs and values with academic best practices. Previously, as faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute for nine years, she led institutional learning initiatives and taught graduate degree program courses in archetypal and depth psychologies, including clinical practice and qualitative research.