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Friday Continuing Education Series: The Coming Guest: The Embodied Feminine in Clinic and Culture, Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT

  • Fri, May 12, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, May 12, 2017

The Coming Guest: The Embodied Feminine in Clinic and Culture

Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT

Many writers and theorists have discussed “The Feminine.” What has this meant; what does it mean now in theory and practice individually and collectively in a time such as the one in which we live presently? During the modern era, Carl Jung spoke of “the Coming Guest” that would support an elemental shift in perception from inner and outer to the space between, to the bridge connecting these. What has this bridge to do with both the Feminine Principle and the Coming Guest? What is significant about this psychological personage in consideration of clinical applications?

Dr. Marin will share the idea of constellated consideration involving historical/mythological notions, attachment theory, and a new postmodern perspective on The Feminine Principle. Based on her dissertation research, her memoir and work of others in the field, Dr. Marin will clarify that, if we are to thrive, we need a more intentional and conscious indwelling of the multi-veiled Feminine Principle in clinic and culture. Dr. Marin will offer the dream that guided her own major life transition and how it led to a life and career of active engagement with dreams, art, ritual, and the poetry of language, all terms used in commercial culture but only hesitantly in the consulting room. In her dissertation study, Dr. Marin espoused these methods and found they can well support us through transitions of significant impasse between our inner and our worlds and among circumstances in our lives.

Shira Marin, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist and a Certified Coach with over 35 years of clinical experience. She is a clinician, speaker, author and an educator who is intimately engaged with the psychoactive nature of life. Dr. Marin focuses her work with individuals, couples, families and groups through the lens of Imaginal and Jungian Psychology. She also facilitates arts-based and dream groups and consultation groups for both early- and mid- to late-career therapists, utilizing dream work and expressive arts. Formerly, Dr. Marin served as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University, Editor of Marin CAMFT's newsletter, Director of the Schools Program at CIP as well as a trainer and a supervisor there. Presently, Dr Marin is President of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society. Outside her private practice, she consults to groups developing collective, collaborative peace-making processes through the engagement of Non-Violent Communication, imagination, and feminine values. Dr. Marin works in Marin County with her poodle, Bella Rosa, who assists her in the consulting room. 

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact Co-Chair, Gabriel Rabu.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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