#476 – Shadow, Sex, and West African Spirituality with Marsha Scarbrough

Marsha Scarbrough2

Marsha Scarbrough, author of Honey in the River: Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality, is a freelance journalist, who has had over 75 articles published in national magazines. Her first book, Medicine Dance: One woman’s healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts, was honored with several awards. Marsha spent 17 years scheduling, planning and running the sets of major feature films, prime time television series as an Assistant Director in Hollywood. Along the way, Marsha traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movement guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubota, participated in Native American healing ceremonies and produced workshops for a Nigerian master drummer. In 2006, Marsha moved from her native Los Angeles to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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#475 – The Social and Psychological Impact of AI and Robotics with John Markoff

John Markoff

John Markoff, is a Pulitzer prize winning New York Times science writer and author of the 2015 book, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. According to Wikipedia, John Markoff was born in Oakland, California and grew up in Palo Alto, California. He graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, with a BA in Sociology in 1971. Additionally he received a MA in sociology from the University of Oregon in 1976. After leaving graduate school, he returned to California where he began writing for Pacific News Service, an alternative news syndicate based in San Francisco. He freelanced for a number of publications including The Nation, Mother Jones and Saturday Review. In 1981 he became part of the original staff of the computer industry weekly InfoWorld. In 1984 he became an editor at Byte Magazine and in 1985 he left to become a reporter in the business section of the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote about Silicon Valley. In 1988 he moved to New York to write for the business section of the New York Times.
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#474 – Dreams and Awareness Practices with Jungian Therapist Machiel Klerk M.A.

Machiel Klerk

Machiel Klerk M.A. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a private practice in Salt Lake City. He has studied close to 20 years Jungian Psychology, depth psychology and dreams. He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Machiel developed his own style of working with dreams, which he coined Dream Dialogue.

Machiel has published articles, and gives workshops and lectures on dreams in Europe, Africa and North America. Dreams are very important to him, and Machiel founded based on a dream six years ago the Jung Society of Utah. The society is now attracting 250 people attending per event. Four years ago he started the online educational depth psychology organization the Jung Platform.

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#473 – Assessing Psychosis with James Kleiger PsyD

James Kleiger

Dr. Jim Kleiger has been a clinical psychologist since 1980. A native of Denver, CO, Jim received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and obtained his doctorate from the University of Denver. Dr. Kleiger served as a Naval Psychologist on the USNS Comfort during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While in the Navy, he did an outservice postdoctoral fellowship at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka Kansas, specializing in psychodynamic psychology and psychological assessment. After his naval career, he returned to the Menninger Clinic as a staff psychologist, eventually becoming the Director of the Postdoctoral Psychology Training and serving as a member of the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for the state of Kansas. At Menninger, he completed his psychoanalytic training and graduated from the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1999.
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#472 – The Transformative Power of Metaphor with Kim Hermanson PhD

Kim Hermanson

Kim Hermanson, PhD is a coach, author, gifted intuitive and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 2007, a life-changing visionary experience revealed a non-ordinary dimension of immense beauty, and in her Doorway sessions and classes Kim serves as a guide to this dimension. She has taught at the University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sophia Center at Holy Names University, Meridian University, and Esalen Institute. She is the author of Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky’s the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award. In addition to her own publications, she has co-authored articles with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the author of Flow and other books. Through her coaching sessions and groups, Kim offers deeply experiential and transformative work, quickly shifting people out of spiritual and psychological difficulties and into a space of profound beauty and creative flow. Read More »


#471 – An Introduction to Integral Psychotherapy with Mark Forman PhD

Mark Forman

Mark Forman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with fifteen years experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. His text – A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice – is one of the seminal works in the field of Integral Psychotherapy. He is currently working on his second text, Advancing in Integral Psychotherapy, which is being developed in conjunction with the CIT program.

Dr. Forman has extensive experience teaching Integral Theory at the graduate level – primarily at John F. Kennedy University in Northern California – as well as mentoring therapists and therapists-in-training at other graduate institutions and in private supervision. He is also the co-founder and was three times the lead organizer of the Integral Theory Conference, the world’s largest academic conference devoted to Integral theory and its application. He will be a consultant for the conference in 2015.
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#470 – The Cycle of Life with Israeli Jungian Analyst Erel Shalit

Erel Shalit

Dr. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Israel, and past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology. He founded and was Director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University, and has been Director of the Shamai Davidson Mental Health Clinic. He has authored and edited several books, among them The Cycle of Life; The Dream and its Amplification (with Nancy Swift Furlotti); Requiem; Enemy, Cripple, Beggar; The Complex, and The Hero and His Shadow. He chaired the Jung-Neumann Conference, and has edited, with Murray Stein, Turbulent Times, Creative Minds – Erich Neumann and CG Jung in Relationship (forthcoming in 2016). The Human Soul in Transition, at the Dawn of a New Era will be forthcoming in 2016.
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#469 – A Jungian Take on Diagnostic Categories with Steve Buser MD

Steve Buser

Steven Buser MD has taught principles of psychiatric diagnosis to medical students and residents in family medicine. His effort to provide an easy to remember schema led him to develop the idea of diagnoses along a spectrum long before DSM-5 introduced this concept. DSM-5 Insanely Simplified borrowed heavily from Dr. Buser’s earlier efforts while making sure to incorporate specific changes that characterize the DSM-5. In addition to his busy psychiatric practice, Dr. Buser is the Publisher of Chiron Publications and is the co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center.
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#468 – Listening to Killers with James Garbarino PhD

James Garbarino

Dr. James Garbarino holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as an adviser to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI.


#467 – How to Step Out of Your Story with Kim Schneiderman

Kim Schneiderman

Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, MSW, is the author of Step Out of Your Story. She counsels in private practice and teaches as a professor and guest lecturer at venues including New York University. She also writes a biweekly advice column for Metro Newspapers and blogs for Psychology Today. Visit her online at http://www.stepoutofyourstory.com. Read More »