Considering Suicide: A Jungian Discussion

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Date/Time
11/15/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Roeland Park Community Center

Price
$20
$15 members
$15 students


From antiquity, humans have faced the phenomena of suicide.  Throughout history, all the way back to the Romans and Greeks, through the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and up to current age, social beliefs have varied on suicide.  This phenomena then, by definition, must have archetypal roots. 

In this discussion, Jung’s work on death and suicide will be explored. Passive thoughts about death are actually a normal part of adolescence.  Yet, all rates of suicide are on the rise nationally.  The ways in which Jung’s thoughts might apply to these trying times will also be considered.

Brenda Murrow, PhD, is a licensed psychologist practicing at her office in Waterville, KS, and also at the Hope and Healing Academy in Topeka, KS, which provides equine-assisted therapy.

Her clinical training experiences span an array of environments, and include a focus on children’s treatment with play therapy and psychodynamic interventions for emotional disturbances.  Brenda is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. Her dissertation was a research study that explored the relationships between a therapy dog and child survivors of domestic violence, physical, and sexual abuse.

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