Legacy of Psychology

Legacy of Psychology

Legacy programs are older Lifespan Learning Institute programs featuring some of the Pioneers of Attachment Theory and Modern Neuroscience that contain foundational and still valuable insights for today's practice.  

A Delicate Balance Between Attachment & Differentiation

Only when partners learn to define themselves, manage their reactivity and face the anxiety of their differences without collapsing will they find lasting intimacy (presented by Dr. Ellyn Bader). Other empirically-validated approaches, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (presented by Dr. Susan Johnson), accentuate fostering a secure attachment and creating new bonding interactions through reprocessing emotional experiences with their partners.The Object Relations model (presented by Drs. Jill and David Sharpe) sees therapy as providing a safe holding environment to contain the anxiety of the couple while their transferences and projective identifications are analyzed. The ultimate goal is for partners to create their own empathic holding environment. Dr. Shelia Sharpe focuses on the effect in adult relationships on different kinds of attachment. Dr. Harville Hendrix shows how to use the process of intentional dialogue to heal the wounds of past attachment failures in current intimate relationships by helping couples move from emotional symbiosis through differentiation to secure intimate connection.

A Woman's Journey - Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell follows the psychological journey of two women in the modern world one from the 1920's and the other from the 1940's through examining the paintings they created during their psychoanalytical process. One woman was a client of Gerard Adler the other that of Carl Jung's. Campbell illustrates the historical and social aspect of the female destiny to finding spiritual peace and beauty. In his truly unique way, he relates their art work and therapeutic process to mythological symbology and alchemical imagery.

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