TWO DIFFERENT WAYS OF BEING HUMAN: CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE FEMININE IN WESTERN RELIGIOUS MYTHOLOGY

Western perceptions of the nature of the Feminine have been profoundly influenced by the narratives and myths described in the early Judaic traditions.  One of these influences has been the cultural tendency to rigidly define male and female gender as separate experiences with narrowly defined roles: two different ways of being human. This continuing education event is a panel presentation and discussion about the representation of women in the Hebrew scriptures, and the roles that these representations have played in the establishment of patriarchal thought.  The panel, which consists of medieval scholar Dr. Maja Jakimovska-Tosic, artist and author Leigh McCloskey, and psychologist Dr. Matthew Bennett, will explore some of the prominent women described in the Hebrew scriptures and the Zohar, including Eve, Lilith, Jezebel, and Sarah.  

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Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs


bennett2Matthew Bennett Psy.D

Licensed Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Pacifica Graduate Institute.


maja-smallMaja Jakimovska-Tosic, Ph.D.
Author, Scholar of Macedonian Medieval literature, Director of the Institute of Macedonian Literature.

 

leigh-oldLeigh J. McCloskey
Author, actor, artist and visual philosopher, founder of Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER)

 


WHEN: 
DATE: November 20th, 2015, Friday
TIME: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
# of CE CREDITS: 3

WHERE:
Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance,
6032 Philip Avenue, Malibu, CA  90265


 ADDITIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This seminar will explore some of the cultural implications of the scriptural depictions of woman in the Judaic tradition, including the Hebrew Bible and the Kabbalistic writings of the Zohar. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of patriarchal thinking as a dichotomous principle which reinforces specific constellations of roles and relationships between men and women, and the impact that these cultural assumptions have in contemporary times. Using biblical examples such as Eve, Lilith, and Jezebel, including a cycle of “bad women,” panelists will discuss the ways in which biblical women became exemplars of gender roles, and how perception of these figures has evolved over time. The seminar will include analysis of the stories of these biblical women, their depiction in art, and the psychological implications of the cultural assumptions encouraged by these narratives.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR CE:
  1. Participants will identify and discuss two ways in which western religious mythology has impacted contemporary
    cultural assumptions about the role of women.
  2. Participants will evaluate cultural implications and the evolution of biblical women described in the seminar.
  3. Participants will identify at least one implication for psychotherapy involving cultural conceptualizations of the feminine.
SCHEDULE:

The seminar will consist of a panel discussion comprised of: Dr. Maja Jakimovska-Tosic, Leigh McCloskey and Dr. Matthew Bennett

1:45 - 2:00 pm   REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN

2:00 - 3:30 pm   PANEL DISCUSSION part I:

 Biblical, cultural, and artistic representations of biblical women including Eve, Jezebel, Lilith, and Sarah,

3:30 - 3:45 pm   BREAK (approximate time)

3:45 - 4:30 pm   PANEL DISCUSSION part II:

The social, cultural, and psychotherapeutic implications of biblical conceptualizations of the Feminine

4:30 - 5:00 pm   CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE FEMININE IN ART:

Guided tour of Leigh McCloskey’s artwork: The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul


SEMINAR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs (as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences) and psychologists (as required by the California Psychological Association).

The Aeolian Center is approved by the California Psychological Association (provider # AEO001) to provide continuing education seminars for professional education for psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs. Aeolian Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Read more...

To complete the course, and receive 3 CE credits attendees must:

  1. Be present for the entire time of the course
  2. Sign in at the beginning and out at the end
  3. Complete a written evaluation of the course
  4. To receive CE credit full attendance is required - No partial credit.

Certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of each course to those who have registered and paid for credit and fulfilled the requirements listed above. A replacement transcript can be provided if one is lost for no additional fee.

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