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Loss and Resilience

  • November 05, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda


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Loss and Resilience
With Susan Diamond Moore, L.C.S.W.
When: November 5, 2014
Where: St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda
What Time: 10am-12:15pm
How Many CEUs: 1

Loss and Resilience

Without loss, there can be no connection. As psychotherapists, we ultimately lose every treatment partner weʼve ever had as well as aspects of ourselves that were unique to each particular dyad. This process intensifies as we grow older, and we begin to experience the inevitable alterations inherent to aging. We start
to examine our shifts in our sense of self and in our professional identity. We not only lose patients, we lose loved ones. We may become more physically
compromised. We may feel more depleted, not quite as “sharp” as we once were, and we may start to question the viability of offering a new patient the option of a long-term psychotherapy. What of ourselves can we discover in this sea change that we might use to buoy our resilience? How can we use what we may come to understand about our selves to strengthen our work with our patients?

We will thoughtfully explore these issues, and use the Orpheus exercise to facilitate our exploration of a changed sense of self as well as begin to address the question “Who am I if I am no longer this?”


Susan Diamond Moore, LCSW, has a private psychoanalytic/relational psychotherapy practice in Berkeley and San Francisco. Formerly faculty at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosocial Treatment Laboratory, Susan has extensive clinical experience working with persons who have suffered trauma, loss, major life transitions, breast cancer and other life-altering illness. Susan has provided training and consultation in individual psychotherapy and supportive-expressive group therapy. She is a graduate of the Masterson Institute Postgraduate Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is current faculty at the Womenʼs Therapy Center and has previously taught at TPI Berkeley. Susan presently facilitates a consultation group for seasoned clinicians that is a outgrowth of those teachings. Susan is a student of TaiChi.


The fee for Wednesday workshops is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Saturday workshops include a $10 member or $20 non-member fee.

Please RSVP to so we know for how many attendees we need to prepare space and nourishment.  This is a 1-hour CEU course.

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