Uncovering the Act of Maternal Infanticide from a Psychological, Political, and Jungian Perspective*

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General Admissionshow details + $35.00 (USD)  
General Admission + CEUsshow details + $50.00 (USD)  

  •  September 28, 2024
     1:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT

Held in-person with book signing following
Brooke Laufer
CEUs: 2

Limited to 15 participants.

This talk will be an overview of Brooke’s recently published book, Uncovering the Act of Maternal Infanticide from a Psychological, Political, and Jungian Perspective, and will include sales of the book and a signing. Using slides, Brooke will share an overview of the book’s topic, maternal infanticide, and discuss it utilizing a Jungian approach. Jungian theory and an integrated and forensic view of this issue will be explored as an aggregate of personal and political moments, and as a feminine and feminist outcry urging human evolution. Brooke will explore the identity of the infanticidal mother and the Death Mother archetype by providing firsthand accounts of patients she has worked with during her professional career. She will offer interpretations of the act of maternal infanticide, including the patriarchal construct of Motherhood as a way of explaining the drive and actions of an infanticidal mother. Finally, she will use the Jungian concept of transmutation to address what is required in our modern world for mothers caught in the archetypal death mother.

About the Instructor
Brooke Laufer, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with a Jungian orientation, in private practice in Evanston, Illinois. Brooke began her clinical work in psychiatric wards with the severely mentally ill, then in schools with adolescents and their families.  After having her first child, Brooke had a disturbing postpartum OCD experience which inspired her to begin researching, understanding, and specializing in the treatment of perinatal mental illness.  In addition to her practice, she works as an expert witness for women who have committed a crime during a postpartum episode.

Recommended Reading
Uncovering the Act of Maternal Infanticide from a Psychological, Political, and Jungian Perspective by Brooke Laufer (available for purchase at lecture)

*The lower cost for this program is being offered by the Jung Center and Brooke Laufer to allow for purchase of her book.

 

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 2-3 weeks.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

Address:
817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States