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Mothers and Sons: Raising Relational Boys, presented by Sherri Mahdavi, PhD

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As the first person who introduces her son to the feminine principle of relatedness, the mother plays an important role in her son's masculine development. While the mother-son relationship can be a safe container in which a boy can learn to connect to his own emotional, relational side, it can also be fraught with enmeshment, regression, and a fear or separation and individuation. In this talk we will focus on some of the ways in which the mother complex affects the development of a son's identity, and the archetypal and collective forces which support or hinder the development of a secure and embodied masculine identity.

Sherri Mahdavi, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine. She also serves as an Associate Professor of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California, where she teaches courses in Depth Psychology.

Registration and social gathering begin at 3:00
Lecture begins at 4:00

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