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Grand Rounds: Spirit, Culture, and Gender

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In “Spirit, Culture, and Gender: Intersections for Healing,”  Gloria M. Rodríguez, the Founder and Director of DeAlmas Women’s Institute, and Patricia Llosa, a Jungian psychoanalyst based in New York, will discuss their personal paths to their work and how they integrate their culture, including indigenous understandings of healing into their professional practices with individuals or groups. They will showcase an example to illustrate how spirit and culture informs their view of treatment.

Title: Spirit, Culture, and Gender: Intersections for Healing
Date: December 15th
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Location: Grace Dodge Hall 177/179

More on Gloria M. Rodríguez and Patricia Llosa

Gloria M. Rodríguez is the Founder and Director of DeAlmas Women’s Institute, a community-based organization launched in 1998. Literally meaning “of the soul.” Gloria practices New Thought/Ancient Wisdom teachings and is an initiate of the Diety Oshun in the Yoruba/Lukumi religious tradition. DeAlmas is dedicated to providing women the opportunity to reclaim, honor and express their divine feminine gifts and human potential through spiritual and personal transformation. Ms. Rodríguez presents workshops, keynote addresses and lectures to national and international audiences at major colleges, conferences and retreats.

Patricia Llosa is a Jungian psychoanalyst interested in cross-cultural issues in her private practice in NYC. She also leads groups on creativity and body-centered therapeutic modalities at the intersections between psychology, anthropology and the arts. Patricia will discuss the roots of her own practice as a therapist, in particular Woodman’s pioneering Jungian group work with women that combines movement, dream, and art. Patricia grew up in Lima, Peru, and is passionate about both Spanish and indigenous cultures, and will talk about how they continue to inform her work and imagination.



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