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domingo, 3 de agosto de 2014

Bio in English

Margarita Mendez Personal + 00 58 414 3231072 Education Lich. Psychologist 1985, Social Psychology. Central University of Venezuela - UCV, Caracas, Venezuela Junguian Analyst, 1998 International Association for Analytical Psychology - IAAP and Venezuelan Society of Jungian Analysts – SVAJ Contemporary dancer, Macrodanza 1985 Doctorate in Social Studies, ongoing UCV Margarita’s roots grow in archetypal psychology and contemporary dance, she has acknowledged the authority of the body as a resource in Jungian analysis and applied its many uses in an attempt of resolution of personal, social and political conflicts. Her passion lies in the possible integration of body, psyche and the creative/healing potentials of the unconscious. Professional Experience Convenor, SVAJ 2011 - 2013, director and general coordination Director of Studies, SVAJ 2009 - 2012 Author and member of the editorial committee of the ’Venezuelan Magazine of Archetypal Psychology’ Dance therapy/Authentic Movement, Day Clinic Conexión, Chuao, Caracas 2006 Professor and supervisor in the SVAJ training program since 2004 IAAP professor and supervisor in Venezuela and abroad since 2011 Dance Therapist, Psychiatric Hospital of Lídice, Service #5, Caracas 1996 Analyst in private practice since 1995 Contemporary dancer and choreographer until 2000, Macrodanza Areas of interest - Movement and dance as Active Imagination - Cultural complexes and resolution of conflicts - Symbolism of the house and the garden Courses Taught Individual Creative Process, Andrés Bello Catholic University – UCAB Exploring Cultural Complexes, postgraduate course in Political Science, Universidad Simón Bolivar – USB Introduction to the life and work of C.G. Jung, UCAB and SVAJ Creativity and Movement – UCAB Authentic Movement Workshop, University of Los Andes – ULA ‘Jungian psychotherapeutical resources’ and ‘Active Imagination in body movement’ - SVAJ ‘Sacred Dance’ with Niksa Fernandez, SVAJ ‘Introduction to the Complex Theory’, SVAJ Workshop “Body tools for the resolution of conflicts in populations at risk” 2000-2007 Professor of the Specialization in Group dynamics, UCV, 1996 Seminars, workshops and lecturer since 1994 International Since 2001 Margarita has been a co-leader of the Pre-Congress day and workshop on ‘Movement as a form of Active Imagination’ at the IAAP Congresses with Joan Chodorow (Chair), Tina Stromstead, Jacqueline Gerson and Antonella Adorisio, among others, with her papers and experiential experiences: “From Infrared to Ultraviolet” in “The Living, moving body in Analysis” Copenhagen, 2013 “Living House/Living Body” in “Multiplicity in the Living, Moving Body: Psyche, Nature, Culture” Montreal, 2010 “A Country in Conflict” in “Moving Journeys – Embodied Encounters. The Living Body in Analysis” Cape Town, 2007 “From the Bones’ body symbolism” in “Edges of Embodied Experience: The Moving Imagination” Barcelona, 2004 “Thieves of Fire”- Choreography, Corn Exchange Theater, Cambridge, 2001. and: Authentic Movement Workshop In the training program of the Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, Ft. Lauderdale, 2013 Seminar and workshop on Authentic Movement,, Centro C.G. Jung de Bogota and Medellin, 2011-2012 Paper ‘Movement in psychotherapy as a Bridge to the unconscious, the Jungian approach” 33th Congress of Dance Therapy UNESCO, Athens, 2012 Seminar “Consciousness at the encounter with the unconscious. In Memoriam Rafael Lopez-Pedraza” CIPA, Sicily, 2012 Publications 2013 - ‘Venezuela: Cultural Complexes in Contemporary Context’ in “Listening to Latin America” Spring Journal Books, Analytical Psychology & Contemporary Culture Series, Series Editor: Thomas Singer 2012 - “Living House/Living Body” in Pramila Bennett, ed, Montreal 2010: Facing Multiplicity: Psyche, Nature, Culture: Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress for Analytical Psychology: Daimon Verlag: 44-52 2012 - “La Casa Vivida/El Cuerpo Vivido” in Pramila Bennett, ed, Montreal 2010: Facing Multiplicity: Psyche, Nature, Culture: Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress for Analytical Psychology: Daimon Verlag: 1759-1767 2009 - “A Country in Conflict: Emerging Historical Complexes in Venezuela and the Living Body” in Pramila Bennett, ed, Cape Town 2007: Journeys of Encounters: Clinical, Communal, Cultural: Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology: Daimon Verlag: 1055-1063 “Body Symbolism: ‘From the Bones” in Lyn Cowan, ed, Barcelona 2004: Edges of Experience: Memory and Emergence, Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology, CD-Version: Daimon Verlag: 1303-1307 Briceño, Silva and Méndez, Margarita. “Más acá de la experiencia religiosa y el espíritu, una psicoterapia fiel a las imágenes. Breve entrevista a Rafael López-Pedraza” (Beyond religious experience and spirit, a psychotherapy true to the images. Brief interview to Rafael López-Pedraza) Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipos #5 (2013): 66-67 “El mitodrama y la fascinación de la violencia. Entrevista a Allan Guggenbühl” (Mithodrama and the fascination of violence. Interview to Allan Guggenbühl) Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipos #4 (2011): 56-61 “Desde los huesos. Apuntes de simbolismo corporal” (From the bones. Notes of Body Symbolism) Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipos #1 (2005): 15-21 Film critics “Tsotsi” Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipos #3 (2008): 69-70 “Match Point” Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipo #2 (2007): 70-71 Interview MYSTERIUM A POETIC PRAYER Testimonials on Body/Spirit Coniunctio Filmed and Edited by Antonella Adorisio - Distributed by Spring Journal Books August 2010 Testimonials by: Antonella Adorisio, Paola Carducci, Joan Chodorow, Michael Conforti, Priscilla D'Alessandro, Matteo Karawatt, Rafael Lopez-Pedraza, Father John Malecki, Margarita Mendez, Robert Mercurio, Lama Ciampa Monlam, Tina Stromsted, Vincenzo Tallarico, Tenzin Tsomu. Through the flow of water, Mysterium unfolds as a poetic prayer and reflects the language of the soul inspired by Jung.