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‘The Orphan Archetype: Alone, Yet at One with Oneself in the World’ Lecture Presented by Audrey Punnett, Ph.D.

  • The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland 21600 Shaker Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH, 44122 United States (map)


The Orphan Archetype: Alone, Yet at One with Oneself in the World

Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members

CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)

Lecture Description:

This lecture will address loneliness and the feeling of being alone in the world, two characteristics that mark the life of an orphan. Dr. Audrey Punnett will discuss the literal orphan as well as the symbolism of the orphan archetype, which offers meaning to the diverse experiences of feeling alone in the world. With case vignettes and digital images, Dr. Punnett will show how the constellation of the orphan archetype, with its accompanying feelings of isolation, anguish, and despair, can act as a catalyst for the individuation process and the journey toward wholeness. There will also be time for discussion during which participants will be invited to explore the creative potential in feeling alone in oneself and the world.

Saturday Workshop

Audrey Punnett and Dyane Sherwood will present a workshop on the Orphan, Saturday March 12 10 - 4:30 in Oberlin. For more information and to register, click here.

About the Presenter:

Audrey Punnett, Ph.D. is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich with diplomas in both Child/Adolescent and Adult Analytical Psychology. She is an Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, the University of California San Francisco – Fresno; Adjunct Professor, Alliant International University; Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, and Certified Sandplay Therapist – Teacher, ISST & STA, past President of the Board of Trustees. She is a member of AGAP, serving on the Board, and the CGJI-SF, past Chair of the Infant, Child & Adolescent Training Committee (iCAT). She has lectured and given workshops on the orphan in Europe, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada and the USA, and published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Punnett maintains a private practice in Fresno, Calif.