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Fort Lauderdale Airport
100 Terminal Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
The Fort Lauderdale Airport is just 16 miles from The Corniche, the conference venue. It's about a 25 minute car ride.
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Michael Conforti, PhD
founder and Director, The Assisi Institute
Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England.
He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.
Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world. He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry.
Christophe Le Mouël, Ph.D.
Christophe was trained as a quantum physicist and did theoretical research in high energy physics for several years in France and Greece. He also worked as a project manager at the National Center for Nuclear Energy in Paris, France, before moving to Los Angeles in 2007. Fascinated by the connection of physics and psychology, he lectured internationally on this topic. He is currently the Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Science Editor of the Jungian journal Psychological Perspectives. He is also adjunct faculty at Studio School where he teaches physics to the next generation of filmmakers and actors.
Loralee Scott-Conforti, MFA
Loralee is the Executive Director of the Assisi Institute and founder and Director of Seeing Red. She is an artist, activist, author and educator with over two decades of leadership experience focused on creative transformation and innovative leadership. Her graduate studies focused on the interdisciplinary links between analytical psychology, brain science, creativity theory, and dance pedagogy.
Her most recent body of artistic work is focused on the theme of "kintsukuroi" meaning to be beautiful in the broken places as an embodied metaphor for the psychological process of moving forward after trauma. Her past work includes a dance theater production focused on the global issue of human trafficking which tells the true story of a human trafficking victim as reported by Pulitzer Prize Winning author, Nicholas Kristoff in "Half The Sky." This original production, "SoulCry!" toured colleges and universities and resulted in the passage of anti-trafficking legislation as a result of Loralee's collaboration with the Troy, NY City Council. Loralee's work around this issue is featured as part of a compilation of research included in an academic text published by Routledge: "Grief and The Expressive Arts"
A certified MBTI Consultant, Archetypal Pattern Analyst and sought after public speaker, Loralee has consulted with Procter and Gamble in developing training programs to catalyze breakthrough creativity and organizationally sustainable transformation. Loralee was a featured presenter for the International Association of Analytical Psychology's conference on Art and Psyche in Siracusa Italy. She has been a keynote presenter for the Pennsylvania Governor's Council, The Rhode Island Family Courts Anti-Trafficking Conference, the Unbound Washington, DC Anti-Trafficking Conference, the Journey Conference and many others.
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Efrat Ginot Ph.D.,
a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, is a psychologist-psychoanalyst and a supervisor in NYC. Her published papers on enactments, intersubjectivity and self-narratives integrate neuropsychology and psychoanalytic thinking. She received the 2002 Gradiva Award for best article re-examining the concept of the Holding Environment. Her recently published book, The Neuropsychology of the unconscious: Integrating brain and mind in psychotherapy presents a new neuropsychological model for understanding unconscious processes. This book also received the Gradiva Award for Best Book, 2016. Dr. Efrat Ginot is also an artist. Her work can be seen at www.efratginot.com.
Richard Ott, MD
After completing his undergraduate work at Notre Dame, Dr. Ott graduated with honors (2nd in his class) from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He then began 6 years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. During his plastic surgery training, he was awarded first place for research by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and wrote a review book for plastic surgeons studying for their board exams. After completing his training at Stanford, Dr. Ott and his family returned to their hometown of Ft. Lauderdale where he has practiced since 1979.
Dr. Ott has served as President of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA), President of the Caducean Society and Chief of Staff at Imperial Point Medical Center. During his tenure as an officer of the BCMA, he started a clinic for the homeless at the Salvation Army in Ft. Lauderdale and while president in 1992, organized the volunteer medical efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Andrew. More than 10,000 patients were given free medical care during this five-month effort. He also founded Interplast South, Inc. to provide free reconstructive plastic surgery to children in developing countries. His picture and accomplishments were added to the Wall of Fame at the University of Florida College of Medicine when he was recognized as an outstanding alumnus. He has also been a recipient of the highest award given by the Florida Medical Association.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Ott has developed a deep interest in the correlation between archetypal patterning and growing insights involving cosmology from the “new sciences” such as quantum physics, complexity and systems theory. Twenty years ago, after a profound personal experience involving classical Jungian synchronicities, Dr. Ott discovered the work of the Assisi Institute and with his wife attended his first Assisi Conference in Assisi, Italy in July of 1996. He was among those to complete the first two year program in Archetypal Pattern Analysis and has remained as a participant and presenter for the program ever since. As a hobby, he collects seashells that demonstrate an algorithmic beauty which can be computer modeled by combining self enhancing feedback loops (activators) which evoke inhibitors (pairs of opposites) to produce stable patterns. Not unlike alchemy, he sees this as a metaphor for psyche’s inherent balancing mechanism.
CE credits for this conference are offered through the below listed organization:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 17.0 hours of continuing educational credit upon completing this program.
Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:
Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 17.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LCPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 17.0 continuing education hours of credit.
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 17.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive 17.0 CE hours of credit.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
Accommodations for the Differently Abled
Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Assisi Institute at (860) 415-5004