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.
Martha Blake, MBA, NCPsyA
Martha Blake, MBA, NCPsyA is a licensed psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Portland. She is a member of the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts where she participates in the training of future analysts. As an adjunct at PSU School of Business Administration Martha taught students of business the importance of failure as an aspect of successful team performance.
As the former Manager of Regional Quality Management for Kaiser Permanente NW, Martha supported clinician peer review of bad outcomes, facilitated teams identifying best practices, developing practice guidelines, and planning clinical service delivery.
Martha is a member of the AMHA Metro IPA Steering Committee, Chair of the AMHA - NW Health Informatics and Quality Committee, and on the Board of AMHA-NW.
Shannon is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst who has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 1975. She was a co-founder of the Portland Gestalt Institute (1985), has been trained in traditional, somatic and transpersonal models of therapy, and is a gifted group facilitator. She has extensively studied Archetypal Pattern Analysis with Dr. Michael Conforti since 1996. She is on the faculty of Assisi Institute and a co-founder and co-trainer in Archetypal Associates and the Archetypal Pattern Analysis Trainings and Seminars.
She serves on the board of Returning Veterans Project NW, which provides pro-bono therapy services to returning veterans and The Holistic Resources Foundation which is an umbrella non-profit for nontraditional ministers and their projects. She also is the co-founder of "Opening To Life" an active healing arts center for over 20 practitioners in Portland, Oregon.
She also facilitates a Study Group in Integral Theory, and co-facilitates a NonDual Consultation Group, is a Radiant Mind Coach in Peter Fenner’s Radiant Mind Programs since 2011, and provides consultation, archetypal mentoring, supervision and training in Archetypal Pattern Analysis.
Diane Steinbrecher, LCSW, PC
Diane Steinbrecher is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice and co-founder and co-trainer in Archetypal Associates and the Archetypal Pattern Analysis Training and Seminars in Portland, Oregon. She has trained extensively with Dr. Michael Conforti, founder of Archetypal Pattern Analysis, since 1997 and on the faculty of the Assisi Institute for the Study of Archetypal Pattern Analysis since 2007.
Diane has over 40 years’ experience and training in trauma, dissociation, depression, anxiety, relationships, and addiction recovery and specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. She also uses her medical training as a nurse to identify patterns of the Psyche being expressed through physical diseases to help clear and shift patterns needed to live one's full potential and purpose.
Diane provides clinical supervision, training, and consultation in Archetypal Pattern Analysis and with psychotherapists attaining state licensure. She holds certifications in Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, Masters Addiction Therapy, EMDR, and is a graduate of a four year Spiritual Teacher Training Program focused on non-dual teachings.
Diane is on the Board of Directors of Peace in Schools, the first for credit high school education program in mindfulness meditation in the United States, facilitates the Portland Radiant Mind program, is a coach for Peter Fenner's Radiant Mind Program since 2011, and co-facilitates nondual consultation groups in Portland, Oregon.
Rick Tarnas, Ph.D.
Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. In 1968 he entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an A.B. cum laude in 1972. For ten years he lived and worked at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, studying with Stanislav Grof, Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson, Huston Smith, and James Hillman, later serving as Esalen’s director of programs and education. He received his Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute in 1976 with a dissertation on LSD psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and spiritual transformation. From 1980 to 1990, he wrote The Passion of the Western Mind, a narrative history of Western thought from the ancient Greek to the postmodern which became a best seller and continues to be a widely used text in universities throughout the world. In 2006, he published Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, which received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in the UK. Formerly president of the International Transpersonal Association, he is on the Board of Governors of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. In addition to his teaching at CIIS, he has been a frequent lecturer at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and gives many public lectures and seminars in the U.S. and abroad.
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.
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, philosophy, art history, 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.
Portland Airport to Regents Center
12 MINUTES – 5.8 MILES
1. Start out going northwest on NE Airport Way.
2. Take NE Airport Way toward Departures/Ticketing/Check-In/Valet Parking.
3. Keep left at the fork to continue on NE Airport Way.
4. Take the NE 82nd Ave ramp toward Cell Phone Lot/Portland Int'l Ctr.
0.5 miles past NE Air Cargo Rd
5. Turn slight right onto NE 82nd Ave/OR-213.
6. Turn right onto NE Alderwood Rd.
NE Alderwood Rd is 0.3 miles past NE Air Cargo Rd
7. Turn right onto NE Columbia Blvd.
8. Take the 1st left onto NE Cully Blvd.
NE Cully Blvd is just past NE Colwood Way
If you reach NE 66th Ave you've gone about 0.2 miles too far
9. Turn right onto NE Prescott St.
NE Prescott St is just past NE Going St
If you reach NE Skidmore St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
10. Turn left onto NE 37th Ave.
11. Take the 1st right onto NE Prescott St.
If you reach NE Skidmore St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
12. Turn left onto NE 33rd Ave.
13. Take the 2nd right onto NE Mason St.
If you reach NE Shaver St you've gone a little too far
14. Turn slight left onto NE Regents Dr.
NE Regents Drive is just past NE 32nd Ave
If you reach NE 31st Ave you've gone a little too far
15. 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland, OR 97212-1742 is on the right.
Downloadable Registration Form
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND DISCOUNTS
Conference Tuition $325 for the entire conference, April 6th - 9th, 2017
$125 for each individual day
Tuition Discount (one per registrant, please):
___________ 10% Member, Depth Psychology Alliance
___________ 10% Senior (65 and over)
___________ 20% Member, Oregon Friends of C.G. Jung
___________ 20% Portland Resident
___________ 25% Assisi Program Graduate or Current Student (all programs)
Cancellations and Refunds:
A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee, is given, if cancellation is made prior to two weeks (by 4/7/16) before the beginning of the conference. A 50% refund is given if cancellation is made less than two weeks before the conference.
The beautiful Regents Center is located in the Alameda neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon, just 2 blocks west of NE 33rd Avenue and Mason Street at:
3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland, OR 97212.
It is easy to find, and convenient to most of the Portland area.
Please be sure to browse the Regents Center’s wonderful website which provides additional information: http://www.besteventspaceportland.com/
Because Regents Center is located in a predominantly residential area, they ask that visitors be mindful of the parking situation. The building is laid out on its own little island with parking on all sides and they ask that you park on their block first as space permits. Beyond that they ask that people simply be considerate and perhaps carpooling could be considered.
Where to Stay
McMenamins – Kennedy School
Residence Inn – Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Portland
Quality Inn – Downtown Convention Center
Crowne Plaza – Downtown Convention Center
Courtyard – Portland Downtown/Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton – Portland Downtown
Please feel free to consider using airbnb.com and you may find the prices even more agreeable. Just map it out near the Regents Center (3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland, Oregon 97212) to find something most convenient.