About Dr. Broder:
I began my career in 1988. I was drawn to the fields of addiction and trauma. I had seen the effects of trauma in people’s lives. Those that had been supported through traumatic events on multiple levels: family, social support and community, could come through to the other side without crippling effects.
Without the support I am speaking of, individuals and families tended to break off into unhealthy patterns of coping, like drug and alcohol and other addictions, and end up in self-destructive cycles.
I was drawn to the Psychology of C. G. Jung at this time and his theory of Individuation. Click here For a brief biography on Jung. According to Jung, we are always striving towards wholeness, even when we are in patterns that seem to be creating problems for us.
This let me know that the painful processes I was seeing in the lives of those I am speaking of had meaning.
The process of psychotherapy, Jung felt, is to find meaning in the way your life has been unfolding and get in touch with your deeper self, the part of you that can show you the way to psychological health and happiness.
This means that a life can evolve instead of going around in a continuous circle. Like a spiral, at times it will feel like there is definite progress and forward motion. Other times it may feel as if we have slipped up a bit. But the spiral is getting wider.
This is so inspiring and exciting.
Sally Broder, Psy.D is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies, an APA accredited institution widely recognized throughout the world.
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
San Francisco Psychological Association
Santa Clara Psychological Association Kentucky Psychological Association
The Coming Home Project
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
Ongoing participation in the Allan Schore, Ph.D. Study Group