Female Friendship in Psychotherapy with Marilyn Yalom

marilyn yalom evolution of psychotherapyAs a new feature at the 2017 Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, Marilyn Yalom, a prolific contributor to our field, will offer a lecture on feminist issues especially designed for psychotherapists. Marilyn, coincidentally, is married to keynote speaker, Irv Yalom.

A prolific contributor, Marilyn is Marilyn Yalom, PhD, is Senior Scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University. She has written many historic books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory (1993), A History of the Breast (1997), A History of the Wife (2001), Birth of the Chess Queen: A History (2004), The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds (2008) with photos by Reid Yalom, How the French Invented Love (2012), and The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (2015).

Marilyn Yalom grew up in Washington D.C. and was educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins Universities. She has been a professor of French and comparative literature, director of an institute for research on women, a popular speaker on the lecture circuit, and the author of numerous articles on literature and women’s history. Marilyn is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions. In addition to her lecture on Female Friendship, she will participate in a Great Debate with Esther Perel entitled: Masculine/Feminine: Then and Now.

Marilyn’s enriching programs will add considerable depth and scope to our upcoming Evolution Conference. We look forward to seeing you there.

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD

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