The Delicate Dance of Integrity


November 1-4, 2018
Hotel Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico




We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them.

Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore, it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.
                                               —C.G. Jung


Coined by the Quakers in the 1950’s, ‘’speaking truth to power” is not a new concept, but it has taken on new relevance in the turbulent post-truth era. Current debate seems most often framed by appeals to emotion disconnected to facts, and counteracting this troubling trend requires that we galvanize our courage to speak up, speak out, and be heard. As we witness increasing polarization, insults and sarcasm move us farther and farther from the cooperation needed to find solutions, and it is tempting to give up trying to be heard. With our future dependent on successful dialogue, we can no longer recoil from the challenge we face. Speaking up to powerful forces—and finding space for meaningful idea exchange—begins by standing in our integrity, speaking from our center, and listening with an open heart and mind. Never has there been a more urgent need for civil discourse about the problems facing our nation and the world. Civilization in Transition 7 will explore and address possible ways to transcend the polarization in our lives and make a difference in the world.


This conference is open to the public, clinicians, and analysts. The conference will focus on underlying elements that drive individual motivation and behavior, the reasons for escalating discord in society, and the dangers of unresolved disagreement. Mental Health Professionals will focus on techniques for positive communication and collaboration, and the therapist’s ability to assess and manage irrational and destructive communication in their clients’ interactions, as well as with their own interactions with discordant individuals and groups.  


Join us in Santa Fe for what promises to be a stimulating and provocative weekend.





Psyche’s Inner Kingdom: Our Shared Global Commonwealth

Josephine Evetts-Secker 

Speaking Truth Through Music: The 60’s

Jacqui Hairston 

The Way of the Rain: An Homage to Planet Earth

Sibylle Szaggars Redford 

A Physicist’s Search for Simplicity and Unity

in the Complexity of Life from Cells to Cities…and to Psyche?

Geoffrey West 

Face to Face with a Predatory Narcissist: Be Informed, Stand Up, Speak Out

Jacqueline West 

The Complex-ities of Life and Death, of Self and Psyche

Geoffrey West and Jacqueline West

 Mythos of the Ancients and the Dance of Truth


Social Dreaming Matrix: Dreams Listening to Dreams (optional)

Kathryn Cook-Deegan and Kate Burns





Our Work is Never Done: Honesty in Ourselves

Deborah Egger 

Balance and Integrity in the Time of Chaos:

Finding Wisdom Stories in the Body-House






The conference will be held at Hotel Santa Fe in downtown Santa Fe. Owned by the Picuris Pueblo, the hotel will provide a warm and intimate environment for our gathering. Two pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday from 9:00 am-3:30 pm for an additional fee. The conference begins Thursday evening with a Welcome Dinner followed by a performance by Storydancer, Zuleikha. Conference presentations will begin on Friday at 9:00 am and end with a panel discussion with all presenters on Sunday at 11:30 am. Optional Social Dreaming Matrix sessions will be held Friday through Sunday mornings at no additional charge. Continuing Education Credit for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors are approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars, an approved provider of continuing education for the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).



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Civilization in Transition 7