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Beyond Survival: Heart Surgery and the Psyche
November 18, 1988 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
I think heart surgery and heart trouble is becoming increasingly common in the second half of life; if we’re not ourselves involved, we certainly have a family member who has been (or may be).
I had coronary bypass surgery in January 1987 and survived-I want to talk with you about the changes in the psyche, conscious and unconscious; how the psyche helped me decide what to do, how to deal with the pre- and postoperative anxiety. That is to talk about death and rebirth concretely, in detail, in myself and in my clinical practice.
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JAMES A. SILBER, M.D. is a long-time member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles as past President, Chairman of the Certifying Board, and, currently, as Director of Training. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, UCLA and USC Medical Schools. He has been in the private practice of psychiatry and Jungian psychology in Los Angeles for the past 30 years.