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Gifts and Perils of Aging: 

Psychological Development

During the Later Phase of Life


Presented by
Robert Moradi, MD

link to video


Sunday, January 24, 2021, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT

This program will also be recorded and made available for free to anyone,

along with a transcript, via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.

While aging is nature’s mandate, becoming an elder requires a conscious relationship with one’s station in life where the horizon is closer and limitations of the body are more palpable. Ideally, the elder brings the wisdom gained through the journey of life to his/her own current physical and psychological condition and relationships, whereas the merely older is consumed by survival and fear of death. In this presentation we will consider some of the challenges in working analytically with an older population, including how we, as older analysts, live with death, find meaning in the aging process itself, and bring a conscious awareness of these issues into a more intimate relationship to our work with patients. In other words, how do we live with death and how do we bring death to the intimate container of the work with our older patients?


Learning objectives: 

  • List three factors which influence a therapist's capacity to work analytically with older patients.

  • Describe countertransference  issues that are common in working with an older population.

  • Describe how an older becomes an elder. 

Robert Moradi, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Santa Monica. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and Emeritus Psychiatrist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he directed training of residents in psychiatry. As a Jungian analyst he teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, UCLA School of Medicine, Reiss-Davis Graduate Center and New Center for Psychoanalysis. He has published and presented extensively in the field. 




Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have pre-registered.  Use this link to pre-register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Continuing Education (CE)

This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  


Use the CE Registration Form to pay $15 and register to be awarded 2 CE hours for this program.  

CE certificates will be sent by email upon payment of $15, attendance at the entire program, and submission of the evaluation form.

For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CE web page.

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