I am excited to share that I recently defended my dissertation research at Pacifica Graduate Institute for my PhD in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy. You can view my defense here. Just skip forward a few minutes to avoid the part where I am waiting for my external reader to connect by phone. I have chosen to share my defense in hopes that it will provide educational value as a keystone of the research process.
My dissertation has been published via ProQuest and is available here. The purpose for this research was to open a dialogue around intimate partner violence, the development of insight, separation, and recovery. One unexpected theme that manifested in this research was the theme of silence, which I talk about in my defense video as well as in the text of my dissertation. I am hoping to write and possibly create some videos to explore the themes that arose during my exploration of intimate partner violence and “Bluebeard.”