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Reconnect & Reimagine: IWWG 2022
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Maureen Murdock

Maureen Murdock, Ph.D. is the author of the best-selling book, The Heroine’s Journey, which explores the rich territory of the feminine psyche. This groundbreaking book was released by Shambhala Publications in 2020 in a 30th anniversary publication. It has been translated into fifteen languages, including Farsi and Chinese and a documentary is being made about the impact of Murdock’s work on Australian women. Maureen is also author of Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory; Fathers’ Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine’s Journey Workbook. She is the editor of an anthology entitled Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life and has published a memoir under a pseudonym. She teaches memoir in Pacifica Graduate Institute’s program, "Writing Down the Soul", and taught memoir writing in the UCLA Writers Program for 28 years. She has written pieces for the Huffington Post on criminal justice and you can find her blog about mental illness, addiction, and the criminal justice system on her website www.maureenmurdock.com. Murdock volunteers for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) with inmates at Lompoc Federal Prison.