Maureen Murdock M.A. is a psychotherapist, writing teacher and the author of six books, including The Heroine's Journey:Woman's Quest for Wholeness, a ground-breaking book which revealed a broader understanding of the female psyche on both a personal and cultural level. Murdock is also the author of The Heroine's Journey Workbook; Fathers' Daughters; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children and is the editor of an anthology of memoirs written by her writing students entitled Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life.

Murdock's research on myth and memoir culminated in her most recent book, Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory. She teaches memoir writing in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program as well as privately in Sausalito, California. Murdock was Chair and core faculty member of the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and is adjunct faculty in depth psychology at Sonoma State University. She has been a guest lecturer at The C.G. Jung Institute, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, University of British Columbia, The Naropa Institute, The Omega Institute, The Oasis Center, University of Creation Spirituality, University of Massachusetts, and others. She has been an educational consultant for a number of school districts and she co-created a program in human development for students in the Los Angeles City Schools to deal with conflict resolution and diversity issues after the uprisings in the early 1990s. Maureen Murdock is also a prolific art photographer and her work is widely exhibited

Please click on the links to the left to read or hear interviews with Maureen.

"Maureen Murdock on The Heroine's Journey," an interview on the Marry Yourself Telesummit.
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"Maureen Murdock: Memoir Writing in the Desert", Maureen Murdock interviewed by Kimberly Nichols in the September 2-8, 2010 edition of the Valley Star.

“Telling Your Life Story”, Maureen Murdock interviewed by Jennifer Freed on FREED UP, Voice of American TalkRadio Network.

Maureen Murdock, an interview with Jennifer Louden from the Comfort Cafe.

Maureen Murdock, an interview with Kat Tansey and Nancy Marriott’s Finding Magic in Midlife Show on Exceptional Wisdom Radio.

Maureen Murdock: Memory and Myth. An interview in Story Circle Journal: LifeWriters Talk About LifeWriting.

Emotional Truth, an interview with Maureen Murdock by B. Lynn Goodwin from

Maureen Murdock interviewed by Mary Davis. C.G. Jung Society of Atlanta Quarterly News, Summer 2005.


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