is an author, educator Jungian-oriented psychotherapist and photographer. Author of the bestselling book, The Heroine's Journey, Maureen conducts workshops on memoir writing and personal myth. She combines her interest in the mysterious workings of the psyche with a study of mythology and a love of story telling and memoir writing. Maureen’s popularity as an author, lecturer, and workshop presenter has enriched the lives of thousands of people. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
“Your instructional memoir about your son's early years was so moving and well-written that I can envision publishers fighting to get the whole story. So many of us, as parents of the mentally ill, desperately need your help. I admire and appreciate your courage and generosity in sharing this experience.”
— Jacqueline Connolly
“Drawing on her background as a psychotherapist, she richly illuminates questions about memory and the self, the way emotions are embedded in metaphors, and the underlying myths of our stories. A pleasure to read.”
— Kimberly Snow, author of In Buddha’s Kitchen
“An incisive, engrossing book. . .Murdock has beautifully illuminated an important aspect of many people’s lives.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Groundbreaking and dynamic. . .a moving exploration of the feminine journey from father’s daughter to peer.”
—Brenda Peterson, Nature and Other Mothers
“The Heroine’s Journey contains a wealth of insight that is of great value to contemporary Western women. It explores a rich territory of the feminine psyche and opens an understanding of female development that relates not only to personal transformation but cultural transformation as well.”
Making Meaning from Myth and Memoir
October 4-5, 2015
UCLA Extension Writers Program, Los Angeles
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Hooked on Hope:
A blog about memoir, mental illness, addiction and the criminal justice system
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The Emergence of Bipolar Disorder: A Mother's Perspective
“Maureen Murdock has made a valuable contribution to our growing awareness of the importance of imagery in children and gives invaluable outlines for the stimulation and development of it. Murdock’s work should be fundamental to education. . .this book will surely be on my recommended list to parents, teachers, and everyone interested in development.”
—Joseph Chilton Pearce