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Washburn High School

Class of 1956 - In Memory Of

Maryanna Eckberg

Maryanna Eckberg, age 61, a clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA., devoted her career to helping trauma victims and the victims of political torture, died October 10th after a long illness.

Ms. Eckberg was born March 19, 1938, in Minnesota. She received a doctorate in child and adult clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1967 and practiced in Minnesota until moving to the Bay area about 15 years ago. She was a trainer for the Bioenergetics Society of Northern California and a faculty member at the California Counseling Center. She was also co-founder of the Healing Center for Survivors of Political Torture and had worked in El Salvadore with the commission on Human Rights and the Universidad Jose Simeon Casas. Her recently complete book, ``Traumatic Shock: The Body In The Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder'' is expected to be published soon.

She is survived by her partner, Peter White of Berkeley; a son, Erik Rosekrans of Portland, OR; a daughter, Kristin Rosekrans of El Savadore; a brother, Dan Eckberg; and a sister, Joan Eckberg, both of Minneapolis. A memorial service is planned for Nov. 21st in Berkeley.

Donations may be made to the Ewan Chodwn, Tibetan Buddist Meditation Center, 254 Cambridge Ave., Kensington, CA 94708, or the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, PO Box 169, Woodacre, CA, 94973.

Published Nov 14, 1999

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