Current Topics in Analytical Psychology


Deadline for Applications is July 31, 2018.

This certificate program extends over a ten-month period beginning in September 2018 and ending in June 2019. It is structured around seminar courses on Saturdays, once a month, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., each focused on a current topic in Analytical Psychology. A Certificate in Jungian Studies will be awarded after completion of the program.


The class is intended for a public interested in the in-depth study of Jung's psychology. It is not limited to licensed mental health professionals.

A maximum of 60 CEs can be earned, based on class attendance.

Continuing Education:
A maximum of 60 CE credits can be earned, based on class attendance.

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 318).

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #07986).

Application form can be downloaded at: Application Form (pdf file).
The form should be sent by mail to:

Public Programs
C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
10349 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.
Tuition for the Certificate Program: $1,500. Early Registration is recommended as seating is limited.


Saturday, September 8, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
The Archetypal Psyche
Presented by J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D.

Complexes, a collection of images and ideas, and characterized by a common emotional tone, can affect our behavior, mood, and perception, whether or not we are conscious of them. These complexes are our bridge to the world of the archetypal, the universal ground of our being and our culture at large. In this presentation we will focus on the relationship between the individual and the collective, the larger world of archetypal energies and the structures they create. Some of the topics to be covered include the difference between a complex and an archetypal image, how subjective experience can lead to the development of a new psychological structure, and the difference between a psychological and a metaphysical image.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by the term complex;
  • Describe how a complex is different from an archetypal image;
  • Describe what is meant by a psychological image;
  • Describe what is meant by a metaphysical image;
  • Describe how a subjective experience can lead to the development of a new psychological structure;
  • Give an example of how the archetypal psyche can manifest in a dream or everyday behavior.

J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and educational psychologist in Santa Monica. He has taught the complete C. G. Jung Collected Works Reading Program many times, as well as many individual training courses on Jung here, and other professional psychology graduate schools. He is a former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and Chair of its Certifying Board for new analysts.

Saturday, October 13, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Early Influences on Jung's Philosophical, Clinical, and Religious Outlook
Presented by Charles T. Zeltzer, Ph.D.

This program will focus on some of the formative philosophical and religious influences on Jung's approach to the psyche. His early clinical experience, as well as the thinking of such seminal psychologists at Wundt, Charcot, Janet, Freud, James, and Bleuler will be examined for their influence on how Jung conceptualized the structure of the psyche, psychological dynamics, complex theory, and the process of individuation. Jung's early dreams and visions will provide the foundation for an examination of his perspective on the relationship between religion and psychology, and of the religious ideas in alchemy.

Learning objectives:

  • Name the idea of Kant's that most influenced Jung;
  • List two ideas of C.G. Carus that influenced Jung;
  • Describe the relationship between Jung's work with schizophrenics and his conceptualization of psychic structure;
  • List some of the areas of agreement between Freud and Jung;
  • Describe how the Word Association test influenced Jung's therapeutic technique;
  • Describe what Jung meant by, "the religious function of the psyche."

Charles T. Zeltzer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and has been a certified Jungian analyst since 1992. He is currently in private practice, with offices in Ventura and Santa Monica, California. He was the Director of Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He has spoken throughout the United States and Europe on the body in relation to the inner journey of encountering early trauma. He has also lectured on many aspects of the religious dimension of the psyche, including alchemy, Kundalini Yoga, the Roman Catholic Mass as an alchemical process, and the role of the alchemical god Mercurius in our everyday lives.

Saturday, November 3, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Jung's Typology
Presented by Steve Galipeau, M.A., M.Div.

Jung's interest and evaluation of human typology first emerged during his association with Freud, his dialogues with Han Schmid-Guisan, and then developed further through his profound inner experiences as reported in The Red Book. Psychological Types was his first major work after this period of his life. We will examine the development of Jung's theory of typology throughout Jung's life and later by several Jungians, and while doing so we will explore various applications of psychological types and the cultural implications of typology in our current age.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the two attitude types and four functions of consciousness;
  • Asses the role of typology in the development of individual psychology;
  • Asses the role of typology in interpersonal relationships;
  • Asses the role of the superior function and the auxiliary function in the personality;
  • Identify problems related to the inferior function in the personality;
  • Identify aspects of typology in cultural differences.

Steven Galipeau, M. A., M. Div., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Woodland Hills and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City. The author of The Journey of Luke Skywalker: An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol and Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories, Steve has also written several articles and reviews for various Jungian journals and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to Analytical Psychology.

Saturday, December 8, 2018; 10:00am-1:00pm
Introduction to The Red Book and Confronting the Shadow
Presented by Paula Smith-Marder, Ph.D.

Most of Jung's psychological ideas originated early in his career as he developed The Red Book. With this in mind, we will explore The Red Book and what led up to it. After excamining Jung's "confron with the shadow," we will consider how to deal with personal shadow material.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify two basic elements of analytical psychology discussed by Jung in The Red Book;
  • Describe what is meant by both positive and negative shadow.
  • Identify shadow material in a dream.

Paula Smith-Marder, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Westwood. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and is past Director of Training of the Analyst Training Program. She lectures frequently on women's dreams, animal imagery, and Mary in contemporary culture.

Saturday, December 8, 2018; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Shadow and Evil in Dreams
Presented by Ann Walker, Ph.D.

Drawing from Von Franz's book, Shadow and Evil in Fairytales, we will examine different types of evil from a Jungian perspective. We will focus on some of the ways in which evil appears in dreams, and how to work with these images in order to develop a more conscious relationship with evil.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how Jung's view of evil differs from other psychological approaches;
  • Give an example of different types of evil from a Jungian perspective;
  • Give an example of how evil might appear in a dream.

Saturday, January 12, 2019; 10:00am-4:00pm
Dreams: Seeing from Within
An Experiential Workshop

Presented by Robert Moradi, M.D.

Asking for dreams, and trying to understand their deeper meaning has been a part of human experience from time immemorial. In this workshop we will look at dream interpretation through a Jungian lens, including types of dreams, such as compensatory, transference, personal, and archetypal dreams, as well as ways of interpreting and working with the images of a dream. There will be opportunity to observe the interpretation of dreams, both from participants who wish to share a dream, as well as a videotaped presentation of an actual demonstration of working with an individual with recurring nightmares.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by a compensatory dream;
  • Describe what is meant by a personal vs an archetypal dream;
  • Give an example of how a dream can manifest Jung's concept of the shadow;
  • Give an example of how a dream can serve as a warning or inner guide;
  • Give an example of how a dream can provide a larger outlook about a personal situation;
  • Give an example of how to work with a recurring nightmare;

Robert Moradi, M.D., is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches and writes on Jungian approaches to clinical practice.

Saturday, February 9, 2019; 10:00am-4:00pm
Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.

The familiar, mysterious, and paradoxical nature of human sexuality will be explored through the perspective of Analytical Psychology, opening to the implicit and explicit meanings lived in erotic experiences. Familiar collective views of sexuality will be contrasted with an Analytic view to explore the differences and perhaps incompatibilities that arise in these differences. Sexuality, as primal relational experience, will be amplified to understand these relational dynamics that are so essential and so problematic.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by an analytic view of sexuality;
  • Give an example of a paradoxical nature of human sexuality;
  • Give an example of a difference between a collective view of sexuality vs an analytic perspective;
  • Describe how an analytic perspective on sexuality can be incompatible with a collective perspective;
  • Give an example of relational dynamics that are enacted in a sexual encounter;
  • Give an example of how an analytic perspective can enrich our understanding of a sexual encounter.

Barry Miller, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in West Hollywood. In addition to serving as faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he lectures frequently on dreams, sexuality, and transference and countertransference issues.

Saturday, March 9, 2019; 10:00am-4:00pm
Presented by Pamela Power, Ph.D

We begin with Jung's discovery of Alchemy and its significance in the development of his psychology after the Red Book. We discuss important milestones in Jung's studies of Alchemy, including Alchemy as applied to dream analysis, and the Spirit Mercurius. Finally, we will explore in depth significant alchemical texts that Jung utilized in his opus magnum, Mysterium Coniunctionis.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how Jung discovered Alchemy;
  • Describe why alchemy is important for Jung's psychology;
  • Describe four alchemical processes and what they mean psychologically;
  • Describe how the coniunctio is the central alchemical operation and what it means psychologically;
  • Name Jung's most important works on Alchemy;
  • Describe what Spirit Mercurius means psychologically.

Pamela Power, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst with a private practice in Santa Monica. She is a past Clinic Director and past Training Director at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 13, 2019; 10:00am-4:00pm
Individuation and the Realization of the Self
Presented by Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T.

Individuation-the lifelong development of the personality- is central to Jung's psychology. It is the process of becoming the person one is innately meant to be. While aspects of this concept have been embraced by popular culture, Jung's individuation describes a far more intricate process of self-realization and transformation that involves a deepening relationship to shadow, anima, complexes and Self.

Learning objectives:

  • Give an example of the workings of individuation over the lifespan;
  • Describe what is meant by the term shadow, and its importance to the individuation process;
  • Describe the role of the anime/anima/animus in the process of this individuation;
  • Describe the role and phenomena of relating to the unconscious in the individuation process;
  • Describe what is meant by amplification, and how to use this technique to work with the images from the unconscious;
  • Describe the role of individuation in Jung's life and why it was such a pivotal part of his theory and practice.

Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T, is a Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Monica, CA. He worked in finance in NYC and in 1998 left Wall St. and moved to the Shalom Mountain Retreat Center in upstate New York where he trained in bioenergetics, group counseling, and Jungian psychotherapy. In 2000, Stephen moved to Los Angeles to further his training at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Counseling West, and the C.G Jung Institute of L.A. He currently divides his time between his private practice in Santa Monica, teaching at Antioch University, his supervisory and committee work at the Institute, and his family.

Saturday, May 11, 2019; 10:00am-1:00pm
Bearing Witness to Transference in Relationship
Presented by Mark Troedson, Ph.D

Ann Belford Ulanov, in her essay Transference, the transcendent function, and transcendence (1977), writes: "Every analysis is original research into the reality of the psyche...We step in; it grips us." There are many ways other than therapy to be gripped by this original research, but the way of relationship is perhaps our first and best path to awaken psyche's self-revelation. Initially, we are possessed through transference by a power attributed solely to the other, but, gradually or abruptly, this enchantment can fall away to reveal one's own Self no longer projected outward. We will amplify this process by examining various cultural and artistic works for lessons on how to draw upon the transference to come home to ourselves.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by the transference;
  • Describe what is meant by the transcendent function;
  • Describe what is meant by the Self;
  • Give an example of transference in everyday life;
  • What does it mean to be "gripped by the transference;"
  • Describe 3 different types of transference.

Mark Troedson, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Encino, CA. Mark is Assistant Professor for the MA in Clinical Psychology Program and the Specialization for Spiritual and Depth Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He is on the Editorial Board for Psychological Perspectives. He has worked with children, teens, and their families for more than 20 years.

Saturday, May 11, 2018; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Transference in Everyday Life
Presented by Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D.

Transference is the projection of unconscious content, not only from the patient to the analyst in a clinical setting, but also between people in everyday life. It is evident whenever we project our unconscious material onto another person, or when we are the recipients of a projection. In this seminar, we will explore the unconscious dynamics as well as the archetypal aspects of transference and countertransference.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by the transference and counter transference as defined by Jung;
  • Explain how unconscious communication happens between people;
  • Give an example of what is meant by the archetypal aspects of transference and counter transference.

Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine, and a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. She is also associate professor of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California teaching Depth Psychology courses.

Saturday, June 8, 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Active Imagination
Presented by Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A., M.F.T.

The method of active imagination is a creative function that involves actively participating in a dialogue with the symbols and images that come up from the unconscious, thus discovering something unknown in ourselves. A direct response from the ego through some form of expression (such as painting, or writing) establishes a living relationship with the inner world and can lead to a new synthesis of the personality. Characters in fairy tales that dialogue with animals or objects are both compelling and productive examples of discovering the hidden wisdom in the unconscious that result from engagements in active imagination.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose and goal of active imagination as understood by Jung;
  • Identify the indicators for the incorporation of active imagination and fairy tales into analytic work ;
  • Explain how, given a firm ego standpoint, active imagination can be used to strengthen the relationship between the ego and the unconscious;
  • Describe the steps one can take in active imagination as a direct way of relating to the unconscious, and the potential use of fairy tales;
  • Demonstrate expanding the analysis of fairy tales in contributing to the individuation process;
  • Explain how the transcendent function becomes part of the process of active imagination and the analysis of fairy tales.

Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Pacific Palisades, California. A member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of psyche/body and the orphan archetype. She is the author of An Orphan's Odyssey: Sacred Journeys to Renewal (2015) and The Jewel in the Wound: How the Body Expresses the Needs of the Psyche and Offers a Path to Transformation (2001), both published by Chiron.