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A Psychological Perspectives Event:
The Psychoid Archetype in Erotic Transference
January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $65.00 – $80.00
Presented by J. Gary Sparks, M.A., M.Div.
Continuing our investigation of the archetypal basis of experience, this workshop will describe the role of Jung’s final conception of the archetype, and its relationship to the analytic process. Using case material, we will examine the role of the psychoid aspect of the unconscious in the healing process of a patient with anorexia nervosa. Utilizing the patient’s dreams, including their alchemical symbolism, as well as the erotic aspects of the transference, we will look at the interplay of the mind-body connection in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
- Describe what is meant by the psychoid archetype.
- Give an example of how the psychoic archetype is manifested in a patient dealing with anorexia.
- Describe what is meant by alchemical symbolism.
- Describe the stages of alchemy and their psychological parallel as they pertain to the therapeutic experience.
- Describe what is meant by the erotic aspect of the transference.
- Give an example of how the erotic transference can manifest in a patient with anorexia and how to work with this material in a way which leads to psychological integration.
J. Gary Sparks, M.A., M.Div., is a 1982 Diploma graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich and maintains an analytic practice in Indianapolis. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament, Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie-Louise von Franz, and Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work. In his spare time, Gary likes bicycling, cooking with garlic, and anything Mediterranean.
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Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.