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Edith Sullwold Memorial Lecture
Racial Prejudice and the Shaping of Complexes
October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $45.00 – $60.00
Presented by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D.
Growing up within a particular culture defines personality as well as identity. In this lecture we will focus on the influential elements of ethnicity, racism, and related childhood trauma that are impactful in our formative years. Jung spoke of complexes as “splinter psyches” created by emotional trauma or shock. Our discussion will center on the possible development of personality and accompanying racial complexes in us as children that are reflections of racial relations in our American Collective.
Memories of childhood dreams can remain with us throughout a lifetime. This workshop is designed to help the dreamer re-visit significant childhood dreams relevant to our topic through active imagination.
- Define the term complex, and describe how the term is used in Jungian theory and practice;
- Describe what is meant by a racial complex, and give an example of how a patient might express such a complex;
- Describe how racial complex develop in response to early collective and personal trauma;
- Give an example of how to work with a patient’s dream which contains material related to a racial complex.
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and author of poetry and nonfiction. Her book African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows has recently been published by Routledge (2017). Her poems from Journey: The Middle Passage have appeared in the journalPsychological Perspectives (2016) in which she was Featured Poet. Dr. Brewster is a Core Faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Jungian Psychology related topics and was most recently the keynote speaker in Portland, Oregon at the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) Conference, June 27, 2018.
Psychologists/LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs: 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.
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.