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In-Person + Zoom: For Clinicians Only:
Defensive and Destructive Encounters in the Analytic Process
March 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30.00 – $50.00
Presented by Stephen Kenneally, M.B.A., M.F.T.
Discussants: Marlene Frantz, M.F.T., Pamela Power, Ph.D.
How do clinicians and patients bear the spark of consciousness that the analytic encounter can generate when we know that full integration is elusive and slow? The slow circling of a complex can be frustrating; the defensive regressions can be demoralizing; and the envious attacks can be exasperating. This conversation will address various strategies to help the therapist hold these reactions and discuss ways of thinking about these painful encounters as necessary precursors in the service of individuation.
- Describe some of the ways in which envious and defensive attacks can hinder analytic progress;
- Describe coping strategies for the therapist when confronted with frustration, boredom, regression, and envious attacks.
Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica. He previously worked in finance in NYC, and left Wall Street to train in bio-energetics, group counseling, and Jungian psychotherapy before returning to graduate school followed by analytic training. In addition to teaching at Antioch University, he is the current President of the Jung Institute, where he also teaches and supervises.
Marlene Frantz, M.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst, a group psychotherapist, and an equine therapist in private practice in Santa Monica and Topanga, California. In addition to her work with individuals, couples, and adolescents, she facilitates two bi-monthly Dream Groups. Marlene is both a faculty and board member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, has lectured on creativity, grief, facing mortality, and equine therapy, and has contributed articles and has been a featured artist in Psychological Perspectives.
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. Before becoming a psychologist, she trained as a classical musician and studied the theory and history of music.
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