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Fear, Desire, and Enchantment:
Anima/Animus and the Personification of the Unconscious
May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pmPrepaid Cost: $140 – $160
Presented by Qi Re Ching, L.C.S.W.
For clinicians only.
Saturday, May 2; 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday, May 3; 10:00 am-4:00 pm
1-hour break for lunch each day.
Jung’s concept of the anima and animus are integral to his conceptualization of the structure of the psyche. As psychology has moved away from a more binary view of gender, these original ideas can also instill conflict, confusion, and a sense of ambivalence. In this presentation we will review Jung’s comments on the subject, its place in his theoretical framework, and how this concept has been further defined by contemporary writers in the field. We will also explore some of the assumptions regarding anima/animus that have been challenged and re-examined due to changes in cultural attitudes.
- Describe what is meant by Jung’s concept of the anima;
- Give a clinical example of a patient who is identified with the anima;
- Describe what is meant by Jung’s concept of the animus;
- Give a clinical example of someone who is identified with the animus;
- Describe similarities and differences between the anima/animus and gender identity;
- Describe how contemporary ideas of gender have influenced Jung’s idea of
- Describe how Jung applied his theory of anima/animus to adult development in mid-life;
- Describe Jung’s understanding of anima/animus in regard to intimate relationships;
- Give an example of how an individual can utilize his/her relationship to the anima/animus as a defense mechanism;
- Give a clinical example of how a patient can move from being identified with the
anima/animus to be in relationship to the anima/animus.
Qi Re Ching, L.C.S.W., is a certified Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco , and a member of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, where he serves on the faculty of the Training Program. In addition to his clinical work, he has been a Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Artist (HPSA) for over 30 years. HPS Artists are the largest artist community in the United States with almost 300 artists in working studios.
Psychologists: 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 approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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