Presented by Pamela Freundl Kirst, Ph.D. By Instructor Consent “The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul.” -C.G. Jung Working deeply with one's own dreams is a pathway to working with the dreams of others. This course is organized as a group experience where participants will […]
Presented by Robert Moradi, M.D. For Clinicians Only/Sold Out Nightmares are often some of our most important dreams. In this talk, videotapes will be utilized to demonstrate the significance of nightmares, and suggest ways of helping patients work with these types of dreams. We will examine how to approach the dream or nightmare by first […]
Presented by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. Brockton Hill, J.D., M.A. Cydny Rothe, L.C.S.W. For Clinicians Only The Racial Complex: Dissociation and the Search for Unification with the Self Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. Drawing from Jung's Complex Theory, we will discuss its applicability to deepening our understanding of personal as well as collective cultural complexes in terms of […]
What can a Jungian perspective bring to our clinical understanding of gender dysphoria? How can Jung's theory of anima and animus challenge the collective narrative about gender? The affirmative approach endorsed by many gender clinicians concretizes feelings about gender, and locates the problem in the body.
Presented by Susan Schwartz, PhD Jung, Narcissism and the 'as if' Personality The 'as if' personality is characterized by feelings of fraudulence and narcissistic wounding, bounded by a wall of impenetrability. Like Narcissus, the struggle to connect to himself and others is hindered by a fragile internal structure of perfectionism and dissociation, which eventually collapses. Such patients often present […]
Presented by Judith Hecker, Ph.D. The psychological impact of living with the corona virus, a worldwide pandemic, has altered ordinary life in numerous ways, socially, economically, and emotionally, as people struggle to integrate ever-changing new realities. As clinicians one of the ways in which we see the psyche attempting to integrate and adapt to a […]
Presented by Coline Covington, Ph.D. In the midst of atrocities, there is the silent presence of those brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others, and in other ways, by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they […]
Medea Presented by Corey Hooper, M.F.T. Medea’s act of killing her children stands out as one of the most horrific crimes/taboos in our collective memory. In this presentation, we will examine our own potential for rage, hatred, and violence, and our horror at confronting this shadow piece of ourselves. We will examine what happens symbolically when […]
Presented by Pamela Power, Ph.D.
This presentation is meant to open a discussion of the impact of tele-health technology on the psychoanalytic process with a particular focus on transference and countertransference. The more hidden and refractory aspects of the psyche seem to be less effectively met in the process of ‘distance’ analysis. While we are aware of the losses ensued by the lack of in-person meetings, are there any gains? Perhaps we are living in the midst of a paradigm shift to what Jungian psychoanalysis is becoming.
Presented by Stephen Kenneally, M.B.A., M.F.T.
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.
Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.
As our present culture struggles (as all cultures do) to find what seem like the "truths" about ourselves and our position in the culture, we must all relate personally to the emerging ideas that have enormous impact in generating pivotal assumptions of physical and psychology identity. Issues such as recognizing the urgent need to bring in those who have been outcastes, or our yearning for an understanding of the variance of sexualities and gender, are some of the conditions that generate a tendency to coagulate a readily communicable identity, offering a sense of knowing who one is and who is the other. The analytic relationship becomes an arena where these truths and emerging ideas are tested in terms of an individual's own psychology. The ways in which we approach these current themes, how they emerge in the work, and how we maintain a psychological attitude in the presence of these tensions will be the focus of our discussion.
Presented by Judith Hecker, Ph.D.
Beginning in September 2001, a small group of candidates in training at the C. G. Institute of Los Angeles began meeting to discuss their dreams. Some of the themes that emerged included responses to the stress, fear, and anxiety resulting from the current political situation, how individuals respond to extreme personal and communal disturbance, and what analytical psychology has to offer in terms of dealing with current reality and our adaptive responses to it. We will also address how to apply the principles of small group dreaming to one’s clinical practice.
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