The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is offering a Certificate Program in Jungian Studies for clinicians and non-clinicians. This version of the Certificate Program is intended for a public interested in the in-depth study of Jung’s psychology. It is not limited to licensed mental health professionals. The program consists of 20 sessions of 3 hours from September 2024 through June 2025. All the sessions will be on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm [Pacific Time]. Please check our Course Schedule below for exact dates and times.

Certificate: A Certificate in Jungian Studies will be awarded to participants after completion of the program. Participants may miss 4 sessions at most and still receive the certificate.

The format of this program is online only. Continuing Education credits are not available for this program. 

COURSE SCHEDULE (All Times Below are Pacific Time)

Two Saturday Lectures with J. Gary Sparks, B.Sc., M.Div., M.A.

Saturday, September 7, 2024; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The presentation will explore an overview of how Jung’s psychology developed over the course of his lifetime, focusing on his understanding of psychological transformation, beginning with his personal crisis (1913 –1928) through his last mature writing (1951 – 1954). In our discussion, we will address how Jungian psychology can facilitate healing.

Saturday, September 21, 2024; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Building on the groundwork discussed in part one, we will explore Jung’s approach to healing for both the individual on a personal level as well as for societies on a social level.  We will briefly canvass his understanding of the archetype and how his concept evolved throughout his life to include the material world in his grasp of the “psychoid” archetype.  Particular attention will be paid to the psychoid archetype’s role in psychosomatic healing, in the events of world history, in synchronicity, in healing the apparent conflict between science and religion, as well as in our technological mania.

J. Gary Sparks, B.Sc., M.Div., M.A., is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA; the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA; and the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament (2007), Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie-Louise von Franz (2009), Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning Work (2017), The Call of Destiny: An Introduction to Carl Jung’s Major Works (2023), and also co-editor of Edward F. Edinger’s Science of the Soul (2002) and Ego and Self: The Old Testament Prophets (2000). Based in Indianapolis, he is widely known for his lectures and seminars on the significance and application of Jungian psychology.

Two Saturday Lectures with Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T.

Saturday, October 5 & 19, 2023; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Scholars of Jungian analytical psychology often surmise that his psychology could have well been named “complex psychology” and others posit it could have been called “archetypal psychology”. In this class we explore both concepts and how they interrelate. One of Jung’s most intriguing theories was that at the core of every complex is an archetype. Archetypes are inherited structuring patterns of the psyche that create behavioral patterns, generate images, and draw one’s psyche to certain modes of being and experience. Complexes, on the other hand, are built-up, often problematic, charged, feeling-toned areas of the psyche that are not easily integrated into conscious reflection and negotiation. We discuss some common archetypal themes Jung saw reflected across cultures and different mythopoetic traditions throughout history. In the second class, we will explore how they relate to complexes and explore ways to relate to our own complexes so that we can contain, negotiate, and sometimes even dissolve the more problematic ones.

Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. He is active in the training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and has taught for over ten years at Antioch University. Stephen has also worked at an experiential retreat center, and prior to that, worked in finance in New York city.

Two Saturday Lectures with George Bright, MA, MSc, DipTheol

Saturday, November 2 & 16, 2024; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jung began to give a unique and novel meaning to the term “Self” from 1916 as a result of visionary experiences which had radically changed his understanding of human nature, of man’s place in the becoming of the Cosmos, and of the practice of psychotherapy. “The Self” has been a central concept in analytical psychology from its inception but has suffered considerable linguistic drift from Jung’s formulations, leading to re-significations often mutually incompatible and far from Jung’s original intentions.
In these two seminars I will use Jung’s own words and images in his Red Book, Liber Novus and Black Books material to help participants to grasp the highly original ideas for which Jung was striving to find apt expression in his new use of the term “the Self”. My first seminar will aim to recover a sense of Jung’s meaning.
From 1950 Jung returned to the primary insights of Liber Novus in a new attempt to convey them to the public without directly revealing their Liber Novus source. Aion, subtitled “Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self” was the first of these publications and is currently the best-selling volume of Jung’s Collected Works. In the second seminar we will re-read key passages of Aion which were, at best, suggestive but opaque before publication of Liber Novus to establish a coherent, consistent and radical understanding of what Jung intended us to understand by “the Self”

George Bright, MA, MSc, DipTheol, was educated at Cambridge University and The London School of Economics. He is a Training & Supervising Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and a co-founder of The Circle of Analytical Psychology, a London-based group engaged in the study of Jung’s Liber Novus and Black Books. He works in private practice in London. His 1997 paper, Synchronicity as a Basis of Analytic Attitude, won the Michael Fordham Prize.

Two Saturday Lectures with Robert Moradi, M.D. 

Saturday, December 7, 2024; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nightmares are about our naïveté. Nightmares wake us up from our innocence. They reflect to us what is infinitely unique about each one of us. They bring us the darker side of life that is hidden in the unconscious psyche because of the conflict with the conscious attitude of our personality. Nightmares are related to the creative impulses that are hidden from us. They show us the power within the psyche which we have not accessed yet. By examining the actual nightmares in this workshop the participants can learn ways of relating to these frightening dreams from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective. The presentation will explore an overview of how Jung’s psychology developed over the course of his lifetime, focusing on his understanding of psychological transformation, beginning with his personal crisis (1913 –1928) through his last mature writing (1951 – 1954). In our discussion, we will address how Jungian psychology can facilitate healing.

Saturday, December 14, 2024; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In the analysis of a person in love, this powerful experience should not be discarded as an unexplainable phenomenon, a temporary insanity, a heavenly gift, or a grace of gods that brings an end to suffering. On the contrary, since the forbidden dimension of romantic love places the lovers at odds with their collective container, their love has the potential to become a seed for individuation, a path towards wholeness of the personality of the lovers. In this workshop, romantic love is examined from a Jungian alchemical perspective in which this intense emotion that encompasses both the body and soul can become the vehicle for connection to the Self, the center whose goal is the growth and thriving of the individual.

Robert Moradi, M.D., is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a board-
certified psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at
UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches and writes on Jungian approaches to clinical

Two Saturday Lectures with David Schoen, L.C.S.W., M.S.S.W.

Saturdays, January 4 & 18, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In the first session, we will present an overview of dreams, comparing Freud’s and Jung’s approaches. Then, we will present the basics of Jungian dreamwork. If time allows, we will work on a dream from one of the participants with the group. In the second session, we will explore some of the results of scientific research on dreams. We will summarize the basics of Jungian dreamwork and then work again on analyzing a couple of participants' dreams. If participants want to share one short dream (one-two paragraphs), please bring it with you.

David Schoen, L.C.S.W., M.S.S.W., is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and an I.A.A.P. Certified Jungian analyst practicing in Covington, Louisiana, near New Orleans. He has a background as an alcoholism chemical dependency counselor. He is a senior analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, co-founder and coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Training Seminar, and advisor to the C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. David lectures and teaches nationally and internationally. He has published internationally and is a Louisiana poet. His books include Divine Tempest: The Hurricane as Psychic Phenomenon (1998), The War of the Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous and Archetypal Evil (2009), and Always a Fighting Tiger: Memoir of an Ordinary L.S.U. Football Fan (2014).  

Two Saturday Lectures with Marybeth Carter, Ph.D.

Saturdays, February 1, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This presentation explores spontaneous waking visions and their dynamism for transformation, which propels the individuation process. Spontaneous waking visions were of interest to Jung (1977), and he proposed that the visions contained unconscious material that is incubated for some time, which creates energy so that the unconscious material eventually projects into space and time. There, they are perceived as if they are their own object because the ego has not yet associated with the autonomous complex from which they came (1919). When visions are experienced as negative, they can lead to psychosis. When positive, they are often a deeply felt “religious” experience. The sitings of ethereal beings probably have some substantiality that emerges from a “transpsychic reality underlying the psyche” (1948). Jung thought that modern humanity would experience spontaneous phenomena, such as waking visions, as “dreams and fantasies and neurotic symptoms… and would devalue them” (1919; 1960). Was he right?

Saturday, February 15, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upon seeing Hilma af Klint’s ((1862–1944) works, there is an instinctive recognition of that which Jung (1875-1961) presented through his creative expressions, in both his visual works and his writings. This presentation will be an exploration of af Klint’s connection to visions and the spiritual plane, which led to her paintings about human and spiritual development, which Jung termed individuation. We will contemplate through the lens of Jungian psychology two of her series, The Ten Largest (1907) and The Swan (1914-1915), as depictions of the dynamic urge toward the creation and resolution of duality. A particular focus will be on the union of duality expressed through the symbol of the androgyne, and the state of consciousness such a union may engender, symbolized by af Klint in these paintings and Jung in his text, Aion, using geometric and abstract form to visually render the state of being that is psychological wholeness.

Marybeth Carter, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a degree in religious studies with honors from Indiana University and in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is now an adjunct faculty. She is chair of the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) and also serves on the board of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Marybeth’s interests are in the creative arts, transcendent states, and the process of individuation. Some of her published work includes “Crystalizing the Universe in Geometrical Figures: Diagrammatic Abstraction in the Creative Works of Hilma af Klint and C. G. Jung,” “Satan’s Mouth or Font of Magic What Is It about the Anus?” and “Painting an Especially Bright Spirit: A Jungian Lens on the Art of Agnes Pelton” all published in Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. Her book The Spectre of the Other in Jungian Psychoanalysis, co-edited with Stephen Farah, is published by Routledge. Correspondence:

Two Saturday Lectures with Maggie Gwinn, L.M.F.T.

Saturdays, March 1 & 15, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

“You see, ‘alcohol’ in Latin is spiritus, and you use the same word for the highest religious experience as well for the most depraving poison. The helpful formula therefore is: spiritus contra
spiritum.” -C. G. Jung, Letter to Bill W., 1961.
These lectures will discuss both the light and dark side of the numinous as the alcoholic stumbles through the stages of addiction. From the magical and numinous transformation of the first drink to the black pit of “pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization,” as the “disease” progresses to an inescapable bottoming-out, then rebirth as the alcoholic finds, or rediscovers, a connection to a Higher Power as recovery progresses over the years. Alcoholism oscillates between the opposites of the light and dark, the ecstasy of the Dionysian revel with wine, dance, music, masks, and theatre, to its murderous conclusion with dismemberment and death. The Twelve-Step program is, like Jungian Analysis, a transformational model dependent upon a relationship to the Self, or God, at every step. This program reflects on similarities between Jung’s concept of individuation and the progress of the alcoholic through the Twelve Steps as he trudges toward recovery.
Lecture material will include Jung’s writings with emphasis on the Terry Lectures, the writings of Bill W. in A.A. literature, and the writings of William James, Rudolph Otto, Walter Otto, Kerenyi, and others. The program will include recordings and film clips and allow interactive discussion time. Both sessions will emphasize experiential sharing of one’s encounters with the numinous in one’s Twelve-Step experience and encounters with the numinous in other venues, such as Jungian Analysis, dreams, religion, or the arts. Those in Recovery, Jungian Analysis, or both should find this program relevant to their interests.

Maggie Gwinn, L.M.F.T., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Santa Monica since 1990. She has taught and supervised at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Antioch University, Phillips Graduate Institute, and Maple Counseling Center. She is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor and has developed a specialty working with high-conflict couples. She was a 2009 nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play, TORTURE. A former actress, she has a life-long interest in creative expression. This finds emphasis in her analytic work with writers, actors, fine artists, and architects, as well as work with professionals in all fields to integrate creative energies that have not found an outlet. She has maintained a close connection to two Twelve-Step Programs for over 37 years.

Two Saturday Lectures with John Beebe, M.D. 

Saturday, APRIL 5 & 26, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Film is a medium that explores frustration at least as often as it allows us the pleasure of seeing wishes gratified. According to a Jungian vision, development of the anima or animus begins when an attempt to sustain a loving connection doesn’t behave according to expectation, and this is as true in homoerotic as in heteroerotic relationships, and when neither sex nor gender expectations learned in the past even apply. John Beebe has chosen two recent films that explore with poignance and clarity promising love relationships that fail to flourish. He will ask us to investigate what they bring up in us now as well as what was put on the postmodern screen by these unusual depictions of the growth of soul in romantic situations that despite brilliant beginnings turn out to be untenable in the long term.

John Beebe is a Jungian analyst and past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco who has spearheaded a Jungian approach to the analysis of film. In teaching and writing, he has often used psychological type and archetype to explore developments in the cultural and political unconscious. His books include Integrity in Depth and Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type. With Virginia Apperson, he has co-authored The Presence of the Feminine in Film.

Two Saturday Lectures with Thomas Singer, M.D. 

Saturdays, May 3 & 17, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Differentiating the personal, group, and archetypal levels of cultural complexes is not easy but can be quite rewarding in terms of helping ourselves and the groups to which we belong see more clearly how our lives are deeply influenced by these complexes which operate at many levels of the psyche. Drawing from his research in Australia, Latin America, Europe, and East Asia, Dr. Singer will examine the basic concept of cultural complexes and ways in which they operate—in individuals and in groups—that can be based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and national identity in the emerging global community. Utilizing case material, we will look at a potent cultural complex manifested in the life of an individual. We will study some of the ways in which cultural complexes can live and function both within a group and between groups. In the second session, we will follow how an archetypal energy takes form through history in personal and cultural complexes. Throughout the workshop, participants will be encouraged to identify and share their own experiences of cultural complexes—whether it be in personal experience, clinical examples, or in the emerging national and world upheaval.

Thomas Singer, M.D. is a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco, and current president of ARAS, an archive of symbolic imagery. Author of The Vision Thing:  Myth, Politics, and Psyche in the World and The Mind of State he has also edited a series of books exploring cultural complexes that includes  Cultural Complexes in Australia: Placing Psyche (Australia), Cultural Complexes in Latin America, Europe’s Many SoulsThe Cultural Complex, Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America, Cultural Complexes in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: Spokes in the Wheel.  The newest in this series is Cultural Complexes and Europe’s Many Souls:  Jungian Perspectives on Brexit and the War in Ukraine.

Two Saturday Lectures with Christina Becker, M.B.A., R.P.

Saturday, June 7, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Saturday, June 21, 2025; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Christina Becker, M.B.A., R.P., is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst with a private practice in Toronto Ontario, Canada.  She is the author of The Heart of the Matter: Individuation as an Ethical Process and a number of articles in the area of astrology and psychology. Her forthcoming book is entitled  Soul-Making: A Journey of Resilience and Spiritual Rediscovery. She is a professional member of the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists, a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists.  Before she went into training to become a Jungian Analyst, Christina had a successful career as a consultant and manager to the cultural and voluntary sector communities.