The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles offers comprehensive educational programs in the theory and practice of Analytical Psychology.
Our seminars, workshops, and conferences are directed toward the interests of the general public, mental health practitioners, and interested individuals from other disciplines. Programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C. G. Jung by exploring:
- diverse perspectives of Analytical Psychology;
- related fields of knowledge such as mythology, religion, history, anthropology, and the creative arts.
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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 were able to do what they did and why other people don't. If we look more closely at the histories of these individuals, we discover that they may not be as exceptional as we think, and that bravery can take different forms in different contexts. Through the use of clinical material and recorded interviews, this presentation will explore the unconscious dynamics that determine acts of bravery. Learning Objectives: Describe two psychological factors which contribute to an individual's capacity to demonstrate bravery in the face of atrocity; Describe two psychological factors which make it difficult for an individual to demonstrate bravery in the face of atrocity. Coline Covington, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst in private practice in London, is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation, and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. For several years, Coline has combined […]
Presented by Steven Galipeau, M.A., M.Div. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is a uniquely American description of the encounter with our unconscious depths. In this seminar, we will examine some of the ways in which this extraordinary product of the American imagination speaks to our modern circumstances with striking relevance. Some of the issues to be covered include the destructive and creative aspects of heroic attitudes, defensive structures that lead to splitting and work against integration, as well as the cultural attitudes which inform and influence the ways we take in and make meaning of what often feels like an increasingly chaotic world including other creatures of our world like the whale. Learning Objectives: Identify cultural attitudes as they are reflected in the novel Moby Dick. Identify defensive structures in the psyche that lead to splitting and work against integration. Identify when “heroic” attitudes may be creative and when they might become self-destructive. Steven Galipeau, M.A., M.Div., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Woodland Hills, California, and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City, a Jungian oriented sliding scale nonprofit. Steve is the author of Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories and The Journey […]
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D. 4 Wednesdays: April 14 , 21, 28, May 5 - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. During unusual times in the outer world, we resource to the voice of our inner nature, the unconscious. C.G. Jung, in personal times of crisis, resourced to contacting his inner images and found new directions in his outer life. In this online workshop, we will work with symbols of nature while contacting the wisdom of the unconscious to find a balancing standpoint. This 4-week series will include guided imagination and concretely painting those images at the comfort of your home. The last class will give us an opportunity to look at the series of images and attempt some interpretations of their meaning. For this class, it will be necessary to purchase coloring material of your choice and paper. (more detailed information after enrollment.) Learning Objectives: Demonstrate how symbolic content can be expressed through painting images of the unconscious Describe how evoking symbols from the unconscious can have a healing effect Describe how this technique can be helpful during times of emotional transition Describe how creating an image with the hands can evoke a more active attitude. Describe how bringing unconscious images into consciousness can be used […]
Presented by Laurence Browne, Ph.D. Rarely do new words introduced to the public by a particular author become readily accepted as part of general discourse, and it is doubtful that Jung himself could have predicted how popular his invented term would become. His hypothesis of synchronicity was an attempt to discover the meaning in meaningful coincidences. Jung believed that perhaps something more was going on, namely that such experiences were in fact fleeting glimpses of an underlying timeless realm in which mind and matter are as yet undifferentiated. In this talk, we will focus on how Jung came to develop his ideas on this most fascinating topic. Laurence Browne has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Queensland, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. He is the author of The Many Faces of Coincidence, published in 2017 by Imprint Academic, Exeter, U.K.
Presenter: Janie Ingalls, M.A., M.F.T. 2 Sundays: April 18 and May 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) This presentation will be in two parts. Enrollment for the Series Only. Collage as a form of active imagination can be utilized both as part of the analytic process as well as for personal growth, as it facilitates the expression of psychological issues that may not be easily accessible to the conscious mind. Through the process of collage making, an opportunity to work creatively with images from the unconscious can bring an awareness of internal conflicts, defensive functions, as well as blocks to one's creativity. Intended both for therapists as well as the general public, participants will be given an opportunity to make their own collages, and for those who are interested, to share their collages in order to demonstrate how to work with their individual collage psychologically in the context of clinical practice. Learning objectives: Describe what is meant by Jung's term "active imagination;" Give an example of when it would be appropriate to introduce active imagination in the context of a psychotherapy session; Give an example of how collage making can reveal a patient's unconscious dynamics; Describe how…
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 one is faced with and threatened with possession by our own internal destructive forces, and ways of working with this material clinically. Learning objectives: Describe critical factors which contribute to self-destructive and violent behavior; Describe how to help clients identify and work with their self-destructive patterns of behavior; Identify some countertransference responses which may affect the therapist in dealing with self-destructive patterns in patients. Corey Hooper, M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Pasadena. In addition to her practice, she currently chairs the Ethics Committee and recently taught Answer to Job at the Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Corey was also trained as a botanical artist, worked for a non-profit spiritual organization for many years, and was a pharmacist in her early years. She enjoys the solitude of walking and being in…
Presented by August J. Cwik, Psy.D. The Axiom of Maria Prophetissa states: One becomes Two, Two becomes Three, and out of the Third comes the One as the Fourth. This axiom holds one of life’s great mysteries—the secret of secrets—and proves to be a master metaphor for the process of individuation itself and spiritual regeneration. In this presentation we will look at the first four numbers as they have been elaborated psychologically. We will look at this process developmentally in relation to body, soul and spirit, how various psychologies have emerged out of them, and how they lead to the three stages of coniunctio as described by Jung in Mysterium Coniunctionis. Learning Objectives: Discuss the Axiom of Maria in psychological terms; Describe the three stages of coniunctio. August J. Cwik, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Jungian analyst in private practice in the Chicago area. He is a member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also an assistant editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He was co-director of training of the analyst training program and co-director of the clinical training program in analytical psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He has published articles…