Public Programs: Winter/Spring 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015; 07:30PM - 09:30PM

Richard Linklater and the Sensitive Soul

Presented by Christopher Miller, Ph.D.

Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood (2014) is his latest paean to what sociologists call the Millennial generation. The present talk argues that the sociology of generations finds its psychological counterpart in typology and that Millennials more precisely correspond to the INFP type, or what Jungian analyst John Giannini calls the sensitive soul.  Film clips and director interviews illustrate that the sensitive soul is presently emerging out of the collective unconscious in compensation for an otherwise unhealthy and one-sided heroic orientation to life.

Course Objectives:

  • Give two examples of how typology applies to groups or collectives.
  • Describe characteristics of the INFP type.
  • Discuss the psychological process of compensation.

Christopher Miller, Ph.D., recently completed his doctoral dissertation at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he was a student in the Mythological Studies Program. His previous presentations include "The Synchronistic Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Illustrated Dark: Cinema, Soul, and Shadows." As is evident in those lectures (as well as others on Michael Jackson and Eminem), Chris is particularly interested in points of convergence between depth psychology and current artistic expression.

Pre-registered: $30.00 | At Door: $35.00
Continuing Education: 2 CE credits available, see Continuing Education page
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.