Presented by J. Gary Sparks, M.A., M.Div. In 1932, Austrian quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli consulted Carl Jung in a state of personal distress. Fourteen years later, after the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pauli returned to Jung to discuss his dreams that followed World War II. In this talk, we will examine the personal and psychological relationship between Jung and Pauli, as well as Pauli's post-war dreams which focused on the archetypal foundation of science, his concern that science had birthed…Find out more »
Presented by JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. Jung referred to a path to the authentic self as being one in which its essence or soul was made visible. We will work with images and reflections to potentially enter into this fuller perspective of our psyche. We will use mixed media in order to visualize representations of dreams and the waking imagination, creating from the fragments visions of the self’s wholeness. Materials will be provided. No art experience is necessary. JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez, L.C.S.W.,…Find out more »
A Reading and Book Signing:
The Butterfly Effect from an Imaginal Perspective:
Quantum Physics, the Shadow, and Collective Transformation
Presented by Sharon Heath, M.A., M.F.T. Come celebrate with us the release of Jungian analyst Sharon Heath’s third novel of The Fleur Trilogy, Return of the Butterfly! How do you maintain your balance in a world turned upside down? Buffeted by dire winds of climate change, Nobel scientist and odd duck extraordinaire Fleur Robins rides rough waves of sexual betrayal and gender fluidity, bullying and loss, as she and her physics team speed up their efforts to ensure a viable…Find out more »
We are looking forward to meeting with you all for the Ethics Seminar. As in the past, this
seminar will grant 6 CEUs, but we have changed the format to 4 hours of seminar and two
hours of reading and preparation.
Please read the attached article in a recent JAP by Marco Heleno Barreto, "The ethical
dimension of analytical psychology". This will be the key reference article for the various
discussions we will have concerning ethical and clinical material. Please arrive prepared to
begin at 10:30 and feel free to arrive earlier from 10 to settle in and have breakfast. We will
have short breaks for snacks, so please bring something if you want more than our brunch
spread - cheese, bagels, cookies, coffee, and hardboiled eggs.
We estimate the paper will take 1:30 minutes to read, and we estimate 30 minutes to write up
your thoughts and answers. You do not have to format or type your answers; the important
thing is that it stimulates your thinking and clarifies your questions for the seminar. Please bring
your notes to the seminar so that we can complete the CEU certification. This is not graded but
it is reviewed as part of the CEU certification. Please choose any two or more of the following
questions to prepare your thoughts for the seminar:
1. Using this article, please prepare your thoughts on ethics based on individuation and
the realization of the Self. Do you see challenges in the current zeitgeist for Jung’s view
2. Does the article stimulate your thoughts on how you use ethics as a tool for
individuation in your practice?
3. Describe clinical experiences that either confirm or deny Barreto’s statement: “Jung
thinks that individuation inevitably brings about a rupture with the collectivity to which
the individuating subject belongs and from which he/she departed exactly by virtue of
the process of individuation.”
4. Dissociation is described as "a counterfeit that distorts and corrupts genuine intellectual
understanding". How do you see this interrupting the process of developing a moral
5. “Individuation as a 'moral achievement' presupposes the ability to endure considerable
suffering: the moral and existential laceration of uncertainty in practical dilemmas, the
acknowledgement of the possible illusion lurking in our dearest convictions, a
disposition to accept self-sacrifice, and the guilt of individuation". How is this relevant or
not relevant in your clinical practice?
6. How does Jung distinguish "moral code" from "moral consciousness?"
Presented by Rabbi Tal Sessler, Ph.D. Chassidism is a profound and systemic all-embracing life-philosophy, which provides a deep psycho-spiritual lens through which to view and experience the human condition. Through the use of archetypes and symbolic language, it suggests a way of reading and understanding the Torah as a psychological journey of the individual soul, from alienation and physicality to ecstatic joy, and an eternal perspective on the enigma and sheer wonder of being. In this talk we will examine some…Find out more »
Presented by Thuy Bui, Ph.D. Love in the sense of concupiscentia is the dynamism that most fallibly brings the unconscious to light. - C.G. Jung – Transformation Symbolism in the Mass. This presentation will explore the symbolic and mythological representations of love and the “other” and their collective manifestations as seen through the lens of Guillermo Del Toro’s modern-day fairy tale of eros, horror, and whimsy, The Shape of Water. We will explore how loneliness and loss shaped the lives of the…Find out more »
Presented by Jan Wesley Writing is a wonderful way to be honest and revealing, as it informs and offers possibilities of questioning and changing ourselves. It allows us greater access to understanding our lives outside, and the worlds inside us. We will explore, through writing exercises, the memories, visions, and events of daily life that fill us. This requires a “dig” as a process of examining who we are through delving into our experiences. Participants will write from ideas or “prompts” to explore particular incidents and interactions that can create connections and awareness. Hopefully, we will find that brief narratives can assist in discovering aspects about ourselves and can become a practice for self-regard, appreciation and deeper understanding of what, how and why we do what we do. You will have a chance…Find out more »
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D. I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way things that I had no words for. - Georgia O’Keeffe At times we struggle to express opposing tendencies within ourselves, as we try to find ways of resolving internal conflict. Whilea ddressing and holding the tension of these polarities can be challenging, working with inner images through painting can be helpful. In this painting workshop, we will utilize complimentary…Find out more »
Presented by Steven Galipeau, M.A., M.Div. The Christine Ford testimony to the Senate and Brett Kavanaugh’s response gives us a close look at a critical cultural complex in our country. This complex limits the ability to hear the pain and suffering of people, be it women, Native Americans, African Americans, and other marginalized individuals and groups. This ignorance and lack of empathy then gives “privilege” to those who might nor really deserve it. A review of the testimony of these…Find out more »
Presented by Audrey Punnett, Ph.D. The Orphan: The Psychic Drive for Wholeness in Sandplay In this case presentation of Sandplay therapy with an 11 year-old boy, we will focus on how the constellation of the orphan archetype, with its accompanying feelings of isolation, anguish, and despair can act as a catalyst for psychic growth and integration. In working with children, there is always the potential that the parents will begin to see progress and want to terminate the therapy prematurely. …Find out more »
What Do Our Dreams Tell Us About Ourselves That We Don’t Already Know?
An Introduction To Jungian Dream Work
Presented by Michal Aizenman, L.P.C.C. In this theoretical and experiential workshop we will practice, experience, learn about and discuss Jung's approach to dream work. Using a dream presented, we will examine the structure of a dream, and ways of analyzing a dream from an objective as well as a subjective perspective. As we work-through a dream, we will weave together experience and theory as we learn about the building blocks dreams are made of, explain and practice Jung's idea of Active…Find out more »
Presented by Harriet friedman, M.A., M.F.T., Sachiko taki-reece, Ed.D., M.F.T. and Gita Morena, Ph.D., M.F.T. Come celebrate with us the publication of Into the Heart of Sandplay with three of its contributors. Into the Heart of Sandplay (edited by Dyane N. Sherwood and Betty C. Jackson) is a compilation of experienced sandplay therapists from around the world sharing personal stories about their inspiration to work with this symbolic method of therapy. Many describe their early experiences with Dora Kalff, the founder of sandplay therapy, and also…Find out more »
An Analytical Psychology Club Series:
Discussion of Robert Johnson’s books He, She and Inner Work
In honor of Robert Johnson, a beloved senior analyst, we will have read these books ahead of time and can share our questions and observations each week. Bring something to share for our hospitality table.Find out more »
Presented by Jay Sherry, Ph.D. This slide presentation will answer this intriguing question and feature other personalities discussed in my book The Jungian Strand in Transatlantic Modernism. We will begin with Jung's first visit to New York, where he saw the Armory Show, an experience which took his creativity in a new direction. Twelve years later, Jung expanded his American horizons when he visited Taos in 1925 and met the Pueblo elder Mountain Lake. These trips, including his on-going correspondence with Mountain…Find out more »
Presented by Renee M. Cunningham, M.F.T. The program will focus on the March from Selma to Montgomery and the development of culture through the implementation of the eightfold path of nonviolence (Gandhi’s concepts of Satyagraha and Ahimsa and King’s six tenets). The concepts of individuation, the ego/Self Axis, the cultural unconscious and cultural complex will be demonstrated and amplified as key components of development within the individual and culture. Renee M. Cunningham, M.F.T., Jungian Analyst, IRSJA, Private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.…Find out more »
Presented by Renee M. Cunningham, M.F.T. Utilizing case material, we will examine the potential for abuse of power in the context of the analytic relationship, and how this can replicate aspects of the archetypal master/slave relationship. Drawing from the principles of the eightfold path of nonviolence, we will examine some of the ways in which these principles can be applied to clinical practice. Renee M. Cunningham, M.F.T., Jungian Analyst, IRSJA, Private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of the…Find out more »
Presented by Pamela Freundl Kirst, Ph.D. “Is it long as a noodle or fat as an egg? Is it lumpy like a potato or ringed like an oak or an onion and like the onion the same as you go toward the core? That would be suitable, for is it not the human core and the rest meant either to keep it warm or cold depending” - Philip Levine, Poet What is soul? How is soul imagined and imaged in…Find out more »
Presented by Maria Ellen Chiaia, Ph.D. Drawing from clinical and theoretical material, we will focus on the importance of being and the role of silence in analytic work with children. As the child tells his or her story through play and interaction with the therapist, we in turn imagine and empathize with the child in their world and in the wordless spaces between us. This capacity to be with the child's emotional experience without verbal interpretation, allows children the…Find out more »
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