Presenter: Gloria Avrech, Ph.D., LCSW This training year we will continue to have the opportunity to learn from the insights and wisdom of Marie Louise von Franz. We will be reading the twelve essays in her book: Psyche and Matter, (1992). Boston: Shambhala. Sharing clinical illustrations from our practice and personal lives, especially related to children, adolescents and the young parts within, will be encouraged to facilitate integration of theory with practice. Please contact HKCC Director, Gloria Avrech, 626-792-9483. or…Find out more »
In this seminar we will discuss Wolfgang Giegerich’s notion of psychology with soul, or as discipline of interiority. The concept of psychological difference and the nature of its two parts, psychic and psychological will be clarified. This difference between the personal, empirical subject, i.e., the ego, and the soul will be explored from theoretical as well as clinical point of view. Wolfgang Giegerich locates soul at the very center of Jungian psychology and shows us a new way of comprehending psychological "depth" in our clinical work.Find out more »
For Jung, alchemy is the bridge that links the historic past of religion and philosophy to the modern psychology of the unconscious. This seminar will focus on the relationship between the symbolism and processes of ancient alchemy and the contemporary therapy process.Find out more »
In this seminar we will cover various readings on the Jungian approach to dream interpretation. We will describe the difference between the objective phenomenology of dreams versus the subjective interpretation of dreams and how to best discern their objective meaning and purpose.Find out more »
Presenter: Delia Doherty, L.C.S.W. "For the archetype is an element of our psychic structure and thus a vital and necessary component in our psychic economy. It represents or personifies certain instinctive data of the dark, primitive psyche, the real but invisible roots of consciousness". C.G.Jung, Essays on a Science of Mythology (p.79) On the feast day of Saint Patrick we will gather to explore a story from the Mythological Cycle of early Irish literature, "The Tuatha de Danaan." This myth…Find out more »
In this seminar we will focus on Jung’s Volume 6 Psychological Types. In addition to providing a theory of personality types, Jung’s Volume 6 describes the foundational basis for his theory (including philosophical, cultural, literary and religious influences) and its relationship to other conscious and unconscious processes, as well as developmental and mediating influences on typological preferences.Find out more »
Facilitator: Marlene Frantz, M.F.T. This experiential seminar will use traditional group process methods to provide a container for the heat that arises during the alchemical and initiatory process of embarking on the path of training. Our focus will be on the individual experience of each group member and how these experiences are affected by and affect the group. Along the way we will touch on some fundamental topics in analytical psychology such as projective identification, the Self, the shadow, the collective, and complexes, with an eye towards…Find out more »
Presenter: Charles Zeltzer, Ph.D. From historical roots in the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek Hermes, to his and her expressions in alchemy, Goethe’s Faust and beyond, the morally ambiguous Mercurius is both the god of the current age and the god of the unconscious. “He” governs the enigmatic and subtle dynamics of unconscious process, and how they affect the gamut of human experience. Living and loving so far from consciousness, Mercurius can cause great apprehension and wreak enormous havoc…Find out more »
This seminar will focus on Jung’s seminal work, Answer to Job, found in Volume 11 of the Collected Works. In this work, Jung addressed the psychology of human suffering through the lens of the Biblical Book of Job. Through reading and discussion we will examine the symbolic role that theological concepts play in an individual’s psychic life and how the use of religious or mythological narrative is helpful in the treatment of, among other things, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. We will also explore the concepts of good and evil and how those concepts come to be experienced psychologically by individuals in response to critical life events.Find out more »
Presented by Sonu Shamdasani, Ph.D. From 1913 onwards, in the course of his self-experimentation, Jung crafted a self-styled practice of the imagination and engaged with magic and Hermeticism in a syncretic manner. He came to conceive of his experiences as an initiation into the mysteries, which he sought to generalize as the individuation process. This talk reconstructs the parallel genesis of this esoteric private cosmology and exoteric psychology and their interrelations. Sonu Shamdasani, Ph.D., is a London-based author, editor, and Philemon Professor…Find out more »
Presenters: Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.F.T., Michal Aizenman, L.P.C.C., Mark Troedson, Ph.D. October 4, 11, 18, 2018 with Rose-Emily Rothenberg. Held in the home office of Rose-Emily Rothenberg from 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. April 11, 25, May 2, 2019, with Michal Aizenman. Held in the Kirsch Lecture Room from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. May 9, 16, 23, 2019 with Mark Troedson. Held in the Kirsch Lecture Room from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jung understood the process of active imagination…Find out more »
Initial dreams appearing in the earlier phase of the analytic or psychotherapeutic process frequently possess diagnostic and prognostic value by pointing to the patient's core conflicts and guiding the course of the treatment.Find out more »
This seminar focuses on the first three lectures in Jung’s Vol.11, Psychology and Religion: West. Consideration will be given to understanding Jung’s ideas about the autonomy of the Psyche, his ideas regarding the nature of natural symbols, as well as their history and psychology. Candidates will learn the clinical relevance of this material as it relates to their understanding of their patients’ search for meaning and its relationship to depression. Furthermore they will be able to observe and describe the appearance of unconscious material in the clinical setting and learn how recognizing this material is integral to treatment.Find out more »
My control work explored the painful, and often, terrifying territory of the Death Mother archetype. The Death Mother is an aspect of the feminine that reflects the darkest, most destructive form of the negative mother.Find out more »
This opportunity to participate in an experiential group process is offered at the beginning and end of the training year. Each group consists of participants of the same training group who will create a sand picture together using sandplay miniatures. Following this non-verbal group experience, each group will share reactions to the sand creation that has been made together.Find out more »
Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D. Jung observed that "life is a short pause between two mysteries." That fact is not in debate; what does matter, then, is how we live that short pause. Given that mortality frames our brief journey, our focus will be on the attitudes and practices which enable us to live more fully, particularly when dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, and physical illness. We will examine the role of psychological maturation as a…Find out more »
Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D. Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core focus of the second half of life, is the recovery of that source. In this workshop we will focus on the steps that can help us to identify the affects,, attitudes, and belief systems that can interfere both in…Find out more »
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