Presented by Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D. 4 Tuesdays: September 29, October 13, 20, 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pacific Time- Registration for Series Only. Limited enrollment. In this seminar, we will read Jung's autobiography, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, written later in his life as he reflected on the development of analytical psychology from a personal perspective. We will examine some of Jung's primary theoretical discoveries, such as the personal and collective unconscious, the anima, and animus, and the Self, and how to identify and apply these concepts to clinical work. Group size will be limited in order to allow more time for discussion. Learning objectives: Describe the difference between the personal and collective unconscious and give an example of how each can manifest in the course of clinical treatment; Give an example of how to analyze and interpret a dream from both a personal and archetypal perspective; Describe what is meant by the anima; Give an example of how the anima can manifest in the context of personal relationships ; Describe what is meant by the animus; Give an example of how the animus can manifest in the context of personal relationships; Describe what is meant by the…Find out more »
Join us online on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 when our Director of Training will host a virtual Open House with a panel of analysts and candidates to answer your questions and offer their own experiences of the program. Hearing from current candidates and those who have recently been certified provides a rich picture of what our program offers, the rewards and the challenges. Please RSVP by noon on October 9 so that the Zoom invitation will be sent to you.Find out more »
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D. 5 Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5 , 12, 2020 - 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time- Registration for series only. Enrollment limited to 8. 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 5-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: Describe Ingrid Riedel's approach to painting as a form of active imagination; 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…Find out more »
The Clinical is Cultural, The Cultural is Clinical:
Black Women Depth Psychologists on the Evolution of Clinical Practice
Presented by Sharon D. Johnson, Ph.D.; Sherrie Sims Allen, Ph.D.; Marcella De Veaux, Ph.D.; Kim Howell, Ph.D.; Patricia Taylor, Ph.D. Saturday, October 31, 2020; 10:00 am-1:00 Pacific Time. Psychotherapist Philip Cushman’s text, Constructing the Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History of Psychotherapy, sought to highlight the social-cultural placement of clinical practice in the United States, yet it overlooked the ubiquitous presence of anti-Black racism and oppression since the nation’s inception and the bias toward Eurocentric clinical practice. The National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine contains numerous research articles about Black citizens’ distrust of medical interactions including clinical mental health services. This seminar will focus on the work of five African American depth psychologists as introduced in the book, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology, why it disrupts a hegemony and hierarchy that privileges clinical work above cultural work, how it addresses the void left by clinical work that excludes specific cultural knowledge and experience of non-clinical Black women psychologists, and how greater inclusion of this work can help the evolution of clinical practice today. Learning objectives: Identify and describe racial biases and how these affect clinical training and practice. Identify and describe areas of clinical…Find out more »
Presented by Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, M.A., M.F.T. 4 Wednesdays: November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pacific Time - Registration for Series Only. Enrollment limited to 12. "The animal embodies something that is at first manifested as the animal instinct in man, but behind which the secret of individuation, that is, the acquisition of inner wholeness is concealed.” -Marie Louise Von Franz, Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche, p 93. In these four meetings, we will explore the appearance of animals in dreams and the various functions these symbols articulate in the psyche. Participants are asked to bring in an animal dream to share with the group for discussion and amplification. Readings will include material by Barbara Hannah, Robert Johnson, and James Hillman. Learning Objectives: Describe how the presence of an animal in a dream can highlight an unconscious conflict; Identify the meaning and function of the animal symbol in a dream; Explain the function of active imagination and how it can be used to deepen a patient’s understanding of their dreams; Describe the archetypal energy that is carried by an animal in a dream; Give an example of how to differentiate between personal…Find out more »
Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D. Saturday, November 14, 2020; 9:00 am-12:00 pm Pacific Time. Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born … - (Matthew Arnold, 1885) As individuals, we often find ourselves in in-between times, somewhere between a world we knew, and a world that has not yet emerged. These times are hours of crisis, disorientation, loss, and enormous anxiety. Similarly, cultures, eras, civilizations go through in-between times. Ours is such a moment in history. How can we recover our bearings, sustain dignity and integrity when things fall apart? What abides amid such discontinuity? Together we will reflect on what we may do to recover a sense of personal autonomy when our road map whirls from our grasp and leaves us confounded. Learning objectives: Describe the current cultural crisis and upheaval in the US and the world, and how it contributes to a patient's anxiety and stress; Describe how to differentiate patient's symptomatic patterns from core defense mechanisms and areas of strength; Describe ways of helping patients re-frame their experience as a way of making their psychological symptoms more manageable. James Hollis, Ph. D. is a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., and author of Living Between…Find out more »
Jacqueline Thurston, M.A. Friday, November 20, 2020; 7:30-9:30 pm Pacific Time. Jung’s understanding of synchronicity, the intersection between the inner world of dreams and the imagination and the outer physical world, and his exploration of cultural and personal archetypal imagery both inform and guide this presentation. Drawing from images from Thurston's book Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt, we will examine the archetypal nature of the divine feminine and the divine masculine, with attention to the presence of dualities and opposites contained within a single deity, and to the role paradox plays in the dynamic relationships between individual deities. We will explore how the vicissitudes of nature, such as our current pandemic, shaped the very essence of the gods of ancient Egypt. Our contemporary interest in gender and identity makes the exploration of attributes of both feminine and masculine deities in the ancient Egyptian pantheon both intriguing, informative, and relevant. Jacqueline Thurston, M.A., is an artist, writer and Professor Emerita in the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University, where she taught for over forty years. She is twice a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholar to Egypt. In 2017, her first book…Find out more »
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