Suggested Reading List Presented by Marybeth Carter, Ph.D. The Swedish artist, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), has transitioned from obscurity to prominence as was illustrated recently by a solo exhibition of her work. This exhibition (October 12, 2018-April 23, 2019) became the Guggenheim New York’s most popular show since the museum opened 60 years ago. In addition to the incredible visual quality of her art, af Klint impels the viewer to consider concepts and states similar to Jung’s (1875-1961)creative expressions, both through his visual works and writings. Through their prolific output, af Klint and Jung each reveal their personal encounters with an invisible “other” and explore the multi-dimensional. This presentation will review Hilma a Klint’s life experiences and creative achievement, then explore the parallels with those of Jung and Jungian psychology. Learning Objectives: Describe what is meant by the term androgyne as described by Jung; Give an example of how the archetype of the androgyne can create psychological conflict and ways of addressing this in treatment. Marybeth Carter, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. She has a special interest in the creative arts, transcendent states, and the process of individuation. She has also had an extensive career in nonprofit…Find out more »
Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D. Aristotle noted that art was a more reliable portrait of what happens than history. History is both an interpretation and tied to the particular; art, in turn, speaks to the timeless, universal movements of history and embodies the permutations of the human animal. These three portraits in poetry will serve as the springboard for our conversation: T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Jon Stallworthy’s “Letter from Berlin,” and Sharon Olds’s “I Go Back to May, 1937.” By witnessing the struggles of others, we gain pointers, insights, even strategies to address our own difficulties. In this workshop, we will examine three reports from the trenches, the never-ending wins and losses in the battle to survive, even make sense of one’s life. James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in Washington, DC and author of seventeen books translated into twenty languages. Please click on the following links to access the letters: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/44212/the-love-song-of-j-alfred-prufrock https://poetryarchive.org/poem/letter-from-berlin/ https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47057/i-go-back-to-may-1937Find out more »
Videoconference—Edith Sullwold Memorial Lecture: The Alchemical Method: Transforming Lives Through Myth
Presented by Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D. Jung understood myths to be expressions of what he called the pre-conscious psyche, which reflect the archetypal nature of the collective unconscious. In this experiential seminar, Dr. Scruggs will present a myth, utilizing a method which integrates storytelling and drumming as a means of inviting an internal exploration of both archetypal and personal material in the service of developing social and emotional learning (SEL). The exploration and use of myth in the context of psychotherapy will be discussed both as a form of containment and structure for unconscious material, as well as presenting ways of dealing with emotional issues symbolically. Learning Objectives: Discuss how myth increases Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) awareness; Describe how myth increases capacity for self-reflection and self-discovery; Give an example of using myth to reframe and deepen experience. Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D. is the founder and director of Alchemy, Inc., a non-profit organization in Akron, Ohio which uses the sharing and analysis of myth to transform the lives of urban youth. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He speaks nationally and internationally on using myth to engage youth, create community, stimulate…Find out more »
Presented by Connie Zweig, Ph.D. The end of work can lead to a liminal period, letting go into a sense of uncertainty, loss of identity, and loss of meaning. A depth psychological approach to this late-life identity crisis requires a turn within and the tools to break through denial, attune to the soul’s longings, and explore meaning beyond doing. If we complete the rite of passage, we find renewal in an identity beyond role. Shifting our identities from role to soul, we release the heroic ego’s strivings and become who we truly are, perhaps for the first time. The Inner Work of Age by Connie Zweig, Ph.D. $19.99 Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired Jungian-oriented therapist, co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, (Sept. 2021), extends shadow-work into late life and teaches aging as a spiritual practice. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for 50 years. She is a wife and grandmother and was initiated as an Elder by Sage-ing International in 2017. After investing in all these roles, she is practicing the…Find out more »
Presenter: Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, M.A., L.M.F.T. 7 Tuesday evenings: October 5, November 2, December 7, 2021. February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, 2022. (There will be no meeting in January.) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Held on Zoom. Open to candidates and interns only. C.E. There are no CE credits offered for this course. This group offers a free and protected space for interns and candidates in which to ground their work with children. We will explore the child psyche through dreams, art, play and sandplay. Members will present case material and discuss issues that emerge when working with children including but not limited to issues of countertransference and working with parents. This group is not a substitute for supervision.Find out more »
Presenter: Jeanine Roose, Ph.D. 5 Saturdays: January 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, 2022. Time:10:00 – 12:00 Held on Zoom. Open to candidates, interns and analysts. C.E.: A maximum of 10 CE credits can be earned, based on attendance. The ending phase of an analysis has an impact on both the analyst and analysand. It can be a time for reflection on their relationship, an opportunity to experience a positive completion of the work that has been accomplished and a positive experience of ‘letting go.” However, not all endings are experienced as positive. There is little attention given to this important phase of the process and we will explore why that might be. Selected articles will be read and participants will be encouraged to present clinical issues regarding the process of termination. Topics to be considered include: What constitutes a good enough ending? Who initiates the ending? Images of endings; Non-mutual endings and Transference-countertransference issues.Find out more »
Presented by Hansueli F. Etter, Ph.,D Shortly before the death of Marie-Louise von Franz, Dr. Etter had a dream about her that included a surprising image of her soul. He had the chance to tell her the dream and got in response a short comment from her. In this presentation, Dr. Etter will amplify the images of his dream and weave together memories of his experiences with Marie-Louise von Franz and facts about her amazing and admirable creative life. Hansueli F. Etter has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Zürich and lectured for many years at the University of Basel. He received his diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht in 1982 and has worked since then in his own practice. He is the president of the Foundation for Jungian Psychology in Küsnacht, which is publishing the new editions of the books of Marie-Louise von Franz. He is also editor of the journal Jungiana and a founding member of the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Zürich. His main research interest is the religious dimension of Jungian psychology and the secret relation between psyche and mater. He lectures regularly in Switzerland and internationally and published several books and articles in different languages.Find out more »
We will compare traditional religious views of evil with psychological approaches.Find out more »
When suffering strikes, it is helpful to find a framework through which we may understand it, rather than seeing suffering as a random or meaningless event in one’s life. A purely clinical approach is of limited help, because there are many forms of suffering which are normal given the circumstances of the person’s life. People suffer in unique ways and require a personalized approach. Traditional religions all offer explanations for suffering and the reasons for it, and we will consider some of these, but depth psychology has its own unique approaches. Jung believed that the discovery of meaning in suffering is crucial, and this talk will describe some of the ways in which we may search for such meaning. We will discuss suffering as an experience of liminality and initiation into a new level of consciousness, using as an example a depth psychological exploration of the Book of Job. We will also consider an approach to suffering based on radical acceptance. The presenter suggests reading https://junginla.org/product/soul-in-anguish/ . Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a professor of depth psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara,…Find out more »
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. The deepest wounding of the American psyche has been its divide along racial lines. The intergenerational trauma that has traveled for centuries due to racism has had a profound psychological effect on BIPOC populations. In this presentation we will examine some of the ways in which Jungian psychology can become more engaged in recognition of this intergenerational trauma and what it can offer towards healing of all Americans. What is the remedy within the poison of racism? Learning Objectives This course is designed to help you: Identify psychological traumatic events representative of racism on collective levels. Describe characteristics of post traumatic slave disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, correlating the two. Dr. Fanny Brewster, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst, a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York as well as an author of poetry and nonfiction. Her published works include African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (Routledge, 2017), Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018), and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race (Routledge, 2019). Dr. Brewster presents nationally and internationally, giving workshops and lectures on Culture, Diversity and Creativity.Find out more »
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