February 26, 2016
7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST
Instructor: Bob Moretti
This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by six seasoned Jungian analysts. This seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Jung’s concepts, and is suitable for both new and returning participants, clinicians and non-clinicians. Questions and discussion will be welcome at each session.
Friday February 26: The Ego’s Role in Individuation
C.G. Jung understood that there is a wisdom in the psyche that is different from that of ego consciousness, and his analytical psychology provided a method for accessing that wisdom via exploration of the unconscious. By contrast, popular modern psychotherapy, as exemplified by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), places great emphasis upon working with ego consciousness to reduce symptoms. Are these approaches therefore opposed to each other? For all of the emphasis on exploration of the unconscious in Jung’s approach, ego consciousness cannot be neglected. What, exactly, is the proper role of the conscious mind in Jungian analysis? Are there specific ways to foster this role? Should Jungian therapists recommend such methods? Why is consideration of the conscious mind’s role so little discussed in Jungian circles? Following a brief presentation, the ample remaining time will be opened to questions and discussion.
The Jungian Concepts Seminar IV Lineup Includes:
Friday October 30: Inflation: A Critical Element in One’s Individuation, Laura McGrew, LCPC
November 20: The Transpersonal Dimension to Human Experience, Lorna Crowl, LCSW
January 29: Jungian Dreamwork, Jane Kamerling, LCSW
February 26: The Ego’s Role in Individuation, Bob Moretti, PhD
April 29: Transformation, Judy Shaw, LCSW
May 27: Struggling with The Self and the Role of the Ego, Ken James, PhD