Jungian Concepts Seminar VI: Full Series

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  •  October 27, 2017
     7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 2/session for 12 total

*6 Fridays: October 27, November 17, 2017, January 26, March 23, April 27, & May 18, 2018

Instructors: Laura McGrew, Judy Shaw, Robert J MorettiLorna Crowl, & Ken James

This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by five 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.

October 27: The Hero Archetype,  Judy Shaw, LCSW
The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates now rival those of AIDS during the 1990s with overdoses from heroin and other opioids killing more than 27,000 people a year. Simultaneously, we have heated controversies on the role of government entitlement programs. Are people losing their way on the path to adulthood? Sam Basse wrote a book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis and How to Build a Culture of Self Reliance. The ideas he addresses in his book raise some interesting questions about the Hero archetype, and where it lives in modern American life.

November 17: Self: The energy that drives individuation, Robert J. Moretti, PhD
The concept of the Self lies at the very core of analytical psychology, and it is an absolute essential to an understanding of C.G. Jung’s work. Fundamentally, the Self is the driving force of individuation. But over the course of his lifetime, Jung’s definition of the Self changed, evolving beyond the merely personal dimension. This presentation aims to help participants understand the role of the Self in their own lives and experience, as well as placing it within a modern scientific understanding of the nature of reality.

January 26: Shadow, Laura McGrew, LCPC
June Singer in her book, Boundaries of the Soul, defines shadow as “a more or less autonomous splinter-personality” {page 165; Anchor Books; 1994}; the parts of our personality that have either been repressed due to cultural and/or familial injunctions or parts that have never gained the energy to move into consciousness. Because the psyche is perpetually regulating itself, shadow can never be completely known. As consciousness grows and the personality expands, so does our shadow – all in an effort for further individuation.  This presentation will be an examination of the concept of the shadow through clinical material, fairy tales and self-investigation in order to reveal the creative process needed for shadow integration.

March 23: Wonder Woman: the archetype, Judy Shaw, LCSW
The 2017 movie Wonder Woman is the fifth highest grossing Superhero movie ever. What is resonating with such a large audience worldwide? The Amazons of Greek literature, with fierce origins and a potent culture, are introducing themselves to us. Coupled with the intensity of the Woman’s March last January, it would be curious to explore the archetype of Wonder Woman and look at her relevance today.

April 27: Anima/Animus, Lorna Crowl, LCSW
Whereas our personae help us navigate the outer world, our animi and animuses are our navigation mechanisms for exploring our inner world. We meet these compelling figures in our dreams and in the world, manifesting in irresistible attractions and ultimately transforming our lives. In this class, we will explore the nature of the anima and animus, and you will be invited to share your stories of deep attractions and where they led you.

May 18: Divination and Synchronicity, Ken James, PhD
Synchronicity is the term that Jung used in reference to significant coincidences that facilitate psychological wholeness. In theory and practice, Analytical Psychology values the role of synchronicity in the process of individuation. As one of the ways that the unconscious discloses itself, synchronicities will arise spontaneously within the stream of life events. It is also possible to evoke synchronicities through the deliberate use of divination techniques such as Tarot cards, the I Ching, astrology, stichomancy, and tasseography. In this class, participants will review Jungian literature on synchronicity and divination, and be introduced to several different divination tools and explore the ways Analytical Psychology understands their efficacy and value. The psychological value of divination techniques and their relationship to synchronicity and other disclosures of the unconscious will also be considered. Ways to include divination techniques into the therapeutic milieu will be presented, and indications and contraindications of these practices will be examined.


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817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States