September 29, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 9:30 pm CDT
Instructor: Robert J. Moretti, PhD
If you are new to Jung, or are looking for a refresher of his fundamental ideas, this lecture is for you. Many people who try to read Jung on their own are discouraged by the complexity of his thought and writing. This presentation aims to address this issue by providing an easily digestible explanation of Jung’s central ideas, sorting them within the context of his life experience and work. The goal is to give participants a background and starting point for comprehending Jung. By the end of the evening, participants will understand the central idea of Jung’s psychology, know why dreams are important, and be able to identify 4 common archetypes. In addition to the lecture and discussion, some video excerpts of interviews with Jung will be presented.
About the Instructor
Robert J Moretti, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Jungian Analyst practicing in downtown Chicago. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to Jungian analysis, his practice makes use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, and other methods. As an experienced teacher he has long been dedicated to distilling the core concepts that are embedded within complicated ideas.
Stevens, Anthony. Jung: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Press, 2001.
Stein, Murray. Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction. Open Court, 1998.
Singer, June. Boundaries of the Soul: The Practice of Jung’s Psychology. Anchor, 1994.