Thursday, May 8, 2014

‘Paths of Consciousness & Dark Forces of the Psyche’

The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York has announced its Summer Study Programs. Ten days in July are divided into two intensive programs that delve into Jungian psychology and philosophy.

From the publicity:

For half a century, the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York has been conducting educational programs for both professionals and the general public. It is the publisher of online Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation and runs a book service offering a wide selection of books by and about C.G. Jung and the field of analytical psychology.

The Foundation’s Summer Study Program is a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the United States and the world who share a common interest in Jung and his ideas. Past summer participants hailed from such diverse locations as Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Australia, Ireland, Venezuela, and the Pacific Northwest. Both of the Intensive programs have been carefully designed to be informative and stimulating for professionals in the field and the general public. We encourage participants from a wide range of backgrounds to attend either or both sessions of our summer program.

This Summer Study program is your chance to spend time studying at the C.G. Jung Center of New York, a lovely brownstone in midtown Manhattan, conveniently located near many of New York City’s most famous attractions. The Jung Center includes the Jung Foundation’s Book Store, the Kristine Mann Library and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, an extensive image library. Additionally, our staff will help provide those of you from out of town with any information that you might need regarding individual exploration of New York City during your time here.
Register early! Enrollment will be limited. We look forward to meeting you in July.

Intensive Program 1
Paths of Consciousness
July 7 to 11

In our first program, we will pay particular attention to our interior lives, starting with a simple letting go and centering. In turn, we will explore the art of expanding consciousness through creativity and Jung’s idea of individual and psychological wholeness. We will go deeper, examining our death consciousness and Jung’s notion of the ‘returned dead’ that he explores in The Red Book. We will conclude the week by discussing dream as a mirror of the soul and a possible route to our own transfiguration.

Monday, July 7
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration, Welcome and Orientation

10 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The act of concentration is a purposeful gathering together of oneself. We will look at the idea of centering as it is reflected in Jung’s work—through his theories of libido, compulsions, fear, and the religious attitude—while asking what it is that we find ourselves circling around, what de–centers us, and how come it does?

Instructor: Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv

Tuesday, July 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Awakening to Presence:
Exploring Consciousness Through Creativity

How we are present in each moment, with ourselves, with others and with the world around us, holds endless possibilities for understanding and experience. There are many doors and pathways to awakening, to experiencing consciousness. Today we will explore opportunities for connecting with presence through art, poetry, writing and simple movement.

Instructor: Wendi R. Kaplan, MSW, CPT-M/S, LCSW

Wednesday, July 9
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Paths of Consciousness:
Jungian Analysis and the Individuation Process

C.G. Jung began his descent into the unconscious after his break with Freud and emerged with a new approach to psychological engagement based on the individual journey with the ego and the Self, expressed through active imagination and mandala imagery. Jung called it Jungian Analysis and the Individuation Process to differentiate it from Freud’s methodology. Both are connected with the discovery of meaning and encompass the fullness of the individual’s teleological destiny along with one’s relationship to oneself and to the world. Participants will revisit the origin and meaning of Jung’s analytic individuation process and will learn and experience active imagination and mandala drawing.

Instructor: Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP, MT-BC

Thursday, July 10
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Death as a Path into
and Through Consciousness

We will explore Jung’s view of death as a path into and through consciousness. We will also examine Jung’s own “descent” into death in The Red Book—Jung's Book of the Dead—and explore the questions that are posed by the “returned dead” who we encounter through ritual, imagination and art. Jung also frequently opens up the territory of life as only being “life” as it is “life and death.” We will circumambulate this motif from the awakening into a conscious journey that death is for Gilgamesh, to contemporary clinical and personal reflections.

Friday, July 11
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
The Soul’s Mirror:
Awakening Under the Dreammaker’s Gaze

By exposing us to infinite varieties of experience, our night dreams can enlarge our range of awareness and help us transfigure our sense of self and world. In this workshop, we will treat the dream as the soul’s mirror and entertain ways to enter into a dialectical relationship with the dreammaker—that mysterious, omniscient architect of the dream.

Instructor: Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D.

Intensive Program 2
Dark Forces of the Psyche
July 14 to 18

Monday, July 14
9 to 10 a.m.
Registration, Welcome and Orientation

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
From Betrayal to Transformation

“God and the Creation were not enough
for Adam; Eve was required, which means
that betrayal was required.”

James Hillman

In the hero myths, a betrayer is often the catalyst for transformation. Think of Judas and Jesus; Siegfried and Hagen; Caesar and Brutus. We will explore how one deals with betrayal, whether that betrayal is an infidelity, one born of envy or, most significantly, betrayal of oneself.

Instructor: Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.

Tuesday, July 15
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
When Darkness Falls:
The Anatomy of Psychosis

The psyche is sturdy, resilient and creative, except when it is fragile, splintered and profoundly barren of light and hope. Psychosis attacks the integrity of the personality like a splitting tool driven into a piece of wood tears the fibers apart and leaves a deep division where there had been a seeming unity. Psychosis is dark and destructive of soul, except when it comes as a perverse invitation by the gods to a new mode of being. We will explore both wings of this archetypal polarity.

Instructor: Alden Josey, Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Encounters with Monsters:
Images of Trauma in the Psyche

The secret story is often unresolved trauma, which may appear in dreams as images of strange or monstrous creatures alive with meaning and feeling. Mutants, aliens and insects are some of the secret creatures that live inside and rampage around in the psyche wreaking havoc as “symptoms” until they are met and suffered into consciousness. Some of these monsters live primarily in the personal unconscious, and others are powerfully fueled by energy from the collective unconscious. How can they be engaged and humanized? Both a healing relationship with another and an archetypal perspective are required to integrate monstrous affects and facilitate greater freedom to live into wholeness.

Through theory, fairy tales, film, and case material we will discover how psyche’s darkest creatures can open a road to healing and transformation. This didactic and experiential workshop is intended for anyone who wishes to develop a deeper and symbolic understanding of trauma.

Instructors: Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA and Deborah Stewart, LCSW-R, PsyA

Thursday, July 17
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Wounded Narcissism, Evil, and Self-knowledge

Narcissistic personality disorder is an extreme condition caused by severe early injury to healthy self-love or self-esteem. Less severe narcissistic injury is ubiquitous. It may hurt our relationships, our creativity or our career success, and may steal our pleasure at our achievements and our good fortune.

If we are not responsible for our own injured narcissism, the result is evil. Hence Jahweh inflicts evil when his pride is offended. We will explore injured narcissism in Virginia Wolf’s fiction and in a Polynesian story of cannibalism. By what force can we withstand narcissistic attacks? Can we face our own narcissistic injury?

Instructor: Maxson McDowell, Ph.D.

Friday, July 18
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Obsession, Addiction,
and Job’s Answer to Jung

We will examine the history of obsessive-compulsive behaviors together with its developmental and archetypal underpinnings. We will use the biblical Book of Job as a symbolic path into how to approach these difficult patients in a Jungian analysis.
Instructor: Richard Kradin, M.D.

Summer Study 2014 Faculty

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She is a member of the faculty and board of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, historian, and Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. She earned her doctorate in the History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University. A former Assistant Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Costello has taught and published on the topics of psychology and religion, medieval spirituality, aging, and clinical practice. Her study of the link between illness and insight, titled Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge press.

Harry W. Fogarty, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary and a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.

Wendi R. Kaplan, MSW, CPT-M/S, LCSW, a psychotherapist with more than twenty-five years experience, specializes in relational and biblio/poetry therapies with a holistic perspective. She has a private practice in Alexandria, Virginia, and provides consultation to mental health providers, physicians and other healing professionals. Ms. Kaplan is a mentor/supervisor for, and the director of, the Institute of Poetry Therapy, where she teaches the theory and process of biblio/poetry therapy, journaling and other word arts. She is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. As a mediator since 1974, she incorporates meditative and mindfulness practices into all of her work.

Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

Alden Josey, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst trained in Zurich who practices in Wilmington, Delaware. He is past-President, Director of Training and of Admissions in the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, where he now holds emeritus status.

Richard Kradin, M.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard Medical School, who practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is the author pg Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface, The Placebo Response, and The Herald Dream. He is the recipient of the Gravida Prize for his paper, “The Psychosomatic Symptom: a Siren’s Song,” published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA, is a clinical social worker and a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She is currently working on a book that uses fairy tales to explore how motherhood can be an opportunity for psychological growth.

Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is Vice-President and faculty member of The C.G. Jung Foundation and training analyst for both the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the Institute for Expressive Analysis of New York and has a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey and New York City.

Maxson J. McDowell, Ph.D., LMSW, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. A former president of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also a faculty member.

Deborah Stewart, LCSW-R, PsyA, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of both the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is on the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia and the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod.

For registration information, click here.

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