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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
– C.G. Jung

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C. G. Jung: Introduction to Theory and Clinical Perspectives Webinar

Date(s) - September 29, 2020 - December 8, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

C. G. Jung: Introduction to Theory and Clinical Perspectives
Morgan Stebbins, D.Min, LMSW, LP, Certified Jungian Analyst
Sponsored by The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association

Course time: 10 Weekly meetings by Zoom/semester,  CEU’s available

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm, September 29-December 8 2020.

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Or email: [email protected]

Fee: $375/semester

General Description:

What does Jung’s theory offer to practicing clinicians trained in other theories of the mind? In this three-part course, we will learn to work with dreams, fantasies and visionary experiences, to see the spiritual nature of psychological work and to lessen the burnout that many clinicians can feel when responding to their patients’ suffering in these difficult times.

This course will introduce participants to the nature of psychological suffering, the idea of symbolic experience, the use of diagnosis and Jung’s models of healing in the realm of the psyche. The curriculum will spread over 3 trimesters with the first being a general introduction to Jung’s most well-known ideas such as complexes, symbols, symptoms, archetypes and the self, as well as a first step in understanding symbolic psychic material such as dreams and fantasies. We will read a mix of original Jung as well as the most important next generations. Although the trimesters build upon each other, it is not required to take all three.

Participants will learn to identify these Jungian concepts as they appear in life and in therapeutic settings, as well as the appropriate interventions. Since Jung’s theory is dependent on experiential factors, participants will also get a sense of how these things feel within themselves.

The class will assume some understanding of basic therapeutic concepts such as the frame, transference, interpretation and listening skills. Although the language of the course will be specifically aimed at clinicians, this will be a good introduction to Jung for anyone in a psychological helping role.

Learning Outcomes:

Fall Trimester:
Participants will be able to –
– Understand the theory and function of complexes and the use of the Word Association Experiment
– Understand Jung’s model of psychic structures (i.e. the ego/shadow/animae/self)
– Understand symbol and symptom formation
– Develop an initial understanding of symbol, complex and archetype
– Develop an initial skillset for in the basics of image-work (this will include developing a symbolic analog and dream translation skills)

Morgan Stebbins is a supervising analyst, faculty member and former Director of Training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where he also maintains a private practice. He has taught both the foundational series of courses and the advanced alchemichal courses at the JPA for more than 15 years. His doctorate is in Religious Studies and Hermeneutics; his abiding interest is in helping people live a spiritual life in modern times. He began his Zen training at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1979 and was a monastic resident. He has written on symbol formation, dreams, the role of mindfulness in analysis, the meaning of compulsion, the archetypal psychology of Buddhist sutras and precepts, and the theories of Paul Ricoeur and Jacques Lacan in conversation with CG Jung.

12 CE Units available for Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Psychoanalysts

Jungian Psychoanalytic Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s
State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0025

Jungian Psychoanalytic Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0438


Winter term preview:
Working with Projection and Recollection
Transference – Jung’s model of relationship: Alchemy I Amplification – the three classic types
Working with Dreams II

Spring term preview:
Myths and the Problem of the Collective Religion – images, history and personal practice The Basics of Alchemy II
Working with Dreams III