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Advanced Seminars in Depth Psychology –
Noted Presenters – Small Group Setting

The Jung Club Schedule: 2015-16

 Fridays, 1-5 pm

The Academy House
 1420 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 

www.thejungclub.com

(4 CE’s each)


9/18/2015 Bill Baker on The Image of the Father in the Oedipus Complex and Individuation

WIlliam Baker, PsyD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He received his doctoral education at the George Washington University and has completed postdoctoral training with the New York Psychoanalytic Society, the WIlliam Alanson White Institute, and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Baker is currently an editor of the book review at the Journal of Analytical Psychology, based in London.

Individuation has two principal aspects: it is an internal and subjective process of integration and a process of objective relationship, with each aspect bringing corresponding dangers. Moreover, we tend to experience the world in a one-sided manner that overly privileges either spirit/subjective reality or matter/ objective reality. This concept may be understood as forming the basis for all psychopathology that we encounter in our practices. This split can further be seen as defining the limitations of one-sided clinical approaches that either reify matter (reducing everything to biology or observed behavior) or reify spirit (engaging only in ideas, concepts, and archetypes).

Related to this principle are the primary roles that the father image and Oedipus complex play as overarching archetypes in individuation and the postmodern psyche. Utilizing ideas from Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan, and other contemporary psychoanalytic thinkers, we will explore the importance of balancing spirit with matter and objective with subjective reality.


10/16/2015 Ann Ulanov on Madness and Creativity: Meaning Matters

Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D., L.H.D., is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of psychiatry and Religion, Emerita, at Union Theological Seminary, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, NYC and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. With her late husband, Barry Ulanov, she authored Religion and the Unconscious; Primary Speech: A Psychology of Prayer; Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying; The Witch and The Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality; The Healing Imagination; Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus. She is the single author of The Feminine in Christian Theology and in Jungian Psychology; Receiving Woman: Studies in the Psychology and Theology of the Feminine; Picturing God; The Wisdom of the Psyche; The Female Ancestors

of Christ; and The Wizards' Gate; The Functioning Transcendent. She has published in numerous national and international journals and is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Virginia Theological School; Loyola Graduate Department in Pastoral Counseling and Christian Theological Seminary. Among awards for her work in depth psychology and religion are: Distinguished Alumna Award from the Blanton/Peale Institute, the Vision Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association; the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; and the Gradiva Award for best book in Psychiatry and Religion 2002 from NAAP for Finding Space: Winnicott, God, and Psychic Reality.

From Dr. Ulanov's clinical work and reflections, she will relate to major themes in Jung's Red Book. Madness and creativity share a kinship. The suffering places in our human psyche, so intimately related to sufferings in our world, are inextricably related to our creativity and service, and to our shared existence with others. We experience this kinship in terms of the major complexes that dogs our days, despite all our work to relieve it and to release it. Some questions which confront us include: What is our madness faithfully trying to communicate to us? How does it lead us to find our path to creative living and to service with and to others?

Suggested reading: Madness & Creativity, 2013; Knots and Their Untying, 2014.

3/18/2016 Deborah R. Bazes on The Ullman Experiential Dream Group

Deborah Reider Bazes, PhD, LCSW, LP is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in NYC and Katonah, NY. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, Dr. Bazes has served as a faculty member, supervisor and member of its Board and as a member of the Board of the New York Association of Analytical Psychology. She has taught clinical work with dreams at the C. G. Jung Institute of NY and at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In addition to her Jungian experience, Dr. Bazes trained and worked for many years with Montague Ullman, M.D., the well-known author and inventor of the Ullman Experiential Dream Group.

Like Jung, Montague Ullman believed in the healing power and natural language of the dream and that work with dreams is a collaborative, rather than authoritarian effort. After an introduction to the work and dream group process of Dr. Ullman, our own group will help one or two volunteer dreamer(s) to connect with their presented dreams. The Ullman method promotes discovery and understanding through discrete stages of attentive, empathic listening, group projections onto the dream’s metaphors and feelings (experiencing the dream as if it were our own) and dialogue about the dream’s context and imagery by means of open, non-leading questions. The dreamer alone decides upon the level of sharing, and the group has no other agenda than to assist the dreamer in receiving the gifts offered by the dream itself. Please bring pen and paper and—if you wish to share one--a recent dream.

Suggested reading: M. Ullman's paper on the web describing this structured process of dream group work, The Experiential Dream Group.
 

These activities are being co-sponsored by HealthForumOnline (www.healthforumonline.com) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club and are associated with four (4) hours of CE credits each. HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. HFO maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APA-approved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals.

 

For Registration and additional information go to 2014 - 2015 Jung seminar registration form or contact Jay Ann Jemail, Ph.D. at 302 218 5008 or jayjemail@jemailternes.com