Jungian and Post-Jungian Clinical Concepts 2024 – Art, Spirit and Image

SEMESTER: ART, SPIRIT, AND IMAGE - MATERIALS PAGE

Overview – Jungian and Post-Jungian Clinical Concepts Course

Welcome to Jungian and Post-Jungian Clinical Concepts!  We are pleased to have you join us in this 16 module (4 semesters) exploration of key Jungian concepts and their clinical application.

Carli Castellani is your program coordinator and your guide through the course – contact her with course inquiries here:  carli@appliedjung.com.

For any administrative/finance issues, contact jess@appliedjung.com.

Each module contains the following materials:

1.  Reading Pack — approximately 2-5 articles each month, selected by the module’s presenter;

2.  Module Applications — reflection prompts for the module, to aid in integrating the material explored;

3.  Live 60 minute lecture followed by a 30 minute Q&A discussion session on Zoom with the presenter. (dates below)

4.  Recording of the live recording, posted shortly after it has taken place; and

5.  A 15 question quiz, to gauge your understanding of the concepts presented (required for those completing the course for CPD credits).

Each module runs over a two week period.  We email a notice, as well as post the new materials on the Facebook forum on that date, including the event details and joining link for the live Q&A session.  The materials are also updated on this page at that time.

Complete the readings, prior to the live presentation and Q&A with the presenter.

Bring your thoughts and questions to the live Q&A discussion.

Work through the module applications, to deepen your personal experience with the module content, and explore how it may relate to your clinical practice and professional development.  You are welcome to share your application work and reflections in the private Facebook forum.

Complete the short quiz by the end of the module — note this must be done directly on the CAJS website.

The private Facebook Forum is available for sharing and discussion with others in the course, as we move through each module, and we encourage your participation there.  Please follow this link to join:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773705756470956/


Click on the red button below to see your questionnaire results to date.


SEMESTER: ART, SPIRIT AND IMAGE

Module 1 - Live Lecture on 6 April 2024

Jung and the Arts

This lecture explores the therapeutic effects and boundary-breaking roles of the arts by highlighting the important functions of artworks lying in their abilities to reflect the psyche’s vision-making, to reveal the depths of the unconscious (no matter how conscious it is), and to have their own personalities that match the archetypal voice activated while producing them. Both in its individual and collective application and sharing, creativity presents itself as a learning, emotional, and mental aid, especially during times of hardship (for example, more poets and artists were increasingly producing and sharing their work with each other via creative online platforms from around the world, especially during lockdown). The journey of bringing dark unconscious content into the light of consciousness through the arts can be considered a healing process. The space provided by active imagination, automatic writing, poetic inquiry, dreamwork, Jungian Arts-Based Research, and other symbolic engagements through literary and visual art can open pathways for those seeking to articulate, process, and assimilate their thoughts and feelings. As the editor of literary and arts journal Indelible, producer of online literary event series Indelible Evenings, as well as director of Jungian creative salon Psychreative, Dr. Dib will discuss the therapeutic aspect of poetry and other forms of art which manifested during the unfolding of a creative community at times of multiple global crises. The practice of creative writing/painting, as well as the bonding nature of sharing this creativity with a community became both a learning method and a healing practice, one that offers an outlet for thoughts, images and feelings to be expressed, explored, as well as addressed. 

presented by Roula-Maria Dib

Roula-Maria Dib (PhD, University of Leeds) is an award-winning literary scholar, poet, and editor whose research interests include literature, creative writing, and Jungian psychology. She is the winner of the British Council’s Alumni Awards 2021-2022 for the Culture and Creativity category in the UAE and a recipient of the AUD Provost’s Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement 2020; her book, Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature (Routledge, 2020) was shortlisted as a finalist for the International Association for Jungian Studies book awards, and some poems from her collection, Simply Being (Chiron Press, 2021) have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Roula-Maria is also the founding editor of literary and arts journal, Indelible, and creative producer of literary event series, Indelible Evenings, as well as Psychreative, a virtual salon for researchers, artists, and writers with a background in Jungian psychology. Her MOOC, “Why Online Creative Communities Matter”, is featured on Academia.edu. She is currently a professor of English at the American University in Dubai and member of The Poetry Society, the Royal Society of Literature, the British Association for Modernist Studies, the Scientific Committee of the Universale Biblion Series, and the International Association for Jungian Studies, and the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies.


Live Lecture Details:

Date:    Saturday, April 6, 2024
Time:   4:00 pm Johannesburg; 3:00 pm London; 10:00 am New York*
Duration:    90 minutes (60 minute lecture/30 minutes Q&A)

Zoom Joining Link:  To be provided

Note:  The live lecture is recorded for those that may not be able to attend live.  The recording is usually posted within 24 hours after the session took place.

*If uncertain of the time for your region, please check www.worldtimebuddy.com

 


Module Materials will become available by April 1, 2024


Module 2 - Live Lecture 20 April 2024

Jungian Film Studies: Movies, Clients and Therapists

The lecture will explore the ways we negotiate our psychological relationships with the films we watch. This raises the interesting question as to where the meaning of a film resides and the extent to which that meaning is fluid and changing. Is it in the film itself, or in the relationship we forge with the film? The answers to those issues turn out to influence the way we work with films in therapy. The lecture will explore a few different clinical options before shows how  psychological meanings arise as they circulate between screen, client and therapist.

presented by Prof. Luke Hockley

Luke Hockley (PhD), is Professor Emeritus of the University of Bedfordshire and Honorary Professor at the University of Essex in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. For over a decade he was joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Jungian Studies. He is currently Vice President of the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies and sits on the Board of the Society’s Journal. Luke is editor and author of nine books and numerous chapters and articles.  He is a registered Psychotherapist in the UK and lives in the countryside north of London.  www.lukehockley.com 

 

 

 


Live Lecture Details:

Date:    Saturday, April , 20, 2024
Time:   4:00 pm Johannesburg; 3:00 pm London; 10:00 am New York*
Duration:    90 minutes (60 minute lecture/30 minutes Q&A)

Zoom Joining Link:  To be provided

Note:  The live lecture is recorded for those that may not be able to attend live.  The recording is usually posted within 24 hours after the session took place.

*If uncertain of the time for your region, please check www.worldtimebuddy.com

 


Module Materials will become available by April 12, 2024


Module 3: Live Lecture -- 4th of May 4, 2024

Dreams and Active Imagination in Clinical Practice

Jung started his scientific career with the association test and the complex theory. That means: He started with the studies of emotions, understanding emotions as the basis of what it means to be a human being. “The essential basis of our personality is affectivity. (Footnote: For feeling, sentiment, emotion, affect, Bleuler proposed the expression of affectivity.) Thought and action are, as it were, only symptoms of affectivity.” (CW 3, par 78: (1906)
Based on this finding, Jung established a theory of the complexes, and in short, a link between the complexes and dreams. (Complexes are the architects of dreams.) In the meantime, one hundred years later, we are confronted with affective neuroscience and Panksepp’s contention “it is clear that psychotherapy is in the midst of an emotion revolution. The primal affective aspects of mind are no longer marginalized, but, rather, are recognized as the very engines of the psyche.” It seems the right moment to enter into this conversation and to bring the ideas of Jung into contact with these new ideas, not only those of Panksepp, but also those of Damasio, de Waal and others. These new findings and ideas support the theories of Jung and show how remarkable they were at his time and also nowadays in the current discussion. Perhaps we can, thereby, appreciate more the basic theories of Jung. The findings of affective neuroscience can have an input for our work; they can influence our understanding and our working with complex episodes and with dreams. So: On the one hand, we will see that the basic ideas of Jung are in accordance with findings of affective neuroscience, while on the other hand, the findings of affective neuroscience let us better understand the dynamics of complexes, give us new ideas for clinical work with complexes and dreams, and also new ideas about the roots of human beings.

presented by Dr. Verena Kast

Dr. Verena Kast was Professor of Psychology at the University of Zurich and is a training analyst, supervisor and lecturer at the C.G. Jung, Institute of Zurich, Küsnacht. She is president of the Curatorium. Author of numerous books among others: The Dynamics of Symbols (1990), Father-Daughter, Mother-Son (1994), Letting go and finding yourself (1994). For more information visit her website https://www.verena-kast.ch/.

 


Live Lecture Details:

Date:    Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time:   4:00 pm Johannesburg; 3:00 pm London; 10:00 am New York*
Duration:    90 minutes (60 minute lecture/30 minutes Q&A)

Zoom Joining Link:  To be provided

Note:  The live lecture is recorded for those that may not be able to attend live.  The recording is usually posted within 24 hours after the session took place.

*If uncertain of the time for your region, please check www.worldtimebuddy.com

 


Module Materials will become available by April 26, 2024


Module 4: Live Lecture - May 18, 2024

Spirituality in Jungian Psychology: theory and practice

Since the 1990’s, clinical psychologists (in the United States, primarily) have carried out a significant amount of research regarding spirituality in clinical practice. Questions that have been raised and addressed in many articles, books and conferences in the last several decades include: What is the difference between religiosity and spirituality? Should questions regarding these matters be addressed in the context of psychotherapeutic practice? Does it make a difference if the therapist has religious commitments or a spiritual attitude?

Jungian psychotherapy has included consideration of the numinous since the days of the founding figures, and many books have been written on this topic. It is still an open question, however, just how important spirituality or numinous experience might be for psychic healing and mental health. According to Jung, it is the numinous experience that overcomes neurosis. This lecture will take a fresh look at this topic and offer some examples of spirituality in practice, both positive and negative.

presented by Dr. Murray Stein

Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a former president of the IAAP and is a training and supervising analyst at ISAP Zurich. His books include Jung’s Treatment of Christianity (1985), In MidLife (1983), Jung’s Map of the Soul(1998), Minding the Self (2014), Outside Inside and All Around (2017) and most recently The Bible as a Dream (2018). For more information visit his website http://murraystein.com/.

 


Live Lecture Details:

Date:    Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time:   4:00 pm Johannesburg; 3:00 pm London; 10:00 am New York*
Duration:    90 minutes (60 minute lecture/30 minutes Q&A)

Zoom Joining Link:  To be provided

Note:  The live lecture is recorded for those that may not be able to attend live.  The recording is usually posted within 24 hours after the session took place.

*If uncertain of the time for your region, please check www.worldtimebuddy.com

 


Module Materials will become available by May 10, 2024