Continuing Education Courses - Spring 2019
The C.G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education courses are five-week courses designed to be informative and stimulating both to the general public and to professionals. Our program offers you the opportunity to study and explore analytical psychology, the works of C.G. Jung, and fields of related interest.
Spring I: Classes begin the week of February 25, 2019
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00–8:40 pm
Instructor: David Rottman, MA
Fulfilling relationships are "Extroverted Individuation" according to C.G. Jung. In this course we will explore what Jung meant by that statement, as well as his many other helpful ideas (and the ideas of his pupil, Marie-Louise Von Franz) about the nature of both conscious and unconscious connections between people. We will focus on these questions: What makes energy flow in relationships? Where do relationships get blocked? How do we find positive relationships with individuals and with groups or communities? How do we renew existing relationships? How do outer relationships mirror what's going on inside us? What does it mean to have a connection with another person at the deepest level? What does it mean to have a positive connection with a group?
Spring II: Classes begin the week of April 8, 2019
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor: Gary Brown, LCSW, LP
Human life is trauma, at best pain and pleasure mixed fine... More often, "nasty, brutish, and short" (Hobbes, "Leviathan"). Religion and, later, psychoanalytic work addressed this fact of life. War and what was then called shell shock, as well as hysteria, were some of the early foci of the newly discovered and developed psychotherapy. At the heart of this was psyche, the mysterious function which develops images from the pains and pleasures of life and allows meaning to happen. Though Freud enunciated what he called the Unconscious, Jung scientifically proved its existence via the Word Association Test, bringing Freud and psychoanalysis international attention. Jung's work became a quest for how the newly-discovered psychotherapy worked. In a private conversation with an analyst, Jung said that history would record that he had discovered the "healing power of the image." We will explore in this class what Jung discovered: that images contain and hold affect, the experience of feeling or emotion.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW
Inspiration for this course derives from the book The Art of C.G. Jung. Just published in November, this new book is not about Jung the analyst, but about Jung the artist.
For the very first time, this book documents the full extent of Jung's creative imagination as a visual artist. It comprises examples of Jung's visual art both before and after The Red Book. It includes sketchbooks and pencil drawings from Jung's childhood, pastel and watercolor landscapes from his youth, carved and painted wooden fantasy figures, ink and colored pencil mandalas, gouache visionary paintings, and stone carvings. Essays in the book situate Jung's artistry in the context of modern art (Dada, Cubism, and Surrealism) and describe his own personal art collection. The Art of C.G. Jung will be required reading in this course. (Copies will be available for purchase at the bookstore of the C.G Jung Foundation.) Participants will bring their own copies of the book to each class meeting for discussion of the weekly assigned readings. Finally, participants will also apply their own creative imagination by doing hands-on, in-class art exercises (mandalas and fantasy drawings) under the guidance of instructor Maria Taveras, who is not only a Jungian analyst but also an award-winning practitioner of "Dream Art." Fee for art materials: add $15 to tuition fee.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 7:00–8:40 pm
Instructor: Harry W. Fogarty, PhD
We will read together Warren Colman's Act and Image-The Emergence of Symbolic Imagination, along with a critical commentary on Colman’s approach. My intention is to draw upon our engagement with this work in an effort to refresh and intensify our understanding of archetypal theory and Jungian process. We shall engage how symbols come to be and function for us as individuals in community.
Note: This course is held at 305 West 107th Street, Suite N.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor: David Walczyk, EdD, LP
"Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things." — Georges Bataille
Sacrifice, in its spiritual sense, is defined as something you give up for the hope of something better. If the purpose of sacrifice is something better, the production of something sacred, then why is it so hard? In this class, we seek to answer that question and also ask the larger question, what is the relationship between sacrifice and living the process of individuation? Our interest is not intellectual or abstract but rather practical, existential, and relational. Participants are encouraged to consider their relationship to sacrifice and its purpose in their individuation and in the individuation of those they care about.
We begin by grounding sacrifice historically asking the questions why did it develop and how has its meaning and purpose changed over time? We then sharpen our focus and consider sacrifice and its relationship to individuation by engaging with the work of Carl Jung and Georges Bataille. With a firm grounding in the history and fundamentals of sacrifice and individuation, we consider how that relationship manifests itself in our time: first, collectively in the wellness industry and then personally in clinical practice.
Gary Brown, LCSW-R, LP is a Jungian analyst in New York City. He is a supervising analyst on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of NY and former vice president of The New York Association for Analytical Psychology. He is an ordained lay Buddhist priest and a designated Dharma Master.
Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary.
David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. He is the author of the book The Career as a Path to the Soul. He is a longtime member of the Foundation faculty and has a private practice in New York City.
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. Her “Dream Art” has been exhibited in London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco. She is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.
David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.
Programs are held at the C.G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, New York City, unless otherwise indicated on this announcement.
All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members, unless otherwise specified.
The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may register by mail or fax (use registration form, below), or by telephone: pay with your MasterCard or Visa. Or you can register in person at the C.G. Jung Foundation, Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 p.m. FAX # 212-953-3989. Seating is limited and early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.
Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.
First Tuesday Lunch Forum
Tuesdays: February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives. Bring a brown bag lunch - coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.
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