Continuing Education Courses —Spring 2013
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 II: Classes begin the week of April 8, 2013
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor: Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv
C.G. Jung listened to his own inner experiences as well as Eastern contemplative thought to develop a psychology of "wholeness." He drew from teachers and texts that also influenced the composer John Cage, who had learned from Jung a model for exploring psyche. Passages from Jung and Cage's writings will inform multimedia presentations that focus on finding value and pleasure in exploring the notion of "active stillness" and its role on our unique (and indeterminate) process of individuation.
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00–8:40 pm
Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC
Jung defined shadow as "the thing a person has no wish to be" (CW 16, para. 470), everything we do not know about ourselves, both dark and light. However, we get glimpses of these unknown shadow parts of ourselves when we project our shadow into the world or onto another. We can come to know and embrace our shadow through dreams, projections and paying attention to the opposites that we attract or reject. During this class, the group will learn techniques to discover and engage their shadow projections so they can come to terms with their shadow and not continue to be blind to this powerful archetype.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00–7:40 pm
Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP
When a woman has a crush on a man, she is partly fascinated by her own unconscious masculine potential (animus). A man may likewise be fascinated by his own unconscious feminine potential (anima). This fascination may draw a couple into relationship, but the animus and anima tend to remain unconscious. As long as each is unconscious, each tends to be destructive. With a struggle, we can become more conscious of our own animus or anima. Consciousness leads to an inner relationship (with the animus or anima) which is the source of creativity. That inner relationship also makes it easier to have relationships in the outer world. We will read five fairy tales about the animus (anima), and analyze them together. We will see that apparently simple fairy tales may contain astute psychological insight. You can expect to gain some new consciousness of your own relationship to that part of the psyche which has characteristics of the opposite gender. This will also give you practice in symbolic thought, which is necessary for analyzing dreams.
5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
"What speaks to me of things human, immensely, with calm of authority that makes my hearing spacious, is the phenomenon of those who have died young."
We [must] let a work of art act upon us as it acted upon the artist. To grasp its meaning, we must allow us to shape us as it shaped him. Then we also understand the nature of the primordial experience.
We will continue our study of transformative poetic images from another major work of Rilke's - Sonnets to Orpheus. The cycle of fifty five sonnets, written in February, 1922, are Rilke's memorial to his friend's daughter, a dancer who died young. Rilke himself considered them the most mysterious songs: "in the way they came up and entrusted themselves to me, the most enigmatic dictation I have ever held through and achieved." In The Sonnets, Rilke beautifully condensed enormous amounts of psychic material around the mythologem of Orphic descent. Interaction of the poem, translator's voice and reader/listener's subjectivity will elucidate the experience of the reality of imagination. In the class, we will interpret and harken to the sounds and symbols of the transformative mythopoeic process expressing itself through poetic speech. We will trace the vicissitudes of the image as it transforms itself, revealing ever-deeper dimensions of the soul. Emphasis will be given to foster imaginal consciousness that is attuned to the mythopoeic imagination.
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30–8:10 pm
Instructor: Barbara Barry
Many individuals who strive for a greater self-knowledge keep journals, which are most often recorded in written language. However, Jung was particularly attuned to the place images play in the life of the psyche, telling us that "the psyche consists essentially of images . . . full of meaning and purpose." This class is instructive and experiential. Participants will learn techniques for eliciting images and how to give them visual expression using a simple painting approach in journal form. They will also learn ways to break through creative blocks and work in a spontaneous manner. No art experience or skill is necessary, only the desire to explore how a journal beyond words can enrich one's life.
Barbara Barry is a visual artist, teacher, and the creator of Art for Self-Discovery studio programs in Manhattan. She has presented at William Patterson University, the C.G. Jung Foundation, and the Innovation Masters Symposium at Lucent Technologies. She is currently on the teaching staff at the South Street Seaport Museum and Symphony Space at 95th.[Class description]
Royce Froehlich, LCSW, MDiv is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. 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, where he won the Halpern-Kelly prize for his paper, "The Dorje and the Bell: Symbols for Transformation in Eastern Religious Traditions and Their Usefulness for Psychotherapy.[Class description]
Michael Marsman, LCSW-R, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He also works at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, an agency dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBT community.[Class description]
Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP, is a senior Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. Former President of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he has taught popular dream interpretation courses — with active classroom participation — for the past twenty years.[Class description]
David Rottman, MA, is President and Chairman of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. He is a member of the Foundation’s Continuing Education faculty.[Class description]
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Montclair, NJ and NYC, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment, and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York and the Jung Foundation, where she is serves on the Board.[Class description]
Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He has led seminars at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University and is on the faculty at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and the New York Theological Seminary.[Class description]
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and an award-winning sculptor of "Dream Art." She has a special interest in dream interpretation and creative process.[Class description]
Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research.[Class description]
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 $150 for the general public and $125 for members, unless otherwise specified.
The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may register online using Google Checkout (above), by mail, by telephone or fax with your MasterCard or Visa, or 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.
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