Continuing Education Courses - Fall 2018
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.
Fall I: Classes begin the week of October 1, 2018
5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00-7:40 pm
Instructor: Gary Brown, LCSW, LP
At the same time that the 19th century West was increasingly intrigued by the notion of "the double" (e.g. stories such as Frankenstein and The Secret Sharer), the new field of psychology was being born. Jung and others realized that much natural phenomena that had been labeled esoteric and occult was actually, or also, psychological. The "royal road" in this new field was found by the new psychoanalysts in dreams. Jung researched approximately 1,400 dreams of his patients and those of his students each year and found there were recurring structures with consistent aspects, which appeared as the "persons" of the psyche in dreams.
In his researches in psyche, Jung began to see a topological model. Much as Freud had discovered ego, super-ego, and id, Jung found persona-ego-shadow-anima/animus and Self. These often appeared as objects or persons in dreams and were often projected onto people and situations in the outer world.
Shadow is everywhere, yet, as we will see in the model, it is often buried in our studies, given less attention than it deserves, its importance and its archetypal depth overlooked. Shadow's location in the Jungian model will be explored until we reach the depths where we find its connection to the Self.
Trauma and Dissociated States: A Jungian Perspective
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00-8:40 pm
Instructor: Harry Fogarty, PhD
Understandings of trauma and its psychological consequences are central to Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice. While reviewing different historical approaches to traumatic states, our focus will be on a Jungian approach to trauma and dissociation, as distinct from repression. From a Jungian perspective, dissociation is what we are not aware of on a conscious level that is retained by our bodies in a preverbal sense. Specific links between trauma and somatic states, "embodiment," will be explored. In particular we will consider shifts in therapeutic approaches as suggested by Schore, Wilkinson, Levine, and Kalsched. Our conversations will be rooted in suggested readings and clinical material.
Painting the Psyche: Wonders of the Dream World
5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30-8:10 pm
Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW
This workshop on "Painting the Psyche" will be an opportunity to experience and explore archetypal images that emerge from what Jung calls the creative imagination. We will delve into the depths of the psyche to render in paint a visual of the dream image and to amplify what the dream world so wondrously reflects to us. With watercolors as our medium and paintbrushes as our instruments, we will depict a dimension that is extraordinarily difficult to discern. We will rediscover the dream world and give form, in detail, to its expressions and engage in an in-depth elaboration of what it so profoundly implies and portends. Together as a group, we will share our felt experiences of the creative process. Watercolors, brushes, and paper will be provided.
Fall II: Classes begin the week of November 5, 2018
Passion: What Can We Learn About It from Jung?
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00-8:40 pm
Instructor: David Rottman, MA
Human beings are born naturally passionate, according to Jung, but the "blocking of libido" (CW 5, p.170-171), as he called it, can lead to a feeling that life has lost its zest and enjoyment, as well as to a feeling of being stuck, or lost. Jung has much to say about how we can create a new channel for passion in work and relationships, in order to be creatively engaged and involved in our lives. In this course we will explore Jung's ideas about passion as well as the ideas of his main pupil, Marie-Louise Von Franz.
The Self: Experience, Conceptualization and Buddhist Practice
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:00-7:40 pm
Instructor: Suzanne Ironbiter, PhD
"Like the related ideas of atman and tao in the East, the idea of the self is at least in part a product of cognition, grounded neither on faith nor on metaphysical speculation but on the experience that under certain conditions the unconscious spontaneously brings forth an archetypal symbol of wholeness. From this we must conclude that some such archetype occurs universally and is endowed with a certain numinosity."
One of the most challenging aspects of Buddha's teaching, both intellectually and experientially, is the doctrine that no self has inherent reality or independent existence. Buddhist meditation practices, studies and ethics are the path to that insight. This talk will explore the Buddhist no-self teachings and practices, and solicit discussion of how they relate to people's non-Buddhist views of self, and particularly to the Jungian archetype of the self as a universal symbol of wholeness.
An Archetypal View of Jung's Typology through the Lens of Astrological Symbolism
5 consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00-8:40 pm
Instructor: Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP
In a 1911 letter to Freud, Jung wrote how astrology gave him a clue to "core psychological truths" of a patient with whom he was working, and "that the signs of the zodiac are character pictures, in other words libido symbols which depict the typical qualities of the libido at a given moment." Keeping in mind this early interest in astrology, we will begin with an overview of Jung's theory of typology, which he developed between 1913 and 1918 to help him understand the theoretical differences between himself, Freud and Adler in the years following his break with Freud.
Other Jungians have more recently addressed the archetypal level of typology. We will read selections from these writers and explore how Jung's four functions, sensation, feeling, intuition and thinking, relate to theories of character and physiology dating back to ancient Greece-Aristotle's four basic qualities, the four humors, four temperaments, and to the four elements, fundamental to astrology and alchemy: earth, water, fire and air.
We will look at how the interrelated symbols in the natal chart-the planets in the signs-address the nuances and complexity of typology and explain some of the deeper archetypal underpinnings of our conscious orientation. We will examine the natal charts of Freud and Jung, other public figures, and charts you bring to class.
If you are unfamiliar with the basic symbolism of the zodiac and planets, or would like a review from a Jungian perspective, I recommend Clare Martin's Mapping of the Psyche, An Introduction to Psychological Astrology, Vols.1 & 2.
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 New York and former vice president of The New York Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a member of the Foundation's Continuing Education faculty and he was also past president of the Mid Hudson Jung Society. A life-long student and teacher of Buddhism, 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 New York City. He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the field of Jungian studies.
Suzanne Ironbiter, PhD, has a doctorate in History of Religion from Columbia University and teaches at Western Connecticut State University and SUNY Purchase College. Her writing and teaching explore Indo-Tibetan philosophy and contemplative practice as a basis for artistic culture, spiritual connection, and ecological action. Her poetry collections include How Fish Learn, Devi: Mother of My Mind, and Devi, and her novel The Secret Journey of Issa imagines Jesus' lost years in India.
Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Cold Spring, NY. She is a teacher and supervisor, and has presented papers on art and astrology at psychoanalytic training colloquia and international conferences. She has previously taught for the C.G. Jung Foundation on the relationship between Jung's archetypal theory and astrology, and continues with her research into how astrology illuminates key facets of Jung's theory and the symbolic attitude.
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 New York City. She has a special interest in dream interpretation and creative process. Her "Dream Art" has been exhibited in New York, 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. As a keynote speaker at the 2015 conference of the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, she was invited to present a retrospective survey of the Dream Art that she has created over the last 25 years.
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 online (below, using your Amazon account), 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.
You can complete your registration online simply by paying through your Amazon account.
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Fall I classes
The Shadow: non-member ($175)
The Shadow: member ($150)
Trauma: non-member ($175)
This class is full.
Trauma: member ($150)
This class is full.
Painting the Psyche: non-member ($200)
Painting the Psyche: member ($170)
Fall II classes
Passion: non-member ($175)
Passion: member ($150)
The Self: non-member ($175)
The Self: member ($150)
Archetypal View of Jung's Typology: non-member ($175)
Archetypal View of Jung's Typology: member ($150)
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: October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month (except January). 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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