Advanced Seminars 2017-2018
Tuition for each seminar: $540
Contact hours: 21 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers and Psychoanalysts for each seminar.
Please note: For licensed NYS Social Workers and Psychoanalysts applying for CE credit, an attendance sign-in sheet will be used for each class session. To receive accreditation, students must sign in and out when entering and leaving the program site and must attend all sessions.
The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0350. The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0015.
Seminar #1: Fall 2017: 14 Thursdays: 7.00 - 8:30 pm
Inspired by this year's 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love, when the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper was the No.1 album, this seminar will offer a critique of the dysregulating clinical effects of electronic communications media on the psyche through the lens of Analytical Psychology and Media Philosophy, with therapeutic insights and motifs drawn from the Beatles' music and lyrics released in 1967.
Psychologists, philosophers, and social critics enquire about the inter-relationship of technology and the psyche in this day of what filmmaker Joan Grossman calls GMD: 'Generalized Media Disorder.' Jung was sensitive to the technological transformations happening in the world around him and in his essay 'The Effect of Technology on the Human Psyche' he addresses what is arguably the most important question of our age, which, he admits, 'is not at all easy to answer.' The Red Book, in which the word 'love' appears 300 times, came into being during the unprecedented technological horror of the First World War, and Jung's later writings reverberate from the aftershock of the Second, as he looked for a way to show his readers that it is most important to understand how love brings opposites together, and how they integrate with one another to create a new synthesis that is often accompanied by psychic pain. This, in Jungian terms, is the process of 'the transcendent function' and implies a confrontation with one's shadow.
Along with texts by Jung, we will examine the work of media theorists, including Marshall McLuhan, who coined the phrase 'Global Village,' which was actualized in the Summer of 1967 through the first live, worldwide satellite broadcast, in which he and the Beatles participated. McLuhan sees each new medium as an extension of our senses, and we will examine his understanding of how our interface with electronic communications technology can be a barometer of consciousness. In a letter to friends in the clergy, McLuhan wrote of his 'increasing feeling that Catholics must master C.G. Jung.' We will address what McLuhan, the visionary thinker on the effects of electronic media, saw in Jung that was so compelling.
Instructor: Royce Froehlich, PhD, LCSW-R
The Gnostic Sophia: Redeeming the Feminine Divine
Contact hours: 21 CE contact hours for this seminar. Applicable for NYS licensed Social Workers and also for NYS licensed Psychoanalysts.
Carl Jung's seminal work Answer to Job remains highly relevant today. In 1945, Jung was implicitly responding to the horrific events of the Holocaust and the dropping of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For the first time, the capacity to annihilate humans was no longer projected onto a Godhead, but now onto humankind. Individually and collectively, we find resonance today with Jung's text as it speaks to the dire plight of humanity that is blatantly before us. With current world and national events constantly bombarding our collective psyche, how do we attend to our own individuation processes in the midst of this chaotic and disregulating news cycle? What is the impact of the current state of affairs on the processes of clients and on the collective at large?
In Answer to Job, Jung looks to the divine image of the Gnostic Sophia as a potential remedy for the collective. To repair and redeem ourselves, we need to repair and redeem the fragmented feminine on a mythopoetic level. This course will pick up where Jung left off in Answer to Job. The Gnostic Sophia is an image of feminine wisdom that meets and balances the masculine principles. She is a figure that can potentially restore wholeness to the Western civilizations' collective myths.
Collectively, we are left with patriarchal values that prioritize the accruing of power and domination at the risk of losing our very humanity. The topics that will be explored in depth reveal the clinical application of a deeply valued Gnostic belief in gnosis or knowing. Within each class, there will be an in depth exploration of the Gnostic religion and its significant role in influencing Jungian thought and concepts, as well as how this symbol system can serve us now both personally and clinically. Clinical cases will be presented in each class to amplify the material presented and offer an opportunity to discuss the inner knowingness that is awakened in psychic material and its meaning for our unfolding individuation processes.
Instructor: Hilda Seidman, MFA
The Jungian Advanced Seminars
Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R, 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. He holds a doctorate in media studies, and masters' degrees in theology and social work. Formerly an audio engineer at ABC Radio Networks, now, along with his private psychotherapeutic practice, he is an instructor, supervisor and training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York who enjoys playing drums and bells.
Hilda Seidman, MFA, is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.
Tuition for each seminar is $540. Students registering for both seminars will pay a discounted $900.
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Jung meets the Beetles, seminar (.00)
Gnostic Sophia, seminar (.99)
Both Advanced Seminars, discounted rate
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Refunds for Advanced Seminars courses, less $50 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. See below for full policy on refunds and cancellations.
These seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.
Twenty one continuing education credits for New York State licensed social workers and psychoanalysts are offered for each seminar.
Please note that credit is granted separately for each of the seminars. The program is subject to change without notice.
Policy on cancellation and refunds:
The C.G. Jung Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel a program at any time. If the Jung Foundation cancels a program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to seven days before your program. Nonrefundable credit toward a future Jung Foundation program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program. Credit may be applied to any Jung Foundation program for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the day of the program; if you do not attend; or if you leave a program early for any reason.
Requests to cancel should be made in writing or by email. Written requests may be sent to:
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