The C.G. Jung Foundation and The C.G. Jung Institute of New York present
The Jungian Advanced Seminars Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
Patterns of the Psyche:
These advanced seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.
All class sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Seminar #1: Fall 2005: 14 weeks
“… I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.”
The Sanskrit word Mandala means “circle.” It is an archetypal image found in all cultures and can be seen in religious practices and in psychological development. The universality of the circle image is visible in the stained glass windows of cathedrals, in Tibetan Buddhism mandala meditation, in Navaho sand painting, and in a child’s first drawing.
Jung reintroduced the mandala to the western culture. In 1916, he painted his first mandala and discovered his daily drawing corresponded to his psychological situation and psychic transformation. He found that the mandala appeared in dreams and that at times of psychic conflict, mandala drawing was self-healing and moved one toward wholeness. Jung noted that the object of drawing individual mandalas was to locate the Self, and he believed the integrative art form was a tool for the individuation process.
This course is didactic but primarily experiential and trains participants to explore the dynamics of the mandala through a Jungian lens. The class will look at the mandalas as they have appeared over time, examine the different perspectives, symbols and meanings of mandalas and scan Jung’s writings on mandala symbolism. We will also create mandalas and look at clinical examples of mandalas to learn basic interpretive skills and, like Jung, experience the mandala as tool for the individuation process.
(There is a materials fee of $25 for this course.)
Instructor: Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW
Jungian Links in Bion, Winnicott and Kohut
The history and development of psychological thought has been a rich tapestry of interconnections and relationships, too often obscured in their transmission by miscomprehension and the narrowed vision of closely protected “schools.” Many of us drawn to the study of psyche may find ourselves free to recognize only one or another of the patterns available to us, without awareness of the complexity of their origin or resonance in other disciplines. For the most part, psychoanalytic theorists have seemed to ignore Jung’s work, so that we have not seen its seminal influence in much not now considered Jungian.
In this course, we will explore both historical and conceptual links from Jung through such apparently disparate patterns of thought as those of Bion, Winnicott, and Kohut to explore relationships that will enable us to think more openly and imaginally in psychological space.
Among many contributions, we will note Jung’s early focus on the need for the analyst to be analyzed, his transference/countertransference diagram, and his mandate that we leave theory at the door when two people meet in deeply interactive relationship and in the name of the unknown that structures the archetypal field that envelops them both.
We will see that Bion’s call for the relinquishment of “memory and desire” in therapeutic practice echoes Jung and that his ideas of alpha function, learning from experience, and thought as “dream furniture” elaborate on Jung’s open attentiveness in the clinical moment. We will also explore the fearlessness of both Jung and Bion in the face of “psychotic process.”
We will reflect on Winnicott’s elaboration of one particular archetypal pattern, “mother and child,” and on Kohut’s willingness to brave great resistance as he imagined the prospective nature of narcissism, reminding us of Jung’s deeply held synthetic, teleological perspective. We will look at Bion’s “O” and Jung’s idea of the Self, at mysticism as it intrudes into any deep psychological study, and we will attempt, together, to create a Jungian, “transcendent function,” imaginal, or Winnicottian “transitional space” in which to see the too often hidden linkages.
Instructor: Carol J. Zeitz, Ph.D., MFT
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These seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.
This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NAPP maintains responsibility for the program.
21 continuing education credits are offered for the 14-week seminar.
Please note that credit is granted separately for each of the seminars. The program is subject to change without notice.
For further credit information and related administrative processing fee, please call the C. G. Jung Foundation offices at 212-697-6430.
The Jungian Advanced Seminars
Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, MT-BC, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst, a certified teacher and trainer of Mandala Assessment through the Association of Teachers of Mandala Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is a Fellow in the Asociation for Music and Imagery and is trained in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery, which uses music to clinically assess the unconscious. She has taught analytical psychology and Jungian theory at the Institute for Expressive Analysis and the Creative Therapies Institute at New York University, among others. Dr. Selinske has a private practice in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.
Carol J. Zeitz, Ph.D., MFT, holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a depth psychology focus and an M.A. from California Family Study Center (now Phillips Graduate Institute) in Marriage and Family Therapy. For the past 19 years, she has been a member of the faculty of Antioch University Los Angeles’ Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program. Her teaching includes the personality theories of Freud, Jung, Kohut, Klein, Winnicott, Bion, Lacan, as well as relational psychoanalytic theories; practice and process of psychotherapy; object relations theory and clinical practice. Dr. Zeitz has recently relocated her private psychotherapy practice to Manhattan.
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