5 Thursdays, 6:00- 7:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA,
Online Only via Zoom
November 10 – December 15 (excluding November 24)
Instructor: Sanford Drob, PhD
7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.
This seminar will provide an introduction to Kabbalah, its symbolism, its worldview, and its relevance to archetypal psychology and the practice of psychotherapy. Topics to be explored include: Jung’s 1944 “Kabbalistic Visions,” his late life pronouncement that “theHasidic Rabbi Baer from Mesiritz…anticipated[his] entire psychology,” and the application of Lurianic Kabbalistic principles, symbols and archetypes to the development of an archetypal and integrative approach to psychotherapy. In addition, the expulsion from Eden as interpreted by the Lurianic Kabbalists will be analyzed as an “individuation complex,” and Kabbalistic dream interpretation in the Zohar and its anticipation of Jungian dream analysis will be explored.
Describe how the system of kabbalistic symbols articulates the creative process, the path to individuation and ego-transcendence.
- Understand how each of the basic symbols/concepts of the Lurianic Kabbalah (e.g. Ein-sof—the Infinite, Tzimtzum—contraction and concealment, shevirah—rupture, and tikkun—restoration) articulate an important aspect of the psychotherapeutic process.
- Explain how a Kabbalistic reading of the expulsion of Adam and Eve provides a mythical and conceptual basis for a complex that is of singular significance for human development and psychotherapy.
- Describe the relevance of the Kabbalistic principle of coincidentia oppositorum to Jungian psychology and the psychotherapeutic process.
- Describe how “archetypes of mind and value” based upon the kabbalist’s sefirot articulateb a range of psychotherapeutic principles.
With the exception of the course on Redemption and the Dark Masculine, these are online courses, given through the program Zoom.
Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us
The Redemption and the Dark Masculine course is a course
which is given in-person only at the Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, NYC
$150 per single-day program registration. There are no scholarships available for this program.
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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.
When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will send you an email message and you must reply to confirm receipt. If you are taking this course for 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.
Class size is limited. Early registration 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.
Christopher Cooper, MS, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is also a strategic advisor to some of the world’s most respected brands and an expert in understanding the psychodynamics of organizations, including how archetypal patterns can disrupt the harmony and integrity of corporate cultures. Chris completed his graduate studies at Columbia University and clinical training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. https://christopherdcooper.com
Sanford L. Drob, PhD, is on the Core Faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He holds doctorates in philosophy and clinical psychology and served for many years as the Director of Psychological Assessment and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Drob is the author of numerous professional articles in clinical, forensic and philosophical psychology. His Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C.G. Jung’s Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books in June 2012. Dr. Drob’s other books include Kabbalistic Visions: C.G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010), Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog (Peter Lang, 2009), and Archetype of the Absolute: The Unity of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology (Fielding University Press, 2017). He is also a narrative painter whose work encompasses archetypal themes.
Brother Damien Joseph, SSF, is a professed member of the Society of Saint Francis, an order of Franciscan Friars in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. He currently serves as Provincial Secretary for the American Province. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University and completed graduate study at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL (counseling and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA (theology and ministry). He worked in counseling and case management roles in crisis counseling, inpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and correctional counseling. He values his roles as a teacher, a mentor, an advocate and a servant leader.
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 is also a longtime faculty member. He has taught courses in dream interpretation online and in person for over 25 years. He has published numerous papers on dream interpretation, Jungian psychology, narcissistic injury, systems theory and autism.
David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is a member of the Jung Foundation’s Continuing Education Faculty. He is the author of The Career as a Path to the Soul. He was the editor and publisher for The Way of the Image by Yoram Kaufmann. He has a private practice in New York City.
Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art. She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art. Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.