Journeys through Underworlds: The Psyche Keeps Score

 

Saturday Workshops

This Workshop is Cancelled

A daylong seminar led by Mark Napack, MA, STL, MS

The "underworld" is a symbol that holds many meanings relevant to psychology and psychotherapy--the unconscious, the dream, as well as myths and stories of the underworld.  The underworld is not alien to this world.  It is not even under. As C.G. Jung pointed out, the underworld of the unconscious exerts its effects in the world in which we live, personal and collective. This workshop will explore underworld journeys as archetypally expressed in classic underworld tales and myths. Aeneas, Odysseus, and Dante, as well as Orpheus and Persephone, will be joined with psychological insights. In addition to psychotherapeutic applications, our goal will be to learn from these journeys in order to come through to a belonging in this world with greater wholeness.

In our exploration of the underworld, we will look at the contribution of Jungian analyst Donald Kalsched to trauma theory and psychotherapy and analysis. We will also look at ways in which Kalsched's theory and framework may be further developed.  The psyche keeps score and, when exile and trauma hit, they register symbolically and create a distinctive psychological underworld.  The journey out of this type of dissociative underworld involves a unique interplay of relational and symbolic processes, which will be elucidated.

Not all underworlds are expressive of trauma bonds. The mytho-poetic dimension of the psyche has revealed other types of underworlds that serve and symbolize other purposes. It can hold the dead, disowned and exiled parts of self, and even the soul (anima/animus, in Jungian terms). We will take a look at some of these, since there are many, in order order to get a sense of the underworld's continuing relevance for human existence and the practice of psychotherapy. While the psyche keeps score, the journey through the underworld contains the possibility of true redemptions, healing recoveries and new life.

Contact hours: 6 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe psychological meanings and therapeutic relevance of myths and stories of the underworld.
  • Explain the symbolization specific to trauma in the underworld.
  • Analyze the resolution of trauma as presented in the underworld.
  • Disclose the role of Jung's "transcendent function" in underworld journeys.
  • Identify what "underworlds" look like in this world through various video examples.
  • Describe the therapeutic role of relationship and symbol in the journey out of the underworld.

Mark Napack, MA, STL, MS, studied archetypal patterns in comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Jungian theory to the redemption motif in medieval theology for his thesis at Fordham University.  He further studied Jung, psychology, and the history of religion at Loyola and Catholic Universities.  A long-time graduate and college instructor, Mark has presented at international conferences and his work has appeared in scholarly journals and books in English and French.  Mark Napack, LCPC, is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.


Contact hours: Six CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. 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 #SW-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.

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 creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

Saturday, April 18, 2020: 9:30 am–4:30 p.m.
at the C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th Street, New York City


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Tuition
 $100 for members/students,
$110 for the general public

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Inner Authority: Its Definition & Its Development

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:30 am– 4:30 pm

A daylong seminar led by
Julie Bondanza, PhD

Contact hours: 6 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

. . . in most cases instinctive tendencies assert themselves for or against one’s subjective interests no matter whether an outside authority approves or not. The inner authority does not need to be consulted first, as it is present at the outset in the intensity of the tendencies struggling for decision.
C.G. Jung, Aion

Sociologists describe three types of authority: legal/rational, which is based on enacted rules and regulations such as in government or other established institutions; traditional, which is based on long established cultural patterns; and charismatic authority, which is based on a person’s ability that can inspire devotion and obedience.  But in this workshop we will focus on the development of inner authority through which we can become and stand for who we truly are.  We will use myths, fairy tales, dreams and personal experience to elaborate this idea.

Julie Bondanza, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.  She is Vice President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she is member of the teaching faculty and past Curriculum chair. She is also on the faculty of The Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, for whom she has frequently taught. She is a member of the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association, where she is a past Director of Education and where she is a frequent instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define three different types of authority.
  2. Differentiate inner authority from the sociological definitions of authority.
  3. Compare and contrast inner authority and individuation.
  4. Use fairy tales and/ or mythology to describe the path of the development of inner authority.
  5. Describe an example of the development of inner authority.

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Tuition
$100 for members/students,
$110 for the general public

You can also pay with Visa or MasterCard by calling our offices at 212-697-6430.

To Mail or Fax Your Registration,
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Contact hours: Six CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers and Psychoanalysts for this program.

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.

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 creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

Saturday, May 4, 2019: 9:30 am–4:30 p.m
at the C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th Street, New York City

Natural Cycles, Natural Symbols: Individuation as Ecology

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:30 am– 4:30 pm

A daylong seminar led by Melanie Starr Costello, PhD

Contact hours: 6 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

By aligning psycho-spiritual maturation with the natural process, our program envisages individuation as a path that embraces the inextricable relationship between life and death principles and assents to Creation as mystery. We will confront dominant cultural constructs that alienate us from the body and obstruct psyche’s connection with the non-human world. In hope of redress, we construct an alternative model of consciousness, envisaging a nature-based-symbolic attitude that reconnects us with our roots in nature, conjoining mind, soul, and cosmos.

Dr. Costello demonstrates how our environmental crisis and our collective fear of death stem from the same ideological root. She discusses our fear of change and our fear of loss—anxieties that stymie the spirit and inhibit growth. She explores how changes in our bodies and in our life-circumstances may be harnessed as a motive-force for reconnecting us to our roots in nature, opening us to mystery, and honing our intentions in regard to self, others, and our work in the world.

Images, stories, and dream analysis will throw light on the archetypal forces—both fierce and generative—that promote psycho-spiritual maturation. Special attention will be given to the recurrence of cosmological and elemental themes in dreams of individuals undergoing life-transition.

To promote awareness of the link between maturation of consciousness and our acceptance of natural cycles, Dr. Costello will guide us through a life-narrative review. We will discuss the varied archetypal energies that inform our identities and chosen place in the world. We consider: what is the purpose of longevity? What is wisdom? We conclude by reconstructing our portrait of the individuated person, elucidating the nature-based dimensions of social, family and spiritual life.


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Tuition
$100 for members/students,
$110 for the general public

To Mail or Fax Your Registration,
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You can also pay with Visa or MasterCard by calling our offices at 212-697-6430.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify culturally acquired mythic themes underlying and informing patients’ life narratives.
  2. Describe at least two core images of success in the dominant culture that put aging persons at risk of self-alienation.
  3. Help patients identify core points of alienation of mind from body and mind from the natural environment.
  4. Describe mythic and philosophic assumptions underlying collectively shared attitudes toward aging and death.
  5. Describe “differentiated thinking”, “mythic thinking” and “psychoid state” as three distinctive mental states.
  6. Describe “polyvalent awareness” as a discipline used to mend dissociation of mind from body and environment.

Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, historian, and senior Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich and earned her doctorate in the History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University. She formerly served as Assistant Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was the Director of Education for the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association and a Trustee for the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as a training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich. Dr. Costello has taught and published on the topics of psychology and religion, medieval spirituality, aging and clinical practice. Her study of the link between illness and insight, entitled Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge Press.

Contact hours: Six CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers and Psychoanalysts for this program.

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.

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 creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

Saturday, April 13: 9:30 am–4:30 p.m.
at the C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th Street, New York City

The Red Book: An Encounter with Jung’s Words and Images

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm

A daylong seminar led by Sanford L. Drob, PhD
Note: This is a repeat of the March 30, 2019 workshop.

Contact hours: 6 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

Please note that if you received CE contact hours for Dr. Drob’s March 30, 2019, workshop on the Red Book, you cannot receive credit for this workshop. It is the same program.

This workshop will provide an introduction to Jung’s Red Book (Liber Novus) and a meditation upon a selection of Jung’s painted images. Our primary goals will be to understand the relevance of The Red Book to personal growth, the psychotherapeutic process, and the pursuit of life-meaning. We will examine the Red Book in the context of Jung’s earlier and later works, his personal crisis in relationship to Freud, and the work’s place in the history of ideas. Amongst the topics to be considered: meaning and the absurd, chaos and order, the death of the inner hero, masculine and feminine, shadow and persona, good and evil, reason and unreason, sanity and madness, “accepting all,” God and self, and the guidance of one’s soul.


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Tuition
 $100 for members/students,
$110 for the general public

To Mail or Fax Your Registration,
Click Button to Download Form.

You can also pay with Visa or MasterCard by calling our offices at 212-697-6430.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Jung’s Red Book in the development of Jung’s work and the place of the Red Book in the 20th century psychology.
  2. Describe the clinical relevance of Jung’s Red Book narrative to the process of individuation and the practice of psychotherapy.
  3. Describe the relevance of such notions as the “spirit of the depths,” sense and nonsense, and explanation vs. understanding, the soul, the (psychological) desert, the death of the hero, to the psychotherapeutic process
  4. Explain the importance that Jung places on integrating the masculine and feminine and good and evil on the process of individuation and clinical work.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of Jung’s notions of Spiritual Descent, and the value of Madness and Doubt, and their importance to psychotherapy.
  6. Describe the issues relevant to the future of Analysis vs. Medical Psychology, and the relevance of this topic to the treatment of psychologically disturbed individuals.

Sanford L. Drob, PhD, is on the Core Faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, and the C.G. Jung Institute in 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. His Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books, in June 2012. His other books include Kabbalistic Visions: C.G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog, and Archetype of the Absolute:The Unity of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology.


Contact hours: Six CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers,  Psychoanalysts, and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

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.

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 creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

Saturday, June 8, 2019: 9:30 am–4:30 p.m 
at C.G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 39th Street, New York City