Individuation Hijacked: Perils and Potentials of the Heroic and Compulsive Personality

Saturday Workshop

CLOSED

9:00am – 2:00pm
A daylong online Zoom seminar led by Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW

Contact hours: 4 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

"The energy of the central point is manifested in the almost irresistible compulsion and urge to become what one is, just as every organism is driven to assume the form that is characteristic of its nature, no matter what the circumstances.C.G. Jung

Jung described the individuation process as compulsive, a powerful inner urge that's almost impossible to resist. While the energy behind this urge can lead to the development of a whole and unique personality, it can also be used to compensate for insecurity, leading to the illness of our times, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

Using Greek myth and modern film, we will explore how the energy inherent in individuation and the archetype of the Hero may be hijacked to prove that we are worthy of love. The original intention of individuation and of the Hero is lost and the personality becomes rigid, controlling, and work-obsessed.  Understanding the teleology, the original intent of the urge to individuate, can help us to re-channel this energy into more satisfying and meaningful ways of living. This presentation will be of help to clinicians who treat clients with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), individuals who struggle with their own compulsive tendencies, and partners of individuals whose personalities have become difficult to deal with because of their rigidity.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish OCD from OCPD.
  • Identify three characteristics of clients with OCPD.
  • Identify two adaptive aspects of the compulsive personality.
  • Identify two key aspects of treating compulsive patients.

Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Westchester County, New York. He is president of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology and serves on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He is the author of The Healthy Compulsive: Healing Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and Taking the Wheel of the Driven Personality and of the blog The Healthy Compulsive Project. His previous book, I’m Working On It In Therapy: How To Get The Most Out Of Psychotherapy, was described by PsychCentral as "a fascinating look at self-growth, and one that’s useful whether or not you go to therapy." 


Contact hours:  Four 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.

 


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Tuition
 $90 for members/students,
$100 for the general public

The Racial Complex and Our Collective Trauma

Saturday Workshop

Saturday, October 31, 2020: Closed!

10:00am – 3:00pm
A daylong online Zoom seminar led by Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, LP

Contact hours: 4 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

As we move further into the 21st century it becomes possible to reflect more on 19th and 20th century psychological theories. One such theoretical writing was C.G. Jung’s A Review of the Complex Theory.  This theory of a “color” complex was developed by Jung in regard to individuals of Africanist ancestry.  As Americans we live with the collective cultural trauma of racism that has been a part of our society since slavery. This intergenerational trauma caused by the racial complex continues to be constellated on an individual as well as a collective level. 

Jungian Psychology with a focus on the unconscious as well as ego development is concerned with psychological complexes. Jung’s idea regarding complexes is an entry to explore the racial complex in relationship to ethnicity, racism and intergenerational trauma, through a perspective that addresses de-colonization of psychological theories. This workshop invites us to engage in conversation, writing and thoughtful dialogue about this relationship, in a direction towards deeper understanding and healing.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss C.G. Jung's general theory of psychological complexes and its applicability to clinical practice in terms of the Transference relationship.
  • Explain two characteristics of C.G. Jung’s “color”/ racial complex, its theoretical history and contemporary influence on the development of cultural group process.
  • Define C.G. Jung's perspective on the American collective societal issue of racism as described in his Collected Works writings from the 1930’s.

Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, LP, is a Professor in the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.  As a Jungian analyst, she gives presentations and workshops on Jungian related topics to national and international audiences, including issues related to American racial relations, racism and cultural complexes.  She is the author of several books, including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, on which this program is based. 


Contact hours:  Four 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, October 31, 2020: 10:00am – 3:00pm
This is an online program using the Zoom platform. Please be sure to download the Zoom program at Zoom.us if you have not already done so.

When you register, you must send us your email address and daytime phone number at cgjungny@aol.com.


YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. HERE IS HOW TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD: On the Paypal login page, look below login fields for a boxed link that reads PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.

Tuition
 $90 for members/students,
$100 for the general public

Aging: The Penultimate Transition

Saturday Workshop

CLOSED

Saturday, December 5, 2020

10:00 am– 3:00 pm
A daylong online Zoom seminar led by Julie Bondanza, PhD

Contact hours: 4 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

Aging held a special significance for Jung and he wrote extensively about it as a crowning of a life struggle with individuation. In “The Stages of Life” he writes that an aging person has a duty and responsibility to devote serious attention to himself/herself. Jung called this period the “Afternoon of Life,” a time to explore what we have neglected or repressed during our lifetime. This session will explore both the losses and opportunities for transformation using life examples, dreams, myths and fairy tales. We will name and describe three losses that occur as people age, explain the importance of life review in the aging process, describe the final stage of Erik Erikson’s developmental process and give examples of how this works, explore the meaning of a “second childhood” from both a negative and positive point of view and examine from a Jungian point of view the role of the soul and death.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe three losses that occur as people age.
  • Explain the importance of life review in the aging process.
  • Describe the final stage of Erik Erikson’s developmental process and give examples of how this works.
  • Explore the meaning of a “second childhood” from both a negative and positive point of view.
  • Examine from a Jungian perspective the role of the soul and death.

Julie Bondanza, PhD, s a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist with a practice in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.  She is a member of the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association, where she is Director of Education and President.
She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she was member of the teaching faculty and past Curriculum chair.  She was also on the faculty of The Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she has frequently taught, and former director of training at the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.  


Contact hours:  Four 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, December 5, 2020: 10:00am –3 :00p.m.
This is an online program using the Zoom platform. Please be sure to download the Zoom program at Zoom.us if you have not already done so.

When you register, you must send us your email address and daytime phone number at cgjungny@aol.com.

YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. HERE IS HOW TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD: On the Paypal login page, look below login fields for a boxed link that reads PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.

Tuition
 $90 for members/students,
$100 for the general public