Seminar 2: Spring 2022
12 Tuesdays: 6:00 – 7:30pm ET
January 25 – April 12, 2022
Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA
“Imagination reveals to us, in the form of a more or less
Striking analogy, what is the process of becoming.”
—C.G. Jung, CW 7
C.G. Jung appreciated what films were able to present to the viewer, particularly in the conjunction between imagery and dialogue. It was apparent to him that cinema could provide a “Temenos,” or womb-like container, in a dark space where the unconscious could be aroused and the psyche could potentially be projected into consciousness. Like Jungian analysis, films provide a space where psyche can be seen, experienced, and also listened to by the individual or another.
According to John Beebe, “cinema is a medium not of actors but of images” and for Jung, symbolic images provide the best intuitive idea that cannot be formulated in any better way which provides potential meaning. Jung’s symbolic way helps individuals watch and reflect on the images and meanings that have been stimulated and projected into consciousness. Like the creative art therapeutics of music, dance and art, Cinema is also a psychological art. Cinema allows us the “Temenos” to engage our feelings and release our associative fantasies. By watching a film, our unconscious projections have the potential to be seen and integrated into consciousness.
This seminar will involve watching current and historical popular films before each class session. The films will be discussed from a Jungian Theoretical Lens and some film titles will be elicited from the group. Discussions, application of Jungian theory and creative process will provide an opportunity for participants to intellectually apply Jungian theory to the film and personally identify the personal projections and ego awareness from each viewing. We will also discuss how to use the potential in a film for working with clients. Participants will be responsible for finding the films and independently watching the film each week in advance of the class session. The first two films to be viewed and discussed will be the original and new versions of West Side Story.
The course is designed so that participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role of cinema in the development of the Ego/Self Axis.
- Describe the role of Active Imagination in Psychic Development.
- Identify Jung’s Map of the Psyche in relation to films.
- Identify symbols in films through music, photography and art.
- Discuss how to use the potential in a film for working with clients.
- Identify and discuss the appearance of films within dreams.
- Provide students with a bibliography on Jungian Theory and Cinema.
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA, is a licensed Jungian Analyst and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, Rutgers University and Columbia University. She is a teacher of Mandala Drawing Assessment and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is a staff member at Rutgers University Doctoral Program in Social Work where she teaches a Jungian component, the Institute for Expressive Analysis and the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York where she is President of the Board of Trustees.
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.
Tuition for the Spring 2022 12-week seminar is $540.
$540 Cinema through a Jungian Theoretical Lens
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