The C.G. Jung Foundation Continuing Education online courses are designed to be informative and stimulating both to the general public and to professionals. Our program offers you the opportunity to study and explore analytical psychology, the works of C.G. Jung, and fields of related interest.

All but one of these courses will be offered through the online program Zoom. After you enroll in a course and before the first class session, you will be emailed instructions and a Zoom invitation. Please be sure to download the Zoom program on your device before the first class session at It is a free program. Also please send us your email address and daytime telephone number.

The Jung and Gebser will be held in-person ONLY in the Foundation’s auditorium at the C.G. Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, NYCPlease note that this is a 7-week course.

Note: 7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for the Jungian Dream Interpretation course and the Visionary’s Imagination course.

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, and 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, and licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

For licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts or Creative Arts Therapists applying for CE credit to receive accreditation, students must attend all sessions. Please be sure to send us your NYS profession and license number.

Fall I

A Visionary’s Imagination: C.G. Jung: Art, Active Imagination and the Creative Process

5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Eastern Time, USA via Zoom
Beginning October 4
Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

This course will contrast the Freudian aesthetic based on free association with a Jungian aesthetic based on active imagination.

Active imagination is perhaps the most radical innovation of Jungian psychology.  In contrast to free association, which is a passive process, active imagination is a process in which the ego actively evokes images from the unconscious and actively engages those images.  Whereas free association is an interior monologue (a dictation from the unconscious to the ego), active imagination is an interior dialogue (a conversation between the ego and the unconscious).


Fall I

Jungian Dream Interpretation

5 consecutive Fridays, 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Time, USA via Zoom.
Beginning October 6
Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP 

7.5 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists.

A dream uses an imagistic language we can decipher. This language is universal, the same as used in myths from stone-age cultures. A dream shows us the next possible step in our developing personality. It warns us if we are going astray, encourages us if we need it, or offers penetrating insights into our confusion. We work together as a team and have fun. We confirm or disconfirm each interpretation with experimental evidence. We will not work with class members’ dreams. Please bring a dream, with permission, from a family member or friend.
Please look at the suggested readings at this address in advance of the start of this class:


Fall IIJungian Readings: Big Ideas from Small Books
5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern Time, USA,
online only via Zoom.      

Beginning November 6, 2023
Instructor: David Rottman, MA 

This course is not offered for NYS CE contact hours.

Some of the most useful applications of Jung’s ideas can be found in short books, and in single chapters in other books, where we come away with wonderful insights and memorable anecdotes and stories. In this course, we will read some of those works together and discuss the ideas and feelings they evoke.


Fall IIFairy Tales as Cultural Discourse

5 Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Eastern Time, USA via Zoom 

November 9 – December 14 (excluding November 23)
Instructor: Mary Apikos

This course is not offered for NYS CE contact hours.

Over the course of five weeks students will be given an in-depth overview of some of the most essential genres in the oral to written story telling tradition.  By understanding the historical and cultural context that a story is told in, we will see how stories evolve to interact with other forces that impact our lives. Whether you are a musician, visual artist, writer or a person who wants to experience art in a more informed way, you will learn how your story is connected to multi-cultural folklore and literary fairytales.


Fall II

Fall II: 7- week course held in-person only at the Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, NYC.

Echoes of C.G. Jung in Jean Gebser’s Explorations of Consciousness:
Gebser’s Mutations of Consciousness Meets Jung’s Process of Individuation

7 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm ET  (excluding November 23rd)

Beginning October 26, 2023
Instructor: Bob Piller, JD
This course will be held at the C.G. Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, NYC.

In-person ONLY.  This course is not offered for NYS CE contact hours.

In this seminar, we will explore the echoes of C.G. Jung in the structures of consciousness and emerging arational-integral consciousness of Jean Gebser, a contemporary and friend of Jung’s, and scholar of the evolution of consciousness.  To introduce and experience the lived philosophy of Gebser, we will delve into the dynamics of awareness by focusing on each of the “historic” structures of consciousness presented in Gebser’s magnum opus, The Ever-Present Origin.




Mary Apikos, MA, taught at Parsons School of Design NYC for 17 years. She taught inter-disciplinary courses about aspects of design culture that fell through the cracks to people who fell through the cracks. She is ABD in Cultural Anthropology from CUNY Graduate Center and has worked as an ethnographic textile conservator at the Museum of the American Indian, George Heye Foundation NYC and in private practice where she specialized in the care of sacred materials. In 2022 Mary completed a one-year remote applied arts program at the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in South Africa. She is a working artist and currently resides in Chicago. Her work can be seen on her website

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 papers on dream interpretation, Jungian psychology, narcissistic injury, systems theory and autism.

Bob Piller, JD, is a retired public interest lawyer with a lifelong interest in the study of the alchemical and esoteric works of Carl Jung, those who influenced Jung, and others who were influenced by him.   Since 2016, he delved deeply into Jungian inspired literature and Jean Gebser’s explorations of consciousness.  Inspired by the significance of Gebser’s genius and contributions, he designed and led a seminar program on Gebserian consciousness and its important and coherent relationship with Jung’s understanding of soul and access to the unconscious.  In 2023, he designed and led a seminar program that focused the unity of the physical body and consciousness in the context of Gebserian consciousness, and how integral consciousness impacts freedom and morality.

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. In private practice, he works with people from the US and many other countries.

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.



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With the exception of the course on Jung and Gebser, these are online courses, given through the program Zoom. Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at

The Jung and Gebser course is given in-person only at the Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, NYC.


All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.

The Jung and Gebser 7-week course is $245 for the general public and $210 for members.


The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website.


When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at
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.  These programs will not be recorded.

For more information, call or write:

Office of the Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430
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