Exploring the Widest and Most Revolutionary Applications of Jung’s Ideas

We Now Have a Tool to Navigate the Length
and Breadth of the Human Psyche

5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Eastern Time, USA, online only via Zoom
Beginning February 27, 2023

Instructor: David Rottman, MA


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

In this course we will take up one of the most startling, challenging, and creative statements in all of psychology. The Jungian psychologist Yoram Kaufmann, (author of The Way of the Image, the Orientational Approach to the Psyche), studied Jung’s ideas with utmost care and precision, and, deeply inspired, said he “crystallized” Jung’s ideas in a useful and practical condensed form. He called this new form “the orientational approach” and said the orientational approach, properly understood, gives us a way to comprehend all forms of psychological expression. In summarizing his findings, Dr. Kaufmann made an extraordinary capsule statement that was seen by some as contentious and startling, and by others as profoundly innovative and liberating:
“All in all, the orientational approach allows one to navigate the length and breadth of the psyche.”

In this course we will test Jung’s and Kaufmann’s ideas against what we most want to learn about our own lives: what can we learn that’s new about psychological health and well-being, about relationships, about work and self-expression, about dreams, and about the therapeutic process? We will apply the “orientational approach” to each of those topics, while keeping an eye on what we can learn about the “length and breadth” of the human psyche.

Readings will consist of handouts of excerpts from the work of Jung and Marie-Louise Von Franz. Students are requested to have their own copy of The Way of the Image which is available in book form at the C.G. Jung Foundation Book Service (call 212-697-6430 with Visa or MasterCard or visit us!) and Amazon and as an e-book from Amazon.  The book store’s web page is https://www.cgjungny.org/book-service/

Learning Objectives
On completion of this class, you will be able to:

1.  Summarize how Jung’s work allows us to extend the scope and depth of our understanding of the human psyche
2. Describe the role of situational awareness and context analysis in understanding psychological material such as complexes, dreams and fantasies
3. Discuss Jung’s idea of the “dominants” of the archetypes of the collective unconscious
4. Apply the “orientational approach” to everyday problems of human interaction such as the desire for relationship, and the need for self-expression at work.

Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us

Program Information


$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.


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

$175 General Public

$150 Members


When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.com.  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.


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.

Cynthia Poorbaugh MFA, LP is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York, and Cold Spring, NY. She is a faculty member and supervisor for the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, and a member of  the IAAP and IJAS. She has presented papers at psychoanalytic training colloquia and international conferences. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the C.G. Jung Foundation, and teaches for the Foundation’s Continuing Education program. Her area of interest in teaching, writing and research is the relationship between Jung’s archetypal theory and astrology, and how astrology illuminates key facets of Jung’s theory and the symbolic attitude.

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.   

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian trained analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, and has, for over 25 years, shared his ideas and insights through writing, teaching, presentations, and workshops domestically and internationally. He was a Fellow at the prestigious United States National Academy of Science and a Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress, both in Washington DC. David has been on the faculty of NYU since 2003 and, as a service to our country, has evaluated tens of millions of grant applications for the U.S. Government. For more information visit http://drdavidwalczyk.com

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Continuing Education Spring 2023