Holy Longing: Spirituality and the Religious Attitude in the Psychology of C.G. Jung

5 consecutive Mondays, 5:15-6:45 pm
Beginning June 29
Instructor: Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R

The course title takes its name from a poem by JW Goethe, who provided C.G. Jung with great inspiration in the pursuit of expressions of the psyche’s inclination toward wholeness in its variety of forms (archetypal patterns), with special attention to manifestations of the coming together of opposites, the unio mystica in religious traditions. This led Jung to be able to address, in his unique way, what was being described already in his time as a spiritual malaise in the modern world, which he addressed through personal reflection and a lifetime's dedication to the study of the long history of what R. Otto called “The Idea of the Holy.”

This course will delve into some of Jung’s writing on matters of religion, soul, and spirit that are meant to inform and inspire us to lead more of a psychologically balanced, individuated life. Classes will follow the trajectory of Jung’s development of his theory of wholeness. Informed by readings from the Collected Works and other writers on religions East & West, we will see how his own spiritual crisis, described in The Red Book and Memories Dreams, Reflections, affected his interest in what he called certain rare states of consciousness. A multimedia (PowerPoint) format of images and recordings provide a dynamic and engaging framework for the instructor’s online presentation.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Assess Jung’s contribution to the understanding of the human psyche and its value for clinical treatment.
  2. Discuss some key concepts in Jung’s Analytical Psychology within a religious context.
  3. Describe and discuss with greater understanding of the term depth psychology.
  4. Describe the connecting links between Jung’s analytic paradigm and its application to the field of Ethics.


William Baker, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is currently on the faculty at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and serves as a member of the editorial staff at the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Irina Doctoroff, LMFT, LP, was originally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist at the University of Maryland.  She is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan, who received her training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.  She is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and the C.G. Jung Foundation.  This program is based on her long-term work in a county clinic with children and families, as well as with individuals in private practice.

Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He holds a doctorate in media studies, and masters’ degrees in theology and social work. Along with his private psychotherapeutic practice, he is an instructor, supervisor and training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

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.


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There are no scholarships or auditor or work-study positions available for these programs and there is no single-course registration.

Program is subject to change without notice.

For those registrants who require lodging, please call the C.G. Jung Foundation at (212) 697-6430 for more information.

The above cost will include:

  • All seminars and workshops
  • Use of C.G. Jung Center facilities
  • Foundation membership for one year
  • Continental breakfast provided daily
  • Student Dinner, restaurant TBA
  • Certificate of Completion for NYS licensed social workers and psychoanalysts

Costs will not include:

  • Air and ground transportation
  • Meals (except as noted above)
  • Individual sightseeing, individual expenses or any item not listed as inclusive with the program
  • Hotel fees

Tax Deductions

Seminars of this type usually meet the requirements for IRS tax deduction, but each individual must consult with a professional tax advisor prior to registration to ascertain eligibility.

Program Registration

Detach and return the registration form with your deposit check of $350 per person per session made payable to the C.G. Jung Foundation or credit card information. Your deposit will be considered an entry of payment toward the total program cost.

The balance of your payment is due no later than July 5, 2019. The right is reserved by the sponsoring organization to cancel the program with refund of applicable program cost.

Cancellation of Registration

There will be a cancellation fee of $200 per person on all cancellations received on or before July 5, 2018.No refunds after July 5, 2018. Only cancellations made in writing will be deemed valid.

Disclaimer of Responsibility

By registering for this program, the seminar member specifically waives any and all claims of action against the C.G. Jung Foundation and its staff for damages, loss, injury, accident, or death due to negligence on the part of any organization or employee providing services included in this Summer Study Program.

Program Information

For more information, call or write:
Janet M. Careswell, PhM, Executive Director
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Telephone: (212) 697-6430, Fax: (212) 953-3989
Email: cgjungny@aol.com

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