Continuing Education Courses Spring 2008

Zen Games and Dharma Battles

5 consecutive Mondays, 8:15 – 9:45 pm.
Beginning February 25, 2008

This course will be held at 20 East 93rd Street, Apt. A, New York City

Instructor:Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, CSW

This course will explore these questions: how can we tell when an interpretation is subjective and is there such a thing as psychological objectivity? Using some far ranging examples from the Zen tradition of Dharma battles, Jungian symbolic theory, and cognitive science, we will look at how the question of testing consciousness is crucial to health of our culture as well as to our personal development. The thesis is contained in this tension — without some form of testing, reality is up for grabs and we find ourselves adrift; but if we cling to a rigid belief, there is no room for growth, expansion, and creativity.

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Black Skins, White Masks: An Archetypal Exploration of “Race,” Racism and Slavery

5 consecutive Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning February 27, 2008

This course will be held at 7 W 96th St, #1E, New York City

Instructor:Harry W. Fogarty, PhD

Writersᮤ artists䥰ictions of ᣥ,â¡£ism and slavery — from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin to artist Kara Walker’s current exhibition at the Whitney Museum: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love — ultimately raise questions about the cultural perceptions and attitudes that underlie determinants of color, race, nationality, class, worth and identity. We will explore how these questions are variously treated by writers and artists, including Stowe, Walker and Franz Fanon, and from contemporary Jungian perspectives, such as Burelson༩>Jung in Africa, Singer and Kimbles쩾The Cultural Complex, and Adams쩾The Multicultural Imagination.

Active Imagination Using Paints

5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning February 28, 2008

Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW

Active imagination helps us to talk with the unconscious: it requires a confrontation between two distinct agents in the psyche. The unconscious produces images; consciousness responds to these images with feeling and tries to understand their meaning. Painting allows us to express vivid, unconscious images. We will read Jung and von Franz on active imagination and then work with paints and explore the resulting images. If you have never used paints since grade school, so much the better!

Note: Fee for materials: add $10 to tuition fee.

The Way of Complexes, Part I

5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning February 28, 2008

This course will be held at 420 E 51st St, Suite C,
New York City

Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD

Complexes possess a kind of consciousness, a luminosity of their own.

— C.G. Jung CW 14, p. 207.

Our life a dream, our complexes our daimones … the complex becomes a center around one’s psychic life constellates.

— James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology, p. 110.
Jungനeory of complexes or ଩nter psyches㯮stitutes the cornerstone of Analytical Psychology. Through complexes as a 顠regia to the unconscious,祠will approach both Jungෲiting and understanding of our experience. The notion of the complex will be circumambulated through the development of Jungനought from the association experiments to his alchemical studies. We will explore on manifestation of complexes in dreams and psychopathology. We will use the notion of ﭰlex᳠an analytic knife to cut through personal, cultural and political material and expose its intricate archetypal structure and connections and their relevance for the psyche.

See the description for Part II of this class which begins April 10, 2008.

Spring II: Classes begin week of April 7, 2008

The Archetype of Luck

5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning April 7, 2008

Instructor:David Rottman, MA

Jung was famously interested in luck and chance, even playing solitaire in the evenings to see if he could observe patterns of luck. In this course we will examine the Archetype of Luck from a Jungian point of view to determine if good luck and fortune can be influenced, if bad luck can be avoided, and what is the role of luck in our conscious development. Topics will include positive and negative Synchronicity, the role of luck in the Natural Order, integrating the shadow side of Fortune, and the role of luck as a charisma, i.e. gift from the gods.

For Better or For Worse: Analytic Insights on the Transference between Clergy and Congregation

5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning April 7, 2008

Instructor:Douglas Tompkins, MDiv, LP, NCPsyA

The Rosarium pictures of JungӐsychology of the Transference簾er a helpful lens through which to view the progression of the conscious and unconscious relationship not only between analyst and analysand, but also between clergy and congregations. Understanding the nature and dynamics of this relationship can help clergy avoid a negative transference, especially in the early stages of the relationship. Using the Rosarium pictures, we will explore the life of this relationship from the courtship of the search process, through the excitement of the honeymoon stage, and the handling or mishandling of the inevitable tensions as shadow emerges.

Aion: A guide for the perplexed

5 consecutive Mondays, 8:15 – 9:45 pm.
Beginning April 7, 2008

This course will be held at 20 E 93rd St, Apt A, New York City

Instructor:Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, CSW

This very short course will attempt to accomplish three things. It will serve as a thematic introduction to the always-radical ideas presented by Jung in one of his most developed works: Aion. We will also use Jungà­¥thod to look at current events, cultural manifestations, and cognitive science that show us the nature of our own aion. Finally, the relevance of these methods to individuals will be discussed, including the crucial question of the role of consciousness in developing a better orientation to our inner and outer worlds.

Personality Types: Jung’s Model of Typology

5 consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm
Beginning April 8, 2008

Instructor:Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, NCPsyA

Psychological Types, CW 6, was the end product of many years of Jung’s personal and professional psychological observations. His model of typology is concerned with the movement of psychic energy and the way one orientates oneself in the world. In this model, Jung applied his theory of opposites and maintained that in the integration of the shadow/inferior function into consciousness, there was tremendous potential for change and movement toward individuation. The class will examine Jung’s model of typology and learn its personal and professional value for themselves.

Dream Analysis: Jung’s Royal Road
to the Unconscious

5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning April 10, 2008

Instructor:Maxson J. McDowell, Phd, LMSW

Jung observed that ach of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves.䨥 source of our dreams seems to look at us objectively. It offers corrections when we are off-center. It suggests action we might take and its likely outcome. Dream analysis requires not only a structure of logic but also symbolic thought. We will explore both aspects in this class. Dream analysis is a complicated skill that can only be learned slowly: this class will be appropriate for all, whether or not you have taken other classes on the subject. We will not analyze participants﷮ dreams: participants will be asked to bring dreams (with permission) from friends or family.

The Way of Complexes, Part II

5 consecutive Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:40 pm.
Beginning April 10, 2008

This class will be held at 420 E 51st St, Suite C,
New York City

Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD

See the description for Part I above.

In the second part of the course, we will examine the relationship of complexes to archetypes and their role in individuation. We will focus on personification of complexes and their images in dreams, fantasies and active imagination.

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Harry W. Fogarty, PhD, is a Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary and a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. [class description]

Maxon J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW-LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. President of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, he is also a faculty member of the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. [Session I class description]; [Session II class description]

David Rottman, MA, is Vice President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and a member of the Jung Foundationïntinuing Education Faculty. He was responsible for developing the Foundationϵtreach program and its Professional Links program. [class description]

Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, MT-BC, NCPsy A, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New Jersey, a certified teacher and trainer of Mandala Assessment, and a Board Certified Music Therapist. [class description]

Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW,is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He has led seminars at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University. [Session I class description]; [Session II class description]

Douglas Tompkins, MDiv, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. [class description]

Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research. [Session I class description]; [Session II class description]

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