Continuing Education Courses Spring 2012

Jung’s Word Association Test and Complex Theory

5 consecutive Mondays, 7.10–8:50 pm
Beginning February 27

Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP

1922 — Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist. Head and shoulders photo, 1922. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

As seen in the film A Dangerous Method, Jung’s Word Association Test was an experimental method that determined personal complexes. Complexes were detected through the investigation of words that had associations and psychological connections. The test was invented by psychologists prior to Jung; however, he perfected the test, which later led to the development of the lie detector test and his complex theory. In this course, participants will have the experience of taking and giving Jung’s Word Association Test and will learn how this test led to complex theory. A fairy tale will also be written using key words from each participant’s Word Association Test, which will underscore the value of Jung’s work.

Dreams and Spirituality

5 consecutive Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:40 pm
Beginning February 28

Instructor: Fanny Brewster, PhD


Dreams contain imagery and words we sometimes recognize as expressions of spirituality. Jung spoke often about spiritual topics, as seen through his Collected Works. He also delved deeply into this important aspect of living in The Red Book. When we can recognize the essence of spirituality in our dreams, we are given a vision for creating a valued and depthful life. This class provides an exploration of spiritual themes in our dreams, and their influences and significance to our lives.


Archetypal Psychology: Foundations

5 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm
Beginning February 29

Instructor: Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD

Note: This course will be held at 420 East 51st Street, Suite C.


The deeper a psychology can go with its understanding, i.e., into universal inner meanings expressed by the archetypal speech of mythical ‘tellings’, the more scientifically accurate it is on the one hand and the more soul it has on the other. James Hillman, Suicide and the Soul, p. 51, 1964.

The gradual replacement of ‘soul’ by ‘psyche’ in [the last] century and the consequent professionalism in dealing with its troubles are beginning to do as much damage as did the ignorance and moralisms about the psyche in the [nineteenth] century. James Hillman, Insearch, p. 7, 1967.

This course will examine images, ideas and stories that constitute the “healing fiction” of archetypal psychology. The late archetypal psychologist and Jungian analyst James Hillman brought a new mythopoeic perspective on the psyche and put the soul, its images and its logic at the center of psycho-logical investigations. By emphasizing imagination over “the unconscious,” images over concepts, and multiplicity psychic persons over the self, Hillman developed Jung’s notion of “sticking to the image'” into a richly imaginal phenomenological approach to psyche. Hillman let the “angelology of words,” to enliven and re-vision psychological discourse with poetic sensibility, to speak of the soul and to the soul in her own language. We will study the origins of archetypal psychology in works Carl Gustav Jung, Henry Corbin and in Neoplatonic tradition of the Renaissance.




Barbara Barry, is a visual artist, teacher, and the creator of Art for Self-Discovery studio programs in Manhattan. She has presented at William Patterson University and the Innovation Masters Symposium at Lucent Technologies. She is currently on the teaching staff at the South Street Seaport Museum and Symphony Space at 95th. [Class description]

Fanny Brewster, PhD, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and is a New York State Certified School Psychologist. [Class description]

Irina Doctoroff, LMFT, MS,, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and has a graduate degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland in College Park. She also has a part time job in a counseling center providing family therapy. [Class description]

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]

David Rottman, MA, is President and Chairman of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, a member of the Foundation’s Continuing Education faculty, and Senior Faculty Member of the Archetypal Pattern Analyst Training Program at the Assisi Institute.[Class Description]

Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, MT-BC, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Montclair, NJ, and New York City, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment, and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York and the Jung Foundation, where she is serves on the Board. [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.[Class description: archetypal][Class description: Hillmaniana]

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