The Art of Psyche: Active Imagination and Art

5 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm
Beginning October 7, 2020
Instructor: Maria Taveras, LCSW

We will explore the intimate relation between the art of psyche, active imagination and art.  Our main focus will be on the role of active imagination in the psychic origin of artistic creation.  Jung defines active imagination as a technique for evoking images from the unconscious and then actively engaging those images. By creating a series of dreams, visions, and spontaneous images during the course we will have the opportunity to observe the creative process in motion, in visual forms of the collective unconscious psychologically speaking in terms of the symbolic, compensatory, amplification, and unconscious complexes.

We will read what Jung and others like Marie-Louise von Franz have written about active imagination.  We will view images that Jung actively evoked from his unconscious and then painted in his famous Red Book – an important example of “Outsider Art.”  In experiential exercises, we will have an opportunity to create our own art from images that emerge from the unconscious in our own active imaginations.  As a group, we will have an opportunity to show, share, and discuss together the art that we have all actively imagined.

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


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss the difference between Jung’s technique of active imagination and Freud’s technique of free association.
  2. Describe Jung’s technique of active imagination – how actively to evoke and engage images from the unconscious.
  3. Describe how to use Jung’s technique of active imagination to create art from images that emerge from their own unconscious.
  4. Explain how active imagination is actually “interactive imagination” – a technique that induces an altered state of consciousness in order to enable the ego and the images that emerge from the unconscious to interact creatively.
  5. Use these concepts to directly embody the relation between art and psyche and to discuss the uniquely personal experience of the creative process.

FACULTY

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.

Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. 

Ilona Melker, LCSW, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist.  She has taught and lectured at the C.G. Jung Foundation and at national conferences.  She has contributed to professional journals.  She is in private practice in Manhattan and Princeton, New Jersey.

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.  

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.

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.

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Tuition
All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.
$150 (MEMBERS)  
$175 (GENERAL PUBLIC)

General Information

Location

Programs are held at the C.G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, New York City, unless otherwise indicated on this announcement. 


Registration

The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may by mail or fax (use registration form, below), or by telephone: pay with your MasterCard or Visa. Or you can register in person at the C.G. Jung Foundation, Monday–Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 p.m. FAX # 212-953-3989. Seating is limited and early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.

Registration Form (required for mail-in or fax registrations only)

Refunds

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.


General Information

Location

These are all online courses, given through the program Zoom. Please download the Zoom program in advance of the first class session at Zoom.us


Registration

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


Important Notes

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.

Refunds

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.


Continuing Education Fall Online 2020