The Racial Complex and Our Collective Trauma

Saturday Workshop

Saturday, October 31, 2020

10:00am – 3:00pm
A daylong online Zoom seminar led by Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, LP

Contact hours: 4 CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

As we move further into the 21st century it becomes possible to reflect more on 19th and 20th century psychological theories. One such theoretical writing was C.G. Jung’s A Review of the Complex Theory.  This theory of a “color” complex was developed by Jung in regard to individuals of Africanist ancestry.  As Americans we live with the collective cultural trauma of racism that has been a part of our society since slavery. This intergenerational trauma caused by the racial complex continues to be constellated on an individual as well as a collective level. 

Jungian Psychology with a focus on the unconscious as well as ego development is concerned with psychological complexes. Jung’s idea regarding complexes is an entry to explore the racial complex in relationship to ethnicity, racism and intergenerational trauma, through a perspective that addresses de-colonization of psychological theories. This workshop invites us to engage in conversation, writing and thoughtful dialogue about this relationship, in a direction towards deeper understanding and healing.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss C.G. Jung's general theory of psychological complexes and its applicability to clinical practice in terms of the Transference relationship.
  • Explain two characteristics of C.G. Jung’s “color”/ racial complex, its theoretical history and contemporary influence on the development of cultural group process.
  • Define C.G. Jung's perspective on the American collective societal issue of racism as described in his Collected Works writings from the 1930’s.

Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, LP, is a Professor in the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.  As a Jungian analyst, she gives presentations and workshops on Jungian related topics to national and international audiences, including issues related to American racial relations, racism and cultural complexes.  She is the author of several books, including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, on which this program is based. 


Contact hours:  Four CE contact hours for Licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for this program.

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0350

The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0015.

C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.

Saturday, October 31, 2020: 10:00am – 3:00pm
This is an online program using the Zoom platform. Please be sure to download the Zoom program at Zoom.us if you have not already done so.

When you register, you must send us your email address and daytime phone number at cgjungny@aol.com.


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Tuition
 $90 for members/students,
$100 for the general public

WORKSHOPS and SEMINARS - 2020