The Union of Men with Women, and Women with Men:
What Jung Has to Teach Us about the Relations between the Sexes

5 consecutive Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern Time, USA via Zoom.
Beginning April 11, 2022

Instructor: David Rottman, MA

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

In this course we will explore Jung’s ideas about how men and women can overcome their difficulties in relating to each other. Jung has much to say about the psychological prerequisites for sustaining a workable relationship. We will discuss the questions: What is the role of the unconscious in who we choose as a partner? What is the process of taking back a projection to the opposite sex? What are the components of relating to the “otherness” of the other?  What’s involved in the psychological task of accepting love? What is the role of wisdom as a bridge between men and women?

Jung’s pupil Marie-Louise Von Franz wrote: “Working out the problem of love between man and woman constellates unending hardships. But, as Jung mentioned, this is vitally important today not only for the individual but also for society and indeed for the moral and spiritual progress of mankind. It is a sphere visited today by the numen, where the weight of mankind’s problem has settled. That is the reason why the unconscious often uses impressive and important images to express the problem of love in order to show that it is something absolutely crucial.” (M-L Von Franz, Corpus Alchemicum Arabicum, p. 46)

Jung’s ideas of what makes for better relations with the opposite sex are invaluable, such as how a man’s grounding in his male shadow enables him to relate to women, and a woman’s grounding in her female shadow enables her to relate to men.

In the last portion of the course, we will explore how the process of completing our life’s journey (Individuation) manifests in the experience of inner and outer union.

Readings will consist of weekly handouts of quotations from Jung’s work and the work of his pupil Marie-Louse Von Franz.

Supplementary Texts:
The Way of the Image, Yoram Kaufmann
The Symbolic Quest, Edward C. Whitmont

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

  1. Discuss the stages of working through a projection to the opposite sex
  2. Define the distinctions between failed and successful attempts to make a union with the opposite sex, at both the inner and outer level (i.e. lesser and greater coniunctio)
  3. Identify the dimensions of the negative anima and animus in conflict between the sexes, and the developmental process of integrating their positive dimensions
  4. Summarize Jung’s view of the new importance of relatedness between men and women


Brother Damien Joseph, SSF, is a professed member of the Society of Saint Francis, an order of Franciscan Friars in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. He currently serves as Provincial Secretary for the American Province. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University and completed graduate study at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL (counseling and theology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA (theology and ministry). He worked in counseling and case management roles in crisis counseling, inpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and correctional counseling. He values his roles as a teacher, a mentor, an advocate and a servant leader.

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.

David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation and is a member of the Jung Foundation’s Continuing Education Faculty. He is the author of The Career as a Path to the Soul. He teaches courses on Jungian psychology in the United States and internationally. He has a private practice and is based in New York.

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, is a Jungian-trained Psychoanalyst, Professor at NYU for 19 years, and a socially responsible design consultant based in NYC.  For over thirty years he has worked at the intersection of creativity, design, psychology, and spirituality. He was a Policy Fellow at the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, a Visiting Scholar at the US Library of Congress, has worked at Columbia University School of Business and General Electric R&D, and has reviewed and evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars in grant applications for the US Government. He was a member of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Visit .

Program Information


$150 per single-day program registration. There are no scholarships available for this program.

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members.

The Union of Men with Women, and Women with Men: What Jung Has to Teach Us about the Relations between the Sexes

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