Trauma and the Healing Power of the Image

5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00–7:40 pm  Beginning April 8

Instructor: Gary Brown, LCSW, LP

Human life is trauma, at best pain and pleasure mixed fine . . . More often, “nasty, brutish, and short” (Hobbes, “Leviathan”). Religion and, later, psychoanalytic work addressed this fact of life.  War and what was then called shell shock, as well as hysteria, were some of the early foci of the newly discovered and developed psychotherapy.  At the heart of this was psyche, the mysterious function which develops images from the pains and pleasures of life and allows meaning to happen. Though Freud enunciated what he called the Unconscious, Jung scientifically proved its existence via the Word Association Test, bringing Freud and psychoanalysis international attention.  Jung’s work became a quest for how the newly-discovered psychotherapy worked.  In a private conversation with an analyst, Jung said that history would record that he had discovered the “healing power of the image.”  We will explore in this class what Jung discovered:  that images contain and hold affect, the experience of feeling or emotion.


Gary Brown, LCSW-R, LP, is a Jungian analyst in New York City. He is a supervising analyst on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of NY and former vice president of The New York Association for Analytical Psychology. He is an ordained lay Buddhist priest and a designated Dharma Master.

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.

David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York.  He is the author of the book The Career as a Path to the Soul.  He is a longtime member of the Foundation faculty and has a private practice in New York City.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  Her “Dream Art” has been exhibited in London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco.  She is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.

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.

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members, unless otherwise specified. There is an additional $15 materials fee for The Art of C.G. Jung course.

$175 for the general public
$150 for members
(Add $15 for materials fee)

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General Information


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


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 Spring 2019