We hope to inspire our students through a curriculum that encourages them to think and process deeply for themselves as they integrate the ideas of C.G. Jung, post-Jungian writers, and other depth theorists. Similarly, our faculty aims to offer an enlivened experience through flexibility of method, orientation, and individual interests.
As Jung attempted to synthesize multiple areas of thought, so too our Seminar's philosophy is based on the understanding that Jungian analysis involves an integration of clinical, intellectual, symbolic, ethical and emotional expertise. We offer a curriculum in the study of Jungian and post-Jungian theories that strives to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Collected Works and Post-Jungian developments in Analytical Psychology. In our didactic seminar participants study the nature of the complex, archetypal theory, dreams and dream interpretation, mythology and fairy tales, alchemy, and the process of individuation. Our curriculum also includes the study of developmental psychology and other psychoanalytic innovations, including psychodynamic assessment and diagnosis.
Our focus is not merely to train Jungian analysts, but to provide a space in which Seminar participants can challenge themselves and one another to engage creative and integrated thought in order to better meet the individuals who enter their consulting rooms. It is not necessary to intend to train to become a Jungian analyst to apply to the Seminar. Non-clinicians and mental health practitioners with an interest in studying Jungian theory and the application of that theory to their personal lives and professional work are also welcome to apply.
"Learn your theories as well you can,
but put them aside when you touch the living soul."
-- C.G. Jung
The curriculum is designed to build on Jung’s foundational opus, and includes the study of psychic structure (e.g., archetypes, the Self, the collective unconscious), content (e.g., archetypal imagery, myths, symbols), and process (e.g., compensation, individuation, the transcendent function, self-regulation). Each year our classes are grouped thematically, to cover the fundamentals of Analytic Psychology, analytic method, and the depth study of archetypal psychology and individuation.