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White Society Colloquium: Jungian Unconscious

Date: Jan 24, 2018 8:30 pm
Michael Monhart, PhD
Jungian Unconscious
Discussant: Daniel Shaw, LCSW
Wednesday, January 24, 2018,  8:30-10pm

This talk will describe Jung's conception of the unconscious situating his ideas in their historical context with specific reference to his relationship with Freud. An overview of the developmental arc of Jung's prolific writings will be given, followed by a description of key Jungian ideas, with particular attention directed to their application in clinical practice. These ideas include: the structure of psyche, complexes, the personal and collective unconscious, archetypes, symbol formation and interpretation in symptoms and dreams, psychic energy, synchronicity, and the prospective aspect of individuation. With the discussant, Daniel Shaw, we will look at dreams and clinical material from Jungian and other analytical frameworks.


Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to describe Jung's conception of the unconscious including specific Jungian concepts of complexes, archetypes, individuation, the personal and collective unconscious, amplification, and synchronicity.
2. Participants will learn Jungian methods of working with dreams and how to identify and work with archetypal material in dreams, symptoms, and in the transference-countertransference field.

Michael Monhart (M.A., S.T.M.) is a candidate at the Jungian Psychoanalytical Association in New York City. He is the author of “The Path of Individuation in Shingon Buddhism” in the forthcoming Proceedings of the 2016 Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is also works as a Tibetan translator and is the co-editor and translator of the short stories of the Tibetan author Pema Tseden to be published as Enticements (SUNY 2018).

Daniel Shaw, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York; and Faculty and Supervisor at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. His papers have appeared in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and most recently, his book,Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, was published by Routledge for the Relational Perspectives Series.