Dreams of the Donald: Understanding President Trump's Appearance in Our Dreams
Stephen Martz, DMin & George Didier, PsyD, DMin
Friday, May 19 & Friday, June 2, 2017 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Each U.S. president seems to have a different impact on the individual psyche. As one woman humorously described her experience: “I used to have such nice dreams about President Clinton. But now….” Her experience probably was not shared by all women, and likely there are “nice” dreams of President Trump. In this workshop, Steve (president of the Institute) and George (president-elect) will take an initial look at dreams arising in the early months of the Trump presidency. We’ll ground the presentations clinically, thinking with participants about what value Trump dreams may hold for those who dream them and how to approach dreams of the Donald in the clinical setting. As we do, we will also explicate basic tenets of Jungian dream interpretation. We’ll also look tentatively, and with humility, at what dreams about our 45th president may be saying about his impact on the collective psyche. This presentation is suitable for clinicians and non-clinicians and does not require previous knowledge of Jungian psychology.
BONUS: The presentation at the Morton Arboretum includes free admission to the Arboretum for the day. Steve is a longtime Arboretum member and -- after the workshop and a break for a quick lunch – will lead a not-too-strenuous hike along one of his favorite trails. It will be a chance to connect a bit more personally with one another. (Weather permitting!)
LOCATIONSMay 19C G Jung Institute of Chicago53 W. Jackson, Suite 438, Chicago ILMAP
June 2The Morton Arboretum - Sycamore RoomLisle, ILMAP
Class at the Morton Arboretum will include complementary admission for the day.
FEE$60 | $48 Members | $30 Students 3 CEs included (no additional cost)
Stephen Martz, DMin is a senior analyst in private practice and president of the Jung Institute. His clinical interests include spirituality, sexuality, illness, dying, sand tray, and mentoring clinicians and clergy. He is a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee, a past director of its Jungian Psychotherapy/Studies Program, and teaches in all of its programs. Steve is also an Episcopal priest who spent 20 years in parish ministry.