Jung 101: The Spirituality of Jungian Psychology

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Jung 101 

The Spirituality of Jungian Psychology

Stephen Martz, DMin & George Didier, PsyD, DMin

3 Fridays │ May 18, June 1, & June 8, 2018

Any serious reading of Jung requires understanding how he wrestles with both Eastern and (especially) Western religion. This workshop provides an introductory survey of Jung’s approach to religion, focusing on Jung and the West. Steve and George will guide us through four broad themes:

•  Jung’s personal encounters with the numinous – what he called “God’s world” in his autobiography – and how these influenced his understanding of God

•  Major themes in his writing on religion and spirituality -- especially his critique of Christianity, in which, in Murray Stein’s memorable formulation, he put Christian religion on the analytic couch

•  The ways post-Jungian writers have extended, applied, or contested Jung’s understanding of religion in the 60 years since his death

•  Just for fun, we’ll conclude by putting Jung on the couch and imagining how Christianity, were it the psychoanalyst, would seek to treat the Swiss psychiatrist and his impressive psycho-religious system

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!)

George (a clinical psychologist) and Steve (a licensed clinical professional counselor) are both seasoned analysts in private practice – George in Rockford and Crystal Lake, Steve in Glen Ellyn and the Loop.  

LOCATIONS, DATES, & TIMES (Choose the one which is most convenient for you)

May 18, 1-5pm | St. Mark's Church
337 Ridge Rd Barrington, IL 60010

June 1, 9am-1pm | C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 438,
Chicago, IL

June 8, 9am-1pm | The Morton Arboretum - Sycamore Room
Lisle, IL

Class at the Morton Arboretum will include complementary admission for the day.

$60 | $48 Members | $30 Students 
4 CEs ($15 Fee)

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.

George Didier, PsyD, DMin is president-elect of the Institute and is a clinical psychologist, pastoral psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in Rockford and Crystal Lake.

The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide continuing education (CE) credit for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists.