Author: <span>C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago</span>

John Beebe and Stefano Carpani reflect upon the traumatic experience of the Covid-19 pandemic in the context of Jung’s conception of compensation as a psychologically disruptive process that is nonetheless a force of nature itself.

John Beebe, MD a physician specializing in psychotherapy, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is the author of Integrity in Depth, editor of C. G. Jung’s Aspects of the Masculine, and co-author of The Presence of the Feminine in Film. He is the founding editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (now titled Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche), and a was the first American co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. An international lecturer is widely known for his work on psychological types, the psychology of moral process, and the Jungian understanding of film.

Links: Stefano’s YouTube Channel | Stefano’s Website | John Beebe’s page and recorded lectures on the C. G, Jung Institute of Chicago Website | All COVID-19 related posts

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UPDATE: The links originally shared in this post no longer work, but these courses are still available here: https://my.thechicagoschool.edu/community/academicresource/IPCS/Pages/past-events.aspx


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Institute of Professional and Continuing Studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology is sharing two free online self-paced home-study courses: Telehealth 101 and Best Practices in Online Pedagogy.

TCSPP is an approved provider of APA CEs and BBS California CEU’s for this training and format. In order to receive credit for these courses, participants must complete the entire training and complete a course evaluation and comprehension quiz. Participants must earn a passing score of 75% or higher on the quiz to receive an APA CE Certificate.


Telehealth 101
Presented by LoriAnn Stretch, PhD, Susan Foster, PhD, Rodney Harris, PhD, Tiffany C. Rush-Wilson, PhD
6.0 APA CEs for Psychologists or 6.0 BBS California CEUs for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors


Best Practices in Online Pedagogy
Presented By LoriAnn Stretch, PhD, and Susan Foster, PhD
2.0 APA CEs for Psychologists or 2.0 BBS California CEUs for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors


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with Dan Ross, RN, PMHNP

In recognition of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis affecting our healthcare system, we are sharing a recent seminar by Dan Ross, “Death Panels: Our Cultural Complex around Death”, in its entirety. This seminar was part of our public program series this year, and was recorded on February 28th, 2020.

The Spirit of the Times shapes our heroic attitude toward disease and death. Instead of the initiatory experience that fear of death can provide, we are paralyzed in our fear and cling to images of immortality found in modern medical institutions. The Affordable Care Act’s provision of reimbursing medical practitioners for having end-of-life discussions with patients with life-limiting illnesses constellated a collective panic. The cultural complex distorted these simple end-of-life discussions (brilliantly discussed in the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, Being Mortal) into what were called “Death Panels.” The fear was that a group of professionals would sit around and decide whether we should live or die. What was behind this cultural complex?

When we are forced to engage with the healthcare industry through illness, we are carried along a hero’s journey to treat death as the ultimate evil, and, in the process, we miss the transformative opportunities an encounter with death can provide. How did modern medicine come to carry for us the image of immortality? In this program, we will use myth, literature, and film to explore the Spirit of the Depths to better understand the archetypal underpinnings of modern medicine’s relationship to death and immortality.

PowerPoint slides used in the talk are available HERE

Dan Ross, RN, PMHNP, MSN, MBA has been a nurse for 40 years. He has worked extensively as Director of Clinical Services in the field of home health care and hospice. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, he brings both a medical and psychiatric experience to his work. He currently works part time in the field of Palliative Care and Hospice as a Nurse Practitioner, visiting patients in their home or nursing facility helping them in their transition to hospice. He is also a Jungian Analyst in private practice in downtown Chicago.

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Paul Attinello, PhD, is a senior lecturer in music at Newcastle University. He has published in the Journal of Musicological Research, Musik-Konzepte, Musica/Realtá, the revised New Grove and a number of essay collections. Current projects include a book on music about AIDS, a book on Meredith Monk and performance art, and an edited volumes on contemporary composer Gerhard Stäbler. An edited volume on music in Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been published by Ashgate, and has received critical awards.

Links: Stefano’s YouTube Channel | Stefano’s Website | Paul’s profile at Newcastle University | All COVID-19 related posts

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