Approaching the Unconscious: The Matrices of Jung’s Analytical Psychology

2 hours 45 minutes
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Approaching the Unconscious: The Matrices of Jung’s Analytical Psychology

This class explores Analytical Psychology from the perspective of three formative elements that contributed to the development of Jung’s theories.  These elements are Jung’s personal life, the historical era in which Jung lived and worked, and the unconscious, non-historical in itself but formative of both personal and collective mythologies referred to as “biography” and “history”.  Viewers will learn the major milestones in the development of Jungian psychology, how Jung’s articulation of these theoretical aspects relate to his historical milieu, and the influence of the unconscious on both of these sets of phenomena.  Particular attention is paid to the role of the symbol as a means of understanding one’s relationship to life, time, and the unconscious.

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Learning Objectives
This lecture is intended to help you:

  1. Delineate the contributions to Analytical Psychology that may be attributed to specific critical events and circumstances in Jung’s life.
  2. Explain the relationship of Analytical Psychology to contemporary historical events, including the growth of other psychological theories.
  3. Appreciate the formative impact of the unconscious on the development of Analytical Psychology.
  4. Describe ways in which exploring the field of Analytical Psychology provides a means for self-exploration and healing.
© 2011 Ken James
℗ 2011 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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James, Ken

Ken James, PhD maintains a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. His areas of expertise include dream work and psychoanalysis, archetypal dimensions of analytic practice, divination and synchronicity, and ways to sustain the vital relationship between body, mind and spirit. He has done post-doctoral work in music therapy, the Kabbalah, spirituality and theology, and uses these disciplines to inform his work as a Jungian analyst. Education DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (1993) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS: Northwestern University. (1975) MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS: Northwestern University. (1973) B.A. IN MATHEMATICS AND SPEECH: Northeastern Illinois University. (1971) Professional Organizations C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago International Association for Analytical Psychology Age Groups Adults Adolescents/Teens Children Treatment Types Individuals Couples Families Specialty Areas Hypnotherapy Contact [email protected] 773.983.5448 In-Person/Telehealth: In-Person & Telehealth Main Office: 53 W Jackson Blvd #1403, Chicago, IL 60604



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