Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Exploring the Depths

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Six-Month Online Program
Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Exploring the Depths 

Adina Davidson, PhD, Jungian Analyst
Andrea Gaspar Gonzalez, PsyD
Daniel Ross, RN, PMHNP, Jungian Analyst

Monthly Weekends, January - June, 2021

A deep dive into the development of Jung’s thought
and how it applies to our lives and individuation

It is not uncommon to find ourselves somehow off track and disconnected from who we thought we were. We feel lost and unsure of our place in the world. How we always did things doesn’t seem to work anymore. Our relationships seem stuck or deeply unsatisfying, and even our long-standing connections have become more difficult. It seems we are being called on to make a change, and we are afraid.

Over his lifetime (1875–1961), Carl Jung confronted these quandaries and explored these depths. His autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and twenty volumes of his essays, the Collected Works, describe his search.

In this monthly online weekend program, Jungian analysts and experts will introduce the major themes of Analytical Psychology as Carl Jung developed them across his life, beginning in his early 20s and ending in his 80s. Through presentations, facilitated large and small group interaction, and paired experiential exercises, we will explore these themes from Jung’s writings in relationship to the events of his life and then connected to our contemporary experiences. By following Jung into the depths of his experience, we will deepen our understanding of these themes in our lives:

• Adaptation to our inner world and to the outer world

• The relationship between spirit and matter

• The individual and collective unconscious

• The relationship of consciousness (ego) to the Self

• Daily life and dream life, images, and symbols

With its emphasis on original sources, this program is appropriate both for those seeking an initial look at Jungian ideas, and for those who have some background in Analytical Psychology and now want a deeper look at how the theory developed.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:

1) Name and describe the major themes of Jungian Theory or Analytical Psychology;

2) Give an overview of the development of these themes as lived experiences in Carl Jung’s life; and

3) Describe the relationship of their lived experiences to the major themes of Analytical Psychology.

Required Texts

   • C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. (MDR)

   • C. G. Jung. Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes of the Seminar on Analytical Psychology Given in 1925.

   • James Hillman. The Dream and the Underworld.

Additional readings, detailed in the Program Outline below, will be provided

Program Design

This program is designed to be an extended distance learning environment involving instruction from experts and interaction with both experts and peers. On six weekends between January and June 2021, participants will meet online together for lectures, group activities, and large and small process groups. Between monthly program weekends, participants will meet weekly for paired learning.

Monthly Program Weekends

Saturdays | 4.5 hours per month | 27 hours total
  • Program weekends will provide opportunities for participants to get acquainted and connect, opening with a 30-minute check-in and concluding with a 15-minute check-out.
  • Jungian experts, often analysts, will present two 90-minute lectures.
  • Breaks and physical movement will engage our bodies.

Sundays | 2 hours per month | 12 hours total
  • The program facilitators will lead 90-minute small breakout discussion and interaction groups.
  • Each small group will be together for the entire 6 months and will be led by the same facilitator.
  • Sundays will close with a 30-minute process period for the whole group.

Weekly Paired Activities

One hour per week | 3 hours per month | 18 hours total
  • Between program weekends, participants will be divided into pairs and provided prompts for experiential learning, such as an active imagination exercise, an art activity, some dreamwork, discussion questions, etc.
  • These pairs will be changed regularly to offer an opportunity to get to know fellow course members and to provide another forum for learning.
  • This paired learning paradigm will allow two people to work together for an hour each week between the whole group meetings, scheduled at the participants’ convenience.

Monthly Weekend Schedule (Chicago Time)
January 9 | February 6 | March 6 | April 10 | May 1 | June 5
11:30-11:45Physical Movement
January 10 | February 7 | March 7 | April 11 | May 2 | June 6
10:00-11:30Small Process Groups
11:30-12:00Large Process Group

This group will meet via Zoom
The Zoom link to attend will be emailed to registrants before the first session

$950 | $760 Members | 36 CEs $25
Payment plans available: Email 

Registration closes Monday, November 30

Refunds for the program are given if you cancel at least 48 hours ahead of the start date on January 9.
After that, a 50% refund will be given until the completion of the first weekend on January 11. There is no refund for non-attendance.


Adina Davidson, PhD is a Jungian analyst practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. She trained at the C G Jung Institute of Chicago and graduated in September 2019. She is particularly interested in the ways we personally and collectively make meaning of our lives through telling our stories.

Andrea Gaspar Gonzalez, PsyD is a clinical psychologist practicing in the Chicagoland area, with a focus on the treatment of trauma and sexual abuse. She is a recent Fellow of the Jungian Psychotherapy Program (2018–2020) and graduate of the Jungian Studies Program (2014–2016) at the C G Jung Institute of Chicago. Her current research is focused on collective psyche, application of Jung’s theories to the present cultural climate, and re-examining archetype and archetypal material, especially as it relates to the concept of the feminine, from a fourth-wave feminist standpoint.

Daniel Ross, RN, PMHNP has been a nurse for 40 years and in hospice for over 30. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, he brings both a medical and psychiatric experience to the field of end-of-life care. He is a Jungian Analyst at the C G Jung Institute of Chicago. Dan works in the field of Hospice and Palliative Care and is in private practice as a psychotherapist in Chicago.


Program Outline
Early Years: Jung ages 21-48
Jan 9 & 10“It was as though two rivers had united and in one grand torrent were bearing me inexorably toward distant goals.” -MDR

The seeds of Jung’s thought in the Zofingia lectures
Jung and the Association Method/Complex Theory
Jung’s Merging with Freud & Break-up

Memories, Dreams, Reflections (MDR), pp 84-199
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung (CW) Vol 3 pp 38-69
CW 6 pp 497-509
CW 8 pp 67-91
Feb 6 & 7“I felt totally suspended in mid-air, for I had not yet found my own footing.” -MDR

Jung’s confrontation with the Unconscious
Emerging conception of the psyche and its laws including psychic energy, compensation, finality and causality, synthesis, and reduction

The Psychology of Unconscious Processes in the Collected Papers of 1917
The Middle Years: Jung ages 49-66
Mar 6 & 7“My encounter with alchemy…provided me with the historical basis which I hitherto lacked.” -MDR

Creativity, Will, Teleology, Enantiodromia
Archetypes such as Hero, Mother, Dragon, Sacrifice
The usefulness of work
Shadow, racism, colonialism, and sexism
Active Imagination, Resistance to the Unconscious
Collective Unconscious
Typology, Introversion, and Extraversion

Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes of the Seminar on Analytical Psychology given in 1925, Shamdasani version. pp 1-70
The Dream and the Underworld, James Hillman pp 1-67
MDR pp 200-237
Apr 10 & 11“Since my experience in the baptistery in Ravenna, I know with certainty that something interior can seem to be exterior, and that something exterior can appear to be interior.”  -MDR

The I Ching
The Upanishads
The Self

Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes of the Seminar on Analytic Psychology given in 1925, pp 78-86, 127-130, 131-143
Commentary on the Secret of the Golden Flower, pp 1-57
The Dream and the Underworld, James Hillman pp 68-117, pp 142-153
MDR pp 238-288
The Late Years: Jung ages 67-85
May 1 & 2“Objective cognition lies hidden behind the attraction of the emotional relationship.... Only through objective cognition is the real coniunctio possible.”  -MDR


Psychology of the Transference, CW 16 164-201
“Rosarium Revisited,” Gus Cwik
Jungian Analysis, “Transference,” Jean Kirsch  Jungian Analysis, “Countertransference,” Harriet Gordon Machtiger
MDR pp 289-359
Jun 5 & 6“My life seemed to have been snipped out of a long chain of events, and many questions remained unanswered. Why had it taken this course? Why had I brought these particular assumptions with me? What had I made of them? What will follow?”  -MDR

Individual and Society

Man and His Symbols, “Approaching the Unconscious,” pp 1-94
The Undiscovered Self, Ch 1, pp 4-7
Jung and the Post-Jungians, Andrew Samuels, “The Self and Individuation”