The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco offers programs to the public as well as to licensed mental health professionals. Mirroring the broad scope of analytical psychology, our events and course offerings cover a wide range of issues and topics, from those with an emphasis on the artistic, cultural, environmental, and political dimensions of psyche on the one hand to clinical seminars and conferences designed specifically for licensed clinical professionals.
All clinical programs for licensed mental health professionals are eligible for Continuing Education credits for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. Some Public Program offerings may be eligible for credits with additional learning requirements for the licensed professionals who are attending.
Our commitment to identify and challenge racial and cultural biases in ourselves, in our teaching and practices, and in our Institute.
At various times in his published writings, C.G. Jung made unsubstantiated generalizations about the psychology of Africans and people of African descent. He also generalized about other groups, including women, Native Americans, and Jews.
While there have been helpful efforts in the literature and at conferences to address, understand and challenge Jung’s characterizations regarding women and Jews, much less has been said in response to his pronouncements about people of color, Africans in particular.
As a community, the members and candidates of this Institute have committed ourselves to challenging the racial and cultural biases in Jung’s writings as we train therapists, offer programs to the public, engage in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and pursue our own scholarship.
We recognize that by not explicitly and publicly identifying and challenging these biases in Jung’s writings earlier, we have alienated and hurt people within and outside the Jungian community, and we regret deeply the injuries this has caused.
The Extended Education Committee invites educational program proposals from analysts and candidates to develop a vital, engaging, and creative lecture, experiential workshop, conference, or educational series for the 2020-2021 academic year.
We seek programs that teach development in the range of interests and modalities in analytical psychology which go beyond basic concepts and approaches. We particularly seek proposals that will support the Institute’s analytic training program: programs that are geared toward clinicians who are curious about and have developing interests in Jung and analytical psychology, and who might find their entryway to apply to our candidate program.
Based on our recent survey, the subjects most requested include:
● Intersections of analytical psychology and the arts for clinicians and/or the general community;
● Somatics, the body, and psyche;
● Jungian approaches to the issues of our times presenting in the consultation room including: socio-political issues, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, economic anxieties, cultural diversity and inclusion, climate change/ecopsychology, death and dying, life span and aging;
● Comparisons of Jungian depth psychology to other modalities;
● Programs that examine the value and efficacy of psychodynamic, depth, and analytic therapies;
● Jung’s original tools and concepts, such as dream work, typology, alchemy, synchronicity, active imagination, and complexes – updated for the contemporary culture;
● Programs that meet licensure requirements such as Jung and ethics, Suicide (a new requirement for psychologists beginning in 2020), Supervision and consultation.
We also welcome proposals for the general public curious about Jungian ideas and non-clinical perspectives, addressing cultural interests in the arts (film/video, dance, writing/ literature, mythology, etc.), society and culture, how soul meets the world.
Proposals can be for a single event or a series. They can be from one or two people, or from a group of analysts or candidates, or both. We especially welcome new voices, persons and ideas, so feel free to share this announcement outside the Institute community.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Extended Education Committee for organization, relevance, presenter’s experience and capacity to teach, program cost, and continuity for the year.
The Committee welcomes proposals for programs whether or not they offer CE credit although only programs that are directly related to improving patient care may offer credit.
You will find the program proposal form by clicking the buttons below, which take you to Submittable.com.
The firm deadline for receipt of proposals to be considered for September 2020 – June 2021 is January 1st, 2020.