Clinical Work with Adolescent Boys and Young Men: A Jungian Window

Thursdays March 23 - April 13, 2017; 7 - 9PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

shutterstock_374137990 Faculty: Robert Tyminski, DMH

8 possible CEUs approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT, & RN

What happens when we are presented with challenges about motivations to change, acting out behaviors and containment as well as capacity for looking inside the psyche while working with boys and young men?

Adolescent boys and young men frequently appear in our offices carrying a certain archetypal configuration that we may readily see, but of which they have no consciousness. Perhaps this looks like the slacker or the drifter who cannot settle into any way forward with his life. Or, maybe we see a handsome youth whose notion of intimacy is completely reliant on the admiration of others. At other times, we encounter a boy who feels he is a freak or a monster that is best avoided because of the shame he feels any deeper contact would bring out. Using film clips and case material, we will explore aspects of contemporary adolescent male psyche that can often be grandiose and resistant to introspection, meaning, and communication. How do we then relate with what appears to want to be left alone? As part of this course, we will touch upon Jung’s concept of anima, and whether it still matters, or not, in our thinking about these boys and young men.

Tyminsky2_headshotRobert Tyminski, DMH is an adult and child analyst member and past President of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and teaches in the Institute’s analytic training program. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. His recent book titled, The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced was published in 2014 by Routledge.

Tuition (includes CEUs): $275
Institute Members (Includes CEUs): $220
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $195