Mondays Sept thru May
7:30 - 9PM

The Institute and East Bay


MONDAYS: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 – MAY 21, 2018



48 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN


For psychotherapists in the early or mid stage of their careers, who want to grow in analytical technique and core Jungian concepts in clinical practice.

In these yearlong case conferences we hope to create a safe and respectful environment in which participants can present their work to each other and to the conference leader. We aim to help each other develop our skills as practitioners of a depth approach. This involves learning how to think symbolically about what is getting evoked and spoken of in the hour, to listen to ourselves and the other, to expand our capacity to listen to the derivatives, and to think about dreams as symbolic communications. We will consider material from both psychoanalytic and Jungian lenses including such concepts as the role of complexes, the purposeful nature of the psyche, individuation and the self.

These case conferences are open to psychotherapists of all disciplines who consider themselves in the early or middle stages of their careers, whether they are in private practice, agency settings, or a combination. The small group venue offers a special opportunity to co- create a learning environment which supports and strengthens the skills of each participant in the service of becoming more effective and competent practitioners. Faculty will facilitate six week modules, providing one key article per module, focusing on areas of analytic technique and core Jungian concepts with clinical applications. To promote continuity and safety among group members we ask participants make a commitment to attend regularly.

ELLEN BECKER, LMFT, an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, has taught on dreams and reverie in its analytic training program, and is on the faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute. She is in private practice in Oakland, CA working with individuals and couples as well as offering individual and group consultation. She is interested in the intersection of contemporary Jungian thought and contemporary psychoanalysis.

BETSY COHEN, PHD is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She teaches in the analytic training program and public programs. She is the author of The Snow White Syndrome: All About Envy and articles in Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche including, "The Intimate Self-Disclosure," Emmanuel Levinas and Depth Psychotherapy," and "Jung's Answer to Jews." Her current interest is bringing ancient biblical wisdom and a small amount of Plato to contemporary psychoanalysis.

SETH W. ROBBINS, MD is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA.

MARGARET SKINNER, MFT is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She has a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA where she works with adults and couples and does consultation as well. She has supervised and taught at John F. Kennedy University, The Psychotherapy Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.

MARK SULLIVAN, PHD, MFT, is a psychoanalyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco where he teaches in the analyst training program, the program for professionals, and public programs. He has published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology on analysis and initiation, as well as in The San Francisco Library Journal, now Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. He has trained in the Tavistock method of infant observation. Dr. Sullivan practices in Oakland, CA where he sees individual adults, children, adolescents, and couples.

KAI ARDEN, MD is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in San Francisco, CA. In addition to private practice she has worked with homeless individuals, cared for people at the end of life as a hospice physician, taught women’s health in Nepal and aided those in psychiatric crisis. Her latest interest is the intersection of yoga and psychotherapy.

BETH BARMACK, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco where she teaches and supervises in the training program. She has trained in Tavistock infant observation and authored an article published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Analytic Psychology on infant observation and the transcendent function as well as one in Fort Da 2016. She practices in San Francisco,CA where she sees adolescents, adults, and couples.

FELICIA MATTO-SHEPARD, MFT, is an analyst member of the C G Jung Institute of San Francisco with a private practice in Petaluma, CA. She facilitates experiential workshops in creativity, embodiment and archetype. She teaches in the Depth Psychology Program at Sonoma State University.

TOM RICHARDSON, PHD teaches and supervises at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He has also taught at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Topics include dreams, fear of breakdown, and hearing and rehearing. He practices in San Francisco, paints and writes poetry.

BRYAN WITTINE, PHD, LMFT, is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Marin County, CA where he consults with therapists on depth psychology and spirituality. A student of mystical traditions for 45 years, Dr. Wittine has lectured and taught extensively in academic and religious settings and was co-founder and former chair of the graduate program in transpersonal psychology at John F. Kennedy University.