Thursday, August 11, 2016

New York City: C G. Jung Foundation Red Book Seminar Fall 2016

I will be leading an Advanced Seminar on Jung's Red Book at the C. G. Jung Foundation, 28 East 29th Street in Manhattan this Fall. This seminar begins on September 7, 2016 and will run for 14 Wednesdays, from 7-8:30 PM. Please see below.
Further Information can be obtained at:

Jungian Advanced Seminars
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Tuition for each seminar: $540
Please see Registration Application for multiple-registration tuition discounts.
Contact hours: 21 CE contact hours for NYS Social Workers for each seminar.
Please note: For licensed NYS Social Workers applying for CE credit, an attendance sign-in sheet will be used for each class session.  To receive accreditation, students must sign in and out when entering and leaving the program site and must attend all sessions.
The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0350.
Seminar #1:  Fall 2016
14 Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
September 7 - December 21 (excluding September 14 and November 23)
Jung's Red Book: Its Relevance to Individuation and the Psychotherapeutic Process
This class will combine a close textual reading of Jung's Red Book (Liber Novus) with a meditation and analysis of the painted images.  Our primary goal will be to understand the relevance of Jung's encounter with his soul to the work on the psyche, individuation and the psychotherapeutic process.
In the course of examining the clinical relevance of Liber Novus, we will consider the ethical, philosophical and theological implications of Jung's Red Book project, place this work in the context of the history of ideas, address the relationship between the ideas in The Red Book and Jung's Collected Works, and consider the importance of The Red Book for the future of the social sciences.
While reference will be made to Reading The Red Book (Spring, 2012), the intent in this class is to give Liber Novus a fresh, active and critical reading and viewing, and to have seminar members join in this process.  Each class will begin with a summary of the main themes and issues raised by the readings and paintings, followed by a group discussion of key passages and images, and their relevance to clinical issues and Jungian psychology.  Seminar members will also be encouraged to present their reactions to the text and images through personal and clinical reflections, poetry and other writings, and artwork.  The many topics that we will consider in relation to individuation and therapeutic processes will include: the "spirit of the depths" vs. the "spirit of the times," sense and nonsense, the demise of the inner hero, masculine and feminine, the value of chaos, the significance of death, wonder and madness, "accepting all," the "inner Christ," being guided by one's soul, the coincidence of the opposites-thinking and feeling, reason and unreason, and good and evil.
Instructor:  Sanford Drob, PhD

Sanford L. Drob, PhD, is on the Core Faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He holds doctorates in philosophy and clinical psychology and served for many years as the Director of Psychological Assessment and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York.  Dr. Drob is the author of numerous professional articles in clinical, forensic and philosophical psychology. His Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C. G. Jung's Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books, in June 2012. Dr. Drob's other books include Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010) and Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog (Peter Lang, 2009). His Archetype of the Absolute: The Unity of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology will be published by the Fielding Graduate University Press in the Fall of 2006. Dr. Drob is also a narrative painter whose work encompasses archetypal themes. His oil paintings can be seen at


Seminar #2: Spring 2017
14 Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
February 1 - May 10 (excluding April 12)
Jung, the Neuroscience of Spirituality, and Psychological Change
Spirituality holds a privileged position within Jung's analytical psychology and within human development.  As Jung predicted, spirituality is becoming increasingly diverse as individuals seek to find and connect with it in more personal and less collectively determined ways. This increasing desire for spirituality as a process derived from personal experience indicates that it will continue to become a more integral part of the therapeutic process. It tends to show up clinically when individuals have lost a sense of meaning, are seeking meaning, or when their spiritual beliefs fail them. It is the conscious and unconscious spiritual beliefs held by a person that capture and impose themselves on both imagination and everyday life. Whether explicit or implicit, clinicians interact with these beliefs every day.
While Jung understood the value and essence of a spiritual outlook on life and its role in the therapeutic process, the tools for understanding the contribution of the brain to the creation, processing, and changing of spirituality were unavailable during his lifetime. The neuroscience of spirituality allows us to comprehend how spiritual beliefs are formed, embodied, come to influence and even shape consciousness, and how they help or hinder psychological change. Not only does the neuroscience of spirituality affirm many of Jung's concepts it also links spirituality to the body and, as Jung suspected, social and emotional regulation as well.
This class will be experiential, relational, and self-reflective. We will draw from Jung's analytical psychology, connect it with the neuroscience of spirituality, and consider them together in connection with the clinical process of psychological development and change. The topics covered are the formation and development of spiritual beliefs, spiritual practices and experiences such as prayer and ritual, mindfulness and active imagination, mystical experiences, and entheogens. This course requires no prior knowledge of Jungian psychology or neuroscience.
Instructor: David Walczyk, EdD, NCPsyA
David J. Walczyk, EdD, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. His clinical interest is the relationships between Jung's analytical psychology, neuroscience, and the psychology of desire. He specializes in working with individuals and groups from the creative practices of design, art, and cultural production. David has presented his ideas domestically and internationally and has designed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Pratt Institute and NYU.

Registration Application
Tuition for each seminar is $540. 
Students registering for both seminars will pay a discounted $900. 
Refunds for Advanced Seminars courses, less $50 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session.  See below for full policy on refunds and cancellations.
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Program Notes and Credit Information
These seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.
The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0350.
Twenty-one continuing education credits for New York State licensed social workers are offered for each seminar.
Please note that credit is granted separately for each of the seminars.  The program is subject to change without notice.
Please choose your seminar carefully in that there will be no refunds issued once classes have begun.
Policy on cancellation and refunds:
The C.G. Jung Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel a program at any time. If the Jung Foundation cancels a program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to seven days before your program.  Nonrefundable credit toward a future Jung Foundation program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program. Credit may be applied to any Jung Foundation program for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the day of the program; if you do not attend; or if you leave a program early for any reason.
Requests to cancel should be made in writing or by email.
Written requests may be sent to:
Office of the Executive Director
C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology                                                             28 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016

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