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The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity. We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation". With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 


The Jung Society provides continuing education for the human spirit. We help people find deeper meaning in everyday life. 
Our programs offer a wide variety of topics, taught by Jungian experts and other professionals in the disciplines of psychology, education, the humanities, and the arts.  We explore educational themes from personal growth and insights to responses to love, loss, life passages, dreams, fairy-tales, the soul, psychological types, and more. 



Thursdays, Sept 5 - Oct 10th |  6 courses

DREAMS AND WHOLENESS: Jung’s Study of a Dream Series, It’s Alchemical Importance, and It’s Relevance to Our Understanding of Dreams and Psychic Process, a course by Cathryn Polonchak

After years of work on his Redbook, what then drew Jung so powerfully to his studies on alchemy?  Why is this important to students of Jungian psychology?  What do we learn of psyche, our own process, from this essential opus of Jung’s? ...

Friday, September 6

RACE AND PRIVILEGE: How We Can Render the Invisible Visible (and Why We Need To), a lecture by Sean Fitzpatrick

What, exactly, is whiteness? Our contemporary conversation about race in America can be as confusing as it is necessary and overdue. Whiteness is largely invisible to those who are white, until they encounter someone who is nonwhite.  ...

Saturday, September 7

DO WE HAVE FANTASIES, OR DO THEY HAVE US? Ethics and the Imagination in Our Life, a workshop by Sean Fitzpatrick

Are there right and wrong ways to imagine, things we should or should not feel, think, desire? Our greatest innovations, works of art, acts of compassion emerge from the human imagination. As do our horrific atrocities. How we imagine matters. But the imagination is not a tool at our ready disposal, to direct as we will. ...




Director of Communications, Marketing

The Jung Society of Washington is seeking a Marketing Director to work 10-15 hours per week. 

Position Reports to Jane Byerley, Executive Director

If you have experience with/are comfortable with…

  1. Public relations, marketing, and social media
  2. Website design, graphic design, database management (Wild Apricot)
  3. Some knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) would be helpful
  4. Ability to operate simple sound and video equipment

Your job/responsibilities include…

  1. Show initiative and creative approach to expanding offerings of the JSW
  2. Search and market to organizations/associations/foundations that we can target to promote JSW programs, distributing materials as needed
  3. Work with presenters to edit marketing materials that fairly represent their topics and are optimized for marketing
  4. Provide basic graphic design skills to design documents, pages for online courses, flyers, brochures, and other marketing items (e.g., bookmarks, pens, etc)
  5. Create and publish materials such as our weekly newsletter Sunday-Morning Jung
  6. Post and manage Website (Wild Apricot platform), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  7. Encourage local analysts and therapists to write blogs, publish minimum eight blogs annually
  8. Regularly update website and individual programs pages
  9. Provide technical and volunteer support for lectures and workshops at the PCC Sanctuary and at American University
  10. Develop and execute Survey Monkey surveys

It is critical that this person be self-motivated, work comfortably with a highly interactive team, and be able to manage flexible hours. 

Starts: ASAP

Please send resume and cover letter to natalia@jung.org

deeper immersion


FINAL Applications due Monday, august 19th

The Seminar includes eight monthly seminars offered per year to read and discuss The Collected Works of Carl Jung.

While some of the prior members of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar will be continuing with the program in 2019-20, the Jung Society opens up participation to new members for the next academic year program.

Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to learn the theory and practice of depth psychology from some of its great teachers. 


become a member

By joining the Jung Society of Washington, you are taking an important step to connect with our inspiring community of educators and learners. Our members receive several benefits: discounts for most of our programs, free articles, video and audio recordings in the Member's Area, Jung Society Library borrowing privileges and more.



“It is wonderful to have a place where there is deep, soulful sharing with others.”

“I am very grateful to the Jung Society.”

“I felt very rewarded by participation in this program and all the possibility for further discussion and exploration it provoked.”

“I have enjoyed all the workshops.”

“I'm really enjoying the new energy and enthusiasm and push for new programming.”

“I love how the society is expanding its programming and thriving!”

“I feel that the Society is doing a great job of bringing us opportunities for learning and interaction with other members.”



The Jung Society Library has been formed over several decades thanks to generous contributions of the members of Jung Society of Washington. It now contains more than 3000 books, including Carl G. Jung The Collected Works and classics of Jungian studies.  It is a serious, scholarly collection with many rare and unusual items, but it also contains more general and popular works, as well as a fair amount of relevant cultural materials. Become a Member of the Jung Society and get library borrowing privileges.


Jung Society of Washington works in close collaboration with the local Jungian Analysts. Many of them are the Faculty that leads classes and programs at the Jung Society. If you are interested in connecting with the analysts please visit JAWA (Jungian Analysts of Washington Association) website by clicking the logo below.



5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


Monday - Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, 4PM - 7PM

The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.
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