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(continued from Our History)

In 1985 the C.G. Jung Working Group changes its name to Washington Society for Jungian Psychology (WSJP). Program attendance increases as new and noted Jungian analysts participate. Specifically, James Hillman, Robert Johnson, Murray Stein, and Elisabeth Ruf speak at Group programs. The WSJP establishes the Jung Memorial Lecture. Also, in 1985, Jungian analyst Irene Gad, M.D., joins the local Jungian community. In 1986, the WSJP offers a successful, two-day film seminar, “The Way of the Dream,” at the Smithsonian Institute. A presentation at Georgetown University by Jungian scholar Joseph Campbell increases local interest in Jung’s work.

Practicing professionals in psychology attend Supervision Groups led by Jerome Bernstein. Jacob Goering leads colloquia for therapists with special interest in Jungian concepts and techniques. Christine Lynn, Barbara Fuchs, Ann Bohnet, Walter Shropshire, and Audrey Shropshire assume greater roles in WSJP’s development. Roger Lyons completes ten years of teaching Jungian-related courses at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Education, which drew many participants to the WSJP. Beth Goering leads classes in “painting (objectifying images) from the unconscious.” For the Jung Memorial Lecture, the organization invites prestigious presenters, including Jungian analyst Robert Johnson, and attracts wider ranges of attendees.


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung, “Alchemical Studies, Vol 13”

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. 

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.

Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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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