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THE COMPLEX, NEUROSIS, AND TRAUMA IN FICTION AND DRAMA

  • Monday, March 21, 2016
  • Monday, May 16, 2016
  • 5 sessions
  • Monday, March 21, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, April 04, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, May 02, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Registration

  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students with ID

Registration is closed

5 Alternate Mondays, Beginning MARCH 21st

(3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16)


Course

Julie Bondanza

In this five-week course, we will read three novels and two plays that look at the complex, neuroses, and trauma as they are dramatized in literature. We will begin with Pilgrim by Timothy Findley, in which Jung is the main psychiatrist. This will be followed by Arthur Miller's After the Fall, in which parental complexes appear on the stage. Asylum, by Patrick McGrath, shows devastation brought by Eros with "murderous intent." Then we will read the play Blackbird by David Harrower, which is about the confrontation between a woman with sexual trauma and the perpetrator. Finally, we will read the novel, The Words to Say It by Maria Cardinale, which is, in fact, a novelization of her own psychoanalysis.


Julie Bondanza, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate Jungian analyst who trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she was Director of Training, a job she also held with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She has taught extensively in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, as well as for various Jung societies across the country. Presently she serves the board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and continues to serve as its program chair, a post she has held for many years. Dr. Bondanza practices in Takoma Park and lives in Washington, D.C.

OUR MISSION

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. 

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

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

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


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
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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