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JUNG FACE TO FACE: What Happens in the Silent Space between Analyst and Analysand, Sondra Geller

  • 16 Mar 2017
  • 13 Apr 2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 16 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 23 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 30 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 06 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 13 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • The Library at Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington D.C., 20008


  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students

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Five Thursdays, starting March 16th (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 and 4/13)


Sondra Geller

In this experiential course we will explore the interpersonal dynamics constellated in the analytic relationship. Particular focus will be on what happens in the often-silent space when the client makes art in the presence of the analyst.  How does this experience facilitate the process of individuation?

            Many clients entering into the deep work of analysis are often concerned about the feelings evoked by working so intently and so soulfully with another.  One often thinks of the dynamics of the parent/infant/child days.  Jung had many ways of talking about this phenomenon; field dynamics, mutual influence, mixed unconscious and alchemical conjunction. This course will use the experience of art-making to give an overview of how what is both seen and unseen in analysis advances the work of individuation.

Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is a Jungian Analyst, a Board Certified Art Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Md. She lectures and gives workshops for The George Washington University Art Therapy Master's Program, Philadelphia Jung Institute/PAJA, the Jung Society of Washington, and the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland. Her focus is on Making Art in the Presence of the Analyst, Jung and Aging, Jung and the Creative Process, and Jungian Art Therapy. Sandy was recently guest co-editor of a special issue of Psychological Perspectives, "Aging and Individuation," and she presented a paper entitled "Sparking the Creative in Older Adults" at a Conference by the same name, sponsored by Psychological Perspectives and the Jung Institute of L.A.

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5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


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President - Erminia Scarcella, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

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Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church. From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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