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

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

Registration

  • 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)


Course

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.

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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