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FACING PROTEUS: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF IMAGINATION AND THE IMAGINATION OF NEUROSCIENCE


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
10 AM - 5 PM
FACULTY: JONATHAN ERICKSON, PHD
6 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PHD, PsyD, MFT, LCSW,  
LPCC, LEP & RN
TUITION: $125  |  $150 INCLUDES CEUs

From the philosophical conceptions of ancient Greece to the enduring psychology of C.G. Jung and finally the discoveries of modern neuroscience; a journey through imagination in the western psyche. 
 
What does the Jungian imagination look like in the neuroscientist’s laboratory? Can science alone ever hope to explain the phenomenological depths of psyche that Jung described? This lecture will delve into the idea of imagination in Western thought, exploring the topic from historical,  psychological, and finally neuroscientific perspectives. We will look into the intellectual roots of Jung’s understanding of image in psyche, the use of imagination in contemporary depth psychology, and how it can (and cannot) be mapped in the brain. 
 
This lecture provides an overview of the current neuroscience of mental images, stories, memories, dreams, and the creative process. We will learn where neuroscience has corroborated Jung’s views of imagination, where it has provided fresh insight, and also where neuroscience is ill-suited to explain meaningful psychic phenomena. We will also discuss the power that contemporary psychology grants to neuroscience and the degree to which that authority is fully warranted. Beyond its objective findings,  neuroscience also appears in the psyche as a collection of stories, myths, and images — all of which bear deeper exploration. 
 
JONATHAN ERICKSON, PHD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he previously earned his degree in depth psychology and somatics. He is the author of the forthcoming Imagination in the Western Psyche from Routledge and several papers on human-animal relationships, the psychology of religion, and virtual reality, as well as a series of science fiction novels. 

Date: Sep 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$125.00

CE Hours

6.00

Registration closes on Sep 28, 2019 01:00 AM

Activity Type

  • Extended Education

Accreditation(s)

CAMFT-approved continuing education provider
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco (57022) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco maintains responsibility for the program and all its content. 
CMA - California Medical Association
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Requirements for CE Credit

Credits will be applied following the completion of the post-test and evaluation, based on actual attendance. 

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This event receives no support from commercial or other sources.

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Brief Bio : JONATHAN ERICKSON, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he previously earned his degree in depth psychology and somatics. He is the author of the forthcoming Imagination in the Western Psyche from Routledge and several papers on human-animal relationships, psychology of religion, and virtual reality, as well as a series of science fiction novels.
Date: 09/28/19
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

CE Hours

6.00