Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy 2024

Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy
An integrated, practice-based, comprehensive course comprised of nine sections of analytical psychology and two integration sessions over a ten-month period.
7 - 9:15PM/PT
Coordinators: Carolyn Bray, PHD and Paul Watsky, PHD
Instructors: John Beebe, MD; Yvonne Smith Tarnas, MFT, PhD; Shoshana Fershtman, JD, PhD; Lori Goldrich, PHD; Robin Eve Greenberg, MFT; Dorothy Stump, MFT; Tina Stromsted, PhD, MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T; Lauren Cunningham, LCSW; Christopher Cunningham, PhD; Carolyn Bray, PHD
64 Possible Continuing education credits approved for MD, PhD, PsyD, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, & RN
Tuition: $1800 (monthly payments accepted). Tuition includes continuing education credits. Fulfillment of the requirements of the course will be acknowledged by a letter of completion.
This course is designed for California licensed mental health clinicians in their early to mid-phase careers, with interests in the application of Jungian concepts into their clinical practices. Participants will include those who work in a broad range of clinical settings; public sector community-based organizations, colleges and universities, medical organizations, private practice, and other mental health/behavioral health treatment settings.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds, less a $25 cancellation fee prior to September 3rd, 2024. After class begins, only partial refunds possible -  space is limited. Partial scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

Section 1: Course Introduction

Class Date: September 9, 2024


Course Coordinators: Paul Watsky, Carolyn Bray, PhD.


Description: The Course Coordinators will introduce the course, present a course overview, invite participant introductions which will be recorded to be viewed by course instructors, discuss participant and instructor expectations, and answer questions.



Section 2: The History of Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy 

Date: September 16, 2024


Instructor: John Beebe, MD

Description: Early experiences in Jung’s career shaped his understanding of the defensive complexes that develop in all of us in response to trauma. In his middle years, however, Jung began to move beyond complexes to complexity itself as what his patients would have to engage in themselves to achieve transformation. We will trace this history, which models how multiple perspectives are needed to foster integration.


Section 3: The Unconscious as Participant: Messages and Their Media

Class Dates: September 23, 30, 2024


Instructor: Paul Watsky, PhD, ABPP


Description:   This section begins with a brief overview of the role psychological theory assigns unconscious mental processes, then focuses in on the similarities and disparities between how unconscious effects are represented in Freudian and Jungian schemata, and, finally, what, viewed as communication, unconscious phenomena demand, respectively, from the Jungian analysand and analyst. 



Section 4: Theory of Complexes

Class Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2024


Instructor: Lori Goldrich, Ph.D.


Description: Early in Jung’s career as a psychiatrist, he developed the theory of affect-toned complexes. In working with unconscious material, he later found that the emergence of complexes can both interfere with the process of psychic integration and are natural channels of the potential for transformation, in relationship to self/Self and others. In this section, participants will develop an understanding of the nature and structure of complexes and acquire an increased capacity to work with complexes within the relational matrix of analytical psychotherapy.



Section 5: Ego Development: Ego as a Complex

Class Dates: October 28, November 4, 2024


Instructor: Helen Marlo, Ph.D.


Description: The ego and its development and expression as a complex will be surveyed. As the center of consciousness, the ego’s role and value in development can be misunderstood and even relegated in importance. The ego is intimately related to the Self and individuation and is influenced by innate, developmental, experiential, and relational factors as initially postulated by Jung and Fordham. These factors, and their relevancy to the practice of therapy and analysis, will be explored in this segment. 



Section 6: Persona & Shadow

Class Dates: November 11, 18, 2024


Instructor: Katherine Olivetti, LCSW


Description: Jung wrote about the persona as the aspect of psyche that mediates between the individual and society. Often regarded as a false self, in its positive aspects, this psychic entity is necessary and has creative aspects that contribute to individuation. In this class we will look at positive and negative aspects of persona and how they impact clinical situations. Jung defined the shadow as those aspects of the self that cannot be incorporated into the conscious ego identity of the individual. In the class we will consider the various factors that contribute to the formation of the shadow, and how the process of working with shadow aspects of the psyche is related to individuation.


Section 7: Mid-Course Integration

Class Date: December 2, 2024

Course Coordinators: Paul Watsky and Carolyn Bray


Description: This section will focus on participants’ questions about comprehension of concepts, successes and challenges for integrating concepts and approaches into clinical practice, and evaluation of course to date. 


Section 8: The Archetypal Psyche 

Class Dates: January 6, 13, 27, February 3,  2025


Instructor: Robin Eve Greenberg, MFT



This section of classes will focus on the archetypal ground of the psyche as the prima material for the individuating personality in the clinical setting. Jung conceived the archetypes as universal patterns embedded in the collective unconscious. The archetypes carry meanings on the wings of symbol and affect. We will consider how to work with archetypal material in the context of the therapeutic relationship, and explore how mythologems, dreams, behaviors, images, synchronicities, complexes, ideas, and the body carry meaningful messages from the archetypal depths in service of the Self and in the process of individuation.



Section 9: Types of Consciousness

Class Dates: February 10, 24, March 3, 10, 2025


Instructors:  John Beebe, MD and Dorothy (Dee) Stump, MFT



In 1934, Jung wrote that the purpose of his work on psychological types was not to sort people into categories but as “a critical apparatus” to “organize the welter [confusion] of empirical material” that comes up when one plumbs the psyche. The psychological types, then, are not types of people, but types of consciousness. In this course, we will learn to differentiate the eight types of consciousness that Jung identified: extraverted sensation, introverted sensation, extraverted intuition, introverted intuition, extraverted thinking, introverted thinking, extraverted feeling, and introverted feeling.  We will also explore what Jung meant by the terms rational and irrational as well as extraverted and introverted as qualities of consciousness. Using clips from classic films, clinical vignettes and personal experiences we will practice learning how to recognize the types of consciousness. Finally, we will become familiar with our individual and familial types, and see how the types relate to common archetypal roles that each of us, at one time or another, take up. 



Section 10: Approaching the Unconscious: An Analytic Perspective towards the Body and Dreams

Class Dates: March 17, 24, 31, 2025


Instructor: Tina Stromsted, Ph.D, MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T 


Description: This section of classes will focus on how our bodies and dreams may be our closest links to the unconscious, expressing the soul’s longing through image, breath, gesture, the rhythm of our step, and the music of our speech. To gain further access to this rich and meaningful material, these three class sessions will engage concepts discussed in Chapters 1 & 2 in The Symbolic Quest by Edward C. Whitmont, together with select readings that engage the themes for each class meeting. Our focus will include dreams, Jung’s Active Imagination, creative arts, and the body in analysis. These methods can be applied to a wide range of populations and clinical settings.



Section 11: Anima and Animus, Recovering the Depths

Class Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2025


Instructors: Christopher Cunningham, PhD and Lauren Cunningham, LCSW 


Description: We will examine the use of the terms anima and animus before Jung, Jung’s conceptions of anima and animus development, post-Jungian expansions and refinements of the concepts.




Section 12: Self, Ego/Self Relationship, and Individuation Process

Class Dates: May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 2025


Instructor: Carolyn H. Bray, PhD.  



This section will focus on Jung’s concept of the Self, and its place in his unique theory of psychological development which spans a lifetime. To gain a therapeutic working knowledge of the Self, we will come to an understanding of the range of Jung’s concept  of a psychological journey integrating aspects of the human personality, the ego, and the Self into a relationship of wholeness. We will focus on the critical relationship between the ego and the Self which facilitates the process of individuation, or unification and realized potential of the individual. Through didactic presentations and discussions, experiential observations, and clinical presentations we will explore the dynamic relationship between the ego and the Self as it appears in dreams from clinical settings, in mythology, fantasies, stories from childhood, physical gestures, or other unconscious material.   



Section 13: Course Integration and Evaluation

Class Dates: June 9, 2025

Course Coordinators: Carolyn Bray and Paul Watsky



This closing section of the course will focus on integration of course concepts and applications in clinical practice, discussion of participant’s ongoing clinical development, identification of avenues for further study of and consultation in Analytical Psychology, and course evaluation.



Date: Sep 9, 2024 07:00 PM - Jun 2, 2025 09:15 PM



CE Hours


Registration closes on Oct 01, 2024 12:00 AM

Activity Type

Extended Education


CMA - California Medical Association
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Clinical psychologists are also eligible to receive CME credit, which is accepted by the APA and the California Board of Psychology. 
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate  with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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. 

Requirements for CE Credit

Credits will be awarded following the completion of a post-test and evaluation for each segment, based on attendance.





Carolyn H. Bray, PhD

Brief Bio : is the current president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is an associate editor of Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, and maintains a practice in San Francisco and Marin, CA working with adult individuals and couples. Her special interests include a Jungian typological approach to understanding human relationships, Hawaiian mythology and shamanism, and working with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse trauma.

Paul Watsky, PhD, ABPP
Analyst, CGJISF

Activity Number

Date: 09/09/24
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM

CE Hours