North / South Conference 2015

North-South Conference
The DoubleTree Hotel, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California 
Thursday, February 26 – Sunday March 1, 2015
This Conference is open to members, candidates, and spouses/ partners at the C. G. Jung Institutes of Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
Jung remarks that “the opposites are the ineradicable and indispensable preconditions of all psychic life” (CW 14, para. 206) and he uses the alchemical image of the coniunctio as a quintessential symbol for the union of disparate substances. He says, the real meaning of the coniunctio is that it brings to birth something that is real and united” (CW 16, para. 458), but itis never an initial state; It is always the product of a process or the goal of endeavor” (CW 16, para. 462). Finally, he emphasizes, what the union of opposites really ‘means’ transcends human imagination(CW 14, para. 201).
Stories, images, and language from our consulting rooms, our personal lives, our professional gatherings, and in the larger realm of cultural or global human experience summon us to venture further into the unknown and imagine the coming together of seemingly disparate elements? During the conference, as a learning community, we will individually and collectively reflect on the alchemical image of the coniunctio from a 21st century perspective that might expand upon Jung’s contemplation of alchemy as a metaphor for the psychology of the transference, the dynamics of the transcendent function, and ultimately, the transformation of psyche.
Conference Program:
Nickie Amerius-Sargeant     Working with body memories in service of symbolization
Betsy Cohen                         Holding the patient in mind: A flexible frame
Claire Costello                      Integrative Imagery: Engaging Psyche, Soma for Self-Healing
Peter Holland                       Stealing youth: Finding myself as a senex in Girls, and the daughter I never had
Pamela Kirst                         The grip of the negative mother complex: In life and death
Yvonne Klitsner                   Synchronicity, intentionality and archetypal meaning in the clinical relationship
Sam Naifeh                           Judaism confronts Jesus in a Bowling Alley: Conflict and Conjunction in The Big Lebowski
Pamela Power                       Emotional entanglements and the coniunctio
Christi Taylor-Jones            A tale of two marriages: The role of Self in marriage, divorce and infidelity
On Thursday evening, from 5:30-9:30, we will gather for registration, light refreshments, and movie night.
Our Psyche at the Cinema screening will be The Big Lebowski.Please plan to join us for this informal kick-off to an engaging conference.
Hotel Registration Details: 
Group Name:      North South Conference
Group Code:       NCS
Check-in:            February 26, 2015
Check-out:          March 1, 2015
Hotel Name:        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Berkeley Marina
Hotel Address:    200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710
Hotel Phone:       510-548-7920
Reservations:     (800) 548-8690
Conference hotel room rates are:
Single/Double Room - $164
Triple Room - $174
Quad Room - $184
Ticket Options: 
All-Inclusive Registration 
For Analysts, Candidates, and Spouses/ Partners (Includes CEUs): $450 
Includes the following: 
Dream Matrix Friday and Saturday Mornings   
Breakfasts, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
All Presentations (Friday and Saturday)
Continuing Education Credits (attendance is required for credit) 
Thursday Night Reception and Movie Night 
Saturday Night Dinner Dance
For Analysts, Candidates, and Spouses/Partners PARTIAL CONFERENCE (Includes CEUs): $350 
Includes the following: 
Dream Matrix Friday and Saturday Mornings   
Breakfasts, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
All Presentations (Friday and Saturday)
Continuing Education Credits (attendance is required for credit) 
**Saturday dinner NOT INCLUDED with partial registration**
Spouse/Partner Partial Registration (No CEUs): $300
Includes the following: 
Breakfasts, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)                        
Thursday Night Reception and Movie Night
Saturday Night Dinner Dance
Different ticket types will need to be purchased in separate transactions. Spouses/ Partners will need to create their own Learning Express account in order to register for the event (or you can do it for them!). 
The Saturday dinner options include: 
Grilled Chicken with Wild Mushrooms; 
Pan Seared Sea Bass;                         
Phyllo Crescent with Kale, Olives, Wild Mushrooms, Pomodoro Sauce
All include Garden Salad, Seasonal Fruit Tart Wine, and Coffee or Tea
For questions about registration, please contact Helene Dorian at 415 771 8055 x*210 or, or Erica Edwards at For questions about the conference, please contact the organizing committee chairperon, Michael Bala at 

Date: Feb 26, 2015 05:30 PM - Mar 1, 2015 09:10 AM



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Date: 02/26/15 05:30 PM - 03/01/15 12:00 PM

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