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Wrestling with The Angel: Aging, Illness and Individuation


Wrestling with The Angel: Aging, Illness and Individuation
 
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
10AM - 5PM
 
Faculty: Charles Garfield, PhD
 
6 CEUs possible approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN
 
Tuition (includes CEUs): $175
Institute Members (includes CEUs): $140
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $125

How might our encounters with aging, illness and grief further our individuation and open us to a mature spirituality? Why did Jung counsel us to not shrink away from death lest we risk robbing life's second-half of its purpose?

In this workshop we will explore how aging, illness and healing, living and dying, constitute a "wrestling with God's angel," a contending with personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal issues in our work with patients. We are wounded like Jacob and then healed - or not. Then, like in Jacob's mysterious night encounter, daybreak follows and, for some of us, the prospect of wisdom and transcendence. For others, who shrink away from an authentic encounter with "the angel,"i.e., mortality, during illness, dying grief, or life itself in one's later decades, there awaits a kind of death-in-life, a denial of mortality and vulnerability which progressively becomes a denial of life.
 
We will use Jung's personal encounters with illness and aging as reported in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, the biblical story of Jacob and the angel, as well as discussion of extensive experience with seriously ill patients, the elderly and the bereaved through  lecture, film, discussion and self-inquiry, in order to explore our own experiences of wrestling with the angel. Specific issues to be explored include individuation in life's later decades, soul encounter or soul initiation during aging and illness, conscious aging, fostering mature spirituality, and maintaining courage and integrity in the face of sorrow and life’s great challenges. 
 
 
Charles Garfield, PhD is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School. He is also a research scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, founder of SHANTI, and was a mathematician on the Apollo 11 first lunar landing. He has published ten books, including Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS, Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient, and Stress and Survival: The Emotional Realities of Life-Threatening Illness.

Date: Feb 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Fee

$175.00

CE Hours

6.00

Registration closes on Feb 18, 2017 01:00 AM

Activity Type

  • Extended Education

Accreditation(s)

Institute for Medical Quality - Continuing Medical

Accreditation(s)

 
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) 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 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate  with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 
   
 
Requirements for CE Credit
Attendance plus, completed evaluation and post-test.  Post test and evaluation must be completed to receive CEUs.
 
Support
The presentation was NOT underwritten or supported by commercial entitties. 
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences
The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 343) to provide continuing education for Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Licensed Clinical Social Workers for courses through June 2017

Requirements for CE Credit

Credits will be issued following completion of attendance requirements, post-test and evaluation.

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Registration closes on Feb 18, 2017 at 01:00 AM

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Speaker(s)/Author(s)

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Charles Garfield


Brief Bio : Charles Garfield, PhD is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School. He is also a research scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, founder of SHANTI, and was a mathematician on the Apollo 11 first lunar landing. He has published ten books, including Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS, Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient, and Stress and Survival: The Emotional Realities of Life-Threatening Illness.
Date: 02/18/17
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

CE Hours

6.00

Fee

$175.00

Location

Seminar Room
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