The vision and mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute emerged from the counter-cultural revolution of the 1970s – a wave of ‘altered consciousness’ that championed not only new ways of thinking about society and governance, but also self and the latent possibilities within the human psyche. This weekend symposium continues in this tradition while envisioning such ‘altered states’ anew for our current, complex, and challenging times. Leading analysts and revolutionary mind-body thought leaders, many who pioneered early visions of ‘human potential,’ consider in a contemporary light such counter-cultural thinking on the nature of self, the imaginal and creative capacities of the mind, and the often mysterious interplay among the realms of dreams, dreamer, and dreaming. Bringing together renowned scholars and psychotherapists across depth psychological traditions, we consider the ‘adjacent possibilities’ that lie at the threshold of the imagination, and their powerful implications for social, cultural, and personal transformation.
Main Conference Presenters (June 21-22, 2019)
And more to be announced!
Post-Conference Workshop (June 23, 2019)
Citizenship in the Psyche John Beebe
Drawing on dream materials cited by a Jungian analyst amid the politically fraught 1930’s in Europe, John Beebe will guide us through the challenges that the culturally concerned ego, always somewhere defensive, faces when it tries to apprehend the meanings that emanate from the objective psyche in dreams.
Unitary Reality, the Fullness and the Void Nancy Furlotti
What is the experience at the far reaches of our reality that emerged out of the void of creation and is infrequently experienced as a glimpse beyond duality or its union? Expressed in archetypal images, its clues are offered up in dreams, visions, rituals, mythology, and psychedelic experiences. This further state of reality is currently accessed as an aid to prepare for death and to recover from debilitating psychological conditions. We will explore how to access and what we know of this outer reality that influences the creative psyche in all of us.
Culture in Motion Inside and Outside Pat Berry
The counter-cultural movements of the U.S. in the early 1960s and 1970s altered the ways in which we had thought and experienced ourselves. Now in 2019 the situation has become more urgent than most of us have known during our lifetimes. Such periods challenge us to better understand what is emerging from the collective psyche and to develop new, more intelligent, emotionally resilience and meaningful responses to it.
John Beebe, MD, a physician specializing in psychotherapy, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is the author of Integrity in Depth, editor of C. G. Jung’s Aspects of the Masculine, co-author of The Presence of the Feminine in Film, and author of Energies and Patterns in Psychological Types. He is the founding editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (now titled Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche), and a was the first American co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. An international lecturer is widely known for his work on psychological types, the psychology of moral process, and the Jungian understanding of film. Recently he has been engaged in training the first generation of analytical psychologists in China.
Nancy Swift Furlotti is a Jungian analyst. She is a past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Philemon Foundation. Nancy is Chair of the Film Archive Committee that oversees the Remembering Jung Video Series. She is the co-editor, with Erel Shalit, of The Dream and Its Amplifications.
Patricia Berry, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, trained in Zurich, Switzerland. She is the author of Echo’s Subtle Body: A Contribution to Archetypal Psychology. Other more recent articles include: “Image in Motion,” “Rules of Thumb,” “A Little Light, ” and “Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde: The Impure Salt.” She teaches and lectures internationally and has served as president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts. She is now living in Woodacre, California.
Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst, writer and lecturer focusing on areas of creativity, dreamwork and spirituality.She is a Core Faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior to beginning in this capacity she served for five years as Adjunct Faculty working within the Depth, Archetypal and Jungian Psychology (DJA), and Depth Psychotherapy Departments (DPT), while maintaining a New York City private practice.
Linda Carter MSN, CS, is a Jungian analyst who was in private practice in Boston, Massachusettes and in Providence, Rhode Island for more than 30 years. Currently, she practices in California and teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Yale universities and has been in practice for close to 40 years seeing children, adolescents and adults. For 5 years she was the US Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of Analytical Psychology, the foremost clinical Jungian journal, based in London. For three years prior to taking this position, she was the Book Review Editor for the same journal. Linda is a co-editor ofAnalytical Psychology, Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysisand co-author of a chapter in that book called “Analytic Methods.” She has written numerous articles and book chapters and taught and presented her work all over the world.
Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., is President and Provost of Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as a Jungian analyst. He is Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and former US Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. For years he was on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Harvard Medical School. His numerous publications include the book based on his Fay Lectures: Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe; a volume edited with Linda Carter, Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology; and a two volume compendium on research in analytical psychology co-edited with Christian Roesler and Leslie Sawin currently in publication. In addition, he has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dreamwork to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His book, Dream Tending, describes new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World’s Dream, relationships, and the creative process. For more information, visit dreamtending.com.
Paul Lippmann, PhD, is a psychologist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst practicing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Stockbridge Dream Society and founder and board member of the Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Past president of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, and affiliate faculty at Austen Riggs Center. Dr. Lippmann is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and author of dozens of papers on dreams and author of Nocturnes: On Listening to Dreams, Analytic Press, 2000.
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Continuing Education Credit:
This program meets qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
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