Main Conference (University Center, Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara):
Optional Pre-Conference Events (Wednesday, April 3rd):
“Illuminating Our Own Creative Imagination: Deepening Your Own Active Imaginal Attitude” – Pre-Conference Workshop with Mary Dougherty (9:30am-12:30pm; lunch included).
Afternoon OPUS Archives and Research Center Tours, including lectures on the Legacy of Joseph Campbell and tours of the Joseph Campbell Library at Pacifica’s Lambert Road Campus.
Evening Reception, Exhibit featuring photographs of the House of C.G. Jung, Lecture on “Housing Jung,” and ‘Meet and Greet’ at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
$350.00 Pacifica Student Rate
$395.00 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate
$450.00 General Rate
$35.00 Wednesday Pre-Conference Morning Workshop “Illuminating Our Own Creative Imagination” with Mary Dougherty (lunch included)
$15.00 Wednesday Pre-Conference Afternoon Lecture on Joseph Campbell’s Legacy with Tour of Joseph Campbell Library at Pacifica’s Lambert Road Campus
$25.00 Evening Reception, Exhibit, and Lecture on “Housing Jung” at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus
$35.00 Saturday Evening Ticketed Dinner at UCSB’s University Center
$25.00 Continuing Education Credits (CEC)
Housing: Discounted housing rates are available at select hotels in close proximity to UCSB’s campus. Please contact the hotel directly to secure your rooms. Reduced rate accommodations are limited at each hotel, please register early.
Best Western Plus – South Coast Inn: $145-165/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 4, 2019 for discounted rate. 805.967.3200 Kimpton Goodland: $199/night. Please use this link to register. Rooms must be booked by March 5, 2019 for special rate. 805.964.6241 Pacifica Suites (not affiliated with Pacifica Graduate Institute): $179/night. Please call 805.683.6722 for reservations. Must book by March 9, 2019 to receive special rate.
Please note: Conference meals are not included in the registrations fee. There is a campus food court adjacent to the conference space where meals can be purchased in addition to the rich dining life of local college town, Isla Vista, a short walking distance from UCSB campus.
Deadline for Proposals Extended to September 1st, 2018
The Art and Psyche Conference is designed to engage the imaginative processes of psychotherapists of all kinds alongside members of the art community in order to creatively expand one’s understanding of depth psychology. Bringing together professionals from various fields creates an environment of cross-fertilization and the opportunity to experience psychology through painting, music, poetry, and literature as well as through psychological theories and clinical practices. The work of C. G. Jung, particularly through his vividly illustrated The Red Book, will offer a historical backdrop that continues to inspire artists and psychotherapists individually and collectively.
Conference presentations revolve around the theme of “The Illuminated Imagination” which refers to The Red Book that many liken to a medieval manuscript. Through The Red Book, it is possible to see the unfolding of one person’s psychological journey with relevance for the process of individuation today and into our shared future. In The Red Book artists have discovered inspiration in developing creative productions and psychotherapists have found a depth of meaning and guidance in the day-to-day practice of clinical work. The conference itself will function as an emergent community through the interaction of the participants in large group plenaries and small group break-outs and workshops. It is our experience from three previous conferences that such interactions have a synergistic and enlivening effect on all who attend.
As a result of attending this program, participants will:
Be able to articulate an understanding of depth psychology in dialogue with the arts and artistic imagination.
Understand ways in which depth psychological methods, particularly arts-based methods, assist in the practice of psychotherapy.
Consider how the use of C.G. Jung’s method of “active imagination” may be used in psychotherapy, in personal growth, and in artistic practice.
Learn the value of the reflective function within large and small group processes as it unfolds throughout the course of the conference.
Deepen an understanding of the meaning and value of dreams in psychotherapy and in creating art.
Consider the importance of individual dreams and the significance of dreams within groups through daily Social Dreaming Matrices.
Consider the many ways of knowing one’s self through body, mind, emotion, brain and various art forms along with the natural world.
Keynote Presentation by Red Book editor, professor, scholar and historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani
Panel Discussion and Book Launch: The Art of C.G. Jung (Norton, 2018), with author presentations and audience Q&A.
Book launch, author ‘meet and greet,’ and book signing, will immediately follow on the outdoor patio of the University Center overlooking the UCSB estuary.
Panel Discussion: Jung, the Illuminated Imagination, and Visionary Experience, featuring noted scholars and analyst in dialogue with audience Q&A: Elliot Wolfson, Ann Taves, and Craig Stephenson.
The Art and Psyche Working Group; Pacifica Graduate Institute; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (Zurich); The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS); The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
Pre-Conference Workshop Description
Illuminating Your Own Creative Imagination:A 3-Hour Experiential Workshop with Mary Dougherty
Informed by Jung’s theory of active imagination and his practice of the image, this experiential workshop will enable participants to deepen their own active imaginal attitude in relationship to unconscious content, as it emerges within their own creative practice – analytic, academic or artistic. Using journal writing and image making exercises, participants will evoke an imaginal play space within which they can access and make use of their own emotional states and bodily sensations to connect to and release emerging psychic conditions into expressive forms. Within this created space, participants will further explore the function of their creative practice within their own lives as well as the ways their creative practice functions to enrich the life of their community. Participants will be invited to carry forward their active imaginal attitude into the Art and Psyche Conference IV in order to receive and embody ideas and intuitions sparked by their experiences of “The Illuminated Imagination.”
Sonu Shamdasani, PhD, is a London-based author, editor, and Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College. Shamdasani’s writings focus on Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), and cover the history of psychiatry and psychology from the mid-nineteenth century to current times. He edited for its initial publication a major work of Jung: The Red Book. Although well known by its title, until 2009 its contents had remained hidden from the public and from practicing psychotherapists. In 2003 Shamdasani founded, along with Stephen Martin, the Philemon Foundation, which sought to publish all of Jung’s works. Although Jung’s Collected Works had been published in twenty volumes, there were manuscripts and other works by Jung that remained unpublished.
Craig E Stephenson, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institut Zürich, the Institut für Psychodrama auf der Grundlage der Jungschen Psychologie, Zumikon, and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (2009/2016), Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (2011), and Jung and Moreno: Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature (2013). For the Philemon Foundation, he edited On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung’s Lecture on Gérard de Nerval’s Aurélia (2015). He serves as Director of Training for the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York City.
Ann Taves, Ph.D., is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she teaches courses on religious experience, new religious movements, and comparative worldviews and supervises the interdisciplinary Religion, Experience, and Mind Lab Group. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Fits, Trances, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James (Princeton, 1999), Religious Experience Reconsidered (Princeton, 2009), and Revelatory Events, a study of the emergence of three new spiritual paths: Mormonism, Alcoholics Anonymous, and A Course in Miracles. She is currently working with collaborators to develop and test a cross-cultural Inventory of Non-Ordinary Experiences.
Elliot Wolfson Ph.D., received bachelor and master of Arts degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, where he pursued the study of philosophy, focusing especially on phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He received master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Brandeis University, where he specialized in the study of the Kabbalistic texts and traditions that have remained central to his scholarly work. He was the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he taught between 1987 and early 2014. Elliot is currently the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Distinguished Professor of Religion at University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include the award-winning Through a Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Princeton University Press), Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination (Fordham University Press), A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination (Zone Books), and most recently, his forthcoming The Duplicity of Philosophy’s Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other(Columbia University Press).
Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is the former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and former Director of Training. She teaches in the Analyst Training Program in Chicago and elsewhere and has numerous articles published on analytical psychology. She lectures on the clinical uses of image making an active imagination and the impact of Jung’s thought upon the creative development and artistic production. As a former printmaker and performance artist, Mary exhibited nationally and internationally, with venues including The George Eastman House, NY; Franklin Furnace, NYC; University of Chicago; Museo Contemporaneo, Sao Paolo. In 2001, she was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement in the Arts” award by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
The program will be located at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s University Center (UCEN) and Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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