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A Pacifica Graduate Institute Global Summit: Will Jungian Psychology Survive in the 21st Century?

June 6, 2023

Global Summit | Offered Live via Zoom

Program Description

Course Description

We live in an era when the abundance of psychologically informed material has never before been so prevalent and accessible, yet this reality exists side by side with the statistically documented profile of a mental health crisis that reaches across national borders and socio-economic divides. In a recent CNN poll, 9 out of 10 US adults said they believed there is a mental health crisis in the US today, with over half of those respondents saying they were experiencing a severe mental health crisis in their own families.  According to a recent CDC report, feelings of hopelessness as well as suicidal thoughts among young people have increased by 40% in the last decade.

In his book, A New Therapy for Politics, (2015), author Andrew Samuels presciently writes: “To be honest, the possible contribution of psychotherapy to society beyond the alleviation of individual distress has not been much welcomed. The world did not show up for its first session.” The questions demand to be asked: Why didn’t the world show up for its first session? Why are we in the throes of a mental health crisis when psychological modalities and interventions have never been more prevalent and accessible? How does Jungian psychology speak to the current epoch of polycrisis and the evolving understanding of cultural complexes and a pluralistic psyche?

It’s commonly known that C.G. Jung expressed more than a bit of resistance if not outright skepticism towards the formation of any type of Jungian institute. However, today, almost 62 years after his death, his work continues to live on through the work of scholars and analysts who are evolving his foundational psychoanalytic concepts to address the challenges of a much more diverse and pluralistic world.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is pleased to invite you to join us along with Jungianeum, for this complimentary global summit that brings together internationally recognized thought leaders, authors and analysts to take a hard look at the relevancy of Jungian Psychology for the challenges of the 21st century and explore the trajectory of moving from Jungian to Post-Jungian to Neo-Jungian studies in order to bring the scholarship of C.G. Jung to the challenges of the 21st century.

This complimentary Global Summit is offered as an introduction to a soon to be released PGI Graduate Certificate Course: Contemporary Analytical Psychology and Neo-Jungian Studies: The Relevance of C.G. Jung to the Socio-Cultural Challenges of the 21st Century.

Program Details


June 6, 2023

Noon – 1:30 PST, 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

4:00 – 5:30 PM Brazil, 8:00 – 9:30 PM London, 9:00 – 10:30 PM Berlin


  • Free to register

The program link will be sent out prior to the event. For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and the link shared after the event.



About the Panelists

Andrew SamuelsAndrew Samuels is a relational Jungian psychoanalyst, professor, author, political consultant and activist. He was the founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility in the UK, and was the elected chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. Previously, Honorary Secretary of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. His books have been translated into 21 languages and include Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985), The Plural Psyche (1989), The Political Psyche (1993), Politics on the Couch (2001), Persons Passions, Psychotherapy Politics (2017), and A New Therapy for Politics? (2018). www.andrewsamuels.com.

Samuel L. Kimbles, Ph.D. is a psychologist, Jungian analyst, member and former president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a clinical professor (VCF) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has a private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California, and works as a clinical consultant to organizations. In addition to lecturing and presenting widely, he has published several works on the cultural complex. Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche explores the themes of psyche in groups and society. This book Intergenerational Complexes in Analytical Psychology: The Suffering of Ghosts, continues the processes of exploring the unconscious at the level of culture and groups.

Ursula Brasch

Ursula Brasch, M.A. studied sinology, history, and politics in Freiburg and Tübingen, Germany. She is a training analyst and supervisor at the C.G. Jung Institutes of Zürich and Stuttgart, as well as a member of the Curatorium of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. She has engaged in many years of teaching and lecturing on analytical psychology, clinical psychology, and the I Ching.

Joseph Cambray, Ph.D. is the Past-President/CEO and Provost for Pacifica Graduate Institute; Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology and is on various editorial boards He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Cambray is a Jungian analyst now living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include the book based on his Fay Lectures: Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe and several edited volumes: one with Leslie Sawin Research in Analytical Psychology – Volume 1: Applications from Scientific, Historical, and (Cross)-Cultural Research, and an earlier one with Linda Carter, Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology. He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.

Polly Young-EisendrathPolly Young-Eisendrath is a Jungian analyst, psychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont and the founder and director of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy. She is past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and a founding member of the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is the author, co-author, or editor of eighteen books, ranging from parenting, adult development, intimate and parental love, Buddhist theory, Jungian psychology to women’s development, couple therapy, couple development, and various paths to awakening/enlightenment from meditation to personal love. These books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent works are The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance and Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path.

Stefano Carpani, Ph.D.  earned a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in sociology from Cambridge University and Manchester (respectively). He graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the Catholic University of Milan. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich (CH) and a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytical Studies, University of Essex (UK). He works in private practice in Berlin (DE).He is the initiator of the YouTube interview series Breakfast at Küsnacht, which aims to capture the voices of senior Jungians. He is the author of The Consequences of Freedom (in Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: ‘Betwixt and Between’ Borders, Routledge, 2020), and The Numinous and the Fall of the Berlin Wall (unpublished, winner of the Kim ArendtAward 2019). Stefano is also the editor of Breakfast at Küsnacht: Conversations on C. G. Jung and Beyond (Chiron, 2020), and The Plural Turn in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies: The Work of Andrew Samuels (Routledge).

General Information


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Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 14 days, up to 7 days prior to the program start date, a 50% refund is available. For cancellations made less than 7 days of program start date, no refund is available.

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Registration Details

June 6, 2023

  • Number of Classes: 1 Webinar
  • Class Length: 90 min.
  • Class Time: Noon – 1:30 PST
  • Total Duration: 1.5 Hours