|About The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans|
The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans is a private nonprofit organization established to promote educational programs. The organization got its start when a new graduate of the Jung Institute in Zurich, Battle Bell, III, settled in New Orleans and began a Centerpoint study group at his home. In September, 1988, during an informal meeting of friends at the home of Gayonne and Andy Goodyear, the group discussed founding a Jungian society in New Orleans. Each of those attending agreed to contribute $100 in "seed money," and they planned a picnic on the Goodyear property near Money Hill in Covington the following month as a kickoff for launching the organization. The founders mailed letters to interested friends inviting them to join in the new venture, and, to their surprise, they received over fifty memberships. Battle Bell became the group’s advisor, a position he held until his death in June, 2006, and Ian Baker, Ph.D., an analyst in Zurich who visited regularly, became its patron.
The new group drafted this statement of purpose:
The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans offers lectures and in-depth workshops examining Jungian concepts from a contemporary perspective. We generally have public programs September through May, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Jung Society members are admitted to monthly programs at no charge and receive a discount when enrolling for workshops. Donations to the Jung Society, a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Jung Society is also a pre-approved National Board of Certified Counselors provider of continuing education clock hours, and many programs offer continuing education contact hours for social workers through the Tulane School of Social Work. We maintain a library of books on psychology and related topics.
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