Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 pm (Central Time)
OPENING THE CLOSED HEART:
WORKING WITH THE INNER CHILD IN
PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH TRAUMA SURVIVORS
ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM
$10, free to Jung Society members
Presenter: Donald Kalsched, PhD, Jungian Analyst
The process of realizing oneself as a person (“individuation”) was for C. G. Jung equivalent to the unfolding of latent potentials in the personality--a vital spark of aliveness--something sacred and utterly unique in each of us. The potential for this “unfolding,” Jung felt, lay deep in the foundations of the personality like a seed, and was universally represented in mythology as the archetype of the innocent or divine child in exile.
Trauma in childhood accounts for such exile. By studying the lives of people who have survived early trauma, we discover that the ideal “unfolding” of the personality Jung envisioned is partially blocked and distorted by powerful-but-necessary archetypal defenses. Because of these defenses, contacting the inner child can be a stormy affair and requires a knowledge of the different parts of the defensive “system” assigned to protect the inner core of the personality. Clinical examples and related dreams will be presented to illustrate the process.
Donald Kalsched is a Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst with a practice in Brunswick, Maine. He is a member of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-Regional Society where he has been a training analyst and supervisory for many years. His two books, The Inner World of Trauma (1996) and Trauma and the Soul (2013) have been highly acclaimed and translated into many languages.
Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
A link to the program will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.
1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10.
If you are a member, you do not need to register and will automatically receive a link
the morning of the program.
Most programs are approved for Social Work contact hours through Tulane School of Social Work and for LPC clock hours through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The C. G. Jung Sciety of New Orleans has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.