Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm
TRAUMA AND THE TRANSCENDENT FUNCTION
IN-PERSON PRESENTATION AT ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL, 4600 ST. CHARLES, NOLA
Presenter: Psychiatrist and Author Erik Goodwyn, MD
What are the precise mechanisms of the transcendent function? Jung described the transcendent function in very broad, impressionistic terms; however, he was unable to draw upon the empirical research available today to more fully characterize this function. Reviewing more recent empirical research on the brain and mind, as applied to clinical material and situated within a depth psychology context, however, provides greater precision and clarity of this function. Applying these empirical sciences to a clinical context reveals that a major aspect of the transcendent function is affectively directed meaning-making. In this lecture we will explore how the transcendent function works, with a particular focus on trauma and the natural healing process that is facilitated by psychotherapy.
Erik Goodwyn, MD, is an Attending Physician at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY, Clinical Faculty at University of Kentucky, Clinical Associate Professor at the Billings Clinic, part of the WWAMI University of Washington School of Medicine--Billings Montana affiliate, Department of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Professor for University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry. He has authored numerous publications in the field of consciousness studies, Jungian psychology, neuroscience, mythology, philosophy, anthropology, and the psychology of religion. He is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Jungian Studies, and his published books include: The Neurobiology of the Gods: How the Brain Shapes the Recurrent Imagery of Myth and Dreams (Routledge, 2012), A Psychological Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem Beowulf: Understanding Everything as Story (Mellen, 2014), Healing Symbols in Psychotherapy: a Ritual Approach (Routledge, 2016), Magical Consciousness, co-authored with anthropologist Susan Greenwood (Routledge, 2017), Understanding Dreams and Other Spontaneous Images: the Invisible Storyteller (Routledge, 2018—Finalist in the 2019 International Association for Jungian Studies Book Award), and Archetypal Ontology, with philosopher and psychoanalyst Jon Mills (Routledge, 2023).
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