This seminar examines the principle described by Carl Jung as “Individuation.” Individuation is a lifelong developmental process that usually involves separating from parents, establishing success in love and work, integrating disowned parts of one’s self, breaking away from societal and family expectations, listening to one’s unconscious, and finding an ultimate wholeness and balance in life. It is the ultimate goal and challenge for those of us striving to live life to its fullest.
Dr. Stein offers an in-depth exploration of the principles of individuation and how to use these concepts both clinically and personally. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading Jungian minds.
The Asheville Jung Center is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible of all aspects of the program. (Provider # 6594)
Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a training analyst and president of the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich). He is the author of The Principle of Individuation and many other books and articles in the field of Jungian Psychoanalysis. He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a highly sought after international lecturer and presently makes his home in Switzerland.
1. List the 2 halves of life described by Carl Jung and give examples of the major developmental transitions in each phase.
2. Compare Jung’s theory of individuation with other theories of psychological and spiritual development, including Sigmund Freud and Erik Erickson.
3. Give examples of clinical applications of the individuation process in specific therapy cases.
Outline of talk:
Jungian understanding of the individuation process
Jung’s notion of the two phases of life
Erich Neumann’s three stages of Individuation
Clinical Applications of Individuation Theory
1) Creating a diagnostic profile and setting goals
2) Adjusting methods according to individual conditions of the client
3) Understanding more clearly the material that is produced over the course of long-term therapy.
Advanced Individuation in Special Cases
1) Radical reduction of ego identity through analysis
2) Synthesis of an extended identity through integration of archetypal material and the creation of a transcendent function.
1. The Principle of Individuation by Murray Stein, Chapter 1.
2. “The Relation between the Ego and the Unconscious: Part II – Individuation” by C.G. Jung, CW 7.
Target Audience: MFTs, LCSWs, LPC’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists and others wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Jungian Psychology
Continuing Education Course Schedule: 1. View video seminar 2. Review supplemental material (if present) 3. Take post-seminar exam 4. Fill out evaluation survey
Instructional level for Counselors, Social Workers and Psychologists: Intermediate Practitioner
Course Delivery Format: All Asheville Jung Center lectures are primarily online seminars and are essentially Non-Interactive except for email communication with us.
Course Completion Requirements: In order to receive CE credit for this course, participants must: pay the appropriate CE fee, view the entire seminar, review any supplementary materials if appropriate, complete a course evaluation (on line), and pass a brief online examination on the material. Certificates can be downloaded immediately after passing the exam. All CE recipients must attest that the name and license number on the certificate matches the person completing the materials.
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