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42nd Annual Jungian Conference

Space will be limited.  Pre-Paid Registration Required to Guarantee a Seat.
Depth Psychological Approaches to Suffering  

Special Guest Speaker
Lionel Corbett, MD
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SATURDAY,  April 29th,  2017    10:00 AM  ~  5:00 PM

When suffering strikes, it is helpful to find a framework through which we may understand it.  The approach of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is of limited help, because there are many normal forms of suffering given the circumstances of a person's life.  Even in the presence of emotional disorder, people with the same diagnosis suffer in unique ways and require a personalized approach.  Traditional religions offer explanations and reasons for suffering, and we will consider some, but depth psychology has unique approaches.  This seminar will describe some ways to search for meaning in suffering, and consider it as an experience of liminality and initiation into a new level of consciousness.  We will discuss an approach to suffering based on radical acceptance.

Painful states of mind such as hatred, envy, alienation, scapegoating, cruelty, and loneliness, also produce suffering.  We will describe some of the developmental sources of these complexes, their effects on the personality, and some of the ways in which they may be approached in psychotherapy.  We will contrast these states of mind with the psychology and psychodynamics of altruism, empathy, compassion, concern, care, consolation, and pity, exploring the similarities and differences between these states.  Finally we will discuss ways to help the helper, including burnout and compassion fatigue.

    Course objectives:
  • Identify a variety of frameworks within which psychotherapists may approach the problem of suffering.
  • Recognize forms of suffering which are normal and not included in the DSM.
  • Understand the value of the discovery of meaning in suffering.
  • Apply a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches to painful states of mind.

Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.  His primary interests are the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought.  Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California.  He is the author of numerous professional papers and four books: Psyche and the Sacred; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; and most recently The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering.  He is the co-editor of: Psyche's Stories; Jung and Aging; Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field; and Psychology at the Threshold.


CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs
The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider No. 128546)  The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs
$20 payable at the door.
CEU certificates will be awarded by mail upon full completion of the program.
For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CEU web page.

Space will be limited.
Pre-paid registration required to guarantee a seat.
Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.


   Golden West College, Fine Arts Building, Room 222 (see MAP)   
*** NOT in the Community Center this time ***
Huntington Beach, California
Time:  Saturday,  April 29th,  2017,  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration and social gathering begin at 9:00 am.
Lecture begins at 10:00 am.
 members  non-members
Pre-paid: $85 $105
At the door: $105$125
Lunch is not included.
We will provide lunches from a local deli for those who wish to purchase them.
Order forms for lunch will be sent to pre-paid registrants and will also be available at the door. 
CEUs (5.5 hrs) are $20, payable at the door. 
Please call (714) 964-5741 for more information.

Handicapped parking is available nearby.  The lecture hall is wheelchair friendly.

To request additional accommodation, or for any other requests, leave a voice mail message at 714-964-5741 or email the Club at mail@junginoc.org

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