Lecture Archive: Spring 2005

March 4, 2005

This lecture will consist of three compelling components: Carl Jung’s model of lifelong individuation; the impact of family and cultural norms and values, and the depth of knowledge provided by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Ms. Barger will look at cultural history, and the development of preferred psychological functions. She will explore three life stages defined by Jung; the first half of life, mid-life transition and the second half of life. She will conclude with a look at our non-preferred functions and how they enter into the second half of life and our own developmental goals.

Ms. Barger will present an image-rich power point presentation that she has used in many countries.

Nancy Barger is a certified MBTIÆ practitioner and consultant. Barger is a faculty member of the Association for Psychological Type and leads MBTI programs and workshops in the U.S. and around the world.

Ms. Barger received her Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from D.U. She has authored and co-authored many publications, including: Introduction to Type and Change, with L. K. Kirby.

April 22, 2005

C. Kerenyi refers to the dark aspects of Aphrodite as her “nocturnal connections” and believes that they have been hidden in classical literature where they have “more to do with a ‘night of death’ than a ‘night of love'” (Kerenyi, Goddess of Sun and Moon, page 60).

As a native of Beverly Hills and a veteran of film, television and dance, Dr. Landau brings the insights of both a unique biography and her excellent grasp of feminine typology to bear on the dark side of Aphrodite and the Beverly Hills and Hollywood scene.

Arlene Landau, Ph.D., is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Masters Degrees in Psychology and Mythological Studies and a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies. Dr. Landau is in private practice in Pacific Palisades, CA.

May 20, 2005

Keeping vigil encompasses much more than denying one’s self of sleep for a period of time. Whether intentional or not, it can be a source of seeing and being in another side of life. Night vigils have been part of human life for eons. In this lecture, Dr. Kuisle will explore experiences of vigil keeping, symbols involved, psychological perspectives, archetypal patterns that can be found in themes that emerge from keeping vigil.

With vigil being normally a night experience, questions surface. What does the night hold that the light of day conceals? What does it mean psychologically to be awake when the majority of people sleep? What does one learn of the unconscious in the dark of night? Of the opposites that pull at us? What could the vigil teach us about the tension of the opposites? About balance in our lives? What about unplanned periods of wakefulness in the night? What would it be to keep an inner vigil? What is the role of hyper vigilance? What would it mean to keep vigil in the therapeutic setting? What is the wisdom of the “vigil” attitude in a world of instant everything? What about too much vigilance by various groups?

Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Jungian analyst and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. She holds a Ph.D. in analytical psychology from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. Her master’s degree is in Pastoral Ministry. In January, 2004, Kathryn moved to Colorado Springs after working in Europe on U.S. Army Posts in the area of religious education for sixteen years. She now has a private practice as a Jungian analyst in Colorado Springs.

June 3, 2005

Developing a capacity to sustain the tension of opposites in the mind is akin to learning to lift weights while walking a tight rope. Strength and poise are crucially juxtaposed, while the heart remains open and concentration is sharpened. Jung proposed the development of these skills as a counter to the lopsided emphasis of the collective psyche to seek answers in one-sided fundamentalist positions that split inner and outer worlds into warring factors.

The psychotherapy hour that contains and honors the opposites in a sacred temenos exemplifies healing at its best. Only when we learn to not take sides do we allow creative solutions to arise out of difficulty and conflict. Patience, curiosity and kindness engender a dialogue of understanding and realization of wholeness. Rumi quatrains, Eastern philosophy, affective neuroscience, dream material and Gestalt therapy illustrate Jung’s dynamic insight into the human psyche and the world soul.

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, certified gestalt therapist and trainer with the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. She is founder and chair of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program at Naropa University, where she also developed the Wilderness Therapy program.