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March 4, 2019 By John Bucher


Image from ARAS: Noah in a round or womb-shaped ark. 13th – 14th Centuries.

The Joseph Campbell Writers’ Room is hosting a certificate program extending over a ten-month period. The initial sessions began in September 2018 and will conclude in June 2019. The program is structured around seminar courses on Saturdays, once a month, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., each focused on a current topic in Analytical Psychology. A Certificate in Jungian Studies will be awarded after completion of the program.

The class is intended for a public interested in the in-depth study of Jung’s psychology. It is not limited to licensed mental health professionals. Executive Director of the JCWR, Dr. Will Linn, spoke recently about the program stating, “The Joseph Campbell Writers’ Room and Studio School are honored to host this ten-month certification program for non-analysts with the Jung Institute of LA. We agree with the Institute’s belief that Jungian training in myth and psyche can be tremendously valuable for individuals from all walks of life.”

Courses and Instructors include:

Saturday, September 15, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Archetypal Psyche

Presented by J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D.

Complexes, a collection of images and ideas, and characterized by a common emotional tone, can affect our behavior, mood, and perception, whether or not we are conscious of them. These complexes are our bridge to the world of the archetypal, the universal ground of our being and our culture at large. In this presentation we will focus on the relationship between the individual and the collective, the larger world of archetypal energies and the structures they create. Some of the topics to be covered include the difference between a complex and an archetypal image, how subjective experience can lead to the development of a new psychological structure, and the difference between a psychological and a metaphysical image.

J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and educational psychologist in Santa Monica. He has taught the complete C. G. Jung Collected Works Reading Program many times, as well as many individual training courses on Jung here, and other professional psychology graduate schools. He is a former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and Chair of its Certifying Board for new analysts.


Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Early Influences on Jung’s Philosophical, Clinical, and Religious Outlook

Presented by Charles T. Zeltzer, Ph.D.

This program will focus on some of the formative philosophical and religious influences on Jung’s approach to the psyche. His early clinical experience, as well as the thinking of such seminal psychologists at Wundt, Charcot, Janet, Freud, James, and Bleuler will be examined for their influence on how Jung conceptualized the structure of the psyche, psychological dynamics, complex theory, and the process of individuation. Jung’s early dreams and visions will provide the foundation for an examination of his perspective on the relationship between religion and psychology, and of the religious ideas in alchemy.

Charles T. Zeltzer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and has been a certified Jungian analyst since 1992. He is currently in private practice, with offices in Ventura and Santa Monica, California. He was the Director of Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He has spoken throughout the United States and Europe on the body in relation to the inner journey of encountering early trauma. He has also lectured on many aspects of the religious dimension of the psyche, including alchemy, Kundalini Yoga, the Roman Catholic Mass as an alchemical process, and the role of the alchemical god Mercurius in our everyday lives.


Saturday, November 17, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Jung’s Typology

Presented by Steve Galipeau, M.A., M.Div.

Jung’s interest and evaluation of human typology first emerged during his association with Freud, his dialogues with Han Schmid-Guisan, and then developed further through his profound inner experiences as reported in The Red BookPsychological Types was his first major work after this period of his life. We will examine the development of Jung’s theory of typology throughout Jung’s life and later by several Jungians, and while doing so we will explore various applications of psychological types and the cultural implications of typology in our current age.

Steven Galipeau, M. A., M. Div. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Woodland Hills and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City. The author of The Journey of Luke Skywalker: An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol and Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories, Steve has also written several articles and reviews for various Jungian journals and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to Analytical Psychology.


Saturday, December 15, 2018; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Introduction to The Red Book and Confronting the Shadow

Presented by Paula Smith-Marder, Ph.D.

Most of Jung’s psychological ideas originated early in his career as he developed The Red Book. With this in mind, we will explore The Red Book and what led up to it. After examining Jung’s “confrontation with the shadow,” we will consider how to deal with personal shadow material.

Paula Smith-Marder, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Westwood. She is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and is past Director of Training of the Analyst Training Program. She lectures frequently on women’s dreams, animal imagery, and Mary in contemporary culture.

Saturday, December 15, 2018; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shadow and Evil in Dreams

Presented by Ann Walker, Ph.D.

Drawing from von Franz’s book, Shadow and Evil in Fairytales, we will examine different types of evil from a Jungian perspective. We will focus on some of the ways in which evil appears in dreams, and how to work with these images in order to develop a more conscious relationship with evil.


Saturday, January 26, 2019; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dreams: Seeing from Within An Experiential Workshop

Presented by Robert Moradi, M.D.

Asking for dreams, and trying to understand their deeper meaning has been a part of human experience from time immemorial. In this workshop we will look at dream interpretation through a Jungian lens, including types of dreams, such as compensatory, transference, personal, and archetypal dreams, as well as ways of interpreting and working with the images of a dream. There will be opportunity to observe the interpretation of dreams, both from participants who wish to share a dream, as well as a videotaped presentation of an actual demonstration of working with an individual with recurring nightmares.

Robert Moradi, M.D. is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches and writes on Jungian approaches to clinical practice.


Saturday, February 16, 2019; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Individuation and the Realization of the Self

Presented by Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T.

Individuation-the lifelong development of the personality- is central to Jung’s psychology. It is the process of becoming the person one is innately meant to be. While aspects of this concept have been embraced by popular culture, Jung’s individuation describes a far more intricate process of self-realization and transformation that involves a deepening relationship to shadow, anima, complexes and Self.

Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T is a Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Monica, CA. He worked in finance in NYC and in 1998 left Wall St. and moved to the Shalom Mountain Retreat Center in upstate New York where he trained in bioenergetics, group counseling, and Jungian psychotherapy. In 2000, Stephen moved to Los Angeles to further his training at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Counseling West, and the C.G Jung Institute of L.A. He currently divides his time between his private practice in Santa Monica, teaching at Antioch University, his supervisory and committee work at the Institute, and his family.


Saturday, March 16, 2019; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Presented by Pamela Power, Ph.D

We begin with Jung’s discovery of Alchemy and its significance in the development of his psychology after the Red Book. We discuss important milestones in Jung’s studies of Alchemy, including Alchemy as applied to dream analysis, and the Spirit Mercurius. Finally, we will explore in depth significant alchemical texts that Jung utilized in his opus magnum, Mysterium Coniunctionis.

Pamela Power, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst with a private practice in Santa Monica. She is a past Clinic Director and past Training Director at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.


Saturday, April 27, 2019; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.

The familiar, mysterious, and paradoxical nature of human sexuality will be explored through the perspective of Analytical Psychology, opening to the implicit and explicit meanings lived in erotic experiences. Familiar collective views of sexuality will be contrasted with an Analytic view to explore the differences and perhaps incompatibilities that arise in these differences. Sexuality, as primal relational experience, will be amplified to understand these relational dynamics that are so essential and so problematic.

Barry Miller, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in West Hollywood. In addition to serving as faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he lectures frequently on dreams, sexuality, and transference and countertransference issues.


Saturday, May 18, 2019; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bearing Witness to Transference in Relationship

Presented by Mark Troedson, Ph.D

Ann Belford Ulanov, in her essay Transference, the transcendent function, and transcendence (1977), writes: “Every analysis is original research into the reality of the psyche…We step in; it grips us.” There are many ways other than therapy to be gripped by this original research, but the way of relationship is perhaps our first and best path to awaken psyche’s self-revelation. Initially, we are possessed through transference by a power attributed solely to the other, but, gradually or abruptly, this enchantment can fall away to reveal one’s own Self no longer projected outward. We will amplify this process by examining various cultural and artistic works for lessons on how to draw upon the transference to come home to ourselves.

Mark Troedson, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Encino, CA. Mark is Assistant Professor for the MA in Clinical Psychology Program and the Specialization for Spiritual and Depth Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He is on the Editorial Board for Psychological Perspectives. He has worked with children, teens, and their families for more than 20 years.

Saturday, May 18, 2018; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Transference in Everyday Life

Presented by Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D.

Transference is the projection of unconscious content, not only from the patient to the analyst in a clinical setting, but also between people in everyday life. It is evident whenever we project our unconscious material onto another person, or when we are the recipients of a projection. In this seminar, we will explore the unconscious dynamics as well as the archetypal aspects of transference and countertransference.

Sherri Mahdavi, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Irvine, and a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. She is also associate professor of Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California teaching Depth Psychology courses.


Saturday, June 15, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Active Imagination

Presented by Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A., M.F.T.

The method of active imagination is a creative function that involves actively participating in a dialogue with the symbols and images that come up from the unconscious, thus discovering something unknown in ourselves. A direct response from the ego through some form of expression (such as painting, or writing) establishes a living relationship with the inner world and can lead to a new synthesis of the personality. Characters in fairy tales that dialogue with animals or objects are both compelling and productive examples of discovering the hidden wisdom in the unconscious that result from engagements in active imagination.

Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A., M.F.T. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Pacific Palisades, California. A member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of psyche/body and the orphan archetype. She is the author of An Orphan’s Odyssey: Sacred Journeys to Renewal (2015) and The Jewel in the Wound: How the Body Expresses the Needs of the Psyche and Offers a Path to Transformation (2001), both published by Chiron.

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