Confrontation with the Unconscious: Jungian Depth Psychology and Psychedelic Experience.

On April 16, I will present a half-day course for the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco’s clinical Continuing Education program (eligible for 4 CU credits).

22af19_294b85ff6df4490fb77f877c8f493c5cFor those interested and within reach, you can find information and register at  My course is listed at  I’ve also copied the course description here, below.

The course is based on my book, Confrontation with the Unconscious: Jungian Depth Psychology and Psychedelic Experience. I’ve attached here a published review of my book by Stephen Martin of the Philemon Foundation.


Please feel free to contact me directly at if you have any questions.



Scott J. Hill

Course Description:

Carl Jung understood that psychedelic substances provide access to the deepest realms of the unconscious, and Jungian psychology provides penetrating insights into psychedelic experiences. With the resurgence of research into the therapeutic potential of substances like LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA, the time is ripe for discussing the rich relationship between psychedelic research and Jungian psychology. Scott Hill will first cover Jung’s explanation of psychedelic experience and the challenge of integrating unconscious material released during a psychedelic session. He will then discuss difficult psychedelic experiences (“bad trips”) in the light of Jung’s approach to trauma, the shadow, psychosis, and transformation. Dr. Hill will also consider the transformative potential of psychedelic-induced religious experiences.

Dr. Hill’s presentation will include dialogue with Dr. Alan Ruskin and Dr. Charles Garfield and opportunities for audience contributions.