Update: Marian Dunlea’s long awaited seminar is Postponed.

Dear Membership and friends,
We are sorry to say that due to unforeseeable events we needed to postpone and reschedule Marian Dunlea’s long awaited seminar now slated for September 25th – 29th, 2020. 
On behalf of the IAJS Board of Directors, I continue to extend my gratitude to our presenters who in addition to the complexity of their lives are also willing to extend their expertise with us amidst the challenges of contemporary existence.
Below is the revised IAJS Online Seminar schedule.  

August 5-11, 2020 with Liz Greene
Bio: Liz Greene is a Jungian analyst and professional astrologer, who received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Association of Jungian Analysts in London in 1983. She holds doctorates in both Psychology and History and worked for several years as a tutor for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at University of Wales, Lampeter. She is the author of a number of books and articles, some scholarly and some interpretive, on the relationships between psychology and astrology, Tarot, Kabbalah, and myth. Her most recent works, Jung’s Studies in Astrology and The Astrological World of Jung’s ‘Liber Novus’ (Routledge), were published early in 2018.

Abstract: ‘The Way of What Is to Come’

 This seminar will focus on Chapter Six, entitled ‘The Way of What Is to Come’, from Jung’s Studies in Astrology: Prophecy, Magic, and the Qualities of Time (Routledge 2018), which was awarded the 2018 IAJS Book Award.  

 Jung’s insisted that, according to his understanding of astrological symbolism, a huge collective psychic change was coming, equal in enormity to the dawn of Christianity; that it would not be pleasant (and could be unthinkably horrific) in its initial phases; that it would provoke extremes of ‘splitting’ and polarizing; and that it would involve the necessity of internalizing ideas of good and evil, rather than projecting them ‘outside’. Astrologers at the moment are attempting to analyze current planetary configurations to ascertain whether anyone could have foreseen the coronavirus pandemic and how it might be reflected in astrological configurations. Like the discussion about the incoming Aquarian Age in which Jung was deeply involved, every astrologer has a different perspective, sometimes entirely literal, sometimes more symbolic and psychological, and sometimes both. Just as Jung attempted to define the birth chart of Jesus as the harbinger of the beginning of the Piscean Age, present-day astrologers pore over planetary configurations and the birth charts of countries and their leaders to get some insight into what is happening and how things will develop over the next months and even years. Jung relied on astrological symbolism to get a sense of the meaning of the time. This topic is not meant to debate the truth or falsehood of astrology but is focused on how Jung used astrological symbolism to describe the upheaval and change now on our doorsteps. Hopefully this material can provide a basis for some interesting discussions.

September 25-29, 2020 with Marian Dunlea

Title: BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma.

Bio: Marian Dunlea M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, is a Jungian analyst and somatics practitioner who has been leading workshops internationally for the past 30 years integrating body mind and soul. She is head of training for BodySoul Europe,  which is part of the Marion Woodman Foundation. With the development of her unique approach BodyDreaming®, Marian incorporates  developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy, attachment theory with Jungian psychology, and the phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness. Her trainings include Jungian Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, Infant Observation, BodySoul Rhythms, and Somatic Experiencing. Her book, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma  Routledge, won the Gradiva Award 2019 for best book with NAAP,  National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. BodyDreaming was also nominated for the best book award by the IAJS awards committee for 2019.

Marian’s book entitled BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma, is the background material for her seminar. The book outlines trauma theory and demonstrates with transcripts from client sessions how to use these resources and interventions for engaging with trauma. For the first time, we will depart from the usual format of online seminars to a ZOOM format. Marian will present a 45 minute ZOOM Webinar seminar session each day at a specified time. The sessions will be recorded and posted on the IAJS website daily so that the membership may view them online. Additionally, Marian will submit a chapter from her book (above) to include discussion as it relates to the present pandemic trauma experience. As we approach the date, more information about the logistics will be shared.

November 6th – 9th, 2020 with Kevin Lu

Title: Racial hybridity and race in analytical psychology

Abstract: This paper explores some possible contributions analytical psychology may make to theorising racial hybridity. Already a ‘hybrid psychology’, I suggest that analytical psychology is particularly well-positioned to speak to the specific experiences and challenges posed by multiraciality, despite Jung’s own problematic statements on the topics of hybridity and race. In particular, I critically reflect on the hopes, fears, and fantasies that have arisen with the birth of my multiracial children, which may in turn act as a springboard to greater depth psychological reflections on the unique and equally ‘typical’ experience of raising mixed-raced children. Such concerns have been articulated by others like Bruce Lee, who faced the challenge of raising multiracial children amidst a backdrop of racism in the Unites States. While this paper critically assesses possible ways in which racial hybridity may be theorised from a Jungian perspective, it equally argues that a Post-Jungian approach must reflect the flexibility and fluidity of hybridity itself.

Bio: Kevin Lu, BA (Hons) (University of Toronto); MA (Heythrop College, University of London); PhD (University of Essex), is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.  He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies and a member of Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Kevin’s publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, Arnold J. Toynbee’s use of analytical psychology, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, sibling relationships in the Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora, racial hybridity, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film. 

December 2020 (TBD) with Robin S. Brown

Robin S. Brown will be presenting a seminar titled: “Synchronicity and the Relational Jung.” Details are forthcoming.

Bio: Robin S. Brown, PhD, LP, NCPsyA, is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a member of adjunct faculty for the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. His first book, Psychoanalysis Beyond the End of Metaphysics: Thinking Towards the Post-Relational (Routledge, 2017), won the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize. This was followed by an edited collection, Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2018), which was nominated for a Gradiva Award. His most recent publication is Groundwork for a Transpersonal Psychoanalysis: Spirituality, Relationship, and Participation (Routledge, 2020).  Forthcoming is a collection co-edited with Marie Brown titled Emancipatory Perspectives on Madness: Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Dimensions (Routledge).

On behalf of the Board, wishing you safety and good health,

Robin McCoy Brooks

IAJS Chair: Online Seminars
IAJS Board of Directors