Stephen Farah’s IAJS Zoom and Online Seminar begins on February 20th – 22nd. Please read the details below. I will post a Zoom invitation at the beginning of the next week.
Applied Jungian Psychology: Jungian education in a virtual world
Zoom Seminar Saturday February 20th from 17h00 to 18h30 SAST February 19th and list serve correspondence following the Seminar through the 22nd.
Over the course of the last decade The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies (CAJS) has focussed on the dissemination of Jungian based educational programmes beyond the scope of its traditional structures, specifically analysis and academia. Over the course of the last seven years these educational programmes have been increasingly delivered virtually to a global audience. This initiative has reached many thousand non-traditional students, who would, under other circumstances, be denied access to this body of work. More recently, over the last three years, with the Jungian and post-Jungian Clinical Concepts Programme and in 2020 launching the Jungian Film and Music Schools, we have reached a wide cross section of both lay and professional students, including an increasing number of analysts. My presentation will attempt to share how we have done this navigating a very fine line in attempting to reach a wider audience without dumbing down the educational process into the dreaded category of “pop-psychology”, the etymology and conceptualisation of “psychoeducation” as we conceive of and deliver it and what we have learnt from extensive engagement with students on the minefield of Social Media and education delivered via virtual platforms.
Stephen Anthony Farah is the co-founder of and senior lecturer at The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies South Africa and current co-chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies. Stephen holds an honours degree in analytical philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand and a master’s degree in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies from the University of Essex. Stephen’s areas of interest include psychoanalysis, film, the philosophy of language, consciousness, individuation, and futurism.
Discussion points for Zoom session, 20 February 2021.
· My background, how I first encountered Jungian studies – Little Athanor and the South African poet, Châtillon Coque, formalisation of my studies, vocational crossroads, opening the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in 2011, IAJS.
· Teaching individuation, “psychoeducation” and “applied Jungian studies”.
· The trajectory of the teaching:
o The Masterclass (teaching individuation)
o The Foundation Modules (CPD)
o Twelve Steps Towards Individuation. (group process work)
o Going online in 2013.
· Conceptualising education in a virtual world: packaging, desired outcomes, delivery, platforms.
· Programmes in the early years.
· Applications (example: the Coffee Shop exercise).
· Evolution of programmes since 2017.
· Virtues and vices: the challenges of psychoeducation in hypermodernity.
Sheltering in Seattle,
Robin McCoy BrooksIAJS Seminar Chair