The C.G. Jung Library of Tampa Bay differentiates itself in the community by its commitment to bringing people from all backgrounds together around the concepts of Analytical Psychology. For those wanting to delve deeply into Jung’s work, we recommend and regularly offer a Certificate Course requiring a serious commitment on the part of participants, but one that is rewarded by an expansive and intimate encounter with Jung’s ideas and essence through his own writings.
In addition, the Library is currently pursuing an affiliation at the university level, engendering a novel relationship through which interested students and health care professionals can earn a micro-credential in Analytical Psychology in order to augment professional experience, improve resume credentials, and earn CEUs. This condensed course is for those looking for an encapsulated introduction to Jungian concepts that requires less time and financial commitment than the Certificate Course and can be accessed virtually.
Founded by C.G. Jung, Analytical Psychology is one of the depth psychology models that must be distinguished specifically from Psychoanalysis, founded by Sigmund Freud, and Individual Psychology, founded by Alfred Adler. While all models speak indirectly and directly of the relationship between conscious and unconscious life, Jung’s model gives us the unique concept of the collective unconscious, which includes the archetypes.
Archetypes are transpersonal, transcultural, and transhistorical patterns of psychic energy that enter through the psyche of each individual as well as connecting the individual to the collective psychology of the species as a whole. By contrast, the individual or personal unconscious is dealt with through Jung’s understanding of the complexes, or the biographical material that has been suppressed or repressed because of its incompatibility with persona-ego functioning. In Jung’s psychology, however, you are not limited by your biography. Healing and wholeness are actually experienced at the level of the archetypes, at the deeper level of the collective, in union with the archetypal Self.
Jung’s focus on the collective unconscious as a deep level of the psyche that is universally shared as one’s “ancestral psychology” gives rise to the importance of symbol-making, religious imagery, myth, and the imaginal realm. It also provides roots in the anima mundi, or world soul. With Jung’s model, one always belongs to a bigger story, whether one knows it or not. Being conscious of that bigger story is critically important for the optimal development of the individual and the survival of the species.
This year-long course (October 12, 2022−May 24, 2023) is designed for those interested in undertaking an intensive study of the history and development of Analytical Psychology. Course readings will include seminal papers from Jung’s Collected Works, sections of his autobiographical Memories, Dreams Reflections, and supplemental readings including excerpts from several biographies written since his death in 1961. The overarching goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive and illuminating framework for understanding Jung’s life and work.
A sequence of 12 modules ranging in length from 45 to 90 minutes, added approximately monthly on Teachable.
The Library plans to provide a micro-credential in Analytical Psychology that includes approved CEUs for Florida-based mental health professionals. This course covers the essential concepts of Jungian or Analytical Psychology. It includes a solid grounding in Jung’s understanding of the structure and dynamics of the psyche, covering concepts such as projection, enantiodromia, and synchronicity, along with practical considerations having to do with working with unconscious material such as dreams, affect states and somatic states.
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