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for John Beebe
Our anniversary year will culiminate with the return of our initiatory speaker in 1993
John Beebe, Jungian Analyst
who will be presenting:
Approaching A Patient's Complexes in Contemporary Culture
This presentation will be open to the public
Saturday October 19, 2013
10:00-4:30 Lunch will be provided
Place: Bloedel Hall at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle.
Online (at right) or by mail (printable brochure/registration)
The Jungian therapist has to recognize that a person in psychotherapy today lives in a world that has long since grappled with the issues that Freud and Jung raised, and is therefore able to consider psychological complexities they didn’t address. Today’s psychotherapy patient holds knowledge of the complexes in a much more canny way than earlier generations in analytical psychotherapy. Yet psychological sophistication in the culture means that therapists and patients have more than ever to do to uncover what the unconscious still intends us to grasp about our complexes. We learn to discuss the patient’s particular complexes in a way that enables the psyche of the patient to tell us what is still being left out. Anima, animus, gender, and sexual orientation, for instance, are all part of a larger set of issues which are of concern to contemporary patients and of which the contemporary Jungian therapist needs to be cognizant. This presentation will show how one Jungian analyst has adapted his way of working with complexes to make room for the patient’s own psychological sophistication, and that of contemporary culture.
Dr. John Beebe, MD
Dr. John Beebe, a past President of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in practice in San Francisco. He has lectured throughout the world on complexes, psychological types, aspects of moral character, and their cultural reflection in the world of film. His essays on topics related to analytical psychology have appeared in many publications. His book Integrity in Depth is available in paperback.
Reception to follow:
20th Anniversary Reception Celebration
Please join us and toast to the JPA and our wonderful community!