Monday evening CPD events

WMIP CPD meetings take place on the 4th Monday of the month throughout the year. They are generally open to Institute Members and the public but on occasion they are closed for members only or members and their guests. Coffee and Biscuits from 6.30pm. Meetings 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Monday 27 February 2017

7.00 - 8.30 pm

"Jung and the Divided Psyche"

Presented by Mark Saban

This meeting is open to the public.

I aim to address the question of dissociation from the perspective of Jungian psychology. Jung sees dissociation as normal for the healthy psyche . For Jung dissociation is not pathological in itself; pathology comes about when the different parts of the psyche (articulated by Jung as complexes and as archetypal figures) are unable to communicate with each other and with the ego complex. Jung?s dissociative model of the psyche thus contrasts with the psychoanalytic model of repression which sees any dissociation as inherently pathological. I aim to explore the implications of this idea with regard to both intrapsychic and intersubjective (transference/countertransference) dynamics occurring within analysis.

Mark Saban is a senior analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists. He teaches Jungian psychology on the Sesame dramatherapy training and lectures on analytical psychology at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University. His recent publications include "Jung, Winnicott and the Divided Psyche", Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2016, 61, 3, 329?349. He also co-edited (with Andrew Samuels and Emilija Kiehl) "Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology", Routledge, 2016.

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This event is free for WMIP Members and first-time visitors.
Subsequent visitors 10.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP
Five Ways train station and on-street parking nearby.

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