The Texas Seminar
of the Inter-Regional Society of
“Everything changes and nothing remains still...
...you cannot step twice into the same stream."
As Jung attempted to synthesize multiple areas of thought, this curriculum attempts to synthesize the confluence of energies and ideas of the 21st century. This includes Post-Jungian developments in Analytical Psychology (classical, archetypal, and developmental approaches) as well as current psychological theories and their relation to psychoanalysis.
Our goal is to build on C.G. Jung’s foundational opus, and as such our curriculum includes the study of psychic structure (archetypes, the Self, the collective unconscious, etc.), content (archetypal imagery, myth and symbol, etc.), and process (compensations, individuation, the transcendent function, self-regulation, etc.). Our aim for our students is that of inspiration, through a curriculum that encourages them to think for themselves as they integrate the ideas of Analytical Psychology found in the writings of Jung, Post-Jungians, and other depth psychology theorists. Similarly, our aim for our faculty is an enlivening of professional and theoretical development through flexibility of method, orientation, and individual interest. To fully engage and incorporate these theories, students are required to complete three years of classes in the Seminar.
This year we will study Analytic Methods: exploring the psychology of the transference in transformation, both archetypal and developmental approaches to the building of human character, the clinical and religious influences on CG Jung in his conception of the psyche, the frame of analytic work, the relevance of Jungian theory in the 21st century, the religious function in the human psyche, the use of metaphor in symbolic work, and the treatment of trauma. We will end the year with a focus on working with image, symbolism and the unconscious and on the phenomena of transference and countertransference in depth work.