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 the fundamentals of Analytical Psychology. Seminars will focus on the history of Jung's life and theory development, the intricacies of the Word Association Experiment, Complex theory and neurosis, the structure and dynamics of the psyche, symbol formation in infancy and individuation, and the interpretation of dreams.