Welcome! This site offers a variety of resources about Jungian Analytical Psychology. The Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Jungian Discussion Group monthly schedule is posted below (see schedule in right column). For questions or comments, please contact Ann Blake via AUS e-mail or stop by Ann's AUS campus office. You can also bring questions and comments to the AUS Jungian Discussion Group (see schedule in right column below).
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jungian Psychotherapists Association 20th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Jungian Psychotherapists Association (JPA), JPA offers two public seminars in 2013: Ann Belford Ulanov, April 20, 2013 (already presented) and John Bebee, October 19, 2013: Approaching a Patient’s Complexes in Contemporary Culture. After Dr. Beebe’s presentation, we will host a reception to celebrate 20 years of collegial community.
Nineteen years ago, at David Hufford’s behest, eight people gathered to craft a unique Jungian organization, envisioning a cooperative professional training organization for mental health practitioners interested in Analytical Psychology. The resulting Jungian Psychotherapists Association (JPA) nestles midway between the analyst’s guild, North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology/NPIAP, and the community salon, C. G Jung Society, Seattle. The JPA steering group inaugurated the organization with a 1983 public presentation by John Beebe: What I’ve Learned from Jung about Doing Psychotherapy. Many event participants enthusiastically joined JPA to become charter members. At its inception, JPA members met quarterly for business meetings combined with invited short clinical presentations by local analysts, sometimes followed by a facilitated discussion several weeks later. During the ensuing almost 20 years, JPA has offered a variety of workshops designs, most currently in the form of a public seminar, two clinical workshops, and an ethics workshop each year; many workshops are followed by a case consultation led by the workshop leader. Members may invite licensed practitioners to JPA clinical workshops.
For many years, Steering Committee members and charter members rotated through elected offices. Many Steering Committee members and charter members have redirected their attention to other interests; others have become Jungian analysts or Psychoanalytic analysts; and none of the original Steering Committee members currently serve on the Council. A new generation of members now holds elected offices and will ably guide the organization into the future.
The JPA mission, as listed on the website (www.jpaseattle.org), states the following: “The JPA is a mutually supportive organization of psychotherapists actively engaged in the study and application of Analytical Psychology. The central purpose of the JPA is to further the professional growth, development, and education of its members. To support this aim, the JPA provides professional educational opportunities with a clinical focus, including seminars, courses, consultations, and, study groups.” JPA offers a free annual ethics workshop for members as well as an annual public seminar, open to the public, at which well-known Jungian speakers present cutting-edge Jungian perspectives.
JPA is a fluid organization, adjusting to contemporary needs and directions; for example, JPA recently changed the membership requirements to eliminate required task group participation and Jungian analysis. Current membership guidelines are as follows: interest and foundational background in Jungian Analytical Psychology; and licensed clinician (or in the process of becoming licensed). Benefits of membership include professional community; professional development opportunities; member rate for all training events; professional listserve; JPA blog; and website listing.
We invite you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us. And we invite you to join our professional community which offers a rich variety of learning opportunities.
From the C. G. Jung Society of Seattle newsletter.
Summer Series 2013: Jung's Red Book
Begin to create your own Red Book with Walter A. McGerry, MA
Sonu Shamdasani tells the story of an associate of Jung's who asked Jung to
comment on some of his Red Book mandalas and paintings. Jung declined
saying that his friend would be better served by creating her own red
book. This summer we will have the opportunity to create our own
red books during a 6-week course that will meet during June, July,
and August.
Course participants will meet with a presenter for two hours
every other week. During these meetings we will discuss Jung's experinces,
which lead to his experiences, which became The Red Book. During seceding
sessions we will learn about active imagination techniques, dream
interpretation, journaling and mandala creation. Participants will have an
opportuinity to use these techniques between sessions and bring their
creations to the group for discussion and sharing.
The course will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.
Session One (June 12): Introduction of Jung's experiences with the Red
Book material and the development of active imagination methods. Overview
of active imagination, dream analysis, synchronicity and mandala creation.
Session Two (June 26): Instruction in active imagination. Between
sessions particiaptns will work with active imagination methods and will
give expression to the inspiration that emerges through drawing,
writing and sculpting.
Session Three (July 10): Particpants will share expresions of their
active imagination work. Instruction in dream work/analysis together with
Jung's views. Between sesions participants will work with dreams and
keep a jounal.
Session Four (July 24): Participatns will share their experiences with
dream work. Instructions in Jung's views of synchronicity. Between sessions
participants will keep a journal of synchronistic occurrences.
Session Five (Aug 14): Participants will share their journal of synchronous
experiences. Instruction in mandala as transcendent unifying principle.
Between sessions participants will create mandala.
Session Five (Aug 21): Refelction and integration of material through sharing
of personal mandalas.
Walter A. McGerry, BA, University of WAshington; MA, Antioch University
Seattle; adjunct faculty, psychology. Practicing since 1980, McGerry's
oreintation for therapy, consutation and supervision combines humanistic,
transpersonal and Jungian theory. He sees cleints, consultees and supervisees
in private practice and maintians studies and practices in: alchemy as a
symbolic practice of transformation, creative processes, psychotherapy's
roles and meanings in socio-political contexts and conscious connection to
transpersonal experince. As a member of the Northwest Alliance for
Psychoanalytic Studies, he consults, pro bono, with therapists seeing
clients at their clinic. He is actively involved in and past president of the
Jungian Psychotherapists Association, and is also a member of the
Association for Humanistic Psychology, Washington Mental Health
Counselor's Association, and Pschotherapists and Counselors for
Social Responsibility.