Current Topics in Analytical Psychology


Deadline for Applications is extended to August 31, 2015!

This certificate program extends over a ten-month period beginning in September 2015 and ending in June 2016. It is structured around seminar courses on Saturdays, once a month, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., each focused on a current topic in Analytical Psychology.

Case Consultation: Students will have the option of either a monthly Sunday morning group from 9:30-12:00, or small groups to be arranged at individual analysts' offices during the week. The case conferences will provide an opportunity for discussion and integration of theoretical and clinical material.

The class is intended for licensed mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Continuing Education: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 318).

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #07986).

See also our Continuing Education page.

A maximum of 85 CEs can be earned, based on class attendance.

Continuing Education units can also be counted toward certification as a Sandplay therapist with the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA): 18 hours of "Jungian Theory"; 6 hours of "Introduction to Sandplay Therapy"; 12 hours of "Symbolism"; 52 hours of "Electives".

A Certificate in Jungian Studies will be awarded after completion of the program.

Application form can be downloaded at: Application Form (pdf file).
The form should be sent by mail to:

Public Programs
C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
10349 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Please include a non-refundable application fee is $50 with your application.
(The fee can be paid by check made payable to the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, or by credit card by calling our office at 310-556-1193 ext. 221. Fee can also be paid online here)

New application deadline is August 31, 2015.
An interview of all applicants will be scheduled after reception of complete application.

Tuition for the Certificate Program: $2,000.


Saturday, September 12, 2015; 10:00am-4:00pm
Jung's Typology
Presented by Steven Galipeau, M. A., M. Div.

Jung's interest and evaluation of human typology first emerged during his association with Freud, and developed further through his profound inner experiences as reported in The Red Book. His first major work after this time in his life was Psychological Types. We will examine the development of Jung's theory of typology throughout Jung's life and later by several Jungians. We will explore clinical application of psychological types as well as the cultural implications of typology in our current age.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the two attitude types and four functions of consciousness;
  • Assess the role of typology in the development of individual psychology;
  • Assess the role of typology in interpersonal relationships;
  • Assess the role of the superior function and the auxiliary function in the personality;
  • Identify problems related to the inferior function in the personality;
  • Identify aspects of typology in cultural differences.

Steven Galipeau, M. A., M. Div., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Calabasas and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City. The author of The Journey of Luke Skywalker: An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol and Transforming Body and Soul: Therapeutic Wisdom in the Gospel Healing Stories, Steve has also written several articles and reviews for various Jungian journals and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to Analytical Psychology.

Saturday, October 10, 2015; 10:00am-4:00pm
Psychic Energy and Symbols of Transformation
Presented by J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D.

Jung's discovery of the psychic energy that transforms through and develops into symbols with the potential for healing our psychological wounds, is perhaps one of the most significant contributions of his understanding of psychological processes. The ethical consequences of this psychological fact, Jung argues, thrusts the creation of personality into the forefront of responsibility for our world situation. Jung's notion of psychic energy is not only what sealed his fateful separation from Freud, but also led to our conscious experience with the healing powers of the collective unconscious.

Learning objectives:

  • Give an instance of how psychic energy is different than will power;
  • Describe how an instinct might be portrayed in a behavior;
  • Give an example of how an object might attract psychic energy;
  • Give an example how psychic energy can be directed to inner thought;
  • Give an example how psychic energy can transform instinctual drive;
  • Give an example of how a cultural image can evolve from psychic energy.

J. Gordon Nelson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and educational psychologist in Santa Monica. He has taught the complete C. G. Jung Collected Works Reading Program many times, as well as many individual training courses on Jung here, and other professional psychology graduate schools. He is a former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and Chair of its Certifying Board for new analysts.

Saturday, November 14, 2015; 10:00am-4:00pm
Archetypes and Symbols in the Individuation Process
Presented by Rose Emily Rothenberg, M.F.T.

When we focus our energies on the archetypes and symbols that continue to appear in dreams and inspirations, renewed interpretations emerge. By becoming conscious of the archetypes and symbols that are constellated, and by achieving an individual relationship to them, we can discover how they are part of our psychology and can become significant guides for the inner and outer journeys of our transformation. Sacrificing old attitudes and old states of being in order to accomplish this task often requires embarking on periodic descents into the unconscious to find inspiration while utilizing the creative energies that live within.

Learning objectives:

  • Give an example of how an outer journey can lead to an inner renewal;
  • Describe how dreams and visions incorporate archetypes and symbols;
  • Demonstrate how active imagination expresses the creative energies;
  • Identify how working with symbols furthers the process of individuation;
  • Illustrate the beneficial role of identifying archetypes and symbols in dreams and visions;
  • Give an example of how sacrificing old attitudes leads to renewal.

Rose-Emily Rothenberg, M.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Pacific Palisades. A member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of psyche/body and the orphan archetype. She is also the author of The Jewel in the Wound: How the Body Expresses the Needs of the Psyche and Offers a Path to Transformation and An Orphan's Odyssey: Sacred Journeys to Renewal.

Saturday, December 12, 2015; 10:00am-4:00pm
Working with Dreams
Presented by Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D.

In this workshop we will examine why we dream, the importance of dreams, the different types of dreams, both personal and archetypal, and how we work with them using Jung's method of uncovering meaning which he called amplification. Since the psyche speaks to us through images, we need to understand its language in order to gain the wisdom offered up nightly to us. Amplification gives us an effective means of working with this unusual, and at times, incomprehensible language, to uncover the many layers of meaning that can help with psychic development.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how dreams are understood by Jung in terms of clinical practice;
  • Describe the difference between a personal and an archetypal dream;
  • Describe what is meant by amplification in working with a dream;
  • Give an example of how to help a patient amplify their dream material;
  • Describe how dream amplification can lead towards a greater sense of integration for a patient, and why this would be important;
  • Describe how dreams are viewed and worked with in different cultures.

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst in the Los Angeles area. She is a past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Philemon Foundation. Nancy has a deep interest in exploring the manifestations of the psyche through dreams and myths and teaches and lectures in the U.S. and Switzerland.

Saturday, January 9, 2016; 10:00am-1:00pm
A Dream in Three Parts
Presented by Michal Aizenman, M.A.

In this theoretical/experiential class, we will focus on a dream in three parts, a dream rich in personal and archetypal imagery. We will utilize parallel process to understand our own responses to the imagery of the patient's dream, as well as follow the dreamer in her own process. As we explore the developmental and archetypal aspects of dream work, we will acquaint ourselves with the innate power of archetypal dream imagery to compensate for deep early trauma, heal the psyche and lead to transformation and rebirth.

Learning objectives:

  • Compare and contrast personal and archetypal dream images;
  • Illustrate the work with dream imagery from a personal, developmental perspective;
  • Illustrate the work with dream imagery from an archetypal perspective.

Michal Aizenman, M.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in West Los Angeles. She trained as a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in Israel, where she worked in psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics and the military, in addition to her private practice. Her current interests are dreams and neuroscience. Michal teaches and lectures regularly on dreams and dreaming.

Saturday, January 9, 2016; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Jung and the Inter-subjective Psyche
Presented by Susan P. Frankel, J.D., Ph.D.

This class will first discuss Jung's various statements about transference. We will then focus on the evolution of Jung's various positions concerning transference and counter-transference, particularly the ideas of Jung as a forerunner of inter-subjectivity, as evidenced by his writings in Psychology of the Transference. Jung's discussion of unconscious communication flowing both ways between analyst and analysand is very akin to Alan Shore's recent research on right brain implicit memory. Drawing from case material, as well as current thinking in brain research, we will examine Jung's intuitive grasp of what lies at the heart of the transference relationship.

Learning objectives:

  • Define and explain how transference and countertransference can be both inter-subjective and Jungian;
  • Explain the relationship between Alan Shore's work and Jung's ideas of transference;
  • Describe your patient's transference and your countertransference using Jung's model of transference.

Susan Frankel, J.D., Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in practice in Century City.She practiced law for seven years before returning to graduate school in psychology. Her interests include working with trauma, infant observation and intersubjective transference/countertransference. She has lectured both locally and nationally on The Use of Infant Observation with Adult Patients.

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00am-1:00pm
Embodiment in the Transference and Countertransference
Presented by Cydny Rothe, L.C.S.W.

This talk will focus on the body's presence in the transference/countertransference field. By attending to our own bodily sensations, as well as the feelings and thoughts that emerge from that awareness, we can become more conscious of elusive emotional states both in ourselves as well as in our patients. Using clinical examples, we will explore how to work with this data in the clinical moment, so that we may deepen our ability to attune to our patient's psychic reality and facilitate his or her ability to access and reflect on these emotional states of mind.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by somatic attunement and its role in the therapeutic process;
  • Describe what is meant by somatic countertransference and its role in the therapeutic process;
  • Describe what factors inhibit the therapist's ability to utilize somatic attunement and somatic countertransference in clinical work.

Cydny Rothe, L.C.S.W., B.C.D., is a Jungian analyst in Pasadena, California and is a member analyst of the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles where she serves on the Institute Board of Directors, the Certifying Board and as faculty. She gives talks and workshops on writing, film, dreams and the group unconscious. Cydny also serves on the Board of GREX (latin for flock), the West coast affiliate of AKRI, the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Groups, an organization that studies the impact of the unconscious on groups and organizations.

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Erotic Transference and Countertransference
Presented by Jeanine Roose, Ph.D.

This presentation will consider the importance of the archetypal image of Eros to the analytic couple. The experience of desire and passion can be fraught with challenges to both analyst and analysand, when love, as well as it's opposite hate, become activated. Drawing from clinical theory as well as case material, we will amplify the potential benefits and dangers that accompany the erotic transference and countertransference.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how to identify the presence of erotic transference in the analytic relationship;
  • Describe what is meant by the archetypal elements of the erotic transference and clinical implications;
  • Describe the benefits and dangers inherent in the erotic transference/countertransference.

Jeanine Roose, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Sherman Oaks. She is currently Director of the Pre-doctoral Intern program at Counseling West in Sherman Oaks and is former President and Director of Training at the C. G. Jung Institute, Her current interest is the exploration of the therapeutic process from a relational point of view.

Saturday, March 12, 2016; 10:00am-4:00pm
Anima and Animus: History and Evolution
Presented by Pamela Power, Ph.D.

This talk will examine the contra-sexual components of the psyche, the anima and animus, as Jung first conceived them. We will begin with how Jung discovered the anima in his own development, and how he thought of the animus in a woman. Controversies, and a redefinition of these ideas which have ensued since Jung, will be described in terms of clinical practice, and their relevance to psychoanalytic and object relations theory.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by the anima;
  • Describe what is meant by the animus;
  • Describe how Jung formulated these concepts in light of his personal experience;
  • Describe why these terms might be considered controversial today;
  • Describe the relevance of the concept of the anima and animus to contemporary object relations theory;
  • Describe one major revision that James Hillman made to Jung's original concept of Anima.

Pamela Power, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst with a private practice in Santa Monica. She is a past Clinic Director and past Training Director at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 9, 2016; 10:00am-4:00pm
Sand, Water and Figures in a Tray:
The Symbolic and Therapeutic Aspects of Sandplay Therapy

Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D.

In this presentation, we will summarize the primary aspects of Sandplay, including the symbolic importance of the elements in Sandplay therapy. We will begin with the sand, which represents the earth, as well as the kinesthetic experience of contacting the sand through touch. The water is an important symbol of the unconscious, and when added to the sand, changes the qualities of the sand in order to express a different array of feelings. The figures have a symbolic or archetypal aspect and each figure which was added to the collection by the therapist can also be viewed as affecting the transference relationship. The tray, which holds sand, water, and figures, also holds the psychic energy, and reflects the holding quality of the Sandplay therapist, whose observant attitude and capacity for reflection contain the psychic images of the client who is doing a tray. Clinical examples will be utilized to amplify each of these are as

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the symbolic meaning of the sand in Sandplay work ;
  • Describe the symbolic meaning of the use of water in Sandplay work;
  • Describe the function of the tray in Sandplay therapy;
  • Describe the symbolic aspect of the figures utilized in Sandplay work;
  • List some transference implications when utilizing Sandplay material;
  • Using a clinical example from the class, describe how a patient's Sandplay was utilized to amplify a psychological conflict and move towards resolution.

Marion Anderson, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. She is a certified Sandplay therapist and teacher who has lectured nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the Journal of Sandplay therapy, served as the co-coordinator of the Sandplay community of Los Angeles group, and gives workshops on painting inner images at the Jung Institute.

Saturday, May 14, 2016; 10:00am-1:00pm
Why Learn about Birth Trauma: a Jungian/Bionian Perspective
Presented by JoAnn Culbert-Koehn, L.C.S.W.

The most important reason for studying birth trauma simply is that you are likely to miss something painful and deeply significant in your patient's material if you are not tuned in to birth trauma and the kind of indelible and dark imprint it leaves on the psyche. This imprint will be reactivated at any modern day birth in your patient's life-a trip, a promotion, a new marriage, the birth of an actual child, or just a creative act such as making a painting, a poem or a sculpture. Jung wrote, "the so-called Oedipus complex with its famous incest tendency changes at this [prenatal] level into a Jonah-and-the-whale complex, which has a number of variants."

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by birth trauma;
  • Describe how a current psychological "birth" experience, such as a new marriage, new job, creative venture, or birth of a child can activate a patient's birth trauma;
  • Using case material, describe how a patient's birth trauma might manifest in the consulting room and ways to address this material.

JoAnn Culbert-Koehn, L.C.S.W., is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice with adults, adolescents, and children in Santa Monica, California. She has been in private practice for over 40 years. She is the past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she also served as director of training and co-director of the Hilde Kirsch Children's Center. In addition to being in private practice for over 40 years, she has also published widely and continues to lecture in the United States and internationally. In 2006, JoAnn received the Distinguished Educator Award from the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education. JoAnn has worked for over two decades integrating the work of C.G. Jung with the work of Klein and Bion.

Saturday, May 14, 2016; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Jung and Twelve-Step Programs
Presented by Maggie Gwinn, M.F.T.

The Twelve-Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous can be either "poison or panacea" for depth-work in Jungian Analysis. Lecture topics include: a) The first step-The Higher Power concept as a bridge to the Self; b) Using fourth-step "inventory" and the ninth-step "amends" to explore developmental material in session; c) Sponsor/Analyst-addressing an inherent split transference; d) Using "slip dreams" in a symbolic, as well as literal, fashion, and more. Elements from Jungian theory and Twelve-Step Philosophy will be interwoven, and further integrated, through discussion of case material.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe similarities and differences between Twelve-Step programs and Jungian analysis;
  • Describe how the fourth step " inventory" and the ninth step "amends" can be utilized to explore developmental material in an analytic context;
  • Describe what is meant by a "slip dream", and its clinical application;

Maggie Gwinn, M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Brentwood. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor on the supervising faculty of Antioch University. Maggie is a playwright and a 2009 nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Torture. Maggie has previously lectured at the Jung Institute on Jung and Twelve-Step Programs and on the Archetypal Experience of the Parentified Child.

Saturday, June 11, 2016; 10:00am-4:00pm
The "Psychization' of Sexuality
Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.

Jung used the term 'psychization' to refer to the process whereby "it is possible for the originally instinctive energy to be diverted from its biological application and turned into other channels." Sexuality, as instinct, is certainly a major energy where this 'psychization' occurs, bringing a full range of the psyche's agenda into its expression. Consequently, it is so often through human sexuality that we are confronted with the complexities, paradoxes, and demands of psychological forces seeking embodiment and actualization. The continuum of these needs of psyche will be explored through our investigation of ideas of sexuality that emerge from Analytical Psychology. This will include reflections on sexual development, current collective ideas of sexuality, dreams, clinical experiences, and in the relationship between Analyst and Analysand.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by Jung's concept of 'psychization' of instinct and its implications for psychotherapy;
  • Give a clinical example which illustrates how to apply the concept of 'psychization to observations of sexual experiences;
  • Describe how to differentiate traditional view of sexuality from an Analytical Psychology approach;
  • Describe why sexuality becomes the subject that so often brings people into analysis;
  • Give two clinical examples of how relate to sexual images from a symbolic perspective;
  • Describe how to differentiate one's own preconceptions from what psyche is presenting in the erotic field.

Barry Miller, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in West Hollywood. In addition to serving as faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he lectures frequently on dreams, sexuality, and transference and countertransference issues.