Public Programs: Fall 2017
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Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:00AM - 01:00PM

Presented by the Analytical Psychology Club

Jung's Typology

Presented by Robin Robertson, PhD

“My typology is . . . not in any sense to stick labels on people at first sight. It is not a physiognomy and not an anthropological system, but a critical psychology dealing with the organization and delimitation of psychic processes that can be shown to be typical.”​ —C.G. Jung

This lecture will discuss both how and why Jung developed his model of psychological types, including the influences Jung drew upon in formulating his theory..  We will examine the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is based on Jung’s typology, including some of its weaknesses, such as the lack of any consideration of the “inferior/Shadow function,” which is on the one hand our Achilles heel, and on the other the gateway to our creativity.  Participants will also be able to take a short test developed by Dr. Robertson for use with patients and students, with ample time for questions.


Robin Robertson, PhD, is a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist, as well as a writer and lecturer. He was formerly adjunct professor at both the California Institute of Integral Studies, and for the Jungian Studies program at Saybrook University. He’s the general editor for Psychological Perspectives and a contributing editor for Cybernetics & Human Knowing. Robin has published many books and articles, on Jungian psychology and related areas or his hobby as a magician.

Pre-registered: $55.00 | At Door: $60.00
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

Note: CE Credits not available

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.