Fundamentals of Jungian Psychology (Virtual Lecture Series)

Tuesdays 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 – 12 to 1:30 pm (Central)
Location: Zoom

Registration price: Friends – $145; Others – $160

*12 CEs are available for this course given participation in all 8 lectures. CE-seeking participants must apply separately for CEs here.


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The Jung Society of St. Louis, in collaboration with the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, will offer an online Fundamentals of Jungian Psychology course in September and October of 2023. The course will consist of eight lectures on basic concepts taught by a variety of analysts. Each lecture will be 90 minutes with lecture and ample time for discussion and Q&A.


September 5: Jung – a brief biography; Therapy vs. Analysis – Rose Holt, MA
September 12: The Complex – Sheldon Culver, D.Min.
September 19: Shadow/Persona – Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA
September 26: Personality Types – John Beebe, M.D.
October 3: Dream Analysis – Ken James, Ph.D.
October 10: The Transcendent Function – Sara Sage, MS, LMHC
October 17: Anatomy of the Psyche – Boris Matthews, Ph.D., LCSW, NCPsyA
October 24: Individuation – Ken James, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives: Participants will

  1. Gain understanding of personality types that will facilitate their family and work relationships
  2. Develop modes of self-examination through work with dreams, understanding personal complexes, and the importance of story in their own lives
  3. Gain perspective on their own identity and its partial determination in time and place by considering the long-range development of collective consciousness
  4. Expand their definition of personhood and learn techniques for expanding their awareness of their own role in the skein of being

Sheldon Culver, M.Div., D.Div., is a Jungian Analyst with an active, soul-healing practice in Columbia, Illinois. She is a graduate of Washington University and Eden Theological Seminary, both in St. Louis. She is a Diplomate with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), graduating from this North American training program in 1996. Sheldon is the director of the Heartland Association of Jungian Analysts (HAJA) Training Seminar, a weekend program for individuals interested in furthering their understanding of Jungian Psychology and/or training to become a Jungian Analyst.

Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and art psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She is former President, Director of Training, and chair of the Program Committee of the Jung Institute of Chicago, former President of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts, and served eight years on the Executive Committee of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts. She is contributing editor to the Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice and has numerous publications in Analytical Psychology. She lectures on the clinical implications of gender, the use of active imagination, and the impact of Jung’s thought upon creative development and artistic production.

John Beebe, M.D., is the creator of the eight-function, eight-archetype model of psychological types. A Jungian analyst and past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, he is the author of Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type: The Reservoir of Consciousness and co-editor, with Ernst Falzeder, of The Question of Psychological Types: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan. John has spearheaded a Jungian typological approach to the analysis of film and has written the preface to the Routledge Classics edition of Jung’s 1921 book, Psychological Types.

Rose Holt, M.A., began her career in science and business, areas in which she worked for over 20 years. At mid-life, she changed over to counseling and psychology after discovering Jungian Psychology. Her thesis paper for Analytical Training is “Alchemy of the Small Group.” It describes the journey of a core group of women who worked weekly with their dreams over a ten-year period. Many alchemical themes that Jung ascribed to the individuation process appeared in group members’ dreams, convincing Rose that work in small, intimate groups is an effective way to facilitate individuation. Rose holds degrees in physics and counseling and graduated from the training program of the Chicago Jung Institute in 2001.

Ken James, Ph.D., maintains a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. His areas of expertise include dream work and psychoanalysis, archetypal dimensions of analytic practice, divination and synchronicity, and ways to sustain the vital relationship between body, mind, and spirit. He has done post-doctoral work in music therapy, the Kabbalah, spirituality, and theology, and uses these disciplines to inform his work as a Jungian analyst.

Boris Matthews, Ph.D., LCSW, NCPsyA, graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and maintains a practice of analytical psychology in the Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, areas. He is particularly interested in working with persons who recognize a need to develop a balanced adaptation to the “outside” and to the “inside” worlds, work that involves awareness of the individual’s psychological typology. Dreams, active imagination, and spiritual concerns are integral elements in the analytic work, the ultimate goal of which is to develop a functioning dialog with the non-ego center, the Self. He has served as Director of Training for the Chicago Jung Institute and lectures nationally and internationally.

Sara Sage, MS, LMHC, is a therapist in private practice in South Bend, Indiana, and a senior candidate in the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute in Chicago. Sara’s practice focuses on depth work for mind, body, and spirit and specializes in LGBTQ+ clients. A former teacher and professor, Sara has a lifelong interest in Jungian work that centers around psychological type and gender and otherness in ways that expand the concepts for working with transgender, nonbinary, and all queer people. Sara recently presented in Zurich at a conference celebrating the 75th anniversary of the original Jung Institute.