We are pleased to convene our 7th biennial Jung in the Heartland Conference, reimagined to provide both outstanding faculty and varied experiential offerings in a fully virtual format. We welcome individuals from all fields.
Conference Program Highlights
DONALD KALSCHED, PH.D.
The Polarizing vs. the Integrating Psyche
Enduring patterns of dividing and differentiating and—on the other hand—unifying and integrating exist in all of us as individuals and in the collective as well. This lecture will explore how in unstable situations, polarizing tendencies often get the upper hand, leading to psychopathology, and how both are necessary for psychological growth and differentiation.
Culture Wars and the Hijacked Imagination In this lecture, Don Kalsched will describe how fear hijacks the imagination and justifies defensive anger and splitting in both the individual and the collective, and describe how this is evident in culture wars around conspiracy theories, climate change, abortion, immigration, gun violence, and beyond.
THOMAS SINGER, M.D.
Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America: A Way to Frame the Psychology of Polarization
How do cultural complexes contribute to the profound divisions as well as the possibility of soul making in the U.S.? This talk focuses on the interrelationships between soul, cultural complexes, and polarization in the United States today.
The Imaginal as a Way to Heal Polarization in the Individual and Collective Psyche This talk will focus on how the imaginal can provide ways of “seeing” our individual and collective splits in the hopes of finding ways of healing and even transcending them.