Online Learning

Now you can access The Jung Center’s innovative educational offerings wherever you go. We are proud to announce the launch of online classes. You can access all of our online events below, with more on the way. Stay tuned!

Many of these events will be accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards, along with other state accrediting bodies for a range of mental health professionals (including chemical dependency counselors) and educators. Continuing education accreditation provided by R. Cassidy Seminars. For details about accreditation, click here.

We remain deeply grateful to The Houston Endowment, the family of Frank N. McMillan, Jr., Douglas Wyatt, and Carolyn Grant Fay for their support of our online classes.

CURRENT OFFERINGS

NEW: The Secret Lives of Emotions: Shame

Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC | 1.0 CE hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)

Shame is the profoundly painful experience of feeling defective and unworthy of acceptance. Etymologically related to “covering up,” shame can leave us feeling disgraced and exposed. Shame is a universal emotion and not reserved for the few “unfortunate.” Despite its universality, shame lurks in the shadows, as it is a “negative” emotion that few will admit. In fact, the experience of the feeling itself constellates shame, and thus falls into what Jung called “the shadow,” making it one of the most difficult feelings to understand and manage. In this program, we will explore the meaning and value of shame to our psychological functioning, the role of shame to an individual’s socialization and development of identity, and we will distinguish the normal human emotion of shame from “toxic shame” which is shame as an identity and belief that one is flawed and defective.

The Seven Deadly Sins… and a Few Misdemeanors

James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst and J. Pittman McGehee, DD, Jungian analyst | 1.0 CE hour | $18 ($15 Jung Center members)

Think you know something about sin? In this enhanced online version of a presentation recorded Sept. 7, 2005, J. Pittman McGehee and James Hollis take a thoughtful look at our tendency to stray from the straight and narrow. How do our “sins,” these universal human behaviors, show up in both the classical and contemporary worlds? How do they affect our most important relationships — for good and ill?

The Poet as Depth Psychologist

James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst | 6.0 CE hours | $80 ($70 Jung Center members)

This is an enhanced online version of a class taught at The Jung Center by James Hollis in the summer of 2013. However troubled their personal lives, some poets intuitively embody profound insight into the nature and dynamics of the human psyche in their work. They are vehicles for the embodiment of the invisible world, which they render more accessible by making it visible through metaphor and image. This four week course will focus upon four who open apertures into the universal motions of the human psyche. They are: Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Mary Oliver.

C.G. Jung: A Brief Introduction

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD | 60 minutes | Free (no CE credit)

Why are experiences of meaning essential for psychological development? How does the absence of meaning maintain psychological suffering? This hour-long online presentation will introduce you to some of the key concepts, methods, and purposes of Jung’s psychological theory.

Happiness and the Pursuit of Meaning

Jill Carroll, PhD | 60 minutes | $10 ($5 Jung Center members)

What is the relationship between happiness and meaning? Is there a certain kind of meaning necessary for happiness? Do those who are happiest have a higher purpose – or meaning – in their lives? Listen to this CARL Talk lecture for this, and so much more!

The Wisdom of Uncertainty

Jerry Ruhl, PhD | 60 minutes | 1.0 CE hour | $10 ($5 Jung Center members)

What does it mean to be human in a chaotic world? There are times, too many to count, in which we fall back into chaotic states: of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, meaninglessness. In moments of chaotic breakdown, of individual or collective nature, our familiar and cherished positions become unraveled. Ancient myths about chaos uniquely transcend time and culture to speak to the universal human condition and the hopes, aspirations and fears that define our humanity. This lecture explores how these mythic patterns can help to guide us in our own heroic struggles and cultivate wisdom from impermanence and uncertainty.

Spiritual but not Religious: Jung as Guru and Sage in Adult Continuing Education

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD | 30 minutes | Free (no CE credit)

This presentation, recorded at the joint IAAP/IAJS conference at Yale University in July, 2015, explores why Jung continues to appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances – and some of the hazards we encounter if we are not mindful of the gaps between who Jung was and who we want him to be.

Voices of Jung: Myth, Newton, and Complexity

Ronald Schenk, PhD, Jungian analyst  | 60 minutes | $15 ($10 Jung Center members)

Jung’s work was born out of 19th Century scientific certainty, Romantic inclinations, and Christian sensibility, and it matured amidst 20th Century insights regarding the relativization of consciousness. Now a careful “re-visioning” of the core of his project reveals a strong underlying accord with paradoxical post-modern precepts of the predictability of uncertainty and the rational nature of chaos. This lecture will explore ways in which “Jung” can be understood as on the cutting edge of contemporary consciousness regarding our everyday lives both as individuals and as a culture.

Blind Spots: How Exploring Our Shadows Can Transform Our Lives

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD | 3 hours | Free (no CE credit)

Discover how personal integrity depends on the necessary, transformative journey into what we most fear encountering in ourselves. Jung used the metaphor of shadow to capture our inevitable inability to see ourselves clearly and completely. We cannot stand upright in the light without some essential part of us falling into darkness. Often, what is hidden is what we do not want to admit about ourselves: our jealousy, anger, pettiness, aggressiveness, desire, acquisitiveness. But much that is necessary falls into shadow and needs to be claimed so we can live more whole, purposeful lives. We will use lecture, discussion, media, and personal exercises to examine Jung’s theory of shadow and how we can use it to explore and integrate our own darkness.