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Us & Them: When the Shadow Rules (Hybrid)

Don Streit

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Join us as we identify an aspect of the psyche that lurks in our unconscious – a part that we don’t want to see, own, or show to the world. Carl Jung refers to this aspect of personality that is repressed, disowned, or despised as the archetype of the shadow, and recognized that if the shadow in our psyche overruns the value of diversity, we run the risk of dividing the world into “Us” and “Them.” In this workshop with Don Streit, we’ll learn playful ways to recognize Shadow characteristics in ourselves, and discover how doing so can lead to a greater valuation of difference and diversity, and even facilitate reconciliation between people of diverse thought, beliefs, ethnic origins, and values. Join us as we locate our own shadowy areas, acknowledge how these parts of ourselves end up in the world around us, and embark on the urgent and timely endeavor of devising a path towards a more compassionate consideration of those around us.

This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. Please use the registration form to select which way you plan to participate. If you register to attend online, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.

All times are CDT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

About the instructor

Don Streit

Don Streit, MSW, LCSW, is from Little Rock, AR, where he is in private practice. Since 1992, he has taught core graduate school courses including ego psychology, CBT and personality disorders, group therapy, family therapy, and spirituality and social work. Since 1997, he has presented workshops on Jungian topics – the shadow archetype; dream interpretation; spiritual approaches to treatment; the hero’s/heroine’s journey. Most recently he has presented workshops at the Jung Center of Houston, Texas, and the Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida – Ft. Lauderdale. He has presented Ethics for social workers since 2016.

General details

Date & time


Friday, June 24
1 - 4:30pm

3.5 h

Number of sessions

Continuing Education Units





$65.00 USD


$75.00 USD


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For more than sixty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. Our mission is to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight—individually, in relationships, and within the community. The Jung Center provides pathways to find deeper meaning in everyday life.

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