You can exert no influence unless you are subject to influence.
C.G. Jung (1929)
This conference will revisit Jung’s prescient intimation of the intersubjective nature of the therapeutic relationship and the process of change in analysis in the light of contemporary infant research and relational psychoanalysis.
Speakers include: Beatrice Beebe, Bessel van der Kolk, Eugene Taylor, Jean Knox, Warren Colman
Conference themes will include
Scholoarships & Grants are available (see full brochure for details)
Reviving Psyche’s Speech:
Affect, Attachment, and Intersubjectivity in the Temenos
Led by Suzi Naiburg
Jung recognized the patient/therapist bond as “often of such intensity that we could almost speak of a ‘combination’ . . . in which both [participants] are altered.” Yet Jungian clinical writing rarely evokes what it’s like to be in the temenos, relying on narrative summary and amplifying symbolic material instead. Jungian papers are often theory rich and symbol savvy but experience poor. In this workshop for unpublished and published writers, you’ll be introduced to the evocative, enactive, and lyric narrative modes of clinical prose and practice reviving psyche’s speech, infusing your writing with affect’s energy, turning words into “emissaries” (Hillman), and doing something to your readers that was done to you (Bion).
Suzi Naiburg, PhD, LICSW, author of Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer’s Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (Routledge, 2013), is a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has taught more than 40 clinical writing workshops and was the Executive Director of the Jung Society of New Mexico when she lived in Santa Fe.
With sponsorship from The New England Society of Jungian Analysts (NESJA) and the C.G. Jung Institute, Boston; The Child Analytic Project Fund; The Society of Analytical Psychology, London.