Jungian Work and the Apocalypse: Working with Boys and Men to Address Alienation
– Robert Tyminski, PhD [SEMINAR]
Sat June 12, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Many patients now state that they spend hours each day paying attention to screens rather than to real people around them. We’ll explore how cyberspace becomes an alternate container for many clients in distress. We will examine what this means for the psyche in terms of relationships and fantasies, especially apocalyptic fantasies of destruction.
This seminar would address clinical work with boys, male adolescents, and young men, and include some anecdotal information regarding the same for girls and women. It would look at motivational aspects of what brings them into therapy, for example, how willing are they to engage with us.
We would examine the role of alienation, in particular, how it can shut down access to the inner world. Part of this difficulty leads to clinical encounters when boys and men feel unable to describe what happens inside them. The function of language will be considered in these discussions, because often there can be reports of not finding or having adequate feeling words to describe internal states. Ideas about containment will foreground the theoretical positioning of these discussions.
Dr. Tyminski will use a combination of case material and readings, a resource would be his 2018 book “Male Alienation at the Crossroads of Identity, Culture & Cyberspace.” Dr. Tyminski and CIP are requesting and encouraging participants to present their case material as well.
Robert Tyminski is an adult and child analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a past President; he teaches in the Institute’s analytic training program. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. His new book is Male Alienation at the Crossroads of Identity, Culture and Cyberspace. His previous book The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced was published in 2014 by Routledge. He is a 2016 winner of the Michael Fordham Prize from the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
$100 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $120 after
Non-member Rate: $130 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $150 after
6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists
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