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Public Programs & Continuing Education

The Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts & the Philadelphia Jung Institute host Public Programs which are designed for clinicians, but are open to all who are eager to explore and be enriched by the ideas of Carl Jung and analytical psychology for their personal and professional development. No prior knowledge of Jungian thought is required. Our events offer the opportunity to hear from presenters on the leading edge of depth psychology, nationally and internationally. Most are published and have made significant contributions to the field. This format includes audience dialogue to enhance its relevance to individual interests.

When Continuing Education credit is available it will be noted with the program description.
Upcoming Programs
  • Past Programs



      • 2014 - 2015 Programs

          Introduction to Jung Workshop Series
          4 Sundays

          PAJA/Jung Institute of Philadelphia offers a series of workshops providing an introduction to Jung's work for those curious about this rich body of thought. Each workshop is taught by a Jungian analyst, and will be a chance to explore one of Jung's major ideas in an informal and intimate setting. No prior knowledge of Jung is required.

          For a description of each workshop, and to register for a workshop, click on the title below. If you are on the PAJA email list you will receive notice before each event. Click the link at the bottom of this page to be added to the PAJA email list and receive email notifications.

          Time: 4 Sundays, 2 or 3 hours each.
          Location: Ethical Society of Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
          Fee: $25 for each 2-hour workshop; $30 for each 3-hour workshop
          (For professionals attending the workshop, the fee for a NBCC CE certificate is $10, to be paid by check or cash at the event )
          Location: The Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
          Contact: For questions regarding these events, please contact PAJA's director of Public Programs: sarahjbraun@gmail.com


          September 21, 2014 1 to 3 PM
          Sarah Braun, MD
          The Mood of the Creator: Jung, Myths and Creativity

          December 7, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
          Simone Campbell-Scott, MA, LCSW-C
          Fishing in the Underworld: Jung's Way with Dreams

          March 22, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
          Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
          Jungian Art Therapy: The Fundamentals Experienced

          May 3, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
          Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA
          Motherhood as an Opportunity for Psychological Growth


          Friday Evening Lecture: Christina Becker, MBA, Jungian Analyst
          Individuation as an Ethical Process

          Friday, February 13, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
          Lecture Fee: $20 (For professionals attending the workshop, the fee for a NBCC Ethics CE certificate is $10, to be paid by check or cash at the event)
          Location: The Ethical Society Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

          Because space is limited, please register by clicking on the title of the event.

          For questions regarding these events, please contact PAJA's director of Public Programs: sarahjbraun@gmail.com




      • 2013 - 2014 Programs

          Introduction to Jung Workshops, October 2013 - March 2014

          PAJA brings to Philadelphia the second year of a series that offers an introduction to Jung's ideas for those curious about his rich body of work. Each workshop is taught by a Jungian analyst, and offers a chance to explore one of Jung's major ideas in an informal and intimate setting. No prior knowledge of Jung or psychology is required. Descriptions of each workshop and registration information will follow the dates & titles below.

          Time: 4 Sundays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
          Location: Ethical Society of Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia Class Fee: $25 per meeting
          Contact: Lisa Marchiano at marchiano.lisa@gmail.com for questions about the program.

          Sunday, October 13, 2013
          Self Discovery Through Self Expression: A Hands-On Seminar Presenting Basic Techniques of Jungian Art Therapy
          Sondra Geller, MA, ATR

          Sunday, November 10, 2013
          Just a Job? What Fairy Tales can Tell us About Work
          Lisa Marchiano, LCSW

          Sunday, February 9, 2014
          To Die For: Vampires and the Psychological Concept of Possession
          Deborah Stewart, LCSW-R

          Sunday, March 9, 2014
          Jung’s Dreamscape
          Joan Golden-Alexis, PhD


          Introduction to Jung Workshops
          Jung Explains Himself


          April 7, 2013       1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
          A viewing of the documentary, "Matter of Heart," which includes interviews with C.G. Jung, excerpts from his public lectures and comments by those who were close to him. This film is as interesting for those who are familiar with Jung’s work as for those for whom this is an introduction. It is an opportunity to hear Jung present his own ideas in the context of his time. A discussion with Sallie Bell, Jungian analyst, will follow.

          Sallie Bell, MA is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Wilmington, Delaware. Diplomate of the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, she also holds a DEUG and a License in Clinical Psychology from the University of Paris and an MA from Harvard in Cross-Cultural Communication. Prior to training in psychology, she received a BA in French literature from Wellesley College, an MA in French literature from Middlebury in Paris and taught for many years in Taiwan and in mainland China. A special interest has been filming Shamanic rituals in Outer Mongolia. See web site: www.salliebell.com


          Introduction to Jung Workshops
          Cornerstones of Jungian Analysis: Active Imagination

          January 27, 2013       1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
          Active Imagination is a technique developed by Carl Jung which sets up a working relationship between the unconscious and conscious realms – thus, quickening the individuation process and leading toward greater wholeness of the individual. In this two hour workshop we will learn the basic principles of the active imagination technique and have the opportunity to experience selected aspects of the active imagination process. This workshop will incorporate lecture, discussion and an experiential activity. No prior knowledge of Jung or other experience is necessary.

          Cathryn Polonchak , LICSW is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Shepherdstown WV. For more than thirty years she has used the active imagination technique as developed by C.G. Jung to further her own individuation process and has taught it to her analysands when deemed appropriate and potentially helpful.


          Introduction to Jung Workshops
          Fairy tales as Therapy: What Fairy Tales can Teach us About Ourselves



      • 2012 Programs

          November 18, 2012       1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
          Fairy tales are much more than charming children's stories. They eloquently convey the hidden truths of the unconscious, and therefore can offer us healing wisdom. In this two hour workshop, we will learn some basic principles of fairy tale interpretation from a psychological perspective. Participants will have a chance to discuss favorite fairy tales from childhood. This workshop will be fun, interactive and stimulating. No prior knowledge of Jung or other experience is necessary.

          Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She is currently writing on motherhood from a Jungian perspective, and has a special interest in fairy tales.

  • Continuing Education For Professionals

      There are currently no continuing education programs solely for professionals. However, many of our public programs offer continuing education credits for mental health professionals.



      Past Programs

      Workshop for Clinicians
      Working With Complexes: An Introduction To Depth Psychotherapy
      Robert Sheavly, LICSW, DSCW

      October 13, 2012       8:45 am - 12:15 pm
      Core to much of psychotherapy is the task of assisting the client to identify and modify repetitive, self-defeating patterns of behavior and in so doing, expand consciousness. From the Jungian perspective, such patterns are understood as complexes. Complexed behavior is essentially unconscious behavior and is referred to in a variety of ways depending on the psychological theory: The false self/adapted self; a sub-personality; childhood wounding; a script. Even colloquial usage reflects this experience: having a “button” (as in, “She pushed my button” or a “part” (as in, “I have an angry part”). These patterns are clinically challenging not only because of the unwanted aspect of the pattern which is in the client’s awareness (often the presenting problem) but because of the unconscious elements in the pattern as well as even deeper archetypal (universal) elements. This workshop will use lecture and discussion to briefly review Jung’s theory of the structure of the psyche. Experiential methodologies including demonstration and journaling will be used to explore the clinical dimension of working with complexes -- either our own (please be kind enough to bring one) or those of our clients.

      This workshop is approved by the APA for 3 hours of CE credit.

      download workshop pdf

      Robert Sheavly, LICSW, DCSW is a Jungian Analyst in Washington, DC and is the Director of the Central Washington Psychotherapy Associates. He is a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Bob is the Director of Education for the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) and also serves as Treasurer of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts (PAJA).

      James Hollis, PhD
      Lecture and book signing
      "The Sailor Cannot See the North:" The Psychospiritual Dilemma of Our Time


      September 7, 2012       7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      James Hollis, PhD is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, charter founder of PAJA, founder of the Jungian Studies program at Saybrook University Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies in San Francisco, and author of 13 books. The latest is What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life. He lives and practices in Houston, Texas.

      This program is approved by the APA for 2 CEs.
      Certificate of Attendance: $10.








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