October 23, 2021: 1:oo - 4:15 on Zoom
The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds
Presented by Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D., Jungian analyst,
New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts/IAAP
The absent father effect is a love story, although unrequited. The presence of his absence affects daughters and fathers, in body, mind, and soul. Being trapped in a transgenerational complex of absence saps energy and depletes personally and collectively. His absence influences the negative father complex, the puella archetype and leads to an undated concept of the animus. Focusing on the shadow side of the daughter/father relationship sheds light on the lack, symptoms, and psychological treatment encompassing the transference and countertransference for repair and hope. The lecture and discussion apply to everyone as fathers and daughters are internalized and symbolic figures appearing in dreams, relationships and the collective psyche.
Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D. trained in Zurich, Switzerland as a Jungian analyst is also a clinical psychologist and member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She has taught in numerous Jungian programs and presented workshops and lectures in the USA and numerous countries. Susan has articles in several journals and chapters in books on Jungian analytical psychology. Her current book is now translated into several languages and was published by Routledge in 2020. It is entitled The Absent Father Effect on Daughters, Father Desire, Father Wounds. Her analytical private practice is in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA and her website is www.susanschwartzphd.com
November 6, 2021: 1:oo - 4:15 on Zoom
Therapeutic Approaches in Jungian Work with Alienated Young Men
Presented by Robert Tyminski, DMH, Jungian Analyst
from the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
This workshop addresses clinical work with male adolescents and young men. The role of alienation is discussed, in particular, how it inhibits access to the inner world. This often leads to encounters where men feel unable to describe what happens inside them. These clients often show degrees of access to their psyches. Sometimes, they cannot find words to describe what happens inside them.
Many state that they prefer to spend hours each day online, often videogaming, rather than interacting with real people around them. I discuss how a screen for the digital world becomes an alternate container for their projections. Various clinical presentations will be considered in examining how they deal with difficult emotions.