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Apocalyptic Themes in Jungian Work with Alienated Boys and Men
January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We examine the role of alienation for boys, male adolescents and young men, and how it can shut down access to the inner world. This alienation often leads to encounters in life and in therapy where they feel unable to describe what happens inside them. They prefer to spend hours each day online rather than interacting with real people as cyberspace becomes an alternate container for their projections of distress. The manifestation of apocalyptic fantasies of destruction will be considered as an expression of pain, rage, and shame that preoccupy many boys and young men.
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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. He is a 2016 winner of the Michael Fordham Prize from the Journal of Analytical Psychology. 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. A graduate of Haverford College, Dr. Tyminski recently became a Member of the Haverford Corporation.This event has passed.