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Experiential Reflections on the Transcendent Function in Our Lives

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Jung’s writings on the transcendent function present multiple, sometimes seemingly contradictory, impressions of the transcendent function. In this workshop we will consider how these “contradictions” may reflect the mystery within and around the transcendent function. Excerpts from Jung’s writings about the transcendent function, as well as material from Friday night’s lecture, will be used to help awaken our curiosity about and openness to the transcendent function in our lives and in our work as therapists. Drawing and collage exercises will provide visual means for exploring our relationship with the transcendent function. After the exercises, there will be time for communal sharing of impressions and reflections, and an opportunity to identify and affirm attitudes or intentions we want to carry forward from the workshop.

Related Lecture: Panther’s Prints: Tracking the Transcendent Function Through Imagery

Jane Zich, MFA, PhD, is a depth psychotherapist and visual artist who specializes in dialoguing with imagery from the unconscious. Her articles include: “Patterns of Imagery and Tasks During Dialogues with the Unconscious” (Jung Journal, 2011) and “The Role of ‘Orienting Intentions’ in Dialogues with the Unconscious” (Jung Journal, 2008). Her award-winning Vision Journey paintings have been juried into national art exhibitions, published in a number of psychology journals and literary magazines, and can be viewed at www.zichpaintings.com.

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February 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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