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The Dynamic Psyche: Approaches to Working with the Unconscious – Seminar I

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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A relationship with the unconscious is a relationship between the known and the unknown parts of the psyche. Jung believed that relationship is a key to living a balanced life, and is the means by which we might grow throughout adulthood. Think of it as an extended conversation between ego and the other that has many forms. This seminar will explore different ways this dialogue can take place by working with some of Jung’s basic ideas on how the psyche works. There will be a particular focus on the dynamic aspects of this dialogue, on the psyche in motion, on the psyche as a verb rather than a noun.

Dates and Times

There will be two seminars meeting on the same day, if the minimum of 10 people sign up for each seminar.  Please sign up for and plan to attend one of them.

  • Seminar I:  Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Seminar II: Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm


  • Sep. 29, 2019 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • Oct. 6, 2019 –   Dunbar Carpenter
  • Oct. 13, 2019 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • Oct. 27, 2019 – Robert Stuckey
  • Nov. 3, 2019 –  Robert Stuckey
  • Nov. 17, 2019 – Robert Stuckey


  • 12 hours of seminar instruction: $195 (OFJ members: $185)
  • Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds.
  • Continuing Education Credits are available, with one hour of CE credit for each hour of attendance. CEUs will be available for purchase, at a cost of $10, which will cover all CEUs earned over the six-session seminar.

Seminar Size

  • Attendance is limited to 24 people – 12 people per session
  • If the seminar is full, and you would like to be added to our waitlist, please write us at info@ofj.org. If you have any questions, please call 503-223-3080.

Required Reading

First 3 sessions with Dunbar Carpenter:
  • Week 1: Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 6.
    • The definition of a symbol, paragraphs 814 – 829. These 7 pages will be sent to each seminar participant electronically.  Please print them and bring them to the seminar.
  • Week 2: Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 7.  Two essays:
    • “The Problem of the Attitude Type,” paragraphs 56 – 96
    • “The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,” paragraphs 97 – 120.
  • Week 3: Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 7.  Two essays:
    • “The Function of the Unconscious,” paragraphs 266 – 295
    • “The Mana-Personality,” paragraphs 374 – 406.
  • Recommended:  I encourage participants to purchase Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, Volume 7 of the Collected Works, from which most of the readings will be taken.  It is a reasonably comprehensive basic outline of Jung’s approach to psychology, and reading other than the required essays in that volume will enhance your understanding and our discussion.  Paperback versions can be purchased online, or ordered at Barnes and Noble and Powell’s for under $25.
Second 3 sessions with Bob Stuckey:
  • Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 8. The essay: “Psychological Factors Determining Human Behavior,” paragraphs 114-125.  This essay will be sent to each seminar participant electronically.
  • Recommended:  Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 8.  The essay: “On the Nature of the Psyche,” paragraphs 343-442.

OFJ Library resources for Analysts Seminar Fall 2019

Please note: you must be a current Oregon Friends of Jung member to check out books from OFJ’s Fae Dougan Library. Non-members may view available materials including reference books in the library.
  • To place a book on hold, email library@ofj.org with the title and 6-digit accession number.
  • To pick up held books, visit the library noon to 3pm on a Saturday when we are open. Check the sidebar at www.ofj.org for open dates.
  • You may also request AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE that we bring your reserved books to the Friday Talk on September 20, October 18, or November 8. Pick up at the Library Table in the lobby before the lecture or at the break, not afterward, thanks.
C.G. Jung.  CW 7, Two Essays on Analytical Psychology
OFJ has the following copies:
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 7 (REFERENCE available for use on premises only)
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 7 c.2 (paperback) request #000778
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 7 c.3 (hardback) request #002381
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 7 c.4 (hardback) request #000335
  • BF 315 .J8 1970 (paperback) request #002301
C.G. Jung.  CW 8, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
OFJ has the following copies:
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 8 (REFERENCE available for use on premises only)
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 8 c.2 (paperback) request #000777
  • BF 23 .J763 v. 8 c.3 (hardback) request #054661
Your local library may also have print or electronic copies of these books available – we know they are available at Multnomah County Library.


Related Seminar: The Dynamic Psyche: Approaches to Working with the Unconscious - Seminar II

Dunbar Carpenter, Psy.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Portland. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts and is the Society’s Director of Training. He has been a practicing analyst, teacher, and individual and group supervisor for the past twenty-five years and has lectured and taught in both the United States and Zurich.  Dunbar received his analytical training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.

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September 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


OFJ Library
811 NW 20th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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