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The Dynamic Psyche: Working with the Unconscious as Psychic Energy

June 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - June 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PDT

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Oregon Friends of Jung, in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, continues our series of seminars designed to deepen your knowledge of Jungian psychology. You’ll have an opportunity to learn from and engage with Analysts who are experts in their fields.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2021 online seminar: The Dynamic Psyche:  Working with the Unconscious as Psychic Energy. In keeping with our entire 2020-2021 Lecture series, the seminar will be held online, via Zoom Meeting. Attendance is limited to 15 participants.

Please see the seminar description below, or visit ofj.org for details and registration.

The Dynamic Psyche:  Working with the Unconscious as Psychic Energy

The seminar will continue to examine the relationship to the unconscious that was the subject of the seminar given by Dunbar Carpenter and Robert Stuckey in the fall of 2019.  New and previous participants are welcome to attend. The unconscious makes its presence known in many forms, including emotion, imagination, impulses, and laughter as well as through images and dreams.  We will examine some of the forms through which the unknown parts of the psyche express themselves as part of their movement to become conscious.  For Jung, this dialogue between the known and the unknown, this relationship with the unconscious, was fundamental to the psychic development he called individuation.  All psychic growth happens out of the new, and the new always emerges from the unknown through a process Jung described as the transcendent function.  There will be a focus on the dynamic aspects of this dialogue, on the psyche in motion, on the unconscious as a verb rather than a noun.

Readings for the first part of the seminar will be from Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, which comprise Volume 7 of Jung’s Collected Works.  Participants are encouraged to purchase Volume 7 which should be available in paperback for under $25.  It is the best general introduction to Jung’s work in his own words. The primary reading for the second part of the seminar will be Jung’s essay on The Transcendent Function which is in Volume 8 of the Collected Works.

Dates and Times

  • Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


  • May 2, 2021 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • May 9, 2021 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • May 16, 2021 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • May 30, 2021 – Robert Stuckey
  • June 6, 2021 – Robert Stuckey
  • June 13,  2021 – Robert Stuckey


  • 12 hours of 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 $15, which will cover all CEUs earned over the six-session seminar.

Seminar Size

  • Attendance is limited to 15 people
  • If seminar fills, and you would like to be added to our wait-list, please write us at info@ofj.org. If you have any questions, please call 503-223-3080.

Seminar Leaders

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.
F. Robert Stuckey, Ph.D., received his diploma as a Jungian Analyst in 1982 from the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has been in clinical practice since 1966 and works with individuals, couples and adolescents.

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June 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
June 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PDT


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