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Trauma and Psychic Creativity

March 9, 2007 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

One of the most remarkable capacities of the psyche is its ability to manage traumatic experiences. Taking as examples major innovative works of art from the history of painting and film, Dr. Beebe will illustrate the strategies the psyche adopts when forced to manage its sense of violation and disillusionment through creativity. He will then relate the solutions endorsed by artists in times of cataclysmic social upheaval, with the choices analytic patients sometimes are able to make when faced with overwhelming life events.

Related Workshop: How to Recognize the Eight Function-Attitudes: An Approach to Psychological Typing

John Beebe, M.D., a past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is a psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy.  He is the author of Integrity in Depth and Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type: The Reservoir of Consciousness. He is co-author, with Virginia Apperson, of The Presence of the Feminine in Film, and co-editor, with Ernst Falzeder, of The Question of Psychological Types.  A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he has written about psychological types for numerous books and journals. Beebe’s eight-function, eight-archetype model of type is widely studied and applied in the field.  In addition, he has spearheaded a Jungian typological approach to the analysis of film.

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Date:
March 9, 2007
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 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.

Venue

First United Methodist Church, Sanctuary
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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