The New Orleans Jungian Seminar

Founded in 1997, The New Orleans Jungian Seminar offers advanced study in the psychology of C. G. Jung. It is designed for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves, for mental health professionals desiring to enhance their perspectives and analytic skills, and for those intending to apply for analytic training with the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). The seminar faculty consists of local and visiting Jungian analysts who offer lectures and experiential learning as well as reviewing the papers and presentations prepared by the participants.

As an immersion process, the seminar seeks to provide intellectual stimulation, meaningful discussion, and soulful exploration of Jung’s analytical psychology. Participants, who must be in Jungian analysis throughout their study, commit to attendance for one year: this involves ten monthly seminars from September through June, one weekend each month. Seminar begins on Friday at 2 pm and ends at 7:15 pm, and then continues Saturday at 9 am, with a break for lunch, and ends at 4 pm.

The Friday seminar focuses on myths, fairy tales, and dream interpretation and includes a time for group process. The Saturday seminar concentrates on fundamental theories, archetypal dimensions, or clinical perspectives. There is also an opportunity for mental health professionals to participate in a four-hour case colloquium offered by one or more of the analysts on Friday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm.

Applications for seminar are accepted and reviewed throughout the year, and interviews are held in December and June for attendance the following semester. Application for seminar can be found on here.