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 weekly Jungian analysis throughout their study, commit to attending five monthly seminars from September through January (for the Fall semester) and/or from February through June (for the Spring semester), one weekend each month.
The seminar begins in New Orleans on Friday at 2:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. The seminar continues Saturday at 9:00 AM, with a break for lunch, and ends at 4:00 PM. The group process will be held the following Monday from 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM via Zoom. All times are Central Standard Time (CST).
The Friday seminar focuses on myths, fairy tales, and dream interpretation. 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.