Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres Reception | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lecture
Cost: Registration only through Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. Call (216) 229-5959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Jung Cleveland is not handling or accepting registrations for this event. Contact the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center.
The Family Romance: Freud and Jung
It is well known that Jung criticized Freud for his tendency to interpret the symbolic richness of psychological life in terms of our primary childhood relations. With regard to the Oedipus complex evident in adulthood, Jung emphasized its symbolic meaning, interpreting incest fantasies in terms of the psyche’s inner development. However, Jung recognized the Oedipus complex as a universal situation of developmental significance, present in different ways through the life span. It will be shown that Jung’s views were closer to Freud’s than is generally appreciated. It will be shown that Jung has more to say about even child and adolescent Oedipal developmental stages than is sometimes recognized. Both optimal developmental conditions and typical difficulties will be described with reference to easily accessible clinical material.
Participants can expect to:
- understand the clinical features of Oedipal problems;
- understand the surprisingly common perspectives of Freud and Jung, and the Jungian defense of Freud’s claim regarding the universality of the Oedipus complex;
- appreciate some of the contributions that Jungians have made to our understanding the Oedipus complex.
Please note: Jung Cleveland is not handling or accepting registrations for this event. Contact the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center by calling (216) 229-5959 or email@example.com. Seating is limited and reservations are required.