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Art and the Psyche: A Jungian Exploration Presented By The Asheville Jung Center

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 12-2 p.m., EST
Location: Online web event, see Asheville Jung Center
CEUs: 3 CEUs are available with purchase of home study package
Cost: ONLINE registration only through Asheville Jung Center

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Event Description: 

In this webinar we will dive into the topic of Art as it pertains to Analytical Psychology. Murray Stein will host from Zurich and guest speakers include Linda Carter and Lucienne Marguerat.

As a chair of the IAAP’s Art and Psyche Working Group, Linda Carter has worked with colleagues on the development of two conferences. In these conferences, she successfully brought together a wide range of artists with members of the psychotherapeutic community. These events were alive, dynamic and temporary communities emerged as a result. By creating a container for interaction, new life came forward as the transcendent third. She will talk about these collective experiences and why she believes that they are important and life-giving for those of us interested in depth psychology.

Linda will then move from discussion of collective experiences to a focus on one particular clinical case where “The Virgin and Child with St. Anne,” a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, became a central axis around which the treatment revolved. It was her hope that through an intense therapeutic alliance, a young mother could move toward an “earned secure attachment” and be able to offer her new baby a secure base, something missing in the young mother’s own history. Linda will attempt to use the art as amplification of interaction and to use attachment research as a scientific ground.

In this webinar, Linda’s hope is to show the deep importance of the conjunction of art and psyche in the collective and in individuals and how such conjunctions create new life as artwork and relationship through the dynamics of emergence.

Lucienne Marguerat plans to explore what visual art does to us and why this “moving” experience does not leave us unchanged, why it has in fact the same capacity as music to open our psychic space to humanity and the universe. As an illustration of this we will examine a few works by two different artists.

What is it that makes the crude, bizarre drawings of the uneducated, hopelessly maladjusted, psychotic Swiss Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) so forceful? More than his amazing sense of space and colours, what grips us is the authenticity and the tension they convey. His strange symbols and astounding compositions conjure up longings, lust, fears and tensions that all of us are dimly aware of.

The paintings of Maria Lassnig (*1919), a classically trained artist from Austria, are not especially likable, and yet they also have an undeniable impact. Apart from the aesthetic qualities (the sensuous use of colours or the vigorous strokes), what grips us is their inner truth. Although of an unblinking honesty that is sometimes hard to bear, the power of her art lets us feel as if they were ours – her sensuous liveliness, her sarcasm, anguish, grief or despair.

About the Presenters:
Murray Stein, Ph.D., is former President and current training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZ) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Linda Carter, MSN, CS, IAAP, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Boston and in Providence, RI, where she lives. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Yale Universities and has been in practice for more than 30 years seeing children, adolescents and adults.

Lucienne Marguerat, lic. phil., has a private practice in Zürich and is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH and is co-director of the Counseling Service. She has given lectures and workshops about various subjects at the Antenne Romande in Lausanne, and at both the C.G. Institute, Zürich and ISAPZURICH.

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