Visiting Lecture Series with Dr. Samuel Kimbles, Ph.D: November 4th & 5th, 2022
Working with the Unseen that exists in Plain Sight
An introduction and overview of the Theory of Cultural Complexes (and their interaction with personal complexes), the Cultural Unconscious as a frame for understanding how when we are gripped within the context of large forces such as global pandemic, global warming, social media, racial strife, immigration and a multitude of other national and international political and cultural problems, the psyche manifests through collective emotions and we are gripped and pulled into a dynamic force field where we tend not to see what is present in Plain Sight. Using our understanding of cultural complexes gives us a place to stand, reflect and process our experiences.
Friday, November 4th; 7 pm – 9 pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: $30 2 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered
Phantom Narratives: The Unconscious representations of Cultural Complexes
Phantom Narratives are archetypal story formations of images and affect that accompany the manifestations of cultural complexes. It is a hybridized term expressing the background ambiguity of subject/object, individual/group, politics/sociology, personal biography and cultural history, conscious and unconscious. Phantoms carry contents that are usually unseen, unspoken, and left behind by the group; they represent what is being missed but are crucial for understanding the group dynamics and suffering that exist in plain sight.
Saturday, November 5th; 12 pm – 3 pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: $50 2.5 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered
Dr. Sam Kimbles is a Clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a Clinical professor (VCF) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. He has served as president of the C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. He has lectured and presented papers on topics related to the theory and practical applications of analytical psychology nationally and internationally. He is a clinical consultant and has taught at the San Francisco Jung Institute, colleges and universities as well as trained mental health and analytic professionals. His published works on the Cultural Complex is a significant contribution to the application of analytical psychology to the study of groups and society. His previous books, The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Singer & Kimbles, eds.), Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche, and his recent book: Intergenerational Complexes in Analytical Psychology, (2021) explores the themes of psyche in groups and society.
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