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Workshop: Addressing desire and compulsion in clinical practice: A Jungian perspective on use of cultural/fairy stories to help understand the power of desire and compulsion with Dr David Russell

  • SMSA, Level 1 280 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Jung (and the post-Jungians) have helped the psychotherapist develop a different manner of attending to the out-of-control experiences that characterise desire and compulsion. Imagery, mythology, fairy stories are traditional ways of working with complex and ambiguous experiences; archetypal forces are great examples.

To illustrate the bi-polar nature of archetypes that are particular to desire and compulsion we will work through aspects of the stories of Cinderella and Scheherazade of The Thousand and One Nights and, together, explore how such stories can be usefully applied in clinical practice.

No extensive knowledge of Jung’s work is expected as we will be working with the ordinariness of clinical practice. Also, it is not necessary that participants actually work in counselling and psychotherapy as desire and compulsion are at the core of all our endeavours.

Dr. David Russell has a psychotherapy/psychology practice in Darlinghurst (Sydney CBD). In his therapeutic work his intention is to attend to the experiential nature of desire and compulsion as experienced in everyday life. David is a past president of the Sydney Jung Society and past Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University.

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Date: 15th July 2017
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $120 Non-Members $180 Non-Member
Concession $140

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for six Professional Development Hours recognised by CAPA, PACFA and ACA for this workshop.

Refund Policy: If the event is cancelled by The Sydney Jung Society, a full refund will be made. If the purchaser cancels within 48 hours of the event, they will be entitled to a 90% refund.