One-Day Jungian Film Festival
Presented by Janet Blaser MFT, Liz Cook MFT,
Suzy Green MFT, and Karmen Kamla MFT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9am – 4:00pm
9696 Culver Blvd., Suite 205, Culver City, CA 90232
Tuition $65 (6 CEs Psychologist, LMFT and LCSW add $15)
Intermediate post-licensure instructional level
Please join us for a day of immersion into the depths of the psyche and soul through the art of motion pictures. Two notable films will be screened followed by a rich discussion of their mythological, archetypal and psychological aspects, facilitated by member analysts of the C. G. Jung Study Center.
Morning film presentation 9:00am – 12:00 pm
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Images are meant to attract, to convince, to fascinate, and to overpower. They are created out of the primal stuff of revelation
and reflect the ever-unique experience of divinity.”
Jung, CW 9.1, par. 11
“Beasts of the the Southern Wild” is a father-daughter story, a magical, mythical testament to the spirit of mankind in his encounter with nature. In this film the characters and audience are drawn, through a deeply moving spiritual odyssey, into an encounter with the “other” within oneself, nature, and the collective culture. It takes place in a very wet Louisiana bayou called “The Bathtub” and in the imagination of a little girl named Hushpuppy. Through her eyes we witness her profound psychological development as she confronts deep fears and eventually discovers how she uniquely fits into the great big universe.
Janet Blaser, MFT, Jungian Analyst
A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Janet received her diploma as a Jungian Analyst at the C. G. Jung Study Center. She has written and made presentations on animals in dreams and in sandplay, and has a private practice in San Pedro, CA.
Karmen Kamla, MFT, Jungian Analyst
A member of The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, Karmen has written and presented internationally on the encounter with the Self. She is in private practice in Santa Monica, CA.
LUNCH BREAK – 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Afternoon film presentation – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
“The ultimate goal of Jungian psychotherapy is to make
the symbolic process conscious.” Edward F. Edinger, Ego and Archetype
The film opens with a fire dance that sets the stage for a reckoning of tormented souls. Set in rural England, this intimate story reveals a small family saturated with guilt, grief and blame. A young veterinarian student, returns home after receiving news that her brother has died. The home and farm are in a state of disrepair because of recent floods. This powerful tale of blighted farms and fractured families, examines the harm that people can inflict on others through absence, stubborn pride and denial. Clover’s wrenching emotional discoveries deepen an understanding of herself and the family, which may lead both to regression and rebirth for all.
Liz Cook, MFT, BCC, Jungian Analyst
Liz has degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute and Mount St. Mary’s University, and received an analytic diploma from the C. G. Jung Study Center. As a board certified chaplain, chaplain educator and palliative care professional, Liz specializes in the integration of psychology and spirituality.
Suzy Green, MFT, PhD, Jungian Analyst
For many years, Suzy served as the Co-Director of A Creative Change Place. She received her analytic training and certification from the C.G Jung Study Center. Since 1981, Suzy has been in private practice in Encino, CA.
1) Compare and contrast the Jungian archetypes of father, mother and child to the main characters in the film.
2) Examine the symbols that activate consciousness and a potential encounter with the primordial psyche and the Self.
3) Identify and describe key complexes that manifest in the main characters.
4) Analyze the meaning of regression and rebirth in the psychological process of individuation.