Jung Center of Western Massachusetts presents:
Trauma and the Soul: Psycho-Spiritual Considerations in Clinical Practice
People who have suffered severe childhood trauma often describe the experience of being “broken,” or of having “lost their souls.” When the psychotherapy process begins, and the broken places begin to heal, dreams show how the soul returns from its exile in the unconscious. But there are equally powerful defensive forces that resist this return. In this lecture Donald Kalsched will explore this essentially “spiritual” struggle with both clinical and mythological illustrations.
Donald Kalsched is an internationally known Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a senior training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts where he teaches and supervises. His 1996 book The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, has found a wide readership in both Psychoanalytic and Jungian circles and has been translated into many languages. Dr. Kalsched teaches and lectures nationally and internationally, pursuing his inter-disciplinary interest in early trauma and dissociation theory as well as their mytho-poetic manifestation in the mythic and religious iconography of many cultures. His new book, Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption, will be published in the Spring of 2013. He and his wife Robin, also a Jungian analyst, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the winter, and summer in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Smith College (Neilson Library Browsing Room – 7 Neilson Dr, Northampton, MA)
COST: FREE – a voluntary contribution of $10.00 is gratefully appreciated as voluntary contributions are our only source of support.
* After the lecture (~9:30pm), please join us in an informal gathering for further conversation.