5/2/13 Donald Kalsched – Trauma and the Soul: Psycho-Spiritual Considerations in Clinical Practice

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30pm * (See note below)

Jung Center of Western Massachusetts presents:

Donald Kalsched

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.   

Public Programs (See Lecture Schedule 2011-2012)


Jung Center of Western Massachusetts

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Public Programs
Fall –Spring 2012-2013

at Smith College

Seelye Hall

September 21, 2012
“Face to Face” Jung’s BBC Interview
Thayer Greene, Nomi Kluger-Nash, and Karen Smyers will respond and relate.

October 12, 2012
John Peck: Seeing Into Some Paintings in Jung’s Red Book

November 9, 2012
Soren Ekstrom: Narratives and Metaphors in Dreams:
Perspectives on Dreams from Neuroscience and Sleep Research

December 14, 2012
Thayer Greene: On Being a Couple

January 11, 2013
Erica Lorentz: Active imagination: Accessing our Creative Imagination

February 8, 2013
Anita Greene: Archetypal Affects

March 8, 2013
Penelope Tarasuk: Turning a Blind Eye 

April 12, 2013
Karen Smyers: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom: Hints for Healing the Split

May 2, 2013 (Neilson Library Browsing Room)
Donald Kalsched: Trauma and the Soul: Psycho-Spiritual Considerations in Clinical Practice


Second Fridays of month 7:30 p.m. (see dates on Menu Item #1 “Lecture Schedule 2011-2012”)

These presentations are made possible with the generous support of Smith College and its College Relations Office

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