Mission Statement

The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California is a community of like-minded persons dedicated to the psychological vision of Jung. Our community consists of Jungian analysts, psychotherapists in training to become analysts, and others who have encountered the unconscious at depth.

Our approach is “traditional.” This means we are inspired by the life and work of C.G. Jung as found in the Collected Works and his other writings. We are also inspired by those closest to Jung’s understanding of the value of consciousness and the reality of the archetypal psyche. We read with pleasure Marie-Louise von Franz, Edward F. Edinger, Barbara Hannah, Erich Neumann, and Esther Harding. And we listen to the wisdom of the psyche as it speaks through the world’s religions, philosophies, its scientific discoveries, and the arts.

The primary aim of the Study Center is to train students to become Jungian analysts. We also offer educational programs for mental health professionals and the general public. And we encourage individual research and publication on all aspects of basic Jungian theory and practice. We do these things, as Jung observed, to “dream the myth onwards and give it a modern dress.”

 

Recent News: Upcoming Public Program

Mid-Life Crisis: Mapping the Inner Journey Saturday, April 12, 2014

Using C. G. Jung’s understanding of the “self regulating” nature of the psyche, we will explore the psychological dynamics which underlie crisis and transition at mid-life (40–60 years of age) and in later life passages (60–80 years and beyond).

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Quote Of The Month

C.G. Jung

He [the psychotherapist] is not just working for this particular patient… but for himself as well and his own soul, and in so doing he is perhaps laying an infinitesimal grain in the scales of humanity’s soul.

 The ultimate questions of psychotherapy are not a private matter – they represent a supreme responsibility. 

C.G. Jung CW 16:449