A Pacifica Graduate Institute Global Summit
We live in an era when the abundance of psychologically informed material has never before been so prevalent and accessible, yet this reality exists side by side with the statistically documented profile of a mental health crisis that reaches across national borders and socio-economic divides. In a recent CNN poll, 9 out of 10 US adults said they believed there is a mental health crisis in the US today, with over half of those respondents saying they were experiencing a severe mental health crisis in their own families. According to a recent CDC report, feelings of hopelessness as well as suicidal thoughts among young people have increased by 40% in the last decade.
In his book, A New Therapy for Politics, (2015), author Andrew Samuels presciently writes: “To be honest, the possible contribution of psychotherapy to society beyond the alleviation of individual distress has not been much welcomed. The world did not show up for its first session.” The questions demand to be asked: Why didn’t the world show up for its first session? Why are we in the throes of a mental health crisis when psychological modalities and interventions have never been more prevalent and accessible? How does Jungian psychology speak to the current epoch of polycrisis and the evolving understanding of cultural complexes and a pluralistic psyche?
It’s commonly known that C.G. Jung expressed more than a bit of resistance if not outright skepticism towards the formation of any type of Jungian institute. However, today, almost 62 years after his death, his work continues to live on through the work of scholars and analysts who are evolving his foundational psychoanalytic concepts to address the challenges of a much more diverse and pluralistic world.
Pacifica Graduate Institute is pleased to invite you to join us along with Jungianeum, for this complimentary global summit that brings together internationally recognized thought leaders, authors and analysts to take a hard look at the relevancy of Jungian Psychology for the challenges of the 21st century and explore the trajectory of moving from Jungian to Post-Jungian to Neo-Jungian studies in order to bring the scholarship of C.G. Jung to the challenges of the 21st century.
This complimentary Global Summit is offered as an introduction to a soon to be released PGI Graduate Certificate Course: Contemporary Analytical Psychology and Neo-Jungian Studies: The Relevance of C.G. Jung to the Socio-Cultural Challenges of the 21st Century.