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Advanced Seminars in Depth Psychology

The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club

is pleased to offer:


The Image of the Father in the Oedipus Complex and Individuation

Individuation has two principal aspects: it is an internal and subjective process of integration and a process of objective relationship, with each aspect bringing corresponding dangers. Moreover, we tend to experience the world in a one-sided manner that overly privileges either spirit/subjective reality or matter/ objective reality. This concept may be understood as forming the basis for all psychopathology that we encounter in our practices. This split can further be seen as defining the limitations of one-sided clinical approaches that either reify matter (reducing everything to biology or observed behavior) or reify spirit (engaging only in ideas, concepts, and archetypes).

Related to this principle are the primary roles that the father image and Oedipus complex play as overarching archetypes in individuation and the postmodern psyche. Utilizing ideas from Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan, and other contemporary psychoanalytic thinkers, we will explore the importance of balancing spirit with matter and objective with subjective reality.

Date:  September 18, 2015

Place: The Academy House (Terrace Level)
           1420 Locust Street
           Philadelphia, PA 19102

Time:   1:00pm-5:00pm (Registration & Light Lunch at 12:30)

Phone: 302 218 5008

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain a historical perspective on the Oedipus complex, with a focus on how it has evolved as a clinical concept from Freud's original conceptions through to today.

  2. Demonstrate and discuss the convergences and divergences of different theoretical conceptions of Oedipal dynamics in various psychoanalytic schools of thought: Freudian, Jungian, Kleinian, Lacanian, Relational.

  3. Demonstrate and discuss the role of the image of the father in individual development and as an evolving clinical concept in the history of psychoanalytic thought.

  4. Demonstrate and discuss the importance of balancing objective with subjective reality and spirit with matter in the individual psyche and in our clinical approaches.

Our Presenter:

William Baker, PsyD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He received his doctoral education at the George Washington University and has completed postdoctoral training with the New York Psychoanalytic Society, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Baker is currently an editor of the book review at the Journal of Analytical Psychology, based in London.

Registration will be limited. Payment is required to guarantee a space.

Please call Dr. Jemail for more information ( 302 ) 218 5008 or email her at jayjemail@comcast.net

CE Credits

These activities are co-sponsored by HealthForumOnline (www.healthforumonline.com) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club and is associated with four (4) hours of CE credits. HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. HFO maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APA-approved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals.


FEES: $150 (Enrollment is limited.)

Participants requesting CE credits will be charged an additional $20 ($5 for each credit).



To register, go to www.thejungclub.com. Print out registration form and mail with check to;


       Dr. Jay Ann Jemail

       5829 Kennett Pike

       Centreville, DE 19807

       302 655-7461 or 302 218 5008(cell)

       FAX 302 655 1954