C. G. Jung

The Jung Club



Find a Therapist


Contact Us

Current CE Seminars
 2014-2015 Seminar Series

September 2014
October 2014
March 2015
May 2015

Register for a Seminar
  Seminar Registration

Previous Faculty


Licensed Professionals
   Join our Website




The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


What Dissociates in Dissociation?
Unpacking and Exploring a Complex Phenomenon in Theory and in Clinical Practice

The importance of dissociation as a phenomenon, as a defense, as a response to traumatization, and as the organizing core of those conditions clustered together as “The Dissociative Disorders” in many diagnostic nomenclatures is increasingly recognized. Yet it remains possible for clinicians and researchers alike to proceed from such different descriptions and understandings of dissociation that their efforts to communicate about this topic at times generate situations reminiscent of the Tower of Babel. At a recent scientific meeting a professional was told by all members of a panel that he did not understand what dissociation really was. No members of that panel recognized that professional, the author of hundreds of articles about dissociation and the dissociative disorders, as an authority. This situation, at first glance embarrassing and absurd, accurately reflects the fragmented and often contradictory state of understanding about dissociation and the dissociative disorders in the mental health professions, which must contend with over 20 models of dissociation in the modern literature. In this presentation, these many definitions will be reviewed, and an approach based upon clinical observations of phenomena agreed to be dissociative will be proposed. Both normal and pathological aspects of dissociative phenomena will be reviewed. We will discuss the undoing of dissociation in the process of treating complex chronic dissociative conditions, such as Dissociative Identity Disorder and allied forms of Dissociative Disorder NOS. The framework of that discussion will rely heavily on the nine-stage treatment model proposed by the presenter.

Date:    May 17th, 2013

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

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

Phone:  215-450-9941

Learning Objectives:
Upon Completion of this training, participants will be able:

  1. List 13 core dissociative phenomena in DID/DDNOS.

  2. Discuss the relationships among trauma, dissociation, and hypnosis.

  3. Explain the core phenomena of normal dissociation.

  4. List 10 reasons for engaging the personalities of DDNOS/DID patients in the therapeutic dialog.

Our Presenter: Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D. practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, on the faculty of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis.. He has published over 225 scientific papers and book chapters and edited several books, including (co-edited with Catherine G. Fine, Ph.D.) Clinical Perspectives on Multiple Personality Disorder. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal DISSOCIATION and is on numerous editorial boards. He was a co-founder and the second President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and has been President of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis He has received numerous awards for his research, clinical, and teaching contributions. He has taught workshops on the treatment of the traumatized in many nations. Dr. Kluft has helped over 180 DID patients achieve complete integration, and directed a Dissociative Disorders Program at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital from 1989 through 1997.He has helped over 180 DID patients achieve complete integration, and directed a Dissociative Disorders Program at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital from 1989 through 1997. Dr. Kluft served as a consultant to Dreamworks’ and Showtime’s series, “The United States of Tara.”

CE Credits
This activity is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and The Philadelphia Jungian Professional Club. NAAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. NAAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits for Psychologists and Social Worker Board licensees.

FEES: $125 (Enrollment is limited.)
Participants requesting CE credits will be charged an additional $20 ($5 for each credit).

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

      PPS, c/o Dr. Marion Rudin Frank,

      250 S.17th Street, Suite 101,

      Phila.Pa. 19103.

      Or call 215-545-7800