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Reconsidering Individuation: The Death of the Hero

April 9 @ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

“Reconsidering Individuation for the 21st Century: The Death of the Hero”

A presentation by
Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., MS 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

 Location: Zoom:
12:00 pm – Zoom Gathering
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Presentation

Please note afternoon time for this presentation



The past several years have been marked by upheavals and accelerating change impacting all of us. The disruptions and uncertainties at societal and global scales point to a shift or transformation in the archetypal patterns emerging in the collective unconscious, as well as manifesting in our individual lives. The figure of the hero, as the basis of ego identity, has been declining while appreciation of interconnectedness as what sustains the psyche has become more manifest. How can we best find our way through these times? An archetypal systems approach will be offered from which we can explore a reimagining of Jung’s notion of individuation with relevance to clinical and cultural work.

Dr. Cambray is an old friend and colleague of Dr. Paul Lippmann.
He will share some personal thoughts about their collaborations
and camaraderie.



Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., is President – CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute; he is Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; has served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Cambray is also a Jungian analyst living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe, a newly edited volume, with Leslie Sawin, Research in Analytical Psychology: Applications from Scientific, Historical and (Cross)- Cultural Research. He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.



Cambray, J. (2013). “The Red Book: Entrances and Exits” in The Red Book: Reflections on C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus, ed. T. Kirsch and G. Hogenson, New York & London: Routledge.

Cambray, J. (2011). Moments of complexity and enigmatic action: a Jungian view of the therapeutic field. In Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56 (2), 296-309.

Cambray, J. (2009). Synchronicity: Nature & Psyche in an Interconnected Universe (Fay Lecture Series). College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press.

Jung, C. G. (2009). The Red Book Shamdasani, S. (ed).: Norton: New York & London.

Jung, C. G. (1959). A study in the process of individuation. The archetypes and the collective unconscious, CW 9i (290-354). London: Routledge. Kegan, Paul.



At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the origins of the concept of individuation within the context of the work of C. G. Jung.
  2. Compare individuation as a goal of treatment with that of other forms of other forms of psychoanalysis.
  3. Formulate the idea of synchronicity in terms of complex systems.


CE CREDITS:         

2.5 CE credits are available to psychologists, psychoanalysts, and social workers upon complete attendance of this intermediate level event. 2.5 CEUs are offered to LMHCs.


Confidentiality and WMAAPP Policy

In order to protect the confidentiality of the clinical material, and to adhere to APA ethical guidelines, it is required that those attending the program be either currently licensed mental health professionals, psychoanalysts, or currently matriculated students in mental health programs (psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis). Students are required to provide the name of their program. There will be no exceptions.
Division 39 is committed to accessibility and nondiscrimination in its continuing education activities.
Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities In conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

Please address questions, concerns or complaints to: Judith Rosenberger. at 917-459-3432.

WMAAPP brochure Cambray 4-9-22


April 9
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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