February 15, 2020 ~ A Day of Classical Jungian Thought

Susan Schwartz, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst

Program Description *

This presentation will encompass a day of classical Jungian theory.  We will be discussing the reality of the psych as it reveals itself in dream and fairytale.

Morning Session:
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Guadalupe Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

(10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break)

In the morning presentation, we will discuss dreams, uncovering their meaning, timing and guidance in our lives. Dreams are a rich storehouse and commentary for displaying personal and collective information. The understanding of the symbolic opens the images revealed in dreams as they intuitively embody profound insight into the nature and dynamics of the human psyche. The interpretation of dreams from amplification to active imagination uncover their metaphoric and mysterious language. Dreams are vehicles for the embodiment of the invisible and the unconscious and render it accessible through metaphor and image.

This presentation of material on Jungian dream work includes audience participation. Dreams are a back and forth flow and a reflection of personal, cultural and collective issues specific to and yet beyond each era.


(12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch $15.00)


Afternoon Session:
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guadalupe Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

(2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break)

In the afternoon presentation we will explore the fairytale journey. As von Franz states, “Fairytales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes.” Jung commented that the stories from other eras and cultures teach us about our own. Fairytale illustrates how to integrate the personality, bringing together dissociated elements to access the fullness of the self. Through the fairytale we encounter the natural complexes between the true and false, feminine and masculine, young and old. Gaining the maturity and engaging fully in life, as each fairy tale demonstrates, means meandering through nature and making what is often a wrenching departure from the familiar. These are part of discovering and utilizing the meaning of the reality of the psyche and their themes illustrate the archetypes in our personal lives.


This presentation is designed to help you:

1) Demonstrate how to work with symbols

2) List three ways to use fairytales to understand the personality

3) Describe aspects of the personal and collective unconscious as they appear in dreams and fairytales

4) Explain Jung’s concept of active imagination

5) Describe the role of dreams in the forming of consciousness


Speaker’s Bio:

Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D. was trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and gives lectures and workshops worldwide. She has a chapter in Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature and Pop Culture, and several articles on Sylvia Plath in the online journals Plath Profiles and Depth Insights. Her private practice in Jungian Analytical Psychology is in Paradise Valley, AZ.

For more information visit http://susanschwartzphd.com


* The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.


CEU recipients must be registered for the full day program in order to receive the 5.0 credits. Lunch at The Franciscan Renewal center is $15.00.