The Self and Individuation: Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence – Part I

Saturday March 11, 2017
9:30AM - 4:30PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

alice Faculty: Lauren Cunningham, LCSW; Margo Leahy, MD

6 Possible CEUs approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN

Presence of the Self in Jungian Child Analysis


In the morning Margo Leahy, MD, will present clinical case vignettes of the presence of the Self in children undergoing Jungian analysis. This was the original basis upon which Michael Fordham developed his ideas of the primal self. These ideas were further amplified by many other Jungian child analysts, e.g. James Astor, Brian Feldman and others. Theoretical ideas will be illustrated by clinical examples.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Finding the Garden of the Self


In the afternoon Lauren Cunningham, LCSW, will present the story of a 5 year old girl “Sarah” whose mother faced a life threatening disease while Sarah was an infant and whose parents divorced when she was four. Sarah created images in art, sandplay and within the struggle of our analytic relationship, and eventually formed a more reliable and growth-promoting connection to the Self while becoming better able to face challenges in her outer life. The story of Alice in Wonderland will be used to amplify Sarah’s analytic process of a descent into the unconscious, encountering and loosening the regressive grip the Great Mother and emerging with new capacities and a more accessible connection to the Self.

headshot_laurenCLauren Cunningham, LCSW, is a member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and a Child & Adult analyst at theC.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. She is founding editor of the Journal of Sandplay Therapy and an Associate Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies. She consults with Parent Participation Nursery Schools in San Francisco and with international training programs. Her analytic practice is in San Francisco.

headshot_HelenMMargo Leahy, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and certified Jungian child and adult analyst who studied at Stanford University, the Society of Analytical Psychology in London and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is a past Director of the Child Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford and currently an associate professor at UCSF. She teaches widely, supervises trainees and is on the Board of Governors at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Her private practice is in San Francisco.

Tuition (Includes CEUs): $170
Institute Members (Includes CEUs): $136
Graduate Students and Institute Candidates: $120

You may register for Part I separately, or include Parts II and III as a series.

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