04/23/2022- Spring Symposium: Race in the Unconscious: Dreaming in Color

Fanny Brewster, PhD
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Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.


Spring Symposium: Race in the Unconscious: Dreaming in Color

"Just as the interpretation of dreams requires exact knowledge of the conscious status quo,
so the treatment of dream symbolism demands that we take into account
the dreamer’s philosophical, religious, and moral convictions."
C.G. Jung, The Practice of Psychotherapy, para. 339

This symposium will provide a deeper understanding of ethnicity and Africanist culture in dream imagery. Almost all of Jung’s exploration of dream study was exclusive of individuals of African descent and people of color. His most related effort was during a visit to Washington D.C. where he remained for one month researching the dreams of 15 hospitalized African American men. We will review this visit, as much of his findings as we can, and further consider dreams inclusive of people of color.

A significant part of our time together will be the sharing of dream images, highlighting three areas of dreams: BIPOC images, race issues, and cultural imagery. This is an area of little exploration within Jungian psychology as connected with our multicultural society. We will have an opportunity to share, discuss, and perhaps find new openings for discussion and ways of considering how ethnicity and culture manifest in the unconscious through our dreaming lives. Please bring a dream for sharing and discussion with the group.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify cultural attributes of Africanist dreaming developed from dreamer associations.
  • Participants will be able to utilize African mythical markers that can be used in African American dream interpretation.
  • Participants will be able to identify “shadow” projection and racialized theoretical constructions in relationship to African Americans in selected literature/creative work.

Fanny Brewster, PhD is a Jungian analyst and Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her most recent book is Racial Legacies: Jung, Politics, and Culture (Routledge). She is a published poet and author of dream-related and American Culture journal articles. She is an analyst member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: TPI Member Only Special Price by 01/20/22 by 02/07/22 by 03/07/22 after 03/07/22
TPI Members $120 $130 $155 $170
Nonmembers $155 $155 $170 $185
Prelicensed Students/Associates $105 $105 $120 $135

CE: 4 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 3:00pm
$10 fee