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Friends of Jung-South presents
A Presentation for Mental Health Clinicians and Persons Seeking Self-Development ​ 

Longing to Belong
Culture & Jungian Psychology

Susan E. Schwartz, PhD

Jungian Analyst, Diplomate, CG Jung Institute, Zurich


"Love" by Alexander Milov

For, to the degree that a person does not admit the validity of the other person, she/he denies the ‘other’ within the right to exist—and vice versa. The capacity for inner dialogue is a touchstone for outer objectivity.
—CG Jung, CW, Vol 8, par. 187

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lecture 9 am – 1:30 pm CST


Saturday, February 13, 2021
Workshop 9 am – 1:30 pm CST

6 NBCC Contact Hours

This is a Zoom event.

In this world created by the Self, we meet all those many to whom we belong, whose hearts we touch; here there is no distance, but immediate presence. 
—CG Jung

The identity and internal narrative of those living in a country different from their childhood is contiguous with the sense of estrangement we all have felt at one time or another. We each carry forms of wounding and exclusion, the lack of belonging to family, partner, group or self. In this can reside despair, hopelessness and what feels like unrequited longing and mourning for what was.

Belonging is not only a question of place but replicates similar dynamics appearing in relationships of self to self and self to other. It contains the emotional longing, shadow and the tension of the opposites. Projections occur in the disruptive inner and outer emotions aroused. Several factors influence the course of psychological treatment. These are: the emotional core of the analyst to be available enough as a container, the need by the person to preserve sameness and the effect of unresolved negative transferences.

Throughout his writings, Jung advised about the difficulty of integrating the shadow, its moral dilemmas and how necessary it is to enhance consciousness. As he said, “Individual self-reflection, return of the individual to the ground of human nature, to [their] own deepest being with its individual and social destiny—here is the beginning of a cure for that blindness which reigns at the present hour."

Participants will be able to:

Friday Objectives

  • Understand the cultural complex from the perspective of Jungian psychology

  • Discover how to identify one’s own shadow

  • Describe how to use the moral dilemma within each person to expand the personality 


Saturday Objectives

  • Understand the use of the shadow for connection with others

  • Review the concept of projections

  • Discuss the understanding of the negative transferences in therapy and society

  • Name some ways for healing to those who feel excluded and without belonging

Susan E. Schwartz, PhD

Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of CG Jung Institute, Zurich


Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst educated in Zurich, Switzerland and is a licensed clinical psychologist. For many years Susan has been giving workshops and presentations at numerous local, national, community and professional organizations, and lectures worldwide on various aspects of Jungian analytical psychology. She has written several journal articles and book chapters on daughters and fathers, Puella, Sylvia Plath and has co-authored a couple of books. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and the American Psychological Association. Susan maintains a private practice in Paradise Valley, Arizona serving people in the greater Phoenix area, Tuscon, Prescott and Cottonwood, West Valley, Scottsdale and Tempe. She recently published her book, The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds. Her website is

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NBCC Continuing Education Credits

Friends of Jung-South has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, AECP #6859. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Friends of Jung-South is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

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Members support the continuing mission of FOJS, and enjoy the camaraderie of a regional group of others with shared interests. Discounted rates for events are offered to members. It is not necessary to pay dues to attend events. Annual membership dues are $20 and renew each January. Members may join at any time during the year.

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