Who: Erminia Scarcella
When: 4 Wednesdays
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Carl Gustav Jung's Red Book is a description of Jung's encounter with his soul. Some say that it's also about his mid-life crisis, during which Jung asks himself what he must do with his life. He questions the strong possibility that his current thinking about the human psyche may need to shift to another way of exploring what lies behind the observable.
Jung developed the Red Book, both writing and art work, beginning in 1913. He developed many of the concepts of his Analytic Psychology while he wrote the Red Book, essentially his look into himself, revealing insights into a new dimension of the inner world and of the innermost dimension of the powerful psyche. All his future writings are in essence the elaboration, expansion, amplification, and organization of his experience with the erupting manifestations of his inner world into his consciousness. The book remained unpub-lished for nearly 100 years. After his death in 1961, it remained in the possession of his family and was not published widely until 2009.
Erminia Scarcella, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalist in private practice in Washington D.C. She teaches at GWU and recently also at Howard University. She is Chair of the IMG [International Medical Graduated] for WPS and founder of Embassy Disaster Preparedness, which is a humanitarian project designed to assist international victims of disaster in the metropolitan area. She has been Chapter and National President of the America Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians. She has been a Trustee of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. She has worked full time at VAMC and WRAMC before becoming fully dedicated to her private practice. Dr. Scarcella is a neuropsychiatrist in Italy, her country of origin, and is Designated Physician of the Embassy of Italy. She is the President of Jung Society of Washington.
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