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The Jung Society  of Washington, dedicated to the experience of the Self, serves the "still small voice" of human longing (sometimes called "holy longing") that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of silence, contemplation, creativity, and imagination. Our programs support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the "heroic struggle" for personality integration and wholeness that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation." We offer lectures, courses, workshops, evenings with distinguished analysts, that help guide our unique inner venture. Read about our Programs here.

It has never been more important to become fully aware of ourselves and the world around us: come and explore with us as we launch the Spring Schedule

 With warm wishes for Spring, 

the Jung Society of Washington

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Four Tuesdays in June:



Four Philosophical Questions Addressed by Poets

The purpose of art is art, not to produce argument or analysis.   Nonetheless, poets who are humans first also wonder about the large questions of life. This course will address four philosophical questions and illustrate some responses poets have embodied in their work.  The questions are: why are we here; what is our obligation to the natural order, does the universe make sense and how are we to best conduct our lives?

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Presenting the next in our Lecture/Workshop Series: 

Dr. Michael Conforti, speaking on 

TIME OF THE FORGOTTEN: Trauma, Memory and Healing

Virtually every culture and spiritual tradition speaks to the all-too-human tendency to forget and the profound need to remember.  For the Catholics, there is Anamnesis, a prayer and experience of remembrance of our transpersonal heritage, and in the Jewish tradition, there is the Day of Remembrance.

Dr. Conforti will discuss the reality and consequences of living in a "Time of the Forgotten" and ways to know and remember the contours of this personal and timeless archetypal domain, where past, present, and future collapse into a moment, illustrating these points through clinical examples, and Elie Wiesel's writing on trauma and the need to remember. 

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, author, and founder/ director of the Assisi Institute. His work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also in the development of a new discipline: Archetypal Pattern Analysis. Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. 

Lecture on April 21st, in the Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church, 

from 7:30- 9:30 p.m.

Day-long Workshop (limited space) on April 22nd, in the Library of the Jung Society of Washington, from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.

Both locations are at 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

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Jungian Analyst and Executive Director of the Jung Society, James Hollis, on the nature of Depth Psychology. See more of his videos here.


Presented, jointly, 

by The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies and the Jung Society of Washington,

June 22nd- June 25th 2017

We invite you to participate in a multidisciplinary gathering of scholars exploring complexity, creativity, and action in the context of Jungian and post-Jungian  concepts.  The conference will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, Thursday evening June 22 – Sunday evening, June 25, 2017.  We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Joe Cambray, Ph.D.

In recent years, major advances in the development of complexity and dynamical systems theory have provided new perspectives for understanding Jung’s model of psyche.  The papers in this conference will address perspectives of complexity in systems ranging from clinical practice and social action to visual art, film, dance, and literature.  A major theme of the conference, “Myth in Our Time,” will explore complexity, creativity, and action in the context of the contemporary state of the political system.  

Details will be forthcoming through the JSSS

What's Next:

28 Apr 2017 1:00 PM • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., 20016
03 May 2017 7:30 PM • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016
04 May 2017 7:30 PM • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

Presenting a workshop by 

Susan Tiberghien 

on the 28th April:


My path is not your path; therefore I cannot teach you.  The way is within us.  

-C.G. Jung, The Red Book

In this workshop we will look at how wellbeing has been understood throughout the centuries, from Aristotle to today.  How did Jung approach the subject?  We will read passages from Memories, Dreams, Reflections and from The Red Book.  With the focus on spiritual wellbeing, we will consider four possible paths – listening to dreams, awakening to synchronicity, practicing active imagination, appreciating beauty.  There will be excerpts from contemporary authors and guided writing exercises.  In so doing we will create our own path to spiritual wellbeing. 

Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Footsteps-A European Album, and the highly appreciated writing book,  One Year to a Writing Life, plus two new titles published in 2015: Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story, and Footsteps:  In Love with a Frenchman. Find her at

April 28th, from 1-4 p.m. in the Library of the Jung Society of Washington,

5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Register here!

If you're thinking of working with a Jungian analyst, the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) website lists analysts in the District of Columbia, in Maryland, and in Virginia. They also offer CE-bearing educational programs for therapists and non-therapists.

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Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis, Ph.D.

President - Erminia Scarcella, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

Office and Library Hours:

Weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Member Benefits: Members have borrowing privileges at our library and receive a discounted fee to most of our events. 

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Other Program Venues:

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

Jung Society of Washington

Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church. From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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