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Analysis as Self Portraiture: A Special Kind of Truth, an evening with Margaret Klenck

  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom


This program is not recorded

An Evening With

People often come to an analysis in despair because their sense of self, their self-image, no longer seems real, accurate or trustworthy. It is as if their ‘self-portraits’ no longer look like them.  Analysis offers a mirror, a possibility to face oneself and  see and be seen. The analytic process itself provides a model for the courage and willingness required to experience one’s Self anew, with the hope of true reflection both outwardly and inwardly.

Following the tradition of Self-portraiture in the West from the Renaissance to today, we will look at many self-portraits as works of art and also as icons of the profound experience of looking deeply at ones’ Self.

Margaret Klenck MDiv, LP, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City. Margaret has lectured and taught nationally and internationally. She is previous past President of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where she also teaches and supervises. She served as the JPA representative to the Executive Council of the IAAP from 2014-2019. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent publications include Jung and the Academy and Beyond: the Fordham Lectures 100 Years Later, for which she served as co-editor, and two books in which she is a featured interviewee: Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious by Christopher Hauke, and There’s a Mystery There, the Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak by Jonathan Cott. PBS viewers may remember her as a panelist in the popular series, The Question of God, C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.

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