Between Shame and A Dangerous Method: Reflections on Archetypal Sexuality and Individuation

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Between Shame and A Dangerous Method: Reflections on Archetypal Sexuality and Individuation

A presentation by Dr Paul Gibney

Thursday, February 7, 2013 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15


Dr. Jung has been the recipient of much criticism over the years, as it is known that he had sexual relationships with at least two of his patients. His affair with Sabina Spielrein was recently depicted in the film A DANGEROUS METHOD.

This presentation does not aim at being an apology, nor a political re-imagining, of Jung’s behaviour. Rather it hopes to look beyond the obvious controversy, to consider the role of sexuality and relationship in the individuation process.

This presentation does not aim at being an apology, nor a political re-imagining, of Jung’s behaviour. Rather it hopes to look beyond the obvious controversy, to consider the role of sexuality and relTo access the material, two films will be considered as primary data : the aforementioned A DANGEROUS METHOD, and a tale of compulsive sexuality , SHAME. Comparisons between these films (utilised as dream material ), will bring forward reflections on archetypal sexuality and individuation.ationship in the individuation process.

Dr. Paul Gibney is a psychotherapist and a family therapist who works in private practice in Brisbane. Paul is the author of over 30 academic papers and of the text The Pragmatics of Therapeutic Practice. His theoretical and practice interests include psychoanalysis, Jungian psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Second Practice and creativity in the therapeutic domain.