Special Topics in Jungian Psychology: Complex and Archetype


Spring 2020

A class offered by the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado

Jungian psychology connects us to the rich and mysterious inner world that our culture so often discounts. This class will look at that world from the perspective of Jung’s concepts of the complexes and archetypes. Analysts of the Jung Institute of Colorado will lead discussions on various aspects of these concepts in Jungian psychology, exploring them with participants. This is an excellent opportunity to work with the members of the Jung Institute of Colorado, and the class is designed for beginners as well as individuals who are “experienced” in Jungian studies. Meetings will be on Wednesdays.


March 4, The concept of Archetypes in Jungian psychology, Lara Newton

March 11, Complexes and their formation (relation to archetypes), Mark Palmer

March 18, Three major archetypal patterns: Mother, Father, Child, Chris Chao

March 25, Mother Complex/Archetype, TBA

April 1, Father Complex/Archetype, Grazia Di Giorgio

April 8, The archetypal pattern of the “third” – child as Self, Kathryn Kuisle

TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

PLACE: Conference Room B – lower level at 1776 S. Jackson, Denver

FEE: $130 if paid by March 4; Individual classes are $25 at the door.

 Facilitators are subject to change without prior notice.

Please register for this class by calling the C.G. Jung Institute at 303-831-9209

The C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is a non-profit organization recognized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the official accrediting body for Jungian analysts founded by Jung and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.




An ongoing monthly seminar providing an in-depth study of the substance of C.G. Jung’s work—the how and why of his ideas, as well as practical applications. Each semester, participants will meet for four sessions under the tutelage of diplomate Jungian analysts. A variety of subjects will be taught, including structure and dynamics of the psyche, complexes and psychopathology, dream interpretation, and archetypes of the collective unconscious. The seminar is open to the general public and it is a prerequisite for application to the Analyst Training Program.

Participants must have some background in Jungian psychology and be in analysis at least two hours a month with a diplomate Jungian analyst with membership in the International Association for Analytical Psychology. * **

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

Section 1: Saturday February 8, Saturday March 7, +Saturday April 4, Saturday May 2

Section 2 (only offered if Saturday is full): Sunday February 9,*Saturday March 8,Sunday April 5,Sunday May 3

(*Guest analyst on this Saturday for both sections.)

WHERE: 1776 South Jackson, Denver, CO 80210; Conference room B

COST: $530 if full payment is postmarked by December 31st . After December 31st, $580. Tuition includes $100 nonrefundable registration fee and must be paid in full by January 27th. You may pay the $100 fee in advance to hold your place. Tuition, less registration fee, refunded up to 10 days prior to first class. Return check charge: $20.

Send checks payable to the C.G. Jung Institute of CO to:

Jung Institute, 1776 S. Jackson # 203, Denver, CO 80210.

Limited class size. Early registration recommended.

For further information, call the C.G. Jung Institute 303- 831-9209.

*The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) is the internationally recognized body for credentialing Jungian analysts. The Analyst Training Program of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is fully accredited by the IAAP.

**Concurrent analysis may be waived for students who have completed 100 hours with an IAAP analyst.

Spring 2020 Study Group Instructors and Topics

This season, we will focus on some of Jung’s most groundbreaking areas of study – psychological types and complex theory. Also, we will host a guest analyst in March, whose specialty area is cultural complexes.

  • February 8 – Kathryn Kuisle, Psychological Types: Part 1
  • March 7 – Fanny Brewster, Cultural Complexes
  • April 4 – Grazia Di Giorgio, Psychological Types: Part 2
  • May 2 – Tess Castleman, Complexes – theory and experience