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ANZSJA professional development seminar, Auckland

20/10/2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Symbolic Processes and the Body in a Contemporary Jungian Psychoanalytic Context

Drawing on the idea that we are body-mind-beings who are inherently relational, and that our bodies may usefully express experiences that are not yet available to conscious thoughts, ANZSJA analysts Joy Norton (Melbourne), Deb Power (Melbourne) and Julia Meyerowitz-Katz (Sydney) will give attention to some clinical work exploring the ways the body attempts to communicate and express the pre-symbolic, preverbal domain when there are no words. They will present their experiences and theoretical understandings of the nuanced and layered dynamics amplifying the theme of symbolic processes and the body in a contemporary Jungian Psychoanalytic context.

Deb Power: It Takes Two: Mind, Body in Analytic Work

Deb will bring together a number of theoretical positions on how the body is conceived and met in analytic process.  She will discuss themes of trauma and symbolization processes in relation to the body using writing from various Post Jungian thinkers and the clinical work presented. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on this theory in relation to their own clinical work.

Julia Meyerowitz-Katz: Psychoid Structures and Processes: Being and Becoming in the Consulting Room

Jung proposed a deeply unconscious mind-body structure and process that he called psychoid experience. Drawing on her clinical experience and the work of post-Jungian writers, Julia will present her understanding of the inter- and intra- psychic mind-body psychoid structures and associated processes that she experiences in the consulting room. She will illustrate how she makes use of her understanding of these pre-symbolic non-verbal communications in order to inform how she supports symbolisation and individuation in analytic work.

Joy Norton: Bringing Life to the Body

Because sandplay opens us to re-experience preverbal and nonverbal states which are held in the body, early infant experiences and trauma may be expressed through the physicality of the sandtray, the sand and its objects. Drawing on Jungian and Post Jungian perspectives, Joy will share material from a long analytic process which illustrates some ways in which her client’s psyche was animated with sandplay.


Full Fee: $220 AUD and $240 NZD

Early Bird / Student:  $200 AUD and $220 NZD  until 29 September 2018

Cancellation: No refund for cancellation after 6 October 2018

PD certificate: 6 hours (certificate issued at event)

To book

For bookings, further details, or to be placed on the ANZSJA mailing list, please contact joynorton@mountainpsych.com.au or leave a message on +61 3 9751 1941 (enrolment is at ANZSJA’s discretion).


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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+61 3 9751 1941


Eden Garden
24 Omana Avenue, Epsom
Auckland, New Zealand
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