Ann Ulanov Workshop In Praise of Projection Saturday, September 23 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom
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Cost: members: $50; non-members: $60; students $25
3 CEUs offered: $25 (LPC, LMSW, LMFT)
Projection is as basic to your psyche as breathing is to our body. It establishes a network of relationships to our world and to each other. And “we always see our unavowed mistakes in our opponent” (CW 8, para 507). Left undissolved, the two-way traffic of projection can cause divisiveness. If dissolved and related to, projection expands bonds to each other, to our deeper psyche and to greater reality beyond the psyche. With lecture and discussion this workshop will explore six meanings of projection among psychoanalytic theorists emphasizing Jung’s unique contribution to understanding this phenomenon.
The six kinds of projections to be addressed are: projection as defense (Freud, Klein), as projective identification (Klein, Betty Josephs, Ogden, Jung’s “imago”), projection as noticing (Winnicott, “imago” again), integrative projections of the good (Jung God-image), projections as gifts from God (Nicholas of Cusa, Jung).
Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D., L.H.D. is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Emerita Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, a psychoanalyst in private practice New York City, a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. With her late husband, Barry Ulanov, she is author of six books, including Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and The Envying, The Healing Imagination.