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2019 Program Archive

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers Presents:


Program Description

Widely considered a complex, often controversial figure, C.G. Jung’s life and writings have proven a source of both inspiration and exasperation. This seminar will present an introduction to basic Jungian concepts and the relationship between his formative life experience and the theory he developed. Concepts will include: the collective and personal unconscious persona and shadow, anima and animus, synchronicity, archetypal symbols, and paradox as the psyche’s essential truth. Selected vignettes from clinical material, classical myths and fairy tales will illustrate throughout.

In the final session, we as a group will consider what is going on in America life now at an archetypal level. Learners will be invited to select an aspect of life in contemporary America (politics, economy, cultural values) and present their understanding from a Jungian perspective.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.


Sunday, June 2nd and 9th, 2019

12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Louise DeCosta, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation


61 Irving Pl. Suite LLD
New York City

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Program Details

After attending this seminar participants will be able to:

  1. Define key fundamental constructs of Jungian analytical psychology.
  2. Identify and explain the connection between Jung’s original creative thinking and his personal suffering that led to his formulation for that which is necessary for ‘authentic’ treatment and individuation.
  3. Explain your thinking regarding issues of cultural/political conflict in contemporary American life from a Jungian perspective.

This seminar is appropriate for new professionals.

Louise DeCosta, Ph.D., LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor and training analyst currently affiliated with Postgrad* the Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society and a member of C.G. Jung foundation for Analytical Psychology. In private practice for thirty five years, her training includes work and study in the USA, Mumbai, India and London, U.K. at the Tavistock Clinic. Dr. Costa has been the Creative Director of A. Psychoanalytic Trilogy: dramatic readings of The Freud/Jung Letters (premier: 2011); The Freud/Ferenczi Letters (2013) and The Women: Our Psychoanalytic Mothers (2016) which won the Gradiva award for Best Play 2017. To date, these productions have been presented on thirty occasions in the USA, Copenhagen, Prague, Florence, Buenos Aires and at The Freud Museum in London.


No Contact Hours will be awarded for participation this program.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

Inclement Weather Policy:

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  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
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Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0056; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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