This month’s event at The Weekend University will be ‘A Day on Depth Psychology’.
In this series of talks, we’ll explore the key ideas of Freud, Jung and Adler, and examine them in light of modern, scientific research.
Attendees will learn:
- Sigmund Freud’s theories of the unconscious; are dreams really the ‘royal road’ to the unconscious?
- Alfred Adler and trauma-informed psychotherapy; how do traumatic events in early life affect you in later years? And how can you best heal from them?
- Carl Jung and the archetypes; what are the key archetypes you should be aware of? Why are they so powerful in influencing behaviour? And how do these ancient, motivational systems affect you in the modern world?
Ahead of the event, each speaker has recommended some books to help attendees prepare for their lectures.
In this post, we cover their top picks.
Freud & The Unconscious – Dr Mark Vernon, PhD
Dr Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster, psychotherapist and former Anglican priest, with an interest in Ancient Philosophy. His work focuses on the skills and insights that illuminate our inner lives. He contributes regularly to programmes on the BBC, comments and reviews for the national press, as well as giving talks and leading workshops.
Dr Vernon has degrees in physics and theology, and a PhD in Ancient Greek philosophy. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the School of Life, and works as a psychotherapist in private practice and at the Maudsley hospital.
To prepare for this talk, Mark recommends:
- The Unconscious – Sigmund Freud
- The Feeling Brain – Mark Solms
- It’s All In Your Head – Suzanne O’Sullivan
- 100 years old and making a comeback – Freud’s theories of the unconscious – Dr Mark Vernon
- Carl Jung, part 3: Encountering the Unconscious – Dr Mark Vernon
- Freud and Beyond – Margaret Black & Stephen Mitchell
Alfred Adler & Trauma Informed Psychotherapy – Anthea Millar
Anthea Millar is Vice President of the Adlerian Society in London and a co-editor of the UK Adlerian Journal. She has many years’ experience as an Adlerian psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and a busy therapy and supervision practice where she specialises in trauma work.
Anthea is co-author of ‘Practical Supervision: How to become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions’ and has written many chapters and articles on Adlerian approaches to trauma. She set up the Adlerian counselling training near Cambridge over 30 years ago, and is also co-founder of Cambridge Supervision Training www.cambridgesupervisiontraining.org.
To prepare for her lecture, Anthea recommends the following:
- Ansbacher, H. & Ansbacher, R. (1964) Eds. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler: A Systematic Presentation in Selections from his Writings. Harper
- Millar, A. (2017) Adlerian Therapy: In C.Feltham & I.Horton (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 4th Edn. London: Sage
- Millar, A. (2017) ‘Trauma, Connection and Recovery’. In P.Prina, K. John, A. Millar & C. Shelley (Eds) Adlerian Year Book 2017. London: ASIIP
- Mosak, H., & Maniacci, M. (1999) A Primer of Adlerian Psychology: The Analytic-Behavioral-Cognitive Psychology of Alfred Adler Brunner-Mazel
- Oberst, U. & Stewart, A. (2003) Adlerian Psychotherapy Brunner Routledge
- UK Adlerian Society: www.asiip.org
- AdlerPedia provides free and open access to information on Adlerian approaches and their application. The following link has amongst others two webinars facilitated by Anthea Millar on trauma therapy and case conceptualisation related to trauma: http://www.adlerpedia.org/practice_areas
Carl Jung & The Archetypes – Dr Kevin Lu, PhD
Dr Kevin Lu is Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.
He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies.
Dr. Lu’s publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film.
To prepare for his talk, Kevin recommends the following:
- Four Archetypes mother, rebirth, spirit, trickster. R. F. C. Hull (trans). London and New York: Routledge.
For more information on the event and a full breakdown of the talks, please see the event page.