C G Jung Lecture

The (ir)relevance of Jungian theories in academic contexts: Critical reflections

  • Wed 29 Mar 23

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Renos K Papadopoulos, University of Essex

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Mark Saban

The (ir)relevance of Jungian theories in academic contexts: Critical reflections

Wednesday 29 March, 6.00pm - 7.30pm on Zoom

Having been appointed to the first chair of Jungian psychology in a British University 25 years ago, Renos will reflect on the vicissitudes of the presence of Jungian theories in academic settings. Following a historical overview of the tension between therapeutic and academic discourses, he will argue for the value of examining the relevance of specific themes and ideas of the Jungian opus rather than ‘Jung’ in his entirety. Then, he will attempt to discern different thematical directions and epistemological positions that Jung adopted, examining each one’s relevance to academic contexts.

The Speaker

Renos K. Papadopoulos, Ph.D.  is Professor of Analytical Psychology and Director of the ‘Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees’, also, a member of the ‘Human Rights Centre’, of the ‘Transitional Justice Network’ and of the ‘Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub’ all at the University of Essex, as well as Honorary Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic. He is a practising Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and Jungian Psychoanalyst who spent most of his professional life training and supervising these three specialists. 25 years ago, Renos was appointed to the first chair of Jungian Psychology in a British University. He served on the Executive Committee of the IAAP for several years, was responsible for setting up the Academic Section and the Developing Groups within IAAP. He was editor of 'Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies' for 14 years, founding editor of the 'International Journal of Jungian Studies' and co-founder of the 'International Association for Jungian Studies'. As consultant to the United Nations and other organisations, he has been working with refugees, tortured persons and other survivors of political violence and disasters in many countries. He lectures and offers specialist trainings internationally and his writings have appeared in fifteen languages. Recently, he has been given Awards by the European Family Therapy Association for Life-time ‘Outstanding contribution to the field of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice’, by the University of Essex for the best ‘International Research Impact’, and by two Mexican Foundations for his ‘exceptional work with vulnerable children and families in Mexico’.

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C G Jung Lecture

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