Connecting with Culture through Psychological Types

5 Apr | 10am – 5pm | £100 | Milton Keynes, UK

C. G. Jung’s theory of psychological type offers us tremendous insight, yet people who are identical in type may still approach the world with very different attitudes and assumptions. How we make sense of the world involves emotional investments and intellectual frameworks that tie to, but also go beyond, type.

Joseph Henderson, a co-author, with Jung, of Man and His Symbols, worked on this problem in his book, Cultural Attitudes in Psychological Perspective. Henderson observed that different people apply different cultural values as they engage with the world around them. He called these the Social Attitude, the Religious Attitude, the Philosophical Attitude, the Aesthetic Attitude, and, a relative latecomer, the Psychological Attitude.

With the help of illustrative clips from classic and recent films that show how these attitudes develop, John Beebe will lead us in exploring these orientations toward what is offered already by our culture and understanding how they relate to Jung’s psychological types. Participants with some familiarity of the individuation of type will take away a fresh approach to observing and understanding how people move beyond themselves when engaging situations that stretch their ability to adapt.  We’ll learn how cultural attitudes are constructed and explore how they organize our lives and relationships.

Dr. Beebe will lead us in investigating the implications of the cultural attitudes in our adaptation to the world around us.  We’ll also consider whether it is possible or desirable to try to develop the attitudes that we do not naturally prefer and ask whether we should be working in parenting or therapy to foster the development of the cultural attitudes in others.

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About the day

The price is £100 per person, and includes a hot and cold buffet lunch, and refreshments. Please fill one form for each person attending. There is plenty of free parking at the venue, Kents Hill Park.

10:00 – 11:15 Part 1
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:00 Part 2
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Part 3
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Part 4

You are welcome to book a place whether or not you choose to attend the BAPT conference. It is a separate event, but at the same venue. The seminar will be held at the Kents Hill Conference centre in Milton Keynes, and you will be given further information by email, a week or so ahead of time.

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About John Beebe

John Beebe, Jungian AnalystJungian analyst John Beebe is the author of Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type. He has written the foreword to the recent Routledge Classics edition of Jung’s 1921 book, Psychological Types. His eight-function, eight-archetype model of type is widely applied.

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