• Jun 26, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Location: online
  • Latest Activity: Jun 15


Sunday, June 26, 2022, 10 am - 3:30 pm PDT (UTC -7).  There will be several short breaks and an hour long lunch break around noon PDT.

Registration link

REGISTRATION with your email address is required.  After registering, you will receive an email containing the Zoom link.

This program will be recorded and made available ​for free, upon email request, to all who register for the program and to Club members. To protect the privacy of audience members, the Q&A will not be recorded.


Is all psychosis the same? Depth psychology treats it as such, yet medical models of severe mental illness say different. While medication can be a dirty word in Jungian circles, some disorders cannot be treated without it. Is there common ground? Can Jung’s bedrock notion of a collective unconscious coexist within scientific advances that have occurred since his death? The answer is a resounding yes. This program will explore the remarkable prescience of Jung’s work, how medical models actually advance his theory, and the challenges and opportunities for analytical psychology moving forward.

Join us for a personal journey of enchantment, then disillusionment , with Jungian practice through the presenter’s own struggle with bipolar I disorder and psychosis. The research Dr. Durchslag will share was born out of the lived conundrum of reconciling medical and depth psychological models of treatment. In the end, her journey led to a renewed and deeper connection to Carl Jung’s body of work.

The program will allow participants to view these questions through an analysis of four autobiographical narratives, including the presenter’s, which highlight the consistency of connection to numinous and transpersonal collective material. A brief overview of medications used in the treatment of severe mental illness will offer a vision of how this transcendent material appears to manifest at a physiological level, and shed light on Jung’s later exploration of synchronicity and the ultimate unity between psyche and matter.

Hallie Beth Durchslag, PhD, LISW-S lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where she teaches, writes, and maintains a private practice as a Jungian-based, psychodynamic psychotherapist. She began her career as a social worker in the arena of Community Development after earning a Master of Science in Social Administration at Case Western Reserve University (1999). Shifting toward a clinical practice in 2009, she earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2015). Dr. Durchslag has an abiding interest in the complexity of what makes us both human and transcendent beings. Her research over the past 10 years has looked at this subject through the lens of severe mental illnesses and their physiological connection to Jungian theory. Her book, The Collective Unconscious in the Age of Neuroscience: Severe Mental Illness and Jung in the 21st Century (Routledge) was released in July 2020. She maintains her commitment to the macro side of social work as the curator of The Anima Mundi Project, which looks at soul-based approaches to holistic personal development and community-building. She is a Past-President and current Honorary Board member of the Jung Educational Center of Cleveland.

Purchase Hallie Durchslag’s book from Amazon; Hallie Durchslag’s website


The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian Psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology.  The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion.  We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

For information about obtaining CEs for this program visit our Continuing Education page

For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club's website

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