THE JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY
IXth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The Transcendent Function Today:
Imagination and Psychic Transformation in Analysis
Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May 2009
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco
CALL FOR PAPERS
One of the defining features of Jungian analysis is the significance given to symbolic images as vehicles of psychic transformation.
Jung's concept of the transcendent function provides a theoretical explanation for this emphasis linking psychic development with the use of imagination and the emergence of higher levels of symbolic functioning. In clinical work, this manifests as an attentive openness to the imaginative processes taking place in and between analyst and patient.
Proposals of not more than 400 words are invited for papers, panels and workshop presentations on the following themes:
• the processes that may hinder and promote imagination in all phases of the analytic encounter
• links between the transcendent function and other models of psychic development such as emergence theory, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and infant research
• the transformative role of imagination in all its forms (including cultural forms such as the arts)
Proposals will need to show the clinical applicability of the material presented for participants to be eligible to claim Continuing Education credits.
Proposals should be submitted by 15th November 2008 by email :
The Editors, JAP
1 Daleham Gardens
London NW3 5BY, UK