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Previous Special Events:

Announcing The Denver Psychoanalytic Society’s Event:

Nancy McWilliams, PhD

April 27, 2019  8:30-4:30 p.m.

For further information on how to register:

2019_Pathological Versions of Narcissism


Mark Winborn, PhD, Jungian Analyst and Author

“Interpretation in Jungian Analysis: Art and Technique”

~ A BAJA Seminar open to the public ~

Friday December 7th, 2018

Eligible for 4 Professional Development Hours

Registration: $75.00 if payment is received before December 1st. (Payment nonrefundable after November 15th)

$95.00 at the door if space remains (limited to 15 participants)

**Payment in check to BAJA Mail to Nora Swan-Foster 1137 Pearl Street Suite 205 Boulder Colorado 80302   Questions: 303-440-4000 

Location: First Congregational Church Conference Room

Date and Time: Friday December 7th  2:00-6:00

This intimate working seminar will be limited to 15 participants who are interested in exploring and deepening their skill through lecture, discussion, small assignment and reading (see below). 

Course description: Analytic interpretation is fundamental to the process of psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is the medium by which our art form is transmitted.  If the analytic vessel is thought of as our canvas then our interpretations are the paints with which the depth psychologist participates with the patient in the creation of the painting.  What one chooses to say in analysis, why one chooses it, how one says it, when one says it; these are the building blocks of the interpretive process and the focus of Interpretation in Jungian Analysis: Art and Technique. It is an important tool to develop proficiency with, but it can’t be used effectively if we don’t develop fluency with it.

Interpretation in Jungian Analysis will provide in-depth exploration of the process, including the history of analytic technique, the role of language in analytic therapy, the poetics and metaphor of interpretation, and the relationship between interpretation and the analytic attitude. In addition, the steps involved with the creation of clear, meaningful, and transformative interpretations are plainly outlined. Blending the deep understanding of archetype, symbol, and metaphor from the Jungian tradition with competency in psychoanalytic interpretative technique creates a powerful therapeutic amalgam.

Biographical Information for Mark Winborn:

Mark Winborn, PhD, NCPsyA is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Clinical Psychologist.  He received his BS in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1982, his MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1987, and his certificate in Jungian Analysis

from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 1999.  From 1988 – 1990 he was the staff psychologist at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Dr. Winborn is a training/supervising analyst of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He currently serves on the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis and the Ethics Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Dr. Winborn is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as being a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

His publications include Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey (2011) and Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond (2014), both with Fisher King Press, as well as journal articles, book reviews, and chapter contributions. Routledge Press has contracted to publish Dr. Winborn’s third book, Interpretation in Jungian Analysis: Art and Technique (available July 2018). He has also presented papers at the past three Congresses of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (Montreal 2010, Copenhagen 2013, Kyoto 2016).  Since 1990 he has maintained a private practice in Memphis, Tennessee, USA where he was the Training Coordinator for the Memphis-Atlanta Jungian Seminar from 2010 – 2016. In addition to his teaching activities in Memphis, he has been an invited presenter for Jungian societies, training seminars and institutes in: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Santa Fe, NM; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Florida; Lafayette, LA; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; the Dominican Republic; Moscow, Russia; and the IRSJA candidate group.

Seminar Objectives: Some of the specific objectives will be:

  1. Differentiate between interpretive and non-interpretive interventions in therapy/analysis.
  2. Examine the origins of the interpretive process within the psychoanalytic world.
  3. Differentiate various levels of interpretation.
  4. Examine particular uses of language in interpretation.
  5. Understand Interpretation from a Jungian perspective.
  6. Create effective, transformative interpretations.


This assignment is specifically for those participants who are currently seeing patients/clients.  Please bring with you a short clinical vignette from your practice.  You don’t need to provide any background information.  Just record as closely as possible (verbatim wording is desirable) an interaction from a recent session.  This doesn’t need to be more than a half a page in length.

Please choose an interaction from the three following situations: (1) a session in which you were confronted by the patient in a way you didn’t know how to respond to, or (2) a situation in which you knew you wanted/needed to say something but couldn’t identify how to formulate your words in a way that would be effective, or (3) a situation where you verbalized something to the patient but you felt there must be a more effective way to communicate your thought.

We will probably not have time to deal with all of the examples participants bring but completing the assignment will help you begin to identify situations where the analytic skills associated with interpretation can be refined.

Recommended Readings:  

Winborn, Mark (2018). Interpretation in Jungian Analysis: Art and Technique. London: Routledge.

Supplemental Readings:

The following readings are recommendations for continued exploration of the interpretive process following the conclusion of the seminar:

Auld, Frank and Hyman, Marvin (2005). Resolution of Inner Conflict: An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Second Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dieckmann, Hans (1991). Methods in Analytical Psychology: An Introduction. Wilmette, IL: Chiron.

Levy, Steven (1990). Principles of Interpretation. Northvale, NJ: Aronson.


Living the Rosarium: Reflections on the Entire Series


August J. Cwik, Psy.D.

June 22, 23, 24, 2018

Jung outlined his view of the transference situation in his essay “The Psychology of the Transference.” Using a series of alchemical plates from the Rosarium Philosophorum, he explicated the basic form and vicissitudes of the analytic relationship. Jung used the first ten plates of the series for this purpose. His fundamental insight was that a “third thing” was formed in deep relationship, an “analytic third” is created in depth work that becomes the object of the analysis.   Associative Dreaming (Cwik, 2011) is the mental activity going on in the therapist for grasping the intersubjective and inter-imaginal communications of countertransference reactions. Reverie and active imagination will be discussed as a way of attaining access to, and working with, the analytic third. An “analytic compass” is created, guided by the anima mundi, which points the way in any given analytic moment and eventually leads to the individuation of both members of the analytic couple.  There is a second series of ten plates, which, inexplicably, Jung found less interesting. He once stated that the dynamics appearing in the second series only could be accomplished outside of the analytic situation. We will focus on psychological meaning of the entire series as the establishment and fate of this analytic third, the dynamics of any long term intimate relationship; individuation that occurs after the termination of analysis; an individual’s inner relationship to intrapsychic contents via dreams and active imagination; and a particular type of analysis that has changed in focus to become a “symbolic friendship.”

Location: Hyatt Place Hotel 2280 Junction Place, Boulder 80301

Reduced room rates available for out of town guests

Dates: June 22, 23, 24, 2018 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Friday 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday 9:00-5:00 pm.

Sunday Colloquium 9:00-1:00 pm (Clinicians and non-analysts only).


Cost: $350.00 (Friday and Saturday) **Add Sunday Colloquium $125. ***Full weekend $475.00

$200. Deposit reserves your slot. **Non-refundable after April 30th, 2018. Payments made to BAJA. 


Open to Boulder Jung Seminar Participants, IRSJA Training Candidates, Jungian training candidates from other institutes, and any psychotherapist/analyst interested in alchemy, transference/countertransference, and the intersecting relationships to analytical psychology. 


Nora Swan-Foster, Seminar Coordinator 303-440-4000 or nora@swanfoster.com.

Send check deposits to 1137 Pearl Street Suite 205 Boulder 80302

Eligible for 16 professional development credits


A Friday Afternoon with Daniel Shaw:

“Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation”

Friday October 13, 2017

Open to the public:

Please join us for a special afternoon with Daniel Shaw, author and New York Psychoanalyst. Dan will speak about traumatic narcissism, what it looks like, where we find it in cults, in training Institutes, and how it affects our patients.

Dan will discuss his patient, Alan, who was raised by an extraordinarily narcissistic mother and a mostly absent, mysterious father. Through examining his relationship with Alan, as it unfolded in the clinical setting, Dan developed his ideas about the traumatizing narcissist’s relational system, and the ways in which that dynamic is echoed in transference/countertransference configurations. An unusual aspect of the work, as it developed with Alan, was the extent to which Dan realized how much Alan’s struggles mirrored his own. Through his relational work with Alan, Dan also realized a powerful means to deeper self-understanding.  Their work illustrates an important principle of relational psychoanalysis, which is that if the analyst wishes to promote growth and change in his patients, he must be open to how each patient challenges the analyst to change and grow. Participants will discuss the issues raised both in small groups, and in conversation with Dan.

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Daniel Shaw LCSW is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York. Originally trained as an actor at Northwestern University and with the renowned teacher Uta Hagen in New York City, Dan later worked as a missionary for an Indian guru. His eventual recognition of cultic aspects of this organization led him to become an outspoken activist in support of individuals and families traumatically abused in cults. Simultaneous with leaving this group, Dan began his training in the mental health profession, quickly becoming a faculty member and supervisor at NIP in New York, publishing papers in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and most recently, his book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, for the Relational Perspectives Series, Routledge. Dan also teaches at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and is Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the Smith College School of Social Work.

Date:             Friday October 13th 2017

Time:             2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Place:             Hyatt Place Hotel, 2280 Junction Place, Boulder, CO 80301

Cost:              $75.00          

Early Registration by September 15th 2017 $55.00 Send payment to Nora Swan-Foster, 1137 Pearl Street Suite 205 Boulder CO 80302 More information 303-440-4000 or noraswanfoster@comcast.net    Certificate of Attendance will be provided.