Our Country in Crisis
November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom Online Panel and Public Forum: Our Country in Crisis
DONALD KALSCHED, Ph.D., JEROME BERNSTEIN, M.A.P.C., NCPsyA., and JACQUELINE WEST, Ph.D.
Each November for the past few years, the panelists – Jacqueline, Jerome, and Don – have presented their current reflections about the state of our nation, followed by a group discussion. Given the ongoing intensification of radical and rapid shifts in our nation with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic and national demonstrations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, it is once again impossible, until November arrives, to closely identify what will be ripe for discussion at that time. Trusting that we all are ruminating about what is emerging individually and collectively from the multi-leveled complexity of our current psycho-political world, we encourage you to bring your reflections to this forum, expanded this year to three hours to make time for more public participation. We will explore whether the fast moving, shocking changes in our individual and collective lives are propelling us towards the edge of destruction, or, whether they are heralding an unexplainable transformation, an innovation, an essential re-formation – or both? How are we maintaining balance as we face these challenges?
Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts where he supervises an advanced colloquium of candidates in training. His two books The Inner World of Trauma and Trauma and the Soul, have sold thousands of copies in the US and have been translated into many languages. He is currently on the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute where he teaches a Trauma Certificate Program.
Jerome S. Bernstein, M.A.P.C., NCPsyA., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. His work is influenced, for over 40 years, by his collaborations with Navajo peoples and their way of life, including Navajo healing through his collaborative clinical work with a traditional Navajo medi- cine man and a Navajo cultural translator. He is the author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Conscious- ness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (Routledge 2005).
Jacqueline West, Ph.D., co-author of The Matrix and Meaning of Character, is a Jungian analyst in Santa Fe. She lectures, teaches, and writes about character structures as they are portrayed in fairy tales, mythologies, and current art. Her work is currently focused on the archetypal, individual, and collective nature of narcissistic dynamics woven into the current patterns of our lives as Americans.