In this presentation, Glen Slater Ph.D., will describe the psychology of one-sidedness and unconscious compensation. Such dynamics stand at the core of C. G. Jung's view of the psyche and its capacity to intervene and correct our conscious attitudes. This phenomenon encourages a capacity to hold inner oppositions and facilitate conscious-unconscious dialogue--a capacity fundamental to the individuation process. The presentation will illustrate this aspect of Jungian psychology with reference to both individual and collective experience.
Glen Slater, Ph.D. has degrees in Religious Studies and Clinical Psychology and has taught for over twenty years at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he is currently co-chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. He has written numerous articles and book chapters for Jungian publications and edited the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as the essay collection, Varieties of Mythic Experience. He writes on Jung and film, the psychology of religion, depth psychology and technology and is currently completing a book project on Depth Psychology and the Posthuman Movement.