May 5, 2021

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Central Time

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1.5 CEs

Monthly meetings are always free of charge. CE certificates are $10 for non-members.

The program will focus on the March from Selma to Montgomery and the development of culture through the implementation of the eightfold path of nonviolence (Gandhi’s concepts of Satyagraha and Ahimsa and King’s six tenets). The concepts of individuation, the ego/Self Axis, the cultural unconscious and cultural complex and racial complex will be demonstrated and amplified as key components of development within the individual and culture. Drawing from the principles of the eightfold path of nonviolence, we will examine ways in which these principles can be applied to clinical practice to work with and avoid the potential abuse of power (the archetypal master/slave) within the analytic relationship.

Bio: Renée M. Cunningham, MFT, is in Private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a training analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Texas Chapter and Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Chapter 39, International Association for Jungian Studies and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Renée has lectured throughout the United States and has a particular area of interest in the psychology of politics. She has been published in Psychological Perspectives (December, 2018), and has a book entitled Archetypal Nonviolence: Jung, King and Culture through the eyes of Selma, Routledge, 2020.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) -Describe what is meant by a complex and how it develops in response to trauma

2)-Describe what is meant by a cultural complex, give an example of how a cultural complex is formed, and how it can be repaired

3)-Describe and define archetypal psychology utilizing archetypal nonviolence and the eight tenets of nonviolent philosophy as applied in analysis.

4)-Describe what is meant by an emotional abuse of power within the analytic setting using sadomasochistic paradigm.


-Ulanov, Ann. (2001). Hate in the Analyst. Journal of Jungian Theory & Practice, pp. 25-40. -Singer, T. (2010). The Transcendent Function and Cultural Complexes: A Working Hypothesis. The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 55(2): 234-241.

-Dalal, Farhad, Ph.D. (2006). Racism: Processes of Detachment, Dehumanization, and Hatred. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75(1): 131-161

-Cunningham, R. (2020). The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Nonviolent Movement in Analysis. Psychological Perspectives, Vol. 61, 2018,pp. 331-343.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.


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