Between Nowhere and Somewhere: The Image of Homelessness in the Psyche (Online)
Saturday, Oct 21
10 - 11:30am CT
Potentially appropriate for 1.5 CEs*
Join us as we take a closer look at ‘homelessness’ as a psychological reality that can hold the potential for creativity and even transformation.
With the rise of global migration there has been a growing call for a secure base, for home in a changing world, while its flipside – homelessness – is generally viewed negatively. Psychologically, homelessness is described as a feeling of not belonging, of “being nowhere”. Writer and essayist Jhumpa Lahiri associates homelessness with being "disoriented, lost at sea, at odds, astray, adrift, bewildered, confused, uprooted, turned around”. Join us as we take a closer look at ‘homelessness’ in a psychological sense – not just in its radical form (there being no home to return to) but also as an ‘elective’ way of being – one that can hold the potential for creativity and even transformation. Presenter Camilla R. Nielsen will draw on writers such as Jean Améry, Vilém Flusser, and Eva Hofmann, whose work includes truly profound reflections on home and homelessness.
This program is being offered ONLINE, and will NOT be recorded.
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*The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) has stopped pre-certifying ANY Continuing Education or Professional Development for mental health providers. The Jung Center cannot guarantee that the programs we provide will qualify for continuing education or Professional Development, nor can any other agency. The Jung Center uses high educational standards when selecting to designate events as "potentially appropriate for CEs", and in evaluating the outcomes of our educational services, and we believe them to meet the requirements of state licensing bodies. To find out more about the TBHEC changes to Continuing Education and Professional Development, click here.
Camilla R. Nielsen, born in Houston, lives in Vienna, Austria. She is a diplomate of CG Jung Institute Zurich, psychotherapist in private practice, lecturer at the University of Vienna, and translator of numerous books and academic articles.
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