Braga, Portugal
IV International Academic Conference of
Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies
18 a 21 Julho 2012 | July 18-21, 2012
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Jung's Analytical Psychology in Conversation with a Changing World
A Psicologia Analìtica de Jung em Conversação com um Mundo em Mutação

The Fourth International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology & Jungian Studies
Sponsored by
The International Association for Analytical Psychology : IAAP
The International Association for Jungian Studies : IAJS
Co-sponsored by and hosted at
The Faculty of Philosophy, Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal

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Conference Program: check here soon :
Time schedule:
Wednesday 6 pm - 18 July 2012 – Opening Ceremony
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 6 pm
Friday at night – Theater play (transportation and ticket price included on the registration fee)
Banquet with live music: Saturday at 7 pm (price included on the registration fee)

The Faculty of Philosophy of the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga is actively engaged in Jungian studies, in which local IAAP and IAJS colleagues teach. It was also host to the first-ever Jungian conference in Portugal in April 2009.

Braga is the oldest city in Portugal, thought to have been founded around 20 BC during a period of Roman occupation; it is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. In the nineteenth century, immigrants from Brazil introduced new tastes in the city’s architecture and infrastructure. Today it is the center of one of the fastest growing area in the EU, and home to two universities.

Conference Themes and Objectives

100 years have passed since Jung published “Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido,” a work that inaugurated his own creative psychology. While Jung’s insights and ideas are still valid in many profound respects, the world and global consciousness have changed a great deal since Jung’s time. A key term in depth psychology, for example, was “the unconscious,” while today “brain” is the dominating word in scientific psychology. Analytical psychotherapy, which has been based on the free will and decision of patients and analysands to visit analysts, is now more and more requested of analysts by hospitals, schools, places hit by natural disaster and various other fields of crisis.

In consideration of this new and still emerging situation, the Program Committee has selected the theme JUNG’S ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN CONVERSATION WITH A CHANGING WORLD for the conference in Braga. Analytical psychotherapy is today being call to address the needs in new fields such as terminal care, HIV counseling, natural disaster (e.g., earthquake disasters in China and Japan), and victimization by criminals. Among academics and other professionals, analytical psychology is being employed in many new and diverse disciplines and practical endeavors (e.g., business coaching, political campaigns, ecological issues). A type of consciousness may be emerging that is not self-reflective in traditional ways and has no understanding of, or space for, “an inner world.” Humanity is faced more than ever before with loss of meaningful myth and ritual in the present state of chronic global financial and ecological crisis.

These situations invite us to a new and critical reading of Jung’s texts. The worldwide response to the newly published “Red Book” shows the value and potential of Jung’s work, especially as it makes contact with art, literature, and religious thought.

Acordingly, the Program Committee suggested the following sub-themes for this conference:

1. Analytical psychotherapy and its new fields, such as crisis intervention for individual and collective trauma
2. Analytical psychotherapy in the face of changing consciousness
3. Analytical psychology and empirical psychological research today
4. Eco-criticism and Psych-ecology in the perspectives of analytical psychology
5. Analytical psychology in relation to modern art, literature and spirituality
6. Re-reading and interpreting Jung’s texts, with special reference to Symbols of Transformation and The Red Book.

These are some possibilities, but we have been open to other sub-themes that are related to the main theme of the conference.

As this is a joint conference of the IAJS and the IAAP, there will be both clinical and scholarly/academic perspectives and contributions offered on the theme. The methodology may be interdisciplinary, from natural science such as brain science to textual criticism, from statistical to individual case studies.


While English will be the official and most common language of the conference, the Program Committee encourages as well those who wish to present in another language, without translation, e.g., German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Arrangements are being made for simultaneous translation into Portuguese, to encourage the participation of Portuguese and Brazilian students in particular.

The Program Committee welcomed proposals for scholarly and research papers that are single, joint, or multi-authored, round tables, panels, workshops, poster sessions, and artistic presentations which reflect on the conference theme. Proposals may be submitted in English, or in one of the other languages listed for the conference; they should be no more than 500 words in length. We would like to organize more attractive poster presentations at this conference; there will be not only poster displays, but also short oral presentations for each theme and grouping.

The program will include :
Papers (approximately 20 minutes, with 10 additional minutes for discussion)
Posters, i.e., a short presentation of 5-10 minutes, given in front of a visual display of the research to be discussed)
Creative practice, e.g., film, dance, music, visual art, poetry
Round table of more than one presenter, to last about 15 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for discussion
Leadership of an interactive workshop to last 30 or more minutes
Other specified formats

The program will be available soon and will be published on the conference website :

Important: Please indicate any technical needs, e.g., powerpoint, dvd playback, cd playback, flipchart, or overhead projector.

Conference co-chairs :
Toshio Kawai: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Don Fredericksen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-sponsors :
IAAP: : International Association for Analytical Psychology
IAJS: -- International Association for Jungian Studies


Toshio Kawai (IAAP)
Don Fredericksen (IAJS)
Co-Chairs of the Conference Program Committee on behalf of the full Program Committee

Program Committee :
Alessandra De Coro (IAAP)
Lucy Huskinson (IAJS-IJJS)
Murray Stein (IAAP)
Ruth Williams (IAJS)