Program Calendar 2017 - 2018

November 2017 Meeting


November Meeting - November 12, 2017 from 2-5 PM
At the APC-SF Library
2411 Octavia Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94109
(Located near the south corner of Broadway and Octavia Street)

"Destined Meetings: Synchronicity and 
Archetypal Meaning in Therapy"
Yvonne Smith Klitsner, PhD, MFT


Please RSVP by November 5th. This event is free for members
A door donation of $10 is suggested for guests.
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The commonly experienced striking biographical parallels and uncannily shared dreams and images that occur in therapy are increasingly recognized as playing a potent role in the clinical process. These synchronicities with the seemingly random coming together of a patient with a therapist can help to constellate a numinous container for healing and transformation in both therapist and patient. One of the most remarkable categories of synchronicities in the clinical context comprises astrological factors—in particular, shared natal aspects, mutual connections between natal planets, interpersonally relevant transits, and significant correlations involving the chart of the first session. Case examples and astrological chart comparisons will be presented with both psychological and astrological analysis. Please join this discussion of the archetypal dynamics informing the therapeutic relationship and process.

Yvonne Smith Klitsner, PhD, MFT, is an advanced analytic candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She practices in San Francisco and Marin County, CA with both adults and couples. Yvonne has presented her integration of psychotherapy and astrology at several conferences including the" North-South Conference of Jungian Analysts and Candidates" and "Synchronicity, Matter and Psyche".

Coming in 2017-2018:

February 11th, 2018 James Eyerman, MD DLFAPA, Integrative Holistic Psychiatry. Psychedelic Experience without DrugsAt the library, 2411 Octavia St #1, SF.

March 11th, 2018 Carolyn Grassi, M.A., M.P.A., published poet, teacher of creative writing workshops. Meditative Writing as a Practice/Entry into Active Imagination. At the library, 2411 Octavia St #1, SF.

April 15th, 2018 Brother Jude Hill, SSF, PhD, IAAP, Analytical Psychologist, Jungian Analyst, Episcopal Priest.  Artwork and the UnconsciousAt the library, 2411 Octavia St #1, SF.


October 2017 Meeting

The Power of Metaphor to Connect with the Divine and Unlock Creative Genius
Kim Hermanson, PhD

Many of us make decisions and navigate through the world in a pre-verbal, metaphoric way. Whether it’s a career path, a place to live or a decision about who to marry, we will choose the one that “feels right”—the career that feels inspiring and expansive, the house that feels lighter, the person who brightens our spirits. These decisions were made through our body’s ability to metaphorically connect with universal creative energies that are much wiser than we are. Yet metaphor continues to be fundamentally misunderstood as a linguistic device. Metaphor is much, much more than that. At a deep level, metaphor shifts our vibratory energy, alters how we perceive the world, and aligns us with deep soul wisdom. Deeply working with metaphor is a direct path to mystical experience and connection with the Divine. Metaphor opens a potent way of knowing that we haven’t had access to in our culture.

Kim Hermanson, PhD is an author and transformative coach known for her skill in quickly shifting people out of spiritual and psychological difficulties into a place of profound beauty, healing and creative flow. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has taught at University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and Esalen Institute. She is the author of Getting Messy: Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky’s the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey. In addition to her own publications, she has co-authored book chapters and articles with New York Time bestselling author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and other books.

September 2017 Meeting


Working with Dreams in an Era of Increasing Anxiety

a Presentation with

Laura St. Claire

***UPDATED: Due to an emergency, Jeremy Taylor is unable to attend the event. LAURA ST. CLAIREstudent of Jeremy Taylor and Certified Dream Worker, will be presenting.***

Whenever anyone shares a dream, those of us who are privileged to hear it have no choice but to imagine our own versions of the dreamer's original narrative. For this reason alone, all work exploring dreams is projective, whether or not the people involved acknowledge this consciously. Currently, we are all plunged into a collective situation that is unprecedented, and for that reason, among others, is an invitation to increasing anxiety and uncertainty. We will gather to discuss our dreams remembered from sleep with particular attention to the collective, archetypal, transpersonal energy patterns that help shape our dreams, as well as our waking lives.

Laura St. Claire is a certified as a Dream Worker through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream work (MIPD) by Dr. Jeremy Taylor, and a member of the Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). She has completed the On-Line Facilitator training for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), and served as a Unity Prayer Chaplin for three years. Like Charles Fillmore (one of the founders of the Unity Church), Laura believe dreams come from our own Department of Inner Vision. As a guest lecturer at San Francisco State University's Holistic Studies program, Laura has spread the word about the benefits, problem-solving and stress manageme nt tools dreams bring to our life. For over ten years, she has enjoyed working with people and groups of ages, from age four to eighty-plus! In addition, Laura has studied Dream Tending with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, and Active Dreaming with Robert Moss. Laura also brings a love for and experience with Improv Theater to dream work. Dreams and Improv stay alive in the present tense. Dreams offer many creative actions one can take to bring dreams to waking life.


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Please note that this event is free for members of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. There is a suggested door donation of $10.00 for other attendees and guests of APC-SF members.

June 2017 Annual Picnic and Meeting

The Orphan: Alone Yet at One with Oneself in the World

Audrey Punnett, PhD

     This presentation is based on Dr. Audrey Punnett’s book (2014), The Orphan: A Journey Towards WholenessThe lecture will focus on the experience of being alone and being at one with oneself in the world.  The journey toward wholeness is accomplished by paying attention to the archetypal images that come to us through dreams, active imagination and making time for imagining.  Dr. Punnett will use excerpts from her book to illustrate the connection between psyche and spirit through the archetypal image of the orphan. 

     Audrey Punnett, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, and holds diplomas in child, adolescent and adult analysis from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco where she is past chair of the Infant, Child & Adolescent Training Committee (iCAT). Dr. Punnett is a registered play therapist, supervisor (RPT-S) and teaching member (CST-T) of Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). She is the past president of the board of trustees of STA. Dr. Punnett has published in peer-reviewed Journals and she teaches nationally and internationally.  Her book, The Orphan: A Journey Towards Wholeness was published by Fisher King Press (  An edited volume, Jungian Child Analysis, will be published this fall.  Dr. Punnett is an Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF-Fresno, Department of Psychiatry, and maintains a private practice in Fresno, California.

April 2017 Meeting


April Meeting – April 9 12, 2016 from 2-5 PM
at the APC-SF Library
2411 Octavia Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94109

(Located near the south corner of Broadway and Octavia Street)

Active Imagination, Shamanic Journeying and Ally Work


Carol McRae, Jungian Analyst

Carol will give a description of active imagination and shamanic journeying and the specific development within the overlap of these two realms of Ally Work, a form of journeying-active imagination described in a book by Denver Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, “The Practice of Ally Work”.  Carol will lead the group in several experiential exercises to give the group an experience of this work.  Carol will drum as the group journeys.  The group will pay attention to how each individual prepares for the journey and what the various experiences are in it to give a sense of the variety possible in this form of active imagination and its deep connection to the wisdom of our souls


Carol McRae is a Jungian Analyst with the Jung Institute of San Francisco and in private practice in San Francisco and Fairfax.  She teaches in the public and public professional programs as well as for the interns and candidates at the Institute.  Her teaching usually centers around Ally work, active imagination, non-rational modes of work in analysis and shamanic and Jungian overlaps with each other.  She also is part of a group of analysts teaching Jungian perspectives on environmental concerns and climate change.  She is and has been on many of the committees at the Institute.  At present she is Chair of Admissions for the candidate training program. 

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March 2017 Meeting


March Meeting – March 12, 2016 from 2-5 PM
at the APC-SF Library
2411 Octavia Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94109

(Located near the south corner of Broadway and Octavia Street)

The Mystery Rites of Dionysus


Frances Hatfield, PhD, LMFT

Artifacts of rites and symbols belonging to the god Dionysus extend back into the sixth millennium BCE, and forward into the first centuries of the current era. Evidence suggests that his worship was entwined with that of the primordial Great Goddess, and many ancient writers testified to the close correspondence between Dionysian mysteries and those of the Egyptian Osiris. Well into classical times and beyond, his rites promised to teach initiates that death was not a curse but a blessing.  In this presentation we will explore these connections and others in their relevance for understanding our own processes of initiation and individuation, in which we approach functional immortality by means of our conscious suffering, experiences of ecstasy, and personal encounter with the Divine. 

Frances Hatfield, PhD, LMFT, is a poet and an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she has taught in the Training and Extended Education Programs. She also teaches "Poetry Alchemy" with poet Joan Logghe at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Her first book of poems, Rudiments of Flight, won the 2014 Gradiva Award for Poetry from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She has a private practice in Santa Cruz. 

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Please note that this event is free for members of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. There is a suggested door donation of $10.00-20.00 for other attendees.

February 2017 Meeting


SF-APC and Herchurch, San Francisco are proud 
to co-sponsor the following special event.
Matthew Fox presents 
"Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: 
Transforming Evil in Soul and Society"

February 12, 2017 from 1:30pm - 5:00 PM
aEbenezer Lutheran Church - Herchurch
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127

1:30 - 2:00pm: Music with Devi Vani and Jana Hutcheson
2:00 - 4:00pm: Matthew Fox Presentation
4:00 - 5:00pm: Book signing and piano performance with Helen Mendenhall

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     Please join The Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco and Herchurch for a remarkable afternoon of music and conversation with

speaker Matthew Fox. Fox will be presenting on his book "Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Transforming Evil in Soul and Society".

      This work "challenges traditional perceptions of good and evil by offering a new theology that lays the groundwork for a more enlightened treatment of ourselves, one another, and all of nature". The book, with a forward by Deepak Chopra, illustrates Fox's vision that the flesh, contrary to mainstream church doctrine, is the sacred grounding of the spirit. By blending the wisdoms of East and West, presenting commentary on the seven chakras and crafting a blueprint for social change, Fox points the way to live while eloquently revealing the means to confront evil both within and without.  
-From the back cover. 

      Matthew Fox, internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick, has spent the past forty years revolutionizing Christian theology by challenging the religious patriarchy. His vision of a creation-centered spirituality advocates for compassion, for justice and for a re-sacralizing of the earth. He has written more than thirty books, which have sold over 1.5 million copies translated into fifty-nine languages. 

      Originally a Catholic priest, Fox was expelled from the Dominican order for his revolutionary views of liberation theology and creation spirituality. He went on to found and reinvent graduate school education programs for masters and doctor of ministry students and programs for inner city youth by putting creativity first. In 1976 he founded the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality in Chicago, Illinois, which he later moved to Holy Names College in Oakland. After this program disbanded, he founded the University of Creation Spirituality which operated for nine years. 

      Fox is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award, the Humanities Award of the Sufi International Association of Sufism, the Tikkun Ethics Award, and the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey of Sherbourn, Massachusetts. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardinal, and Rosa Parks. Fox is currently a visiting scholar at the Academy of the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lives in Oakland, California. His website is:

Please note that this event is free for members of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. There is a suggested door donation of $10.00 for other attendees.


November Meeting – November 13, 2016 from 2-5 PM
at the APC-SF Library
2411 Octavia Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94109

(Located near the south corner of Broadway and Octavia Street)

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A Presentation on Fairy Tales


Frances Slocumb, Ph.D.

 From Frances,

Reading and interpreting fairy tales, so central to Jung and early Jungians, seems to have vanished.  I welcome the opportunity to revisit this rich ground with you.  Fairy tales mirror deep truths about the general human condition, reflecting essential archetypal bare-bones structures of the psyche.  Exposure to fairy tales has a mysteriously healing effect, seemingly beyond words and cognition.  Familiarity with fairy tales can bring deeper empathy, tolerance, and appreciation not only for ourselves and our own complexes, but for individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and cultures.  While interpretation of a tale is usually a major opus, we will enter the process together and see where it takes us in our three hours together.  If you wish to prepare, read yourself a Grimm's tale or two at bedtime, and/or bring along your favorite fairy tale from childhood.  Together we'll enter the long ago and far away............

Frances Gilliam Slocumb, Ph.D., Research Psychoanalyst, was certified as a Jungian Analyst in Zurich in 1986.  An analyst member of the Jung Institute of San Francisco and The InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she teaches and supervises, she is in private practice in Berkeley, Ca.  A tenured professor in Virginia, she has also served on the faculty of clinical and organizational psychology doctoral programs in California.  She presents lectures and workshops nationally and internationally on various aspects/stories of the multifaceted goddess Iris: psychopomp, bridge, rainbow, the only goddess who cares about humans, also imaged as Lady Alchemy, the subtle body, and feminine spirit.  Having written a thesis in 1972 on neurofeedback, she enjoys her continuing study of neuroscience.  In addition she served for many years on the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis.  


Prior Programs 2016

February 28, 2016: "The Gods at Play: Archetypes and the Arts in the Light of Synchronicity and Astrology"
Presented by Richard Tarnas

Prior Programs 2015

November 8, 2015: "Dreamwork through an Existential Lens"
Presented by Greg Bogart, PhD, LMFT

October 18, 2015: “Stress and Jungian Psychology'”
Presented by Lera Welch 

September 13, 2015: An Experiential Workshop with Hal Childs

April 12, 2015: "Light at the Door: Healing through the Liminal Space of Creative Art."
Presented by James Eyerman, MD 

March 8, 2015:  Reading Rilke:  Selections from the "Duino Elegies."
Presented by Fred McEnroe  

February 8, 2015:  "Mary Magdalene and The Sacred Feminine"                                        
A talk by Dr. Beverly Allen

January 11, 2015: “APC-SF 75th Anniversary Celebration”

Prior Programs 2014

November 9, 2014: “The Constant Gardener”
presented by Frances McCormack

October 19, 2014: “Visionary Dreams about the Future”
presented by Meredith Sabini, Ph.D. (in Berkeley)

September 13, 2014: “Sacred Selfishness: The Value of 'No'”
presented by Hal Childs, Ph.D., MFT

Prior Programs 2013

(unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 2PM)
Both members and non-members are invited.  A donation of $10.00 for non-members is requested.

[Usually 2nd Sunday each month, 2pm to 5 pm

Sunday, October 6, 2013: 
BOOK — "Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the
Paradox of Sexual Freedom"

presented by Leslie Bell, MSW, Ph.D.

Sunday, November 10, 2013: 
BOOK — "The Soul's Ministrations: An Imaginal
Journey Through Crisis"
presented by Marianne Tauber, Ph.D.

Sunday, January 12, 2014: “APC-SF 74th Anniversary Celebration”

Sunday, February 9, 2014:

"The Wounded-Healer: An Experiential Process”
presented by Hal Childs, Ph.D., MFT

Sunday, March 9, 2014: 
 “Dreamwork in Holistic Psychotherapy of Depression
presented by Greg Bogart, Ph.D., MFT