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Jul 172010

On July 17, 2010, the Charleston Jung Society will host a presentation by Dr. Alvaro Giraldo, MD, about the role of DNA biology in relation to Jungian theory and the practice of psychotherapy.

The inherited aspect of the psyche was a concern of Jung from the earliest period in his career. Many decades before anyone had even dreamed of the Human Genome Project, Jung mentioned the role of genetics in the structure of the psyche and based his theory of the archetype on general theories of inheritance.

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, many discoveries related to the biology of DNA serve to validate Jung’s theory of archetypes. DNA functioning may explain biological aspects of Jungian concepts and play a role in successful psychotherapy.

Dr. Giraldo will discuss these theories, their practical application in everyday life, and their applicability in the practice of psychotherapy.

The presentation will be held July 17, 2010, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, next to the Unitarian Church in Charleston. The cost is $10 for CJS members, $20 for non-members, and $15 for students.

Season Charleston will serve hors d’oeuvres.

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