Technology and the Adolescent MindBook tickets
Association Of Jungian Analysts
Boys and young men spend hours daily focusing on screens. We will explore how media in cyberspace become alternate containers for many of them in distress. We will talk about what this means for their psyche in terms of relationships and fantasies, especially their becoming fascinated with apocalyptic fantasies. This situation leads to clinical encounters in which boys and men feel unable to even describe what is happening inside them. Ideas about psychic containment will help us to appreciate many of the therapeutic challenges that we encounter.
Speaker: ROBERT TYMINSKI (USA) is an adult and child analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a past president; he teaches in the Institute’s analytic training program. He is the author of Male Alienation at the Crossroads of Identity, Culture and Cyberspace (Routledge, 2018) and The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced (Routledge, 2014). He is a 2016 winner of the Michael Fordham Prize from the Journal of Analytical Psychology. His book The Psychological Effects of Immigrating: A Depth Psychology Perspective on Relocating to a New Place just came out in late 2022.