An Introduction to the Psychology of C.G. Jung And Its Relevance to the Second Half of Life

Kendrick Norris,’77 MDiv,’01 STM,  (PhD, Graduate Theological Foundation)

Tuesdays,  March 8 - April 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: The Osborn, 101 Theall Road, Rye, NY 10580

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Course Description:

C.G. Jung, along with Sigmund Freud, broke new ground in understanding what it means to be human. A seminal thinker in the field of psychology, Jung incarnated Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s lines: “He looked at his own Soul with a telescope. What seemed all irregular, he saw and showed to be beautiful constellations, and he added to the consciousness hidden worlds within worlds.”  Jung has much to offer to those who think deeply and carefully about their own lives and their relationships with others.

Through images and lectures this six-week course will provide an introduction to the life, ways and theories of C.G. Jung, with constant reference to his teachings on the second half of life. With each passing year the chances of living thirty or even forty years after retirement increase.  Later life, the “second half of life” as Jung calls it, undoubtedly gives us new challenges but also offers new opportunities to be more than we have been. An understanding of Jung equips us to imagine and achieve these new possibilities that can enhance our days with meaning and joy.


The Rev. Kendrick Norris, received his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Sacred Theology from the Yale Divinity School in 1977 and 2001. Kendrick has his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation and is a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. As the pastor of a progressive protestant church for thirty-six years, Kendrick has worked as a clinician at St. Raphael’s Hospital Pastoral Counseling Center and Family Counseling of Greater New Haven. He is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselor, a clinical member of Imago Relationship Therapy International, a clinical member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, and a clinical member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. He is a founding member and former executive committee member and program director of the Connecticut Association for Jungian Psychology.  He is currently on the executive committee of the New York Association for Analytical Psychologists and on the Board of Directors of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology of New York. For many years he has been offering classes and giving lectures to therapists and the larger public about the insights of C.G. Jung. Kendrick has three children and two grandchildren, and is married to Mary Luders Norris, an alumna of Wellesley and a book acquisitions editor.