Los Hijos de la Chingada and the Trauma of the Cultural Complex

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Los Hijos de la Chingada and the Trauma of the Cultural Complex

Time: October 1, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Fine Arts Bldg, Golden West College
Street: 15701 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach (parking lot entrance)
City/Town: Huntington Beach, CA
Website or Map: http://www.junginoc.org/GWCma…
Phone: 714-964-5741
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2017

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The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County presents a lecture

        by Jorge de la O and Abner Flores

Thomas Singer in his introduction to The Cultural Complex, writes, “Group complexes have to do with trauma, discrimination, feelings of oppression and inferiority… Group complexes litter the psychic landscape and are as easily detonated as the literal land mines that scatter the globe and threaten life – especially young life.” 

 This two-part presentation will first examine the cultural complex that is the result of the conquest of Mexico and how this trauma complex is revealed in the individual and the group psyche of the Chicano. In fact, this complex, which we call the “Chingada Complex,” litters the psychic landscape of Chicano youth. 

In the second half, case histories will reveal how the complex of conquest offers both light and shadow, sol y sombra, and how they were incorporated in a therapeutic setting at the Juvenile Justice Facility in Oxnard, California. When an incarcerated Chicano/Latino engages in a healthy cultural identity through culturally appropriate psychotherapy, it becomes possible for these young people to re-imagine themselves and separate themselves from the damaging and contaminating aspects of La Chingada. 

Jorge de la O, MA, LMFT, STR, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Ventura.  He is also a registered Sandplay Therapist with The Association for Sandplay Therapy.  Jorge is a retired public school teacher with over 36 years of classroom experience in the United States and abroad.  Currently a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, he is also an analyst member of The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  Jorge recently published chapters in the Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy and Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training.

Abner Flores, MA, a bilingual therapist, received his master’s in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He completed his master’s thesis, Eagles and Jaguars: Archetypal Intervention for Hispanic Adolescent Delinquents, based on his work in Juvenile Hall in Oxnard. Abner is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University.  His dissertation topic contrasts the diagnoses of Conduct Disorder and PTSD in incarcerated African American and Latino youth. 

Pre-paid registration is recommended.  Pre-paid registration form at http://junginoc.org/pdf/FormRegistration.pdf ; or pay slightly higher fees at the door.

Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.

Full information at http://www.junginoc.org/2017-10-01.htm 

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