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The Shadow and Its Importance in the Black Swan with Gretchen Deters-Smith

Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Stuart, FL

The Shadow and Its Importance in the Black Swan with...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Film $ Discussion Ended $45.00 $2.12
Film $ Discussion +3 CEUs Ended $54.00 $2.34
Student: Film $ Discussion Ended $30.00 $1.74

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May 4, 2013

Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm  (Sign-in 12:30pm)

Treasure Coast – The Flagler Center, Stuart, FL


The Shadow and Its Importance for Individuation

in Black Swan

with Gretchen Deters-Smith, MSW, LMFT


The film Black Swan is a psychological thriller portraying individuation as invariably starting with becoming conscious of our shadows and recognizing the relative evil of our natures. How often do we seek perfection when in reality the gold is in our imperfection?  Nina has been chosen to dance the ballet Swan Lake and consciously identifies with the white swan but when she must transform into her role as the black swan she dances a pristine spiritual chastity which seems too pure, too lofty, too unrelated and removed from earthly instincts for this part. Lily joins the dance company and represents all the shadow aspects of Nina that will not fit in with and adapt to the laws and regulations of Nina’s conscious life. Nina’s subsequent suffering and death of her ego makes it possible for her to become conscious of her shadow aspects and her performance is transformed into a numinous experience. (3 CEU’s)


Learning Objectives: Following the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broader understanding of the Jungian concept of “gold is in our imperfection,” the reason this concept is so revolutionary, and the ramifications of this for our daily lives and the lives of our clients; 
  2. Describe what Jung means by the Shadow; and
  3. Identify a number of dimensions of personality as reflected in characters in Black Swan.


Gretchen Deters-Smith, MSW, LMFT has been a psychotherapist in private practice in Jacksonville, Fl. for 30 years and is currently in the final control stage of training as a Jungian analyst.


Film & Discussion $45, (Add $9 for 3 CEUs); Student $30

The movie will be from 1-3 pm with discussion 3-5 pm in Flagler Center's Lounge, with velvet couches and bucket chairs. Popcorn/candy provided.  There will be a cash bar and free gourmet hors d'oeuvres after the film. For those who wish to continue on into the evening, there are restaurants within walking distance of the Center.


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Directions to The Flager Center, 201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL: 

From the south: I-95 north to exit 101 (FL-76), right on Kanner Hwy.  Pass US-1 where Kanner becomes Colorado Ave.   Stay on Colorado to the roundabout then take the third turn onto Flagler.  The Flagler Center is two blocks down, on the right.

From the north: US-1 south to Stuart.  Take the first left after the Roosevelt Bridge onto SW 2nd St.  At the roundabout, take the third turn and cross the railroad tracks.  Immediately turn left onto Flagler.  The Center is on the right.

Parking:  There is free parking along the street and in lots north of the center

Have questions about The Shadow and Its Importance in the Black Swan with Gretchen Deters-Smith? Contact Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida

When & Where

The Flagler Center
201 SW Flagler Ave
Stuart, FL 34994

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida

The Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, Inc. is a non-profit educational association that serves licensed mental health professionals and the greater community by fostering the study of the psychology of Carl G. Jung. The Center presents educational services including lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops to address the psychological, social and spiritual issues of our time while providing a forum for personal reflection and development. For more information: Call the Center’s Message Phone:954-525-4682

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