Psyche and Film
John Todd, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Diplomate Jungian Analyst
Friday April 1, 2022
Registration begins at 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Registration begins at 9:30 am
10:00 am-3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: SLCC Devalcourt Auditorium
320 Devalcourt Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Cost: Friday and Saturday $50; Friday only $15; Saturday only $35
CEUs: Friday $10; Saturday $20; both days $30.
This program has been approved for 6 continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This 6.0 CE clock hours has been reviewed and approved for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.
Throughout our history, myths and fairy tales have served to reflect the human experience as
well as archetypal currents present in our lives. Today, movies often serve as carriers of this
information, and therefore it is important to reflect upon our modern mythology as depicted in
films in order to better understand ourselves and our culture. In fact, it has been said that
movies are our cultural dreams. We will take this approach to exploring film in hopes of
unlocking what it has to share with us.
Friday Night will be an exploration of the role that film has played in reflecting our cultural and
archetypal experience. We will take a broad look at films both modern and classic in order to
begin seeing them as dreams. We will also reflect upon the current trends in film and what they
have to tell us about our experience today. This will all be a prelude to our time together on
On Saturday we will explore two films. The day will begin with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear
Window. We will approach this film as an exploration of the male ego’s emerging relationship
to the Anima. In the afternoon we will be reflecting upon James Cameron’s Aliens. We will
approach this film as a statement of the female ego’s relationship to the Animus as well as a
reflection of the trauma that the Feminine has experienced in the modern world.
John Todd is a Diplomat Jungian Analyst in Evergreen, CO. He is a board member and director of
training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and a member of the International Association of
Analytical Psychology. A native of Florida, John began his career as a children and family counselor for Hospice of Florida Suncoast for more than a decade before opening his private practice. In 2006, he moved to Evergreen with his wife and 2 children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, film, music, and reading.