The New School for Analytical Psychology invites you to attend our Spring seminar series

‘Ominous Transitions’

Hauntings and Specters in the Social and Political Collective


The tone of collective discourse has rapidly degenerated, damaging the forms and rituals that give coherence to our lives, cultures and professional disciplines contributing to a sense of communal and global unrest. In these intimate Saturday morning seminars our desire is to nourish a spirit of reflection rather than repeating the sounds of panic and alarm, or pretend hopes. Stepping back from the present situation, we will reflect on the current moment through trans-disciplinary lenses including philosophy, theology, history, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and anthropology. Together we will seek new perspectives that may help us move into an open future.

Continuing the theme of Ominous Transitions, the New School is offering a series of four seminars to extend the discussion generated by Dr. Alexander Hinton’s presentation on February 1st: The Extremist: From Cambodia’s Killing Fields To Charlottesville, USA. This series of Ominous Transitions seminars will center around themes of haunting and specters that linger in the social and political collective.  Each seminar will focus on a particular theme; participants will be provided with readings prior to each meeting.

Voids and Xenophobic Fears – March 21, 2020

Presented by Ladson Hinton

Specters and Xenophobic Fears – April 18, 2020

Presented by Tony Stanton and Lane Gerber

Hauntings and the “Thing” of Slavery – May 16, 2020

Presented by Lisa Whitsitt and Mylor Treneer

“Ghostly Matters:” Race, Capitalism, and Technologies of Violence – June 13, 2020

Presented by Mylor Treneer and Nicole Torres

Hauntings and Specters in the Social and Political Collective Image

Mount Calvary by William Johnson, 1944

Fees & Registration

Space for the “Ominous Transitions” Series is limited to 12 persons.


When & Where

The meeting time will be from 10:00 am – 12:30
Details of locations will be sent to participants upon registration.

Continuing Education

10 CEU hours provided for Licensed Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers.
6 hours of Ethics are included.

About the New School for Analytical Psychology

Our School embraces education as a never-ending dialogical process that does not hold fast to a single theory or ideology. Our approach to knowledge is one that honors the ancient yet emphasizes our embeddedness in a contemporary cultural context. An ethical obligation to the ‘other’ is a prime concern.

Our profession faces complex conditions of suffering and evolution, and each journey has a unique destiny that cannot be known in advance. The inherent ambiguity of our field creates anxiety in its practitioners, and there is a tendency to withdraw into defensive bastions of theory and practice. The New School group shares a deep concern about the fundamentalist tendencies in all analytic schools. We value the scholarship and clinical approaches of multiple traditions with their unique perspectives on our ever-fascinating, ever-evolving field of reflective endeavor.