March 10 - 12, 2008

Becoming the Person We Were Created to Be: Jungian Psychology and the Practice of Spiritual Direction

C.G. Jung believed that the human psyche has an inherently spiritual function; thus growth and healing cannot occur unless we regain a religious outlook. In this colloquium we will explore some of the contributions Jungian psychology has made to the understanding of the human person and how this can assist in the spiritual direction process.

We will explore the following:

  • Spiritual growth and the individuation process;
  • What the shadow reveals and the invitation it brings to integrate its contents;
  • Role of conflict in bringing to consciousness what needs to be integrated in the movement towards wholeness;
  • Working with dreams in the context of spiritual direction;
  • The process of change and conversion in our lives.


Janice Bachman, OP, a Dominican Sister from Columbus, OH, is an experienced spiritual director, retreat director and Jungian Analyst. Janice has been involved in the training of spiritual directors for the past ten years. A graduate of Creighton University's (Omaha) Christian Spirituality Program, Janice is on the summer faculty of Creighton's Masterís Program in Christian Spirituality as well as faculty for the Wellstreams Ecumenical Spiritual Direction Training Program in Columbus.

Rev. Victor Clore has been a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1966. He holds degrees in Systematic Theology (STL) and Psychology (PhD), with specialties in faith development and the integration of psychology and spirituality. His formation in spiritual direction is rooted in the Jesuit Institute for Retreat and Spiritual Direction at Colombiere in Clarkston, MI, and in Jungian analysis. Vic is currently pastor of Christ the King Parish in Detroit and is also on the staff of the Dominican Center for Religious Development where he directs retreats and is on the faculty of the Internship in Spiritual Direction Program.

Location: Dominican Center for Religious Development at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, Detroit, MI
Registration: Monday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m.;
Opening Session: 2:00 p.m.;
Closing: Wednesday after lunch

Resident Fee: $300.00 ( conference, room, meals)
Commuter Fee: $210.00 (conference, meals)
Deposit: $50.00 non-refundable (deposit will be applied to fee)