Against the Tide: Repositioning the 8 Functions in Psychology—Richard Owen

October 7, 2022 @ 7:45 pm 8:45 pm Australia/Sydney

Since C.G. Jung first described his 8 types of mental processing over 100 years ago, they were at first neglected, then later taken up again and developed by type theorists and practitioners. However as Jung’s work was widely disregarded by mainstream psychology academia, there has been little reconciliation between type theory and areas such as cognitive psychology or modern consciousness studies. In this presentation Richard will share some ideas from his ongoing work on identifying analogous concepts relating to the 8 functions, in an effort towards reintegrating type and the mainstream.

Richard Owen

Richard Owen

BAPT Treasurer Richard Owen is an organisational psychologist and coach based in Brighton, UK. A broad theorist of Type: from Jung to MBTI®, to the depth typology of Dr John Beebe. Richard’s Personality Parts™ model aims to uniquely integrate these & many other perspectives.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

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$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

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Practical Applications of Jung’s Theory and the Eight Mental Processes in a World of Remote Work

March 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Presented by Cynthia S. Paris, President, The People Skills Group

Join us for a free two hour workshop with Cindy Paris in the first of our Sunday Series events in 2022.

As practitioners, we are learning more and more that the gold, the real power, of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, comes from the theory behind the instrument, Psychological Types. However, as practitioners, we are often challenged to teach and practically apply Jung’s Eight Functions (Mental Processes, Cognitive Processes) with teams and leaders when participants are used to thinking in terms of the 4-letters of Type and MBTI Preferences. This is especially true in a world where many teams are working remotely and there is a lot to achieve in a short time frame.

In this program, participants will learn how to introduce Jung’s theoretical framework and the mental processes through quick and easy techniques and exercises using our road tested and vetted tools for integrating the 8 Jungian Functions into applications. We will introduce how to adapt and facilitate these exercises (some of which are well-known and quite often used, like the Z-Problem solving model) with remote teams using Zoom breakout rooms and third-party applications.

Participants will walk away with handouts and fresh ideas for facilitating Psychological Types for effective teamwork and leadership development in our new, and often remote, world of work.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Join us from 9:45am AEDT/Sydney/Melbourne to network and settle in. Check your local time and note that whilst this is a Sunday series, it will be Saturday, the day before, for US and Canada. The session will be recorded and the link to watch the replay sent to those who register.

About Cindy Paris

Cindy Paris is a Master Facilitator, Consultant, and Coach, nationally recognized as a thought leader in the world of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and Psychological Type. As an MBTI® Master Practitioner and former MBTI Certification trainer for the publisher of the instrument, she is an expert in the application of Psychological Type to enhance individual, team and leadership development and performance. Cindy is also credentialed in a myriad of team and leadership assessments and models including the leading Emotional Intelligence Testing tool, the EQ-I 2.0, and the cutting-edge models of Conversational Intelligence and the 4 Stages of Psychological Safety which are based in social neuroscience.

Cindy founded her company, The People Skills Group, with the sole purpose of helping people develop the people skills to work better together – to build cultures of team trust – where people are valued and allowed to contribute the talents they bring to the table. Cindy has been facilitating and coaching teams and leaders to meet their goals since 2001.Cindy learned from the best; she studied under the late Katharine D. Myers, former Director Emeritus of the Myers-Briggs® Foundation and co-owner of the MBTI® Assessment. For years, Cindy worked with Katharine by writing and editing her personal website and co-authoring numerous articles for the APTi Bulletin of Psychological Type. She has developed a distinctive approach to Type which calls on her proprietary suite of products based on the Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards suite of products.

Free Free for AusAPT members, APT members & guests.


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