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Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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                          450 Poplar Avenue
                         Millbrae, CA  94030

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Saturday September 9, 2017 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

AM: Coming Down to Earth with the Inferior Function                    PM (optional): Same Topic, More Depth

 Presented By 

Carol Shumate, Ph.D. (ENFP preferences)

AM Event: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Members:  Free • Visitors:  $35
PM Event:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Members: $20 • Visitors $30

 NOTE:  Members may bring first-time guests at no charge (AM event only)

NEW! Join us from 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. for refreshments and facilitated networking. Announcements begin at 9:15. 


Sometimes an event occurs that stops us in our tracks and knocks us off the high horse of our superior function. It is a kind of coming-down-to-earth for the ego. If we can move with the energy of the fall into our inferior function, we can turn misfortune into good fortune. According to John Beebe, the trickster function can help us survive such an event. The trickster demands that we get down and dirty, making us surrender our high position. Once we acknowledge this shadowy, tricksterish side of ourselves, we can learn to dance with the inferior function and find the gifts inherent in such a fall from grace.

In the morning session: Clips will be shown from two films demonstrating the fall from the superior function into the inferior function and the return to consciousness with the help of the trickster function. A brief exercise will provide an experience of the trickster, showing us how to move with its energy.

Participants will gain:

  • Visual images of the inferior function when it's erupting
  • Visual images of the trickster function
  • Knowledge of the inferior function and the trickster function of their type code
  • An experience of the trickster's capacity for transformation

Stay for the optional afternoon session: The trajectory of type development provided by the film clips will be applied to the types of the participants. You will be invited to share crisis moments and events, and these will be analyzed with reference to your type. Exercises will allow you to play in your inferior and trickster functions, with Dr. Shumate modeling the exercises.

For both morning and afternoon sessions, handouts will be provided describing the eight functions, showing where they fall in each type code and how they tend to manifest for each type.

Prior knowledge of the Beebe model is not required but knowledge of the functions would be helpful.

MBTIMP® and APA continuing education credits are available -- 2.5 for the morning session, and 2.0 for the afternoon. FREE for current BAAPT members, $15 for others.


 Carol Shumate, Ph.D., teaches the course on  psychological types, at Pacifica Graduate Institute  in Carpinteria, California, and publishes the  journal Personality Type in Depth, whose mission  is to act as a bridge between depth psychology  and psychological type. Previously, she  developed curriculum materials and trainings for  Type Resources, Inc., including the Function-  Archetype Decoder, a software tool that reports  research on how the eight Jungian functions tend  to manifest for each type, according to the  sequence of functions and archetypes in the Beebe model. She is working on two books with the working titles, Jung’s Eightfold Way, and Trickster Leadership: Reversing Life’s Reversals. Carol has ENFP preferences


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