Black Storm:  

Development, Transformation and Apocalyptic Moments


Presented by
Joseph A. Talamo, PhD


This program will also be recorded and made available for free to anyone,

along with a transcript, via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.


Sunday,  May 23, 2021, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PDT

The metaphor of a black storm captures the essence of apocalyptic periods in our lives.  Drawing together essential concepts from Jungian psychology and quantum physics, augmented by the music of the British speed power metal band DragonForce, Dr. Talamo will illustrate how a great problem in one’s life is best understood:  as a symbolic, inner apocalypse, a paradoxical experience out of which psychological transformation emerges.  Utilizing a rich variety of mythological amplifications, he will explore the insights and conscious attitude needed for development and transformation in these trying episodes.  

Learning objectives:  

  • Understand some of the basic concepts of Jungian psychology.

  • Learn how to successfully navigate apocalyptic moments in life.

  • Explore the connections between apocalyptic moments, quantum physics, and music as exemplified by DragonForce

Joseph A. Talamo, PhD, received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica in 2009 and has over eighteen years of experience in both clinical and academic settings.  This lecture is based on his forthcoming book of the same title.  Previous publications include A Jungian Depth Perspective on OCD; “Harry Potter and the Haunted Prophet,” Psychological Perspectives 52:3, pp.335-346 (July 2009); and “Archetypal Storm: Jung and the Music of DragonForce,” Psychological Perspectives, 62:2-3, pp. 216-223 (2019).  His main area of interest is Jungian-based psychology.  In addition to playing hockey, following most sports, and participating in fantasy sports, he is an accomplished pianist.



Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have pre-registered.  Use this link to pre-register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Continuing Education (CE)

This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


  • Use the CE Registration Form to pay $15 and register to be awarded 2 CE hours for this program.  

  • Attend the entire program (Zoom records the attendance times of attendees).

  • A Certificate of Completion will then be emailed within ten days.

For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CE web page.

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