The Jung Center

How We Meet a Pandemic

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 – Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020

12:30 PM – 02:00 PM


This online and livestreaming program can be taken from home, or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions prior to the event.

All times are CDT. Please contact Mary Oleyar at moleyar@junghouston.org, or 713.524.8253 x23 with any questions. Learn more about online learning.

Quiet resolve. Fear. Acceptance. Denial. Compassion. Human responses to life-threatening epidemics are as old as the illnesses themselves, and each time they have emerged, they have offered vital insight into the fundamental questions life asks of us. What does life mean? How do we relate to our mortality? What is our true purpose? What roles ought duty, love, self-preservation, and the pursuit of happiness play in our lives? In this online class, we will use Albert Camus' gripping, classic novel The Plague to explore these questions together (you do not have to read the book to participate -- but it's a great read). The instructor will post video lectures every Monday starting March 23, and live, online video discussions will be held 12:30 - 2 pm and 6:30 - 8 pm every Thursday starting March 26 (you can pick which discussion works for you). We are offering this class for free. As a nonprofit organization, we welcome any donation that might be meaningful and affordable for you at this time.

Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, holds master's degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston - Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University's program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His recent book The Ethical Imagination: Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology is available in The Jung Center bookstore. His research interests also include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. His local and national teaching schedule can be found at his website, sfitzpatrick.com.


  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
    Closed Sunday
  • Free Hours: Always Free! Call for program catalog. Gallery is free to the public.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Do not park in the lot behind the MFAH building on weekdays before 5 pm. However, the museum does generously allow Jung Center patrons to park in the lot after 5 pm and on the weekend. Paid parking available in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building. Parking is always at a premium in the Museum District during business hours, but parallel parking spaces can often be found in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building.

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