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Jungian Psychotherapy, Part II:
Exploring Jungian Archetypes

7 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $69.00

Developed by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.

Course includes the works of Dr. John Beebe, Michael Meade & Dr. Monika Wikman

This course is also offered as part of a Jungian Psychotherapy Certificate Program of 33 CE Credits.

This course includes materials consisting of:

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  Introduction to course by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.

  (Transcript)

 
General Course Description

Jungian Archetypes are central to understanding Jungian Psychotherapy. Even in our tech-driven culture, we remain a people captivated by stories, myths, and archetypes. Movie after movie shows us familiar archetypes (the witch, the fool, the villain) that so many of us connect with on a deep internal level. At the same time that we are a culture obsessed with story, we are living in an age of forced light. Computers, indoor lighting, traffic lights, video games, and more, reflect a first-world avoidance of the dark. In this setting, what becomes of the richness that resides in the dark? What happens to people in a culture that attempts to light every dark passageway?

This intermediate level course is the second in a series of five courses on Jungian Psychotherapy. It is comprised of eight engaging audio interviews, five of which come with written transcripts. Dr. David Van Nuys interviews fascinating and varied experts: Dr. John Beebe on Jungian Typology and the Feminine in Film; Michael Meade on the Interplay of Light and Darkness in Myth, Dr. Monika Wikman on Alchemical Archetypes; Claire Morris on the Wise Fool; Stuart Kohler on Depth Psychology; Dr. Shepard Bliss on the Archetype of Darkness; and Peter B. Todd on a Jungian view of HIV.

With a mix of personal stories, myth, and research, the interviewees describe powerful experiences, such as the role of story in surviving solitary confinement; our cultural emphasis on the light and the consequences of this; alternative approaches to understanding HIV. Central to this course is a tenet described beautifully by Michael Meade "Things happen in the world that you cannot explain, but that can happen if a person trusts something in their own life." This course provides a background for understanding this trust and this journey.

This course is the second in a series on Jungian Psychotherapy with Dr. David Van Nuys. The first course is Understanding the Jungian Worldview, the third course is Tools and Applications, the fourth course is Active Imagination, and the fifth course is Myth, Story, and Synchronicity.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach psychotherapists to:

1.    Describe the alchemical exploration of archetypes.

2.    Explain the value of darkness.

3.    Use story to work with people in times of trouble.

4.    Connect tribal tenets to modern times.

5.    Discuss Hermes in Jungian terms.

6.    Explain the value of the Fool.

7.    Identify feminine archetypes in film.

Course Syllabus

Alchemical Archetypes

  • Alchemical transformation
  • Wisdom of the fool

Feminine Archetypes

  • Mother, anima, witch, fool
  • Appearance in films
  • Dreams

Depth Psychology

  • Hermes as a trickster
  • Transcending boundaries between worlds
  • Jungian approach to private investigation

Darkness

  • Finding the dark in the light
  • Finding the light in the dark
  • The value and richness of darkness
  • Children's approach to darkness
  • Darkness and play

Terminal Illness

  • HIV as a shadow
  • Alternative approaches to treatment

Resources

  • Books, articles, blogs, and other resources of interest
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