The Dynamics of Image: Jung’s Psychology and the Logical Life of the Image
While many theories purport to describe psychological phenomena and suggest methods through which psychic suffering might be alleviated, the work of Carl Jung stands out as the only one that addresses the reality of psychological phenomena through the Psyche’s intrinsic mode of self-articulation, Image. Carl Jung turned to the imagery of his own soul for guidance in trying times. From this experience he elaborated a vision of the human psyche that extended well beyond the scientific reductions of his era (and ours), capturing the living nature of the human psyche and preserving the notion of a psychology that actually remains psychological in nature.
This 4-part webinar will take the participants through an orientation to the logical life of the image or, “psychological reality”, as it is self-expressed through the dynamics of Image. It is intended to expose the participant to a disciplined approach to Psyche through the mode of Image, as outlined by Jung and subsequent analytic practitioners. This awareness will assist clinicians in approaching clinical situations in a manner that is consistent with the intrinsic nature of psychological reality, and honors the interior world of both ourselves as clinicians and those with whom we work. Most importantly, it will orient the participant to the living reality of the Human Psyche, a reality whose logical life is always expressed through Image form.
Part I – An Approach to the Individual: Jung’s Psychology and the Authentic Voice of the Psyche
Part II – Understanding Image Dynamics: A Fairy Tale Example
Part III – Understanding Image Dynamics: Dream Imagery
Part IV – The Mermaid: Libido, Transcendent Function, and the “Analytic Third”
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Participants will be able to:
- Identify three key aspects of the mode of imagery in a therapeutic setting that are useful in creating increased clarity and insight of patient dynamics.
- Articulate the relationship between “mythic”, or “image” consciousness as conceived of by C. G. Jung, and its application to psychotherapy.
- State at least 2 differences between an image-based framework and a rational construct of psychological material and the benefits of both.
- Name at least 3 significant historical contributions to the development of our understanding of psychological treatment and its relationship to imagery as a means of knowing.
Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists, and other professional mental health clinicians.
Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor and Co-Founder of the Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC. Mark is currently in the Control Stage of analytic training with the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts where he has been a training candidate for the past 6 years. He has been in clinical practice since 1991 and has instructed art therapy courses for the past 20 years.
The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #6302 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Six (6) Continuing Education clock hours or .6 CEU’s are available for this webinar. Partial credits are not available.
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Regular Registration for Members: $150, Non-Members: $175. You must be a current member of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC to receive this price. Consider becoming a member to receive additional discounts. A recorded version will be available shortly after the program for repeat viewing and distance-learning options. Register before Nov. 5th for best pricing for both live and distance-learning options.
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