C.G. Jung conceptualised the archetype as a contributing structure to the unconscious. Often archetypes emerge as symbols with inherent communicative possibilities. Archetypes too arrive to channel creative work for expression, meaning and value. Jung began to understand the archetype and its dynamic through a process called active imagination, which helped him interface with his own unconscious content.
In this workshop we will briefly discuss the archetypes that might govern your creative practice and explore expanding these for new creative insight. Additionally, we will workshop the implication of the shadow function of the archetype and begin to generate a palette or vocabulary that you as an art therapist might use as a springboard for new avenues of creative insight.
This 2.5 hour workshop will be spent with a brief introduction to Jung and his Red Book, then we will dive into an exploration of how archetypes operate in our practices and finally will explore possibly new archetypal qualities and how we might carry these qualities into our lives and work with clients.
Please have on hand, paper, pen, colours/texters and any other art medium that you enjoy working with.
Stephani Stephens, PhD is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist and a lecturer in Counselling at the University of Canberra. She holds a PhD from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in Jungian psychology. She is the author of C.G. Jung and the Dead; Visions, Active Imagination and the Unconscious Terrain by Routledge. Her areas of research include the unconscious, transgenerational inheritance, cultural broaching, and the self in therapeutic practice. She teaches counselling skills and theory as well as Ethics to both graduates and undergraduates and maintains a small therapy practice.
Date: Friday 28 April 2023
Time: 4pm - 6.30pm AEST (2pm HKT & WA, 6pm NZT)
Location: ZOOM (provided 7 days before event)
Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
CPD: 2.5 hrs
Open to: All members (participants max 30 / min 10)
Recording: This event will be recorded.
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