Jungian Psychotherapy Part III: Tools and Applications
The best paths are winding, curious, and complex; and most people need an excellent guide and community support to travel the path fully and safely. While it is often assumed that prisoners who have committed heinous crimes are somehow different from the rest of us, the interviews in this course show us that just about anyone can look within, grow, grieve, and recover. Jungian dreamwork and shamanistic ritual have intense and radical applications for a wide range of populations, including tough street teenagers, high school dropouts, and prisoners. From the perspective of archetypal and dream work, the Jungian approach has interesting implications for market research. The archetypal images on tarot decks have something to teach marketers, psychotherapists, consumers, and clients about unconscious needs and desires.
The experts interviewed in this course are not shy. Among many other areas, they discuss the nature of evil and how to work with men and boys commonly considered to be “too far gone.” The mystical and the magical are inexorably intertwined in this field of study: Tools and Applications of Jungian Psychotherapy.
This intermediate level course is presented in 9 audio interviews, all of which have transcriptions. In the first set of interviews, Dr. Dana Houck and Dr. Kwame Scruggs describe their work with male street youth and convicts. These interviews include personal stories, group dynamics, myth, drumming, and responses of the boys and men in the groups. In the second set of interviews, Dr. Carl Greer, Dr. David Van Nuys, and Maureen Murdock discuss shamanism, the use of archetypes in market research and psychotherapy, and the heroine’s journey. In the third set of interviews, Dr. Art Rosengarten discusses the use of tarot in marketing and psychotherapy. This section also covers the ethics of using psychology in marketing. In the fourth set of interviews, Dr. David Gordon explores the use of dreams in personal work, and Francis Weller gives a fresh and engaging account of grief processing and what is missing from the traditional United States cultural approach to grieving. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.
This course is the third in a series of five courses on Jungian Psychotherapy with Dr. David Van Nuys. The first course is Understanding the Jungian Worldview, the second course is Exploring Jungian Archetypes, the fourth course is Active Imagination, and the fifth course is Myth, Story, and Synchronicity.
- The Power of Story
- Youth’s response to myth
- Healing in the prison environment
- Helping youth tap into their power and hope
- Prison dream groups
- Interplay with Jungian work
- Intentional ritual
- Market Research
- Use of tarot
- People’s response to slogans and symbols
- Ethics of using psychology for marketing
- People’s response to archetypal images
- Deepening our listening
- Tapping into the rhythm of the soul
- Effect of listening on pain symptoms
- Grief as an aliveness
- Necessity of grief for a full life
- Cultural approaches to grief
- Grieving alone vs. grieving together
- Discuss the power of myth to reach at-risk youth.
- Name some methods of inner work that can resonate with prisoners and other challenging populations.
- Describe the application of tarot to market research.
- Distinguish between ethical and unethical use of psychotherapy in marketing.
- Summarize the components of a healthy grief process.
- Integrate dreamwork into psychotherapy.
- Recommend the use of story in psychotherapy.