Description

When:  Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:30 PM for 8 sessions (Sept 30, 2021 – Nov 18, 2021)

 

Description:

Foundations of Jungian Theory for Sandplay and Expressive Arts Therapists explores the fundamental concepts of Analytical psychology as developed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung.  The course will provide an overview of the evolution of Jung’s theories and  identification of primary theoretical differences with Psychodynamic theory.  Special emphasis will be given to exploring Jung’s concept of the structure of the personality and how parts of the personality and the dynamics between them are evident in Sandplay and other expressive arts imagery.

 

Outline / Agenda:

September 30th, 2021

Session 1:  Overview of the Evolution of Jungian Theory

This session will provide an overview of the evolution of the theories of C. G. Jung, placing him in historical context with other psychological theorists of his time.  Key concepts of Jung’s Analytical Psychology will be identified including his understanding of the collective dimension of the unconscious, his schema of the structure of the personality, the development of complexes, and ways of working with unconscious material, and the ultimate task of individuation, of becoming whole.

Learning Objectives for Session 1:

  1. Describe the historical context during which Jung developed his theories of Analytical Psychology
  2. Name at least 3 contemporary psychological theorists of C. G. Jung who influenced the development of his theories.
  3. Identify the 5 primary parts of the personality as described by C. G. Jung.
  4. Explain Jung’s concept of psychological complexes.
  5. Name at least 3 trays of working with unconscious psychological material developed by C. G. Jung.

 

October 7th, 2021

Session 2:  Psychodynamic and Jungian Theory – Similarities and Differences

This session explores the major similarities and differences between Psychodynamic and Jungian theory, beginning  with the intense meeting of minds between Freud and Jung, the friendship that developed over shared ideas, and the fundamental differences that led to the demise of their friendship.

Learning Objectives for Session 2:

  1. Describe at least 3 core tenets of Analytical Psychology that differentiate it from Psychoanalytic theory.
  2. Explain the difference between the Psychodynamic and Jungian concepts of the nature of the unconscious.
  3. Describe at least 3 main differences between the Psychoanalytic and Jungian schemas of the structure and dynamics of the personality.
  4. Explain the difference between the Psychodynamic and Jungian concepts of what constitutes psychological healing.

 

October 14th, 2021

Session 3:  Ego – One Name, Many Meanings

Analogous to the claim that the Inuit language has many words for the singular English word ‘snow’, psychological theories appear to posit a multiplicity of meanings to the single term ‘ego’.  This session focuses on fleshing out Jung’s concept of ego as a functional part of the personality, how it forms and what role it plays in relationship to other parts.  Also referenced will be Dora Kalff and other Sandplay therapist authors’ descriptions of the concept and role of ego within the personality, how its status is assessed in Sandplay therapy, and how it is symbolized in Sandplay imagery.

Learning Objectives for Session 3:

  1. Describe Jung’s concept of the ego as a functional part of the personality.
  2. Explain similarities and differences in Jung’s concept of ego and that of Psychodynamic theory.
  3. Identify at least 3 ways in which the status of ego functioning is assessed in Sandplay therapy.
  4. List at least 3 common types of symbols or figures used to represent ego in Sandplay therapy.

 

October 21st, 2021

Session 4:  Persona – Ego’s Mask

The concept of Persona as an additional dimension of ego functioning is unique to Jung’s theory of the personality.  This sessions elucidates the role and function of Persona as a part of the personality, with emphasis on the difficulties experienced when one’s persona is too weak, under-developed or too strong, over-developed.   Also referenced will be Dora Kalff and other Sandplay therapist author’s descriptions of the concept and role of persona within the personality and how it appears symbolically in Sandplay imagery.

Learning Objectives for Session 4:

  1. Describe Jung’s concept of the persona as a functional part of the personality.
  2. Explain what kinds of psychological difficulties arise for an individual when the persona is too weak and under-developed.
  3. Explain what kinds of psychological difficulties arise for an individual when the persona is too strong and over-developed.
  4. List at least 3 common types of symbols or figures used to represent persona in Sandplay therapy.

 

October 28th, 2021

Session 5:  Shadow – Dark and Rejected Aspects of the Personality

“I had a little shadow that goes in and out with me, and what could be the use of him is more than I can see”, begins the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This session explores Jung’s concept of the shadow as a part of the personality and the critical importance it plays in psychological development, how in site of the tendency to reject this dark and unpleasant part, if one has the courage to face and integrate shadow, it becomes a valuable doorway towards consciousness. Also included will insight from numerous Sandplay authors into the role of shadow in personality development and the many ways it is symbolically imaged in Sandplay imagery.

Learning Objectives for Session 5:

  1. Describe Jung’s concept of the shadow as a part of the personality.
  2. Explain what kinds of psychological difficulties arise for an individual when they remain unconscious of shadow aspects of their personality.
  3. Describe how dreamwork and expressive arts modalities such as Sandplay or art therapy help to access shadow material and bring it into conscious awareness.
  4. List at least 3 common types of symbols or figures used to represent shadow in Sandplay therapy.

 

November 4th, 2021

Session 6:  Anima & Animus – The Contra-Sexual Aspects of the Personality

According to Jung, every individual contains within them a contra-sexual aspect, the opposite of their primary identification with the archetypal masculine or feminine, that needs to be developed and integrated in later life.  He used the Latin terms for ‘soul’; the ‘anima’ for males or the ‘animus’ for females, to describe this part of the personality.  This session explores the significance of the anima or animus for later development, examining how these parts appear symbolically in dreams, artwork, and Sandplay.

Learning Objectives for Session 6:

  1. Describe what Jung means by the anima and animus as parts of the personality.
  2. Explain when it is appropriate to think in terms of anima or animus development, base on the age of the client.
  3. Explain what is meant by a ‘negative anima’ or a ‘negative animus’.
  4. List at least 3 common types of symbols or figures used to represent the anima or animus in Sandplay therapy.

 

November 11th

Session 7:  The Self – Transpersonal Dimension of the Personality

Jung’s concept of the Self, a transpersonal dimension of the personality which reflects both the center and the whole, represents one of the most significant differences from Psychodynamic theory.  Variously described as the center, the totality, or that which is connected to the divine, the understanding is that disconnect from the Self results in psychological distress and reconnection with the Self is necessary for balance and healing.  This session explores Jung’s concept of the Self, as well as that conveyed in the writings of Dora Kalff and other prominent Sandplay authors.  Common imagery associated with the constellation of and reconnection with the Self will be illustrated with Sandplay case material.

Learning Objectives for Session 7:

  1. Describe Jung’s concept of the Self aa a part of the structure of the personality.
  2. Explain the ramifications for personality development and functioning when ego and Self become disconnected.
  3. Identify at least 3 common types of Sandplay imagery associated with the constellation of the Self.
  4. Explain Dora Kalff’s concept of the ‘relativization of the ego’ in relationship to the Self.

 

November 18th, 2021

Session 8:  Individuation – The Process of Becoming Whole

The process of Individuation, of contacting, bringing into awareness, and integrating unconscious contents, is truly a lifelong task.  More of an ongoing cyclical process than a linear one, certain psychological tasks are associated with and deemed essential to facilitate movement towards Individuation.  This session will review some of those essential tasks, explore how they are inter-related, and identify how to recognize steps along the path of Individuation in Sandplay therapy.

Learning Objectives for Session 8:

  1. Explain the concept of Individuation in the context of Jungian psychological theory.
  2. Identify at least 3 significant psychological tasks which are essential parts of the Individuation process.
  3. Describe the inter-relationships of these tasks to facilitate movement towards Individuation.
  4. Identify at least 3 common types of Sandplay imagery that indicate movement towards Individuation.

 

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Provider Name:  Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter:  Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

Bio: Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T is a clinical social worker with over 40 years of experience in school, mental health agency, and private practice settings.

She began her Sandplay training with Dora Kalff in 1975 and became a Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy in 1991.  She has studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich and attended lectures through the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.  Betty Has presented on Sandplay for the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and the Jung on the Hudson seminar series.

She has authored several articles for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy and co-edited Into the Heart of Sandplay. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Sandplay Therapy, teaches Sandplay nationally and internationally, and has the honor of being a Guest Lecturer for the Oriental Academy for Analytical Psychology and Sandplay in Guangzhou, China and the Garden of the Heart and Soul Program for clinicians serving Chinese orphans.

Ms. Jackson maintains a private practice in southeastern Pennsylvania where she has established The Center for Jungian Sandplay to offer Sandplay process, consultation, and training in the tradition of Dora Kalff.  During the 2020 and 2021 period of the pandemic she has offered numerous Sandplay training courses through the Maude Le Roux online Academy, Sandplay for Healing LLC, and the Colorado Sandplay Therapy Association.

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact maude@maudeleroux.com and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We do provide online PowerPoint for download should you require larger print and we would like to know what else we could do to support your learning environment.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration through Square on this website and there is a non-refundable fee of $35 at any time. If the course participant cancels within 30 days prior to the course starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact maude@maudeleroux.com If the course should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates or when reimbursement would be issued if not able to reschedule.

Additional information

Course Type:

Track Courses

Location:

Online through the Maude Le Roux Academy

Target Audience:

Mental health and related professionals (OT, SLP, PT)

Educational Level:

All

Pre-Requisites:

 None

Number of Participants:

Unlimited

Instructional Methods:

Lecture, PowerPoint presentation, interactive discussion

Contact Hours:

12

Fee:

$349

3 reviews for Foundations of Jungian Theory for Sandplay and Expressive Arts Professionals

  1. Charller

    What a privilege to have been part of such a wonderful 8 weeks.  Thank you for sharing a tiny bit of your incredible knowledge Betty.   Although the material was heavy and dark, Betty is such an amazing presenter and was able to share it with us in such a calm and human way.  It almost felt as if I was having a therapy session every week.  Will surely miss our sessions together.  Can’t wait for the next series with Betty.   

    Christelle Bryan

  2. Charller

    Betty is real and she totally extends the sandtray safe containment atmosphere through her presence and use of herself in the presentations. I love how Betty used the visual imagery of the sand tray photos and her slides to reach our inner world and to create a contingent feeling with her as the presenter.  Her choice of visuals with her slides, always spoke so much more than what words could say. Just really excellent. Thank you for organizing this. I can’t wait to learn more. It is like swimming through a clear stream and feeling things wash off and clarity comes to integration

    Sanette Louwrens – USA

  3. Charller

    Excellent means of learning via webinar and was timely for my learning especially present time COVID19. I was able to use my CE hours productively.

    Melissa Krishnan – USA

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