CLI HU635 - Spirituality, Jung and the Use of Images in Psychotherapy

(Credits: 2)

This course is designed to challenge and extend students’ conceptualization of the unconscious and the healing process. The first half of the course will examine how healing is viewed and achieved from different spiritual perspectives, including Buddhism, Islam and Shamanic traditions. The second half of the course will explore Jungian concepts of the unconscious, individuation, the imaginal realm and the Self. We will analyze parallels between spiritual and psychotherapeutic practice and explore how a spiritual framework can inform psychotherapy. Students will analyze their own frameworks of practicing clinical work in light of spiritual and Jungian approaches to healing.