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A Painting Class:
Persona and Beyond
March 5 @ 11:15 am - March 26 @ 1:15 pmPrepaid Cost: $135 – $150
Presented by Marion Anderson, Ph.D.
4 Thursdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020; 11:15 am-1:15 pm
Jung named the different aspects of ourselves that we show the world the persona. In this workshop we will discuss the concept of the persona, how it develops to protect the more vulnerable parts of the personality, when is it used as a form of protection, as well as its defensive and protective aspects. Using painting as a form of active imagination, participants will have the opportunity to amplify their personal understanding of the persona both in its defensive, as well as the more vulnerable parts of the self that lie beneath its protective layer. No artistic skills or previous painting experience is required.
- Describe what is meant by Jung’s concept of the persona;
- Describe positive and negative aspects of the persona in terms of relationship to self and others;
- Describe what is meant by Jung’s concept of the term shadow;
- Give an example of how the shadow can manifest in inter and intra-personal relationships;
- Describe what is meant by the term active imagination;
- Describe when active imagination is appropriate and when it is contra-indicated in working with patients;
- Describe how symbolic material can be expressed through painting images and how to utilize this approach with patients;
- Describe how painting symbols from the unconscious can help patients find a relationship to difficult affective states;
- Give an example of how painting symbols from the unconscious can be helpful during times of emotional transition;
- Give an example of how symbolic images can evolve over a period of time.
Marion Anderson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. She is a certified sandplay therapist and teacher who has lectured nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, served as the co-coordinator of the sandplay community of Los Angeles group, and gives workshops on painting inner images at the Jung Institute. She is also faculty at the Reiss-Davis Institute.
Psychologists: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.