Expressive Arts – Psychopathology & Psychology
August 8 - August 11$735
Instructor: Kate Donohue
One of the Grandmothers of Expressive Arts, Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist, and has taught at many international universities. Kate is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Passionate about the arts she has spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance.
This course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development and the complexes that create the psychopathology framework. The hope is to enliven this exploration by utilizing an innovative Jungian expressive arts framework to explore the traditional framework.
Participants will also be introduced to art as healing from an indigenous perspective including discussion of traditional symbolic cross-cultural healing practices and concepts of healing and wellness; the origins of the arts as a diagnostic tool from traditional perspectives, complexes as a healing function and the use of multi-arts processes to address the healing of developmental, traumatic and cultural wounding.
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