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This is an archived course that is not offered at this time. The description will be updated if presented in the future.
This course explores supervisory relationships from an archetypal perspective. Presentations will show how initiatory aspects of mentoring are enhanced if unconscious dimensions are honored. Our focus will be on finding the most effective methods of supporting and expanding the skills of others.
Storytelling will draw upon familiar characters, such as Mary Poppins and Gandalf (in The Lord of the Rings) to illustrate skillful mentoring. We will examine how to serve as a worthy example of integrity. Our emphasis is on the preparation of psychotherapists, but the material can be also applied to other mentoring situations. Also useful for those with supervisors.
Recognizing core principles of mentoring
Acknowledging unconscious aspects of the collaboration
Modeling authenticity to encourage unique strengths
This seminar is designed to advance the skills of practicing doctoral-level psychologists. Presentations cover updates on clinical expertise. The day is also useful to other mental health practitioners and to certain helping professions, such as physicians, clergy, and educators with mental health counseling responsibilities.
The material is presented at an introductory level for psychologists, requiring no background in mythic studies, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology. No advance preparation is necessary. However, participants are provided with a recommended reading list as part of their class materials.
The following CE credits are available:
Psychology, MFT, LCSW, NBCC : 6 CE hours
Nursing : 7 hours
Most teachers must get credits approved by their school administration. Center courses meet the requirements in most states. Contact us if you need more information about receiving credit in your state.
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Jonathan Young, PhD is a psychologist (PSY10231) who consults with organizational leaders and creative artists, especially filmmakers. As a professor, he created and chaired the doctoral level department of mythological studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. His books and articles focus on personal mythology. His background includes assisting mythologist Joseph Campbell at seminars and serving as founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library.
Anne Bach, M.S., MFT 38891 is a specialist in uses of writing in psychotherapy. She gives presentations on creativity as inner work at major conferences, and lectures widely on psychological dimensions of expressive writing. Her clinical background includes poetry therapy with seriously mentally ill patients.
Dr. Young also gives frequent media interviews, public talks, workshops, and in-service trainings throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Checking-in begins at 9:30 a.m. - Seminar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- On your own, please return on time
Ambrose, Larry. (1998) A Mentor's Companion. Chicago: Perrone-Ambrose Associates
Ellenberger, H. (1970) The Discovery of the Unconscious. New York: Basic Books
Freire, Paulo (1970) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum
Huang, Chungliang Al and Jerry Lynch.(1999) Tao Mentoring: Cultivate Collaborative Relationships in All Areas of Your Life. New York: Avalon/Perseus
Johnson, W. Brad and Charles R. Ridley. (2004) The Elements of Mentoring. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Johnson, W. Brad and Jennifer M. Huwe. (2002) Getting Mentored in Graduate School. Washington: American Psychological Association
Kugler, Paul (Ed.) (1996) Jungian Perspectives on Clinical Supervision. Zurich: Daimon
Langs, R. (1979) The Supervisory Experience. New York: Jason Aronson
Palmer, Parker J. (1998) The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pipher, Mary (2003) Letters to a Young Therapist (Art of Mentoring) New York: Basic Books
Rountree, Cathleen (2002) The Writer’s Mentor – A Guide to Putting Passion on Paper. York Beach ME: Conari
Sinetar, Marsha (1999) The Mentor’s Spirit: Life Lessons on Leadership and the Art of Encouragement. New York St Martin’s Griffin
Wiener, Jan, Richard Mizen, Jenny Duckham (Eds.) (2003) Supervising and Being Supervised: A Practice in Search of a Theory. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Zachary, Lois J. (2000) The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass