Dreams, Imagination & the Development of the Symbolic Capacity
Joy Schaverien, Helen Odell-Miller, Jenny Duckham
The background reading for the first three seminars in this series will be The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy. If you have time to read it before the seminars that would be great but otherwise we will approach aspects of it as we go along.
4.00 – 6.00. The Interpretation of Dreams – Freud and Jung
The focus of this week is the differences in approach of Freud and Jung towards dreams and between free association and active imagination
Freud, S ( 1953) vol.4 Chapter 11 ‘The Method of Interpreting Dreams’ Standard Edition dpp.96-121 in The Interpretation of Dreams. London: Hogarth Press & Institute of Psycho-Analysis (ISBN 07012 00677) Available on Pepweb
6.30 – 8.00 – The Role of Dreams in Clinical Work – Thinking visually
4.00 – 6.00 The role of Dreams as Unconscious Communication: Jungian Approaches
6.30 – 8.00 The role of Dreams in Clinical work – Practical focus on clinical material
4.00 – 6.00 Interpreting Dreams – Dreams and Transference
Optional: Schaverien, J. (2002) ‘Talking about love sex and death’. In The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy pp108-122 Palgrave Macmillan
6.30 – 8.00 Interpreting Dreams in the Consulting Room.
4.00 – 6.00 Analytical Art Psychotherapy
This week we will consider the role of pictures presented in analysis.
Background reading: Schaverien, J (1992) The Revealing Image: Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice London & Philadelphia Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Schaverien, J (1999) ‘Art within Analysis: Scapegoat Transference and Transformation’ in Journal of Analytical Psychology Vol. 44, No 4, pp.479 – 510 Available on Pepweb
Background: Edinger, E (1989) The Living Psyche: A Jungian Analysis in Pictures Psychotherapy Chiron
6.30 – 8.00 Further discussion or possible image making
4.00 – 6.00 Active Imagination and Amplification
Background: Chodorow, J. (1997) – Jung on Active Imagination London & New York: Routledge (ISBN: 0691015767)
Davidson, D (1966) ‘Transference as Active Imagination’ in Journal of Analytical Psychology Vol.11, No 2, pp135Available on Pepweb
Schaverien, J. (2007) ‘Countertransference as Active Imagination: Imaginative Experiences of the Analyst’ in Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol., 52. Pp. 413-431 – Available on Pepweb
Schaverien, J (2005) ‘Art, Dreams and Active Imagination: a Post-Jungian approach to transference and the Image in Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol 50, Pp. 127-153 – (ISSN: 0021-8774) Available on PepWeb
6.30 – 8.00 – Active Imagination (DVD – Murray Stein)
4.00 – 6.00 Imagination and The Capacity to Symbolise
Note: Only part of this reading has been uploaded here to comply with copyright regulations. For the rest, please refer to the box in the library or the book on the reference shelf.
Optional: Schaverein, J. (1995) ‘The transactional object: Art Psychotherapy in the treatment of Anorexia’ In Desire and the female therapist pp. 131-138. London & New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul (ISBN: 0415087007)
Background: Schaverien, J (2005) Desire and the Female Therapist: Engendered Gazes in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy London & New York: Routledge (ISBN 0415087007)
Background: Jung, CG. (1956) ‘Symbols of Transformation’ CW 5. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (No ISBN)
6.30 – 8.00 Visual case study the pictures from the chapter above
4.00 – 6.00 Psychosis and Patients who are unable to Symbolise
Plaut, A (1966) ‘Reflections on not being able to Imagine’ in Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol 11 pp113-133 Available on Pepweb Also in (1973) Analytical Psychology a Modern Science editor M Fordham London Heinemann
Killick, K & Schaverien, J. (1997) ‘Transference and Transactional Objects in the Treatment of psychosis’ In Art Psychotherapy and Psychosis pp 13-37 (eds.) Art Psychotherapy and Psychosis London & New York: Routledge (ISBN 0415138418)
6.30 – 8.00 Discussion topic to be agreed with the group.
Week 8 – Being led by Helen Odell-Miller
Core Odell-Miller, H. (2014) The development of clinical music therapy in adult mental health practice: music, health and therapy p.264-280 in Medicine, health and the arts: approaches to the medical humanities Bates V., Bleakley A., Goodman S. eds London: Routledge. (ISBN: 9781138960183)
Week 9-10 – being led by Jenny Duckham
To begin I want to recommend that each student reaches for the best possible version they can find of their own most favourite fairy tale (or myth) and then if possible read anything they can find to hand referring to that story e.g. in Bruno Bettleheim’s book on ‘The Uses of Enchantment’ (see below) or in the books written about fairy tales by Marie Louise Von Franz (see below) which might be already on their shelves or indeed references to fairy tales in the newspapers or novels (e.g. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Tolkien) or elsewhere.
McCurdy, Jole Cappiello (1991) The Structural and Archetypal Analysis of Fairy Tales pp 1-15. In Psyche’s Stories. Modern Jungian Interpretations of Fairy Tales. Vol.1.edited by Murray Stein and Lionel Corbett. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications (ISBN: 97809330292)
West, Jacqueline W. (1995) “Cinderella” Emergence from Ashes: A Borderline Process pp 89-113. In Psyche’s Stories. Modern Jungian Interpretations of Fairy Tales. Vol. 3. Edited by M.Stein and L. Corbett. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications (ISBN: 9780933029903)
Bettelheim, Bruno (1976) Cinderella. In The Uses of Enchantment pp 236-277. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Thames and Hudson. London. (ISBN 0691017727)
Note: Due to the large size of the file, it has been scanned in 2 parts below.
Hubback, Judith (1990) Tearing to Pieces: Pentheus, the Bacchae and Analytical Psychology. In Journal of Analytical Psychology, 35, 3-18 Available on Pepweb
Bettelheim, Bruno (1976) The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Thames and Hudson. London. (ISBN 140551352)
Campbell, Joseph (1961) The Impact of Science on Myth pp 3-21 in Myths to Live By (1972). Condor Books
Grimm, the Brothers (1987) The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. New York; Bantam or other versions. (ISBN 9781503275836)
Kalshed, Donald (1996) Rapunzel and the Self-Care System pp 148-165 in The Inner World of Trauma. Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit. London and New York. Routledge. (ISBN 9780415123297)
Neumann, Eric (1956) Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine. A commentary on the tale by Apuleius. Princetown University Press. Bollingen Foundation Inc. (ISBN: 0691017727)
Ulanov, Ann and Barry (2012) Cinderella and her Sisters. The Envied and the Envying. Daimon. (ISBN 3856305637)