Fall 2023 Contact hours: 18 CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists for each seminar. For licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists applying for CE credit, students must attend all 9 sessions.
Please note: This is an online seminar using the Zoom platform. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to enrolled participants shortly before the first class session.
This seminar is open to the general public as well as to professionals.
The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc., SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0350. The C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0015, and licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0068.
Seminar 1: Fall 2023
9 Tuesdays: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET – a 2-hour class
Beginning September 12th (excluding September 19th)
Instructor: Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA, MT-BC
The Clinical and Personal Application
of Projective Drawings
C.G. Jung contended the goal of analysis was “to make conscious content accessible and so to bring it closer to the patients understanding.”—Mandala Symbolism, 1934, p. 182
In analytical psychology there has been an emphasis on projection as the means by which the contents of the inner world are made available to ego-consciousness. Jung was the first to discover how to integrate his unconscious with consciousness through his depressive break from Freud using active imagination, projective drawing, and dialogue. For Jung, the function of projection was to separate the subject and object culminating in increased ego-consciousness. He was also interested in the origin of the projections as archetypal or personal.
One particular way to access the unconscious is through Projective Drawing, which can assist the therapist in understanding clients who can project their unconscious thoughts, feelings, history and concerns onto the drawing. The information that is gained can inform the therapeutic treatment. Additionally, the art, imagery and symbols created can be particularly helpful without direct verbal revelation.
The class will be didactic and experiential and will focus on several Projective Drawing Techniques with an emphasis on assessment and interpretation. Participants will be given the tools to analyze personal and client drawings and will learn open ended questioning techniques to further explore the content of the drawing.
No previous art experience is necessary to attend this class.
Therapists attending the class, please be attentive to any of your cases where the client is discussing a drawing that they drew or when they speak of a drawing that appears in their imagery or dream.
The course is designed so that participants will be able to:
1. Interpret personal and client drawings for assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
2. Describe how the unconscious speaks symbolically through projective drawing.
3. Access a bibliography that can enhance participants’ further study and research.
4. Describe how the origin of Jungian psychology was influenced by his art, background and descent into the unconscious.
5. Discuss ethical considerations such as privacy, confidentiality, displaying drawings and keeping drawings for documentation.
6. Summarize C. G. Jung’s Map of the Psyche.
7. Draw an example of Florence Cane’s scribble drawing.
8. Recognize Joan Kellogg’s ATR work with projective mandala drawings.
9. Analyze the symbolic meaning of colors.
10. Discuss information on the significance of symbols, shape, color and color combinations, balanced and unbalanced designs and position of objects on the paper.
Jane Selinske, EdD, LCSW, NCPsyA, LP, MT-BC, is a licensed Jungian analyst, a practitioner of Mandala Assessment and Board-Certified Music Therapist. She was trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and has taught psychology and Jungian theory at the Washington Jung Society, PAJA, the Institute of Expressive Analysis, the Creative Therapies Institute connected with New York University, the New York C.G. Jung Institute, Rutgers University and the New York C.G. Jung Foundation, where she is currently President of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Selinske has a practice where she unites music and imagery, art, spirituality and Jungian theory.
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