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The Poet As Depth Psychologist WITH CE CERTIFICATE (ONLINE)

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Instructor: James Hollis, PhD

NOTE: This is an enhanced online version of a class taught at The Jung Center by James Hollis in the summer of 2013. Continuing education credit is available for psychologists, social workers, and masters-level psychotherapists.

However troubled their personal lives, some poets intuitively embody profound insight into the nature and dynamics of the human psyche in their work. They are vehicles for the embodiment of the invisible world, which they render more accessible by making it visible through metaphor and image. This four week course will focus upon four who open apertures into the universal motions of the human psyche. They are: Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Mary Oliver.

Click here to download the reading packet for this class.

This event is accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Association of Social Work Boards, and the Texas licensing boards for professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists for continuing education credit. Most psychology, social work, and masters-level mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy licensing boards recognize the APA and ASWB as approved providers for continuing education credit.

NOTE: Because certain states do not recognize APA and ASWB as accredited providers of continuing education for counselors, this event DOES NOT bear CE credit for counselors in Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or West Virginia. For similar reasons, this event does not bear CE credit for social workers in New York and New Jersey. The student is responsible for verifying that their licensing board accepts APA and ASWB accredited continuing education.
Running time: approximately 6 hours.

About the instructor

James Hollis, PhD, is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst with a practice in Washington, D. C. He is the author of eighteen books translated into twenty languages, the latest titled The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves.

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Starts continuous

6 h

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Continuing Education Units





$70.00 USD


$70.00 USD

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