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Master of Art in Art Therapy
Art therapists are well trained in t he Freudian psycho- analytic approach to the unconscious . The expression of the non- verbal symbolic language is often viewed as an act of repression or defense . In this paper, theory and psychotherapy from a Jungian- transpersonal perspective are examined , including Jung's theory of the collective unconscious and archetypes. Inner experience and the symbolic language of psyche are viewed for their positive qualities and their healing potential.
Attitude s of the therapist toward the image and toward the client are re- examined from this alternate viewpoint . The Jungian-transpersonal perspective provides a more individualistic and therefore meaningful approach toward greater awareness for both therapist and client .
Cary, Barbara, "Archetypal Art Therapy: A Jungian-Transpersonal Perspective" (1984). Theses. 494.
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