3 Credit CEU Course: Know Thyself: Using Archetypes to Understand and Heal Children

  • When:  Monday, March 19, 9 am to 12 noon

  • Where:  390 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston RI  (in The Education Room in the rectory of Church of the Ascension)

  • This 3-hour educational seminar is approved for 3 CEU (Continuing Education Units) through the Rhode Island NASW, including 1.0 CE in Cross-Cultural Practice.

Course Description

This seminar will serve as an introduction to using archetypes as both a diagnostic tool and treatment tool for children and teenagers. The training will review the definition and origin of archetypes in psychology and will use the “Know Thyself” handbook to review each of the twelve archetypes. There will also be video clips to show examples of children behaving in ways that express the archetypes. The trainer will demonstrate and provide case examples for how to use the handbook to evaluate a child’s symptoms. The trainer will also show how to use the book as a tool for children and families to further explore feelings and move toward greater emotional awareness and stability. Participants will have opportunities to apply the new information in group discussion of the archetypes and discussion of how to apply the archetypes in a clinical setting when working with a child or family therapeutically.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to name at least three archetypes and show how to use them to assess a child’s feelings of isolation, their likelihood to engage in conflict, their ability to attend to their own needs, their ability to express empathy for others, and/or their ability to use creative expression to relieve stress and problem-solve.

2. Participants will be able to use the handbook to work with children clinically and improve the child’s ability to talk about feelings and process experiences.

3. Participants will be able to educate parents about how to use the handbook to help their child express feelings, become more aware of the different parts of their identity, and use the suggestions to improve emotional coping.

The cost of this course is $45.oo.  Please email Kiersten Marek at kiersten.marek@gmail.com to register, or call (401) 744-8933.  To learn more, you can also visit the Facebook page for the event.


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