THE HIEROGLYPH OF THE HUMAN SOUL: ARCHETYPAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHARACTER STRUCTURE

This immersive Continuing Education (CE) workshop explored the archetypal foundations of personality based on the captivating artwork of artist/actor Leigh McCloskey. On the premises of the artist’s studio, Dr. Bennett reviewed an integrative approach to Jungian and psychoanalytic models of character structure.  The seminar included an immersive guided tour of Leigh’s captivating masterwork, the Hieroglyph of the Human Soul, accompanied by the seminar lead by the psychologist Dr. Bennett and artist himself. Level: intermediate.

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Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs


bennett2Matthew Bennett Psy.D

Licensed Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

leigh-oldLeigh J. McCloskey
Author, actor, artist and visual philosopher, founder of Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER)

 


WHEN: 
DATE: June 28th, 2014, Saturday
TIME: 9:30am-5:00 pm
# of CE CREDITS: 6

WHERE:
Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance,
6032 Philip Avenue, Malibu, CA  90265


 ADDITIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This Continuing Education seminar explored the archetypal foundations of human personality through amplification of artistic expression in a unique three dimensional visual medium. Psychologist and lecturer Matthew D. Bennett PsyD reviewed psychoanalytic and Jungian principles of personality organization, including an integrative discussion of both the archetypal content characterizing certain clinical personality organizations and the defensive structures which modify them. This immersive and participatory learning experience took place on the premises of the studio of artist, visual philosopher, and actor Leigh J. McCloskey at his home in Malibu, California. The seminar included an immersive guided tour of Leigh’s captivating masterwork, the Hieroglyph of the Human Soul, amplified through the analysis by Dr. Bennett and commentary by the artist himself. Participants entered into the canvas of the three-dimensional, living painting which covers the walls, ceiling, floor, and furniture of the studio, and explored the archetypal images representing four major personality organizations. Participants Immersed themselves in the three dimensional images using 3D glasses. The seminar emphasized how artwork can be used to illuminate understanding of personalities and psychological theories of self.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR CE:
  1. Participants learned to differentiate key differences between Jungian and psychoanalytic personality organization.
  2. Participants learned to assess for defensive styles characteristic of schizoid, narcissistic, histrionic, and depressive personalities.
  3. Participants learned to reflect upon their own personal reactions to affective and symbolic characteristics of schizoid, narcissistic, histrionic, and depressive personalities.
SCHEDULE:

9:00-9:30 am      REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN - Registration and review of the day/schedules/ instructions.

9:30- 10:15 am  THEORETICAL BACKROUND AND  ARCHETYPICAL UNDERPINNING OF CIRCUMPLEX  MODEL

  1. Theoretical background: Jungian and psychoanalytic perspectives
  2. The role of diagnosis in treatment
  3. Theory of character structure in psychoanalytic vs. Jungian models

10:15 -11:00 am               CIRCUMPLEX  MODEL OF PERSONALITY

  1. The circumplex: archetypal underpinnings of personalities (4 quadrants of major personality characteristics)

11:00-11:15 am BREAK (approximate time)

11:15:12:00 pm DEFENSIVE FUNCTIONING AND DEFENSE CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Defensive functioning and homeostasis
  2. Defenses characteristic of each quadrants
    1st Quadrant: withdrawal into fantasy, avoidance
    2nd Quadrant: idealization, devaluation
    3rd Quadrant: regression, sexualization
    4th Quadrant: introjection

12:00-12:30 pm INTRODUCTION TO THE HIEROGLYPH OF THE HUMAN SOUL

Tour of the artist's studio space, and exploration of images painted on every surface of the studio. Three dimensional representation of unconscious dynamics and the mythic imagination.

12:30-1:45 pm   LUNCH BREAK - Brown bag suggested. List of available restaurants and places to eat in a 5 miles radius will be also provided.

1:45-3:00 pm     TOUR OF THE QUADRANTS
Individual reactions to the content.
Exploration archetypal images in relation to personality characteristic

3:00 - 4:30 pm   EXPLORING THE QUADRANTS IN RELATION TO FOUR PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS.
Overview of character structure

 (a) Schizoid

(b) Narcissistic

(c) Histrionic

(d) Depressive

4:30:5:00 pm     REVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS


SEMINAR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs (as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences) and psychologists (as required by the California Psychological Association).

The Aeolian Center is approved by the California Psychological Association (provider # AEO001) to provide continuing education seminars for professional education for psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs. Aeolian Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Read more...

To complete the course, and receive 3 CE credits attendees must:

  1. Be present for the entire time of the course
  2. Sign in at the beginning and out at the end
  3. Complete a written evaluation of the course
  4. To receive CE credit full attendance is required - No partial credit.

Certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of each course to those who have registered and paid for credit and fulfilled the requirements listed above. A replacement transcript can be provided if one is lost for no additional fee.

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