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Psychology (Jungian) with Art Therapy

Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy

This programme mixes experiential with the theoretical in a venture that combines Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy. By using methods such as art-making, journaling and dream interpretation we engage creatively with psyche in a journey that promises to be both fascinating and educational.

Through experiential learning, the participant will get to know Jung’s model of the psyche, some post-Jungian developments and how to apply such insights in everyday life. For those in the healing professions, the programme should enrich and enliven their existing skills. The Jungian approach is also especially suited to those with an artistic streak and also for practicing artists seeking to discover new ways of creative working.

The programme is aimed at those interested in exploring psyche and creativity. It should also be of especial interest for those either in the arts and/or healing professions (psychotherapists, creative therapists, counsellors etc.). Note that a background in arts is not required.


  • Ability to apply an understanding of key concepts of Jung’s model of the psyche to oneself and within a group setting.
  • Appreciate art therapy processes and methods, based on experiential and context based learning.
  • Articulate creative, analytic and critical insight into personal process by means of written work such as an essay (that includes personal images), and in terms of group dialogue by means of a virtual discussion forum.
  • Demonstrate literacy in image interpretation and critically discuss creative expression and artmaking as healing, as applied to key Jungian concepts.


Outline for 2017-2018 (subject to change)

  • Jung & Art Therapy
  • Model of the Psyche
  • Persona, Shadow, Anima/Animus, Self
  • Typology
  • Synchronicity
  • Dream & Image Interpretation
  • Fairy Tale Interpretation
  • Alchemy and Individuation
  • Art & Psyche Symposium
  • Presentations/Seminar
  • Instructor led art therapy sessions on most days from 9:30 – 11:15, feedback sessions 4:15 – 5pm.

The Trainers

Jungian Psychology trainers include Benig Mauger, Bill Callanan, Christina Mulvey, Carol Cunningham and Mathew Mather. Art Therapist is Lyn Mather. Benig is a Jungian psychotherapist, a writer, lecturer and pioneer in pre- and perinatal psychology (her latest book is Love in a Time of Broken Heart – Healing from Within). Bill is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, and is a former chair of The Irish Analytical Psychology Association (IAPA). Christina is a psychologist, a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and a practice supervisor, a writer and a poet. Carol Cunningham is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and supervisor with an academic background in music and musicology. Mathew (course leader) has a PhD in Jung and Alchemy from the University of Essex, and is author of The Alchemical Mercurius: esoteric symbol of Jung’s life and works. Lyn has a background in art and arts facilitation and is a practicing art therapist. She utilizes Jungian theory in her approach to art therapy.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: a primary degree in any discipline (mature applicants without a primary degree but with appropriate life experience, interest and ability may be considered). Candidates are required to complete an application form, submit a sample of writing and attend an interview. Closing date for applications is 8th September 2017. Acceptance on the course is based on a first-come-first-serve basis to suitable applicants.


Coursework includes art-making, journaling, reading, writing and presenting. Assessment will be based on an essay, contribution toward online discussions and a presentation.


Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy (Special Purpose Award, Level 8, 10 Credits).

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