The Marriage of Expressive Arts Therapy and Jungian Theory: An Eight-Month Supervision/Consultation Group

This eight week seminar will explore the interconnections between C. G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy: each an image/body based psychotherapy approach.

Through case consultation, arts based experiential process and didactic presentation, participants will learn how to use expressive arts therapy processes individually and in groups, families and couples and understand the images/symbols and the body through a Jungian lens.


The consultation/supervision will be arts based. So we will be using the arts as supervision tool and an integral way of communicating.

After the first week in each session, one person will present. Each will have an hour and half for presentation, arts processes and feedback. Each participant will prepare about 20 minutes, letting us know your questions and we will explore and process it to deepen your work. Each presenter will also create an aesthetic response to the client as part or your presentation, so that your imaginal life is present and activated too.

Group feedback verbally and through the arts is an active part of our process. I will weave EXA and Jungian theory into each presentation to deepen your understanding and expand your own EXA repertoire. I am leaving the format flexible in other ways to address your desires. We will discuss this further in the first session.

Place and Directions: The group will be held at my office: 57 Post Street, Ste. 602, SF, CA 94104. This is between Montgomery and Kearny, right across from the Crocker Galleria. After entering the building, take the elevator to the 6th floor and go to room 602, the waiting room before hand, then at 10 AM come directly to the office, Rm. 611. I would suggest public transportation or parking at the Stockton Sutter Garage (very inexpensive about $5.00 for 2 hours). Parking on the street might be difficult at that time of day.

Suggested Readings: (can order through the CIIS bookstore)

  1. Jung’s Map of the Soul by Murray Stein
  2. Principles and Practices of EXA by Knill and Ellen and Stephen Levine
  3. Instructor’s Selected Readings

Recommended Readings:

  1. The Psychology of Transference by C.G. Jung
  2. The Interactive Field in Analysis, (ed.) Murray Stein (especially the article by Verena Kast on the” Concept of Participation”
  3. Transference and Countertransference, (Eds.) Nathan Schwartz-Salant and Murray Stein
  4. Creative Transformations, by Penny Lewis
  5. Authentic Movement: Essays by Mary Stark Whitehouse, Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow, (ed.) Patrizia Pallaro
  6. Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: the Moving Imagination, by Joan Chodorow
  7. The Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy, (Eds.) Ellen and Steve Levine
  8. Minstrels of Soul: Intermodal Expressive Therapy, by Paolo Knill, Margo Fuchs and Helen Nienhaus Barba
  9. The Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy by Stephen and Ellen Levine (Eds.)
  10. Crossing Boundaries: Explorations in Therapy and the Arts by Stephen Levine (ed.)
  11. Dance and Other Expressive Arts Therapies by Fran Levy (ed.)

Course Readings

Chodorow, Joan. (1991). Dance therapy and depth psychology: The moving
imagination. New York: Routledge.

_________. (Ed.). (1997). Jung on active imagination. Princeton, N.J.:
Princeton University Press.

Johnson, D. H. & I. J. Grand (Eds.), The Body in Psychotherapy. North
Atlantic Books and The California Institute of Integral Studies.

Knill, P.J., Barba, H.N. and Fuchs, M. N. (1995) Minstrels of Soul: Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Palmerston Press.

Levine, E. & S. (eds.), (1999) Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy.Philadelphia, PA. Jessica Kingsley.

Lewis, P. (1993). Creative Transformation: The Healing Power of the Arts.Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Press.

Lusebrink, V.B. (1990) Imagery and Visual Expression in Therapy. New York: Plenum Press.

McNiff, S. (1992). Art As Medicine. Boston: Shambhala Press.

McNiff, S, (1987). The Arts and Psychotherapy. Springfield, Illinois: Charles, C. Thomas.

Pallaro, Patrizia. (Ed.), (1999). Authentic movement: Essays by Mary
Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler, and Joan Chodorow. London: Jessica Kingsley

Robbins. A. (1994). A Multi-Modal Approach to Creative Art Therapy. Bristol, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Robbins, A. (ed.) (1998). Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form. Philadelphia, PA. Jessica Kingsley Press.

Schwartz-Salant, Nathan & Murray Stein (Eds.),(1999). The body in analysis.
Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications.

Schwartz-Salant, N. and Stein, S. (1995). Transference and Countertransference. Wilmette Press: Chiron Press.

Stein, M. (1995). Jungian Analysis. London: Open Court (second edition).

Stein, M (ed.), The Interactive Field in Analysis. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Press.

Stein, M. (1998). Transformations: Emergence of the Self. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press>