Presentation Description 

Monday, July 15th, 2024   3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT  /  6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
For Asia: Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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A natural kinship exists between expressive arts and Jungian Psychology.  Both are image-based approaches to understanding and healing the psyche, highlighting the symbolic process in their own unique fashion.  While the expressive arts emphasize the artmaking process and the phenomena of an image, Jungian Psychology places more emphasis on the symbolic process and meaning of our image.

This presentation weaves together the theory and practice of both approaches, creating a Jungian-oriented expressive arts healing tapestry of images, emotions, understanding, and transformation.  We will explore the basic concepts of expressive arts and Jungian Psychology, along with how they compare and contrast.  Jungian Theory has an expansive orientation exploring the personal, cultural, and collective unconscious as well as parallel complexes or wounding.  

Learning will be through experiential process, creative discussions, and suggested readings.

If you cannot attend the Live Presentation via Zoom, the recording will be available for you to watch at your convenience for up to 2 months.

About the Presenter 

Kate Donohue, Ph.D., REAT, is a licensed psychologist and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT). Kate holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and has maintained an active private practice for 40 years. In addition, Kate has been teaching expressive arts for 40 years at national and international universities, as well as training institutes. She is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). 

Kate’s work as an expressive arts therapist stems from her own deep and abiding passion for the arts. She is involved in visual arts and dance, having spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance. Her visual arts work in painting and drawing has helped her explore an interest in understanding the sacred feminine. Kate has a background in drama and poetics, along with a great appreciation for music. This involvement in the arts and culture has made Kate’s own life richer, by allowing her to map and understand her own inner terrain.

Registration Details

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All presentations in our Roots, Branches, and Wings series are open to those new and experienced in Focusing, Expressive Arts, and FOAT!

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