Heroes and Heroines, Magicians, and Other Interesting Characters: Exploring Archetypes

Course Description:  The term archetype, first brought to public attention by the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl G. Jung in the mid 1800’s, has found its way into modern popular culture via psychology and has been adopted for use as a self-help tool, a business management strategy, and within the field of literature and literary criticism. In this short course, we will explore Dr. Jung’s original use of the term and its subsequent translations and movement across domains.   

Instructor: Terri Clements Dean, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with adult clients as well as consultant to mental health organizations.   Before moving exclusively into private practice in 1996, she served as clinical and administrative director for a private mental health organization and then for a large, multi-site community mental health system.  A former anthropologist, she also has a deep interest in philosophy, belief systems, and in understanding human nature.

Course Schedule:  Tuesday, May 18 and May 25, 10:00-11:30.

Class Fee:  $10.  This class will be taught via Zoom.  Those who register will receive the Zoom invitation prior to each class.

No purchase required.  Instructor will provide reading recommendations and digital handouts if needed.