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Beebe (workshop): Trauma and Psychological Creativity
Good Shepard Center, Rm 222
Seattle, WA
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Beebe (workshop): Trauma and Psychological Creativity
Trauma and Psychological Creativity
Workshop: Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle

The creativity of the psyche is never more evident than in its response to trauma. This seminar will begin with a showing of Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon, which depicts a rape and murder that takes place in a forest glade in 11th century Japan. Famously, the story is told by each participant witness to these traumatic events in a very different way, and each compromises the truth sufficiently to raise the question of whether, in the end, we should only be cynical about the human psyche's "creativity" when individual pride has been challenged. Rashomon, however, is also an existential and spiritual film, raising the possibility of moral creativity in the face of trauma. Leading the discussion that will fol- low its showing, Dr. John Beebe will examine the different kinds of creative response to trauma that are depicted in Rashomon, amplifying them with current theoretical views of personal and archetypal defense as well as with examples from other creative people, in- cluding patients and artists, who have developed their own creative strategies for dealing with overwhelming trauma. His goal will be to develop the prospects for the integrity of the soul in a regularly traumatic world.

John Beebe, MD, is a psychiatrist based in San Francisco who has long specialized in Jungian psychotherapy, trained at and is now a senior analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He was the Institute's President from 2000-2002. He founded the Institute's quarterly publication, The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, which is now titled Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche and is published by the University of California Press, which has done a great job of getting it in libraries throughout this country and abroad. Dr. Beebe also served as the first US co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology.

This program has been approved for CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Li- censed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 7 units for lecture and workshop $15; 2.0 units for the Friday lecture $10; 5 units for the Saturday workshop $10.



Good Shepard Center, Rm 222
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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