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Storying and Re-Storying the Scapegoat: Archetypes of Otherness and the Shadow of Culture. (10 CE credits for Masters Level Professionals/10 clock hours for educators)
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Online registration is closed. You may still register on site at 9:30 am on Saturday July 8th. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m. and the class is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8th and 12:00 - 4:00 on Sunday, July 9th. Please note that you need to fulfill the entire class time to receive the CE credits. If you miss more than 15 minutes of the class, you will not received CE credit. Lunch is on your own . There are several restaurants and cafes in the near vicinity should you choose to go out for lunch. Check the internet ahead of time to see where you want to go and how to get there. We are located at 2400 3rd Ave #200, Seattle, WA. Paid street parking and lot parking is available. Parking can be tricky, so please allow yourself plenty of time. Enjoy the program.


Storying and Re-Storying the Scapegoat: Archetypes of Otherness and the Shadow of Culture. (10 CE credits for Masters Level Professionals/10 clock hours for educators)

Saturday, July 8 10am-5pm (Registration 9:30am)
Sunday, July 9 12pm-4:30pm


This two day (10-hour) workshop style class is designed to help educators and helping professionals address ethical challenges around power, projection and the scapegoating phenomena within ourselves and in our work, in the therapy room or classroom, and in the larger contexts where such dynamics impact those we serve.

Exploring experiential and drama therapy techniques as resources, this class will address how otherizing happens on multiple levels, from the survival structures in the brain, to interpersonal projection processes, and in how the deeply rooted concepts of other are at play in the social and cultural dynamics where the scapegoating phenomena is perpetuated. The integrative power of story and the healing potential of re-storying will be explored as resources for addressing and providing support for creative and expressive responses to these ethical concerns.


1. Participants will increase their understanding of the integrative potential of story.
2. Participants will gain a foundation understanding of the scapegoat phenomena in the context of culture.
3. Participants will receive an introduction to the concept of shadow in the psyche of the individual.
4. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of otherness.
5. Participants will be able to increase their ability to recognize the impact of dynamics of rank and privilege in the classroom and therapeutic settings.
6. Participants will deepen their ability to use creative explorations of counter transference to serve the ethics of responsibility as educators and/or helping professionals.
7. Participants will gain experience in creative approach to shadow integration as an ethical responsibility.
8. Participants will increase ways to utilize the integrative the potential of story in education and/or the healing professions.
9. Through the use of art and drama therapy experientials, participants will to serve a deeper understanding of and ethical response to the phenomenon of scapegoating.
10. Participants will increase capacity for re-storying in the service of integration.


Bobbi Kidder, MA, RDT, BCT

Bobbi Kidder, MA, RDT, BCT, Director of the Drama Therapy specialization at AUS, has worked as a Drama Therapist for 32 years in settings that include prisons, schools, treatment
programs and refugee processing centers, directing intergenerational and group-centered projects, devised theatre, collaborative ventures, and production of timely, diversity-focused plays. International projects include work in Japan, Russia, Thailand, England, and France, and most recently, working to promote creative engagement with Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, India. Bobbi places high value on improvisational skills, believing that having a clear understanding of the utility of imagination will promote a committed pursuit of its potential.

K. Alexandra Onno, PhD, LMHC

K. Alexandra Onno, PhD, LMHC, is a counselor and psychotherapist, a counseling educator, a clinical supervisor and trainer, coach, poet and storyteller. In her private practice and in her teaching, she combines traditional, somatic, and transformative approaches to counseling and psychology, weaving systemic and family of origin work with art and drama therapy, depth psychotherapy, and archetypal, creative and expressive ways of healing. Alex maintains her integrative private practice in complement with her ongoing creative work, her role as a graduate level counseling educator, and her passion for equine guided coaching, consulting and psychotherapy.


Antioch University Seattle (View)
2400 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121-1814
United States


Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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