A Little Academy
"The work of the world is common as mud. Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust. But the thing worth doing well done has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident. Greek amphoras for wine or oil, Hopi vases that held corn are put in museums but you know they were made to be used. The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real."
From "To be of Use" by Marge Piercy
A Little Academy is dedicated to the cultivation of the imagination and the study of the archetypal arts for the sake of a world longing to be met with soul.
Consultation and Educational Programs
After 25 years of teaching graduate students in university settings, I have left the hallowed halls of traditional academia. In addition to my practice of psychotherapy I provide consultation and mentorship to artists, psychotherapists, educators and other professionals. I facilitate professional seminars and study groups in Depth Psychology. In 2016/17 seminars will include: A Soul Centered Approach to Vocational Life; Archetypal Psychology for the Professions; and DreamTending.
Archetypal Council for Psychotherapists
Depth psychology is a psyche-centered approach to clinical practice. It requires a commitment to consciousness and a deep regard for the unconscious processes at work in the context of the therapeutic encounter. Archetypal council is an embodied and collaborative group approach to the psychoactive work of therapy and consultation. This approach to group consultation offers council members education in core ideas and practices of depth psychology, including transference/countertransference, the nature of the complex, dream work, and other imaginal approaches to psychotherapy. Individuals interested in joining a council must be prepared to encounter their own personal psychological material in the context of clinical consultation.
Archetypal Council sessions occur once a month for three hours, or longer at the request of the group. Group membership ranges from 4 to 6 therapists.
If you are interested in individual or group consultation or mentorship, professional seminar or Archetypal Council, please indicate your interest by filling out and submitting the form on the Contact page or call George directly at (206) 860-8569.