Archetypal Music Psychotherapy: An Introduction
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2023
4 Live Classes | Offered Live via Zoom
What you will receive
- 4 Live Webinar Sessions with Q & A
- 4 Links to the Recordings
- A Learning Resource Guide with additional material
Music is everywhere in our lives, both waking and sleeping, inside and out. It is a dynamic, living domain that is an expression of nature itself, which is capable of reflecting back our own phases of growth and development in a myriad of ways. The objective psyche is continuously offering communication through sound-based symbols, but like an unopened letter or a lone tree falling in the forest, most of this communication goes unheard and remains in a state of non-representation. The perception of sound triggers psychic contents and music mediates between our internal and external experience of consciousness through its affective impact on our symbolic imagination.
Drawing on Jungian, post-Jungian and contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives, this four-week course will explore the place of the acoustic imaginal within our psychic ecology and our current fractured world of splitting and polarization. Like a sound engineer, who can stop Time toward differentiation and integration, we will deeply listen together to the soundscape metabolization process of our auditory digestive system toward the fundamental psychoanalytic goal of hearing what cannot yet be seen.
By distilling music into its basic archetypal elements, an approach is illustrated for working with musical symbols within analysis, referred to as Archetypal Music Psychotherapy. Through locating the role that acoustic images, both imaginal and material, play in our affective and archetypal engagement with our world, we will explore the contribution that musical processes offer to the wholeness and teleology of the individuation process intrapersonally, relationally and collectively.
This course is ideal if
- You are a student or practitioner of depth psychology, psychoanalysis or a healer with an interest in a Jungian approach to working with musical symbolic processes.
- You are a student or practitioner of depth psychology, psychoanalysis or a healer who is looking to deepen your own work by integrating sound and acoustic symbols.
- You are a Music-Lover who would like to deepen your relationship with the symbiotic musical ecosystem that surrounds you intrapsychically, interpersonally and transpersonally.
Week 1: The Six Principles of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP)
Week 2: Perception as a creative act
Week 3: How psyche communicates through sound (Musicking and Dreaming)
Week 4: The Musical Field: processing your auditory ecosystem
By the End of This Course You Will Be Able To
- Identify the major components of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy and apply these to your own life and work.
- Experience your own relationship with music as a useful metaphor for exploring the psyche and its teleology toward wholeness.
- Increase your attunement to the acoustic world around you and its impact on you (intrapersonally, interpersonally and transpersonally)
- Better understand the relationship between music-centered psychotherapy and Jungian analytical psychology
CEC Learning Objectives
- Identify the six principles of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy
- Differentiate the dynamics between music-centered psychotherapy and analytical psychology
- Describe the ways the perception of sound triggers psychic content and mediates between the inner and outer locus of control via affective impact
- Explain the ways music can act as a psychic space within the therapeutic dyad that offers a pathway for previously void states to find expression
What People Are Saying
“As a musician and student of Jung, I have been waiting for this book all my life. Intelligently and comprehensively Kroeker explores the musical in every aspect of psychotherapy. If you have any musical sense at all, you will enjoy this sophisticated way of seeing how music makes art out of life.”
– Thomas Moore, Author of Care of the Soul
“Jungian Music Psychotherapy significantly helps round out the rich array of tools Jung left therapists everywhere.”
– James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and author
“Kroeker writes passionately and brilliantly! all in the key of Jung. This book is a most welcome addition to the library on theory and practice in contemporary Jungian psychoanalysis.”
– Murray Stein, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and author
“Kroeker brings the same kind of surprising sensitivity that enabled Jung to convey the importance of recalling what we actually see when we imagine.”
– John Beebe, M.D. Jungian analyst and author
Get the Book
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2023
5:00 – 6:30 PM PDT
- $230 General Rate
- $180 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate
- $130 Pacifica Student Rate
- $30.00 CECs (4 CEC hours)*
Program link will be sent out prior to the event. For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and the link shared after the event.
*Live attendance at all Zoom sessions is required for verification of CEC hours (no partial CEC Certificates are offered). Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs
About the Teacher
Joel Kroeker, RCC-ACS, MMT
Joel Kroeker is a Swiss-trained Jungian psychoanalyst, music-centered psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and author. He is the founding international workshop facilitator of Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP) and an international recording and touring artist on True North Records. Joel is on faculty at the CG Jung Institute Zürich and the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies and his new book, “Jungian Music Psychotherapy: When Psyche Sings” is a finalist for the IAJS (International Association for Jungian Studies) book award.
Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 14 days, up to 7 days prior to the program start date, a 50% refund is available. For cancellations made less than 7 days of program start date, no refund is available.
For additional information, including travel, cancellation policy, and disability services please visit our general information section.
Continuing Education Credit
This program meets qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
For Registered Nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses this conference meets qualifications of 4 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for each program and its content. Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate.
Continuing Education Goal. Pacifica Graduate Institute is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
CECs and Online Program Attendance: Participants requesting Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Online programs must attend all live sessions (offered via Zoom) in order to receive CECs. Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs.
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2023
- Number of Classes: 4 Classes
- Class Length: 90 min.
- Class Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM PDT
- Total Duration: 6 Hours
- CECs: 4
Participants requesting Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Online programs must attend all live sessions (offered via Zoom) in order to receive CECs. Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs.