Healing the Mirrors of the Mind: A Jungian Approach to Youth in Permacrisis
August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2023
4 Live Classes | Offered Live via Zoom
What you will receive:
- 4 Live Webinar Sessions with Q & A
- 4 Links to the Recordings
- 4 CEC’s
Youth and young adults are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harming tendencies, eating disorders, substance misuse, and death by suicide at staggering rates. This is a global health crisis, one that requires the unearthing of the conscious, unconscious, and intergenerational trauma that contributes to the cyclical demise of self; when one’s mind unintentionally turns against the body as a way of coping with the here and now. The body and the mind are not separate; they are mirrors of one another.
The patterns of mental health across one’s lifespan are the perfect parallel to one’s physical health. The peak age of mental illness onset is during adolescence or in early adulthood, but the physical consequences arrive much later, in the fifth to sixth decades of life. How do we meet the mental health needs of youth and young adults in the midst of a culture of global permacrisis?
In this four week series, Dr. Kristen Beasley will integrate Jungian theory with her clinical research and work in childhood and adolescence ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and trauma-informed care and resilience. Learners will explore how the Jungian concepts of Self, persona, and shadow compare to Strauss and Howes’ theory of generational archetypes and discuss how these foundational Jungian concepts can be adapted in working with marginalized youth and young adults who may have experienced trauma and discrimination. Special attention will be directed towards how intergenerational trauma impacts the ego and the ways this manifests in the collective unconscious of each generation. Dr. Beasley will discuss how Jungian techniques like active imagination can be integrated into an analytic treatment plan to help youth and young adults explore new ideas and possibilities and gain a sense of empowerment and control over their own lives.
In this course, we will
- Explore the Jungian archetypes (Self, Persona, Shadow, Anima/Animus), in comparison to Strauss and Howes’ theory of generational archetypes (Hero, Artist, Prophet, Nomad)
- Integrate the common intersectionality between historical experiences of the 19th and 20th centuries and how they relate to modern day, 21st century, permacrisis experienced by marginalized youth.
- Describe the long-term mental and physical health effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma.
- Identify how the crisis of each generation influences the ego so powerfully that the collective unconscious of each generation shares an internal navigation system that dictates their external responses to the world in the contexts of culture, personality, and generation.
- Relate analytic treatment plans that address the psyche (self-regulating syst e (self-regulating system for the ego) while continuing to meet the immediate needs of our current health predicament.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences study by Drs. Felitti and Anda
- Unconscious vs. conscious contributions to trauma
- Collective unconscious and exploration of shared experiences
- Intergenerational transmission of trauma
- Promoting lifestyle practices that contribute to positive physical and mental health
This Course is Ideal For
- Therapists/Counselors/Social Workers
- Childcare Providers • Medical Professionals
- Law Enforcement/Judicial Systems
- Foster Care System
- Identifying the problems (confession)
- Intergenerational Trauma/Unconsciousness (elucidation)
- Historical explanations and solutions (education)
- How can we help? (transformation)
By the End of This Course, You Will Be Able To
- Identify current health crises among today’s youth.
- Define the symbolism of trauma and experience.
- Compare the parallels of mental health and physical health across the lifespan.
- Breakdown systemic trauma and the effects on the individual, family, and society.
- Describe practical responses to unconscious trauma
August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, , 2023
5:00 – 6:30 PM PST
- $225 General Rate
- $175 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate
- $125 Pacifica Student Rate
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.
About the Teacher
Dr. Kristin Beasley (aka. Dr. B) is the founder of Dr. B~Leave a Lifeprint Coaching and Consulting, Inc. Throughout her professional career, Dr. B has trained community-based professionals to effectively and compassionately work with vulnerable populations. She has taught early childhood education to thousands of people. She has performed research and wrote her dissertation on infant-toddler resiliency. Dr. B has also trained educators, medical and mental health advocates and law enforcement professionals across the country.
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.
August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2023
- Number of Classes: 4 Classes
- Class Length: 90 min.
- Class Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST
- 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.