Storying and Re-Storying the Scapegoat: Archetypes of Otherness and the Shadow of Culture (CE & Clock Hours Available)
July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm PDTfree
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Registration 9:30 am)
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Using the goat/scapegoat as a central reference, this course explores the territory of otherness. Drawing on the imagery and symbolism found within cultures worldwide, this workshop will utilize drama therapy and related creative arts experientials to explore archetypes of shadow and the processes that lead to other-izing. The course directs students toward an understanding and application of the ethics of shadow integration and wholeness, focusing on a power and responsibility equilibrium in education and the healing professions. It will also generate discourse on the relevance of story as a means of integration, putting that form on its feet in a final re-storying process.
10 CE credits available to Masters-level professionals, and 10 clock hours also available.
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, treatmentprograms 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.