Topics: Depression, Psychotherapy.
The Mind, Body, and Spirit of Depression: Medical and Psychoanalytical Perspectives on Depressive Disorders
Depression has a long history in the disciplines of psychiatry and psychology and continues to be a major cause for seeking psychotherapy. This workshop considers medical and psychoanalytic viewpoints on depressive disorders, with particular attention to psychopharmacological intervention and analytic therapy. It also examines the history and physiology of depression, diagnostic procedures from psychiatric and psychoanalytic perspectives, and analytic techniques for working with the dreams of depressed patients. Current critical issues in the treatment of depression will be examined from medical and analytic frames of reference, including seasonal affective disorders, depression in the elderly, organic causes of depression and depression among substance abusers.
Kenneth James, PhD is director of Student Services at the Laboratory School, University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include dream work and psychoanalysis, archetypal dimensions of analytic practice, divination and synchronicity, hypnosis as a therapeutic medium, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. He has done post-doctoral work in music therapy and theology, and uses these disciplines to inform his work as a Jungian analyst. For more information visit www.soulworkcenter.org
Michael Rockwell, MD is a Board Certified psychiatrist in private practice in Chicago. His research interests include the biochemistry of psychiatric disorders and the relationship between biochemistry and analytical psychiatry.
© 1997 Ken James & Michael Rockwell
℗ 1997 CG Jung Institute of Chicago