Clobbered by an Archetype: How the Good Shepherd Knocked Me Over and Carried Me Home

56 minutes



This is lecture is part of the symposium Awakening Archetypal Awareness in Dreams and Daily Life. Purchase the full symposium for 30% off the individual titles!

Topics: Archetypes, Family and Intimate Relationships, Life Cycle, Mind and Body.

Clobbered by an Archetype: How the Good Shepherd Knocked Me Over and Carried Me Home

Stories make ideas come alive.  The idea that animates this personal presentation is the astonishing ability of an archetypal image to enter, transform, and ground an individual life.  The story that gives rise to it is a visceral and humbling encounter I had at age 28 with an archetypal image that seemed to come out of nowhere to transform and ground my life.

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Learning Objectives

These videos will help you:

  1. Observe and describe archetypal symbols in dreams, waking life, and contemporary culture.
  2. Recognize the difference between genuine symbols and manufactured images.
  3. Discuss why being aware of what is archetypal in dreams, waking life, and culture is important as we try to be responsible to ourselves and one another in a global world.

Stephen Martz, DMin is a senior analyst in private practice and president-elect of the Jung Institute.  His clinical interests include spirituality, sexuality, illness, dying, sand tray, and mentoring clinicians and clergy.  He is a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee, a past director of its Jungian Psychotherapy/Studies Program, and teaches in all of its programs.  Steve is also an Episcopal priest who spent 20 years in parish ministry.

© 2015 Stephen Martz
℗ 2015 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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Martz, Stephen

Stephen Martz, DMin

My analytic interests are broad.  Most important to me is the classical Jungian tradition, with its abiding interest in dreams and other expressions of the unconscious.  My original training in self psychology and psychoanalysis continues to influence my work, as does contemporary psychoanalysis and systems thought (especially the work of Murray Bowen).  My years of teaching aspiring therapists at Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies increased my appreciation for the Existential, Gestalt, and even the cognitive approaches. I work primarily with adult individuals and an occasional couple.  My case load usually includes 20-somethings through 80-somethings.  The largest part of my practice is with clinicians and clergy.  Because I am an Episcopal priest and spent 20 years in parish ministry, the intersection religion and spirituality is a strong clinical interest.  I especially enjoy working with unconventional spiritualities. Other interests include:
  • Illness, grief, death, and dying. This has been a focal point of my work since the 1980s, when I co-founded the AIDS Pastoral Care Network.
  • Relationships and sexuality, including LGBT concerns. Also a longstanding focus.
  • Retirement and aging. These increasingly occupy my clinical attention and interest.
Two final notes.  1.  In recent years my caseload almost always has been full, making it difficult for me to accept new clients.  Nevertheless, feel free to contact me.  You might catch me at the right moment and, even if you don’t, I will try to help you by suggesting colleagues that might be a good fit.  2.  Although I no longer am significantly involved in the Institute – like Jung, I’ve become ambivalent about institutions — I served as its president from 2015 to 2018, directed its two-year training program (2010-2012), and spent many years teaching and serving on its Board and committees. Education DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (2007) CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY: University of Chicago, Center for Family Health. (1999) DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN PASTORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Chicago Theological Seminary. (1995) CERTFICATE IN SELF PSYCHOLOGY: Center for Religion and Psychotherapy. (1989) MASTER OF DIVINITY: Catholic Theological Union. (1989) B.A. IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, summa cum laude: University of Maryland. (1976) Professional Organizations C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago International Association for Analytical Psychology Age Groups Adults Treatment Types Individuals Couples Specialty Areas Spirituality and religious concerns Sexuality, including LGBT Illness, grief, death, and dying Retirement and aging Sandtray Contact 630.476.6425 In-Person/Telehealth: In-Person & Telehealth Main Office: Glen Ellyn, IL (Address provided upon contact)



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