Topics: Gender and Sexuality, Trauma.
The Rape of the Soul: Jungian Perspectives on the Sexual Abuse of Children
The prevalent opinion that childhood is a happy time for most people is only one manifestation of our tendency to deny the realities of childhood. Ever since Freud scandalized his contemporaries with his pioneering research into the psychological effects of childhood sexual traumas, child abuse has been a topic laden with taboos and avoided by most researchers and theorists—a situation that has only recently begun to change. In this course Dr. Moore examines the nature and dynamics of child abuse from a Jungian point of view. After reviewing available historical and psychological research on the topic, Moore works toward an understanding of the theoretical and therapeutic issues which arise from a close encounter with the horror of these experiences. The set is comprised of eight sessions:
- The Horror of Childhood: A Historical Perspective
- The Horror of Childhood: The Contemporary Situation
- Patterns of Abuse: Non-sexual
- Patterns of Abuse: Sexual
- The Effects of Abuse in Later Life
- Archetypal Images and the Abused Child
- Childhood Sexual Abuse and “The Assault on Truth”
- Healing the Abused Child Without and Within: The Contemporary Challenge
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© 2005 Robert Moore.
Ⓟ 2005 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.