Rape of the Soul: Sexual Abuse of Children

13 hours 32 minutes



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:

  1. The Horror of Childhood: A Historical Perspective
  2. The Horror of Childhood: The Contemporary Situation
  3. Patterns of Abuse: Non-sexual
  4. Patterns of Abuse: Sexual
  5. The Effects of Abuse in Later Life
  6. Archetypal Images and the Abused Child
  7. Childhood Sexual Abuse and “The Assault on Truth”
  8. Healing the Abused Child Without and Within: The Contemporary Challenge

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© 2005 Robert Moore.

Ⓟ 2005 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.

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Moore, Robert

Robert Moore, PhD was Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Spirituality in the Graduate Center of the Chicago Theological Seminary where he was the Founding Director of the new Institute for Advanced Studies in Spirituality and Wellness. An internationally recognized psychoanalyst and consultant in private practice in Chicago, he served as a Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and was Director of Research for the Institute for Integrative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Chicago Center for Integrative Psychotherapy. Author and editor of numerous books in psychology and spirituality, he lectured internationally on his formulation of a neo-Jungian  psychoanalysis and integrative psychotherapy.  His publications include THE ARCHETYPE OF INITIATION: Sacred Space, Ritual Process and Personal TransformationTHE MAGICIAN AND THE ANALYST: The Archetype of the Magus in Occult Spirituality and Jungian Psychology; and FACING THE DRAGON: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity.



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