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David Schoen – Addiction, AA and Jungian Psychology

David Schoen – Addiction, AA and Jungian Psychology
Length: approximately 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Price: Online steaming (for 90 days) or DVD – $19.75.

Jungian Analyst David Schoen will present an overview of the psychological dynamics of addiction, treatment and recovery, as seen through the dual lenses of the 12 steps of Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) and Jungian Psychology. He will draw from the famous correspondence between AA cofounder Bill W., and Carl Jung, which shows how Jung’s psychology forms a cornerstone of AA and recovery. Schoen will describe the development and nature of a typical addiction, the archetypal shadow in the addiction process, and why the principles of AA are such an effective treatment approach in addressing addiction.

Jungian Analyst David Schoen has over 30 years experience as an addictions counselor. He is a senior analyst in the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and the cofounder of the Jung Society of Baton Rouge. He is a lecturer, writer of several internationally published books and a Louisiana poet. His books include Divine Tempest: The Hurricane as a Psychic Phenomenon and The War of Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous and Archetypal Evil.

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