Archetypal Dimensions of Ethics in Clinical Practice



All practitioners  understand the “thou shall not aspects” of psychotherapy and psychoanalytic practice that are prescribed in codes of ethics.  These reflect the collective norms around what it means to be a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist.  These collective norms have arisen from millennium of ascribing power to certain roles in community/tribes/societies.  In this context, the relationship between therapist and client become  a sacred contract and covenant that lies in the collective unconscious.

Based on the book “The Heart of the Matter: Individuation as an Ethical Process this webinar will explore the archetypal dimensions of ethics in analysis  including the historical and archetypal origins of the ethical conversation as it pertains to our role as Jungian Analysts.  It will also explore ways in which we can as practitioners cultivate  our ethical capacity.


Christina Becker is psychologist and a senior training analyst with the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts and for 2014-2016 she is the President of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists.  She graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich in 2002. In addition to her Jungian training, she has studied astrology at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, England, and with Liz Greene through the Astrodeinst seminars in Zürich. Christina Becker is a member of the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy and is actively completed her certification in this modality. Christina has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music composition and has an active interest in sound healing and music. She continues to be a successful organizational consultant to the non-profit sector and is also a principal in a small family business Becker Associates.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the deeper ethical underpinning of why maintaining an ethical attitude is so important in practice

Increase their ability to cultivate their own ethical capacity

Re-commit to maintain high standards of competence in their work.

Explain the importance of peer consultation to maintain professional integrity.

Express an enhanced capacity to practice without inflicting their biases on their clients.

Commit to seeking resolution to conflicts among peers and between themselves and clients.

Prepare to avoid misuse of their analytic power.


The Heart of the Matter by Christina Becker



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