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L'imagination active dans un processus d'art-thérapie : une étude de cas


L'imagination active dans un processus d'art-thérapie : une étude de cas

St-Amand, Carole (1999) L'imagination active dans un processus d'art-thérapie : une étude de cas. Other thesis, Concordia University.



This paper studies active imagination as discovered by Jung, deriving from alchemy, who, during a period of disorientation, began to reconnect with himself through a return to play. I will thus apply active imagination to a case study and will draw a parallel between fantasy, myth and the client. The aim of my paper is to broaden our view of active imagination, its goals and how it interacts with the psyche. This will enable us to gain a better understanding of the client, the process by which the active imagination enters into contact with the psyche, as well as its aims and advantages within art therapy. More specifically, I will address the process of individuation. As a precursor, I will make reference to the major ideas in my previous research paper. Then, I will demonstrate how active imagination and art therapy are both methods by which an exploration of the unconscious is made possible. Both techniques allow for self-discovery and reparation, but more importantly promote self-awareness. This study brings forth a new perspective to art therapy, through the application of active imagination as an auxiliary, depending on the immediate needs of the client.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:St-Amand, Carole
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:ix, 100 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Thesis Supervisor(s):Tanguay, Denise
ID Code:766
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:16
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