July 14, 2012
Saturday Workshop: 10 am – 4 pm
Presenter: David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW
The workshop was an in depth exploration of the psychodynamics of addiction, treatment and recovery, including the creation of the addiction-shadow-complex. David addressed what is involved in the healing process of the 12 steps from this perspective. He amplified the concepts of archetypal evil and shadow in myth, fairy tale and religion in both ancient and modern times. He touched on how “Using” dreams of alcoholic and addicted individuals (when someone dreams of participating in his or her own addictive behavior) can be significant in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Jungian Analyst practicing in Covington, Louisiana, near New Orleans. He has a background as an alcoholism chemical dependency counselor. He is a senior analyst in the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, cofounder and coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Training Seminar and advisor to the C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. David lectures and teaches nationally. He has published internationally and is a Louisiana poet. His books include Divine Tempest: The Hurricane as a Phychic Phenomenon (1998) and The War of the Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous and Archetypal Evil (2009).
To read about David Schoen’s Book, click here.