Active Imagination For Chaplains

Session: Summer
Type: Intensive, Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: MON - WED - FRI
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Start Date: 08/02/2024
End Date: 08/23/2024
Approval Required: No

“Active imagination,” a term developed by psychoanalyst C. G. Jung, is a way in which the imaginal realm may be engaged with deliberately in an attempt to access and integrate deeper self-understanding. This three unit online synchronous seminar will explore active imagination through a post-colonial, multi-religious, and Education to Counter Oppression (ECO) lens, broadening the scope of the discipline while students’ simultaneously develop their own practice to carry with them into their ministry as a tool for sustaining the Self a challenging profession. Grounded by carefully selected reading and media, the class is appropriate for both MDiv and MASC students but will have an emphasis on the role of the chaplain and bring in elements of pastoral care. Students will present a final project in the media of their choice and be evaluated on their sustained engagement with the material, not on the content of their practice. MDiv and MASC students.

Course meets: August 2nd – August 23. The class will meet 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3PM – 6PM PST.

This course relates to SKSM Thresholds Five: Spiritual Practice and Care for the Soul, Seven: Educating for Wholeness and Liberation, and Eight: Embodied Wisdom and Beauty. Ministerial Fellowship Competencies Three: Spiritual Development for Self.

Enrollment max:15. Auditors excluded.