The Addict Archetype

Winter 2019 quarter

Taught by

This course offers students an introduction to addiction counseling and Jungian psychology. Students will expand their worldview and identify competency in understanding people impacted by addiction. We will examine the shadow of addiction in all its contexts; historical, social, political, as well as interpersonal. Guiding questions will include: What is the culture of addiction? How does the cultural shadow of addiction impact the personal narrative? How does the shadow impact the person in the helping role? In addition to Jungian Psychology we will explore theories including attachment, motivational interviewing, human development, and adverse childhood experiences.Topics will be presented to students in media, lectures, seminars, guest speakers, reflective writing, group discussions, art projects, and presentations in small groups.

Program Details

Fields of Study

consciousness studies health psychology

Preparatory For

Human services including social work, counseling, psychology, addiction


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Thu 6-9:30p

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online