Jung, Creativity, and the Arts



This course has been postponed until Fall of 2022

due to a family medical emergency


An eight week college level course

This course is an ideal resource for artists, musicians, therapists, and creative people of all types who would like to learn more about the methods of C.G. Jung, and how he understood, art, aesthetics, and the creative process.

Includes one free class plus eight full modules with resources and further learning opportunities available through our online learning platform, www.depthpsychologyacademy.com. Successfully complete all of the assignments in the online learning platform and earn a certificate of completion!

Attendees may also simply audit the course,
without needing to complete assignments for credit

Click here to register for the free class!

 “One of the fundamental facts of creative existence is that it produces something objectively significant for culture, but that at the same time these achievements always represent subjective phases of an individual development, of the individuation process of the creative [person].”

Erich Neumann (Art and the Creative Unconscious, p. 190).

One of the results of a well-integrated psyche is that considerable amounts of creative energy becomes available to us. From the Jungian perspective, when psychological energy is expressed through the creative impulse, it is a spontaneous product of the psyche. When this energy is blocked, it can lead to a host of psychological maladies. When the energy of the psyche is flowing freely, it can be employed as a healing agent on both individual and cultural levels. It may do so through the arts, the sciences, or any number of other cultural spheres. Those individuals who have been able to steward such creative energies in culturally generative ways have changed the world as we know it.

In this course we’ll look at how classical Jungian psychology understands the relationship between creativity and psychotherapy, as well as the connection between art, symbol, and the collective unconscious. Through the development of his ground breaking technique of active imagination, Jung integrated many of the creative arts into his psychotherapeutic work. The Jungian perspective combines the pursuit of aesthetics and the appreciation of beauty with an understanding of the symbols of the collective unconscious in a way that demonstrates how art and creative work can transform individuals as well as culture.

Visit www.depthpsychologyacademy.com

To Register for our Jung, Creativity, and the Arts, 8-week course!

(use the discount code: dpa15 to receive 15% off)


Click here to register for the free class!

 Participants will take part in eight weekly classes, plus one free introductory class

Start time for each live event is 1pm Pacific Time (4pm Eastern Time) 90 min
(Each class will be recorded for future viewing)

  1. Free! Jung, Creativity, and the Arts: Introduction – Free!
  2. Module 1: Individuation and Creativity
  3. Module 2: Jung, Art, and Active Imagination
  4. Module 3: Jung, Art, and Aesthetics
  5. Module 4: Art, Symbol, and the Collective Unconscious
  6. Module 5: Jung, Music, and the Numinous
  7. Module 6: Jung, Art, and Transformation
  8. Module 7: Art and the Great Individual
  9. Module 8: Art, Creativity, and Culture

    Participants will:
  • Have a basic understanding of Jung’s theory of the individuation process and its relationship to creativity and the creative process.
  • Learn some of the psychological implications of the creative process.
  • Have a basic understanding of the relationship between creativity, symbolic expression, and the collective unconscious.
  • Have a basic understanding of how Jung used creativity and artistic expression as a therapeutic technique, as well as in the creation of his Red Book.
  • Discover a wealth of resources related to a Jungian understanding creativity and the arts.
  • Learn how to apply Jung’s theory to understanding art, aesthetics, and the creative process.
  • Have an opportunity to complete a series of online assignments toward earning a certificate of completion (certificate of completion may be used as credit towards advanced certification in depth psychology through the Depth Psychology Academy).


Can't attend live? Each class will be recorded and made available to all registrants.

Visit www.depthpsychologyacademy.com

To Register for our Jung, Creativity, and the Arts, 8-week course!

(use the discount code: dpa15 to receive 15% off)








About Your Instructor
James R. Newell, PhD
Vanderbilt University

James Newell is an educator, counselor, personal coach, professional musician, and the director of the Depth Psychology Alliance. James earned his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology. He earned his doctorate in History of Religions from the Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. James teaches online courses in world religions for Central Michigan University, Excelsior College, and other schools. For the past several years he has been developing a certification program in depth psychology offered through the Depth Psychology Alliance.


Depth Psychology Alliance Members receive a 15% discount:
$212.00 when you use the discount code: dpa15


 Click here to register for the free class!

Visit www.depthpsychologyacademy.com

To Register for our Jung, Creativity, and the Arts, 8-week course!

(use the discount code: dpa15 to receive 15% off)