The Archetype of the Wounded Healer in Multicultural AnalysisBook tickets
Association Of Jungian Analysts
Working with an analyst from another culture can be seen as an unconscious choice by a patient. Encounters between an analyst and patient from different cultures bring up the whole history of cultural complexes and traumas. The unconscious impact of this history and different mother tongues finds expression in a specific dynamic in transference and in activation of the Wounded Healer archetype.
Julia Ovchinnikova, a Jungian Analyst and supervisor with a PhD in Psychology will consider five phases of this dynamic, illustrated with reference to clinical material. The peculiarities of speaking a second language will be discussed with special attention to transference and countertransference.