Case History/Soul History

Case History/Soul History

Topic Areas:
Clinical Demonstration
Pioneers of Psychotherapy
Faculty :
James Hillman
Course Level:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 10, 2009
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James Hillman (2009) Hillman reveals how to bring “soul talk” back into modern psychotherapy. The case history of a client is the diagnosis, present complaint, family history, employment history, but nothing of the “soul” of the person. Dr. Hillman assures us that we can almost ignore the case history. Using “soul” talk (Longings, dreams, secrets, how a client accepts joy and sorrow) takes the session out of the box and returns a resonance to psychotherapy that it has lost.

 Educational Objectives:

  1. To list three methods for eliciting a client’s soul history,
  2. To describe three techniques for cutting through defensive, time-wasting case history.

From conference EP09-CD07-DVD



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James Hillman, PhD, was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut.

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