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Fairy Tales and the Psyche


Presented by
Steven Galipeau, MA, MDiv


Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT

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“Fairy Tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes.”  - Marie Louise von Franz

In this presentation we will look at two Grimm’s fairytales, Iron Hans and The Girl Without Hands, to explore how they express critical elements of the struggles of the modern psyche.  We will look in depth at the Wildman archetype and our lost connection to nature, as well as the unwitting betrayal of the feminine principle in life that is an ominous byproduct of so called modern civilization.


Learning objectives:  


  • Describe the importance of fairy tales in understanding the modern psyche.

  • Describe the symbolism of characters and themes in the fairy tale Iron Hans.

  • Describe the symbolism of characters and themes in the fairy tale The Girl Without Hands.

Steven Galipeau, MA, MDiv is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Woodland Hills and President and Executive Director of Coldwater Counseling Center in Studio City, a Jungian oriented sliding scale nonprofit. Steve is the author of The Journey of Luke Skywalker: An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol as well as articles and reviews on a variety of topics related to Analytical Psychology.  He is a frequent lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angles and has been a guest speaker at the C.G. Jung Club of Orange County several times in the past.



Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have pre-registered.  Use this link to pre-register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  


Use the CE Registration Form to pay $15 and register to be awarded 2 CE hours for this program.  

CE certificates will be sent by email upon payment of $15, attendance at the entire program, and submission of the evaluation form.

For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CE web page.

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