This thesis describes the correlation between the psychological effects of learning disabilities and a subsequent diminished sense of self-worth. The use of mythopoetic analysis is explored as a means of connecting the psychotherapy client with an ancestral lineage that has shared similar psychological and emotional battles. The nature of myth is examined from the perspective of depth psychology with a focus on the impact of utilizing myths and fairy tales in therapy. As a production thesis utilizing artistic-creative and heuristic methodologies, it recounts the author’s experience in retelling his story as a fairy tale. This mythological conveyance of personal achievement is included as an appendix. A mythopoetic analysis of the tale and documentation of its use with a group of learning-disabled teens demonstrates its value not only in the therapeutic process but also for the writer. The healing effect of utilizing mythology is described, and clinical applications of mythopoetic analysis are discussed.
|Advisor:||Ferrari, Diana M.|
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Addiction, Hero's journey, Learning disabilities, Mythology, Mythopoetic analysis, Self-psychology|
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