A Mini Lecture Video of Professor Toshio Kawai at the 39th Convention of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology, Entitled “Psychotherapy and Kokoro’s Archaic Layer,” Was Released
A mini lecture video of Prof. Toshio Kawai at the 39th Convention of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology (held online from November 20th to 26th, 2020), entitled “Psychotherapy and Kokoro’s Archaic Layer,” was released on the website, KYOTO-U Open Course Ware (KYOTO-U OCW).
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<Contents of the lecture>
1. What is Kokoro’s archaic layer?
2. Modern subject and psychotherapy
3. Developmental disabilities: the contemporary world and kokoro’s archaic layer
4. Sandplay therapy and Japanese traditional art in the middle ages
5. Dream and kokoro’s archaic layer
Prof. Kawai and other lecturers provided these online mini lectures as an additional event for the 39th Convention of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology. Since the annual convention couldn’t be held in-person at a venue this year, these mini lectures were created to enhance the attractiveness of the online convention.
In the lecture, Prof. Kawai gives an explanation of the “archaic layer” then discusses it in relation to developmental disabilities, sandplay therapy, dream, and death; themes based on his latest book, ‘Kokoro in the Contemporary World and Its Archaic Layer: From the Perspectives of Psychotherapy (Japanese version only),’ in which the connections between the modern day kokoro and its archaic layer are discussed.