~ Re-Envisioning Imaginary Companionship as a Psychospiritual Phenomenon ~
While childhood imaginary companionship is pervasively experienced, it has historically been misunderstood, sentimentalized, feared, and/or devalued. A breadth of Psychodynamic and Developmental research has clearly posited imaginary companionship far beyond the earliest interpretations fearing demonic possession. Dr. Langone will revisit this psychospiritual perspective on imaginary companionship, drawing upon Humanistic and Transpersonal psychology. In so doing, imaginary companionship will be re-envisioned as a personal creation mythology akin to mystical states of consciousness. This presentation will offer a theoretical explanation regarding the purpose of imaginary companionship (teleology) with ancillary attention given to categorical and causal analyses of imaginary companions and the children who create them.
Saturday May 12, 2018 (10 AM – 12 PM)
Christ Church Parish
149 Court Street, Plymouth, MA
Use Grant St. entrance
Off-street parking on Grant St. (on-street parking also available where noted)
$30 if you register by May 7, 2018
$50 at the door
To register, call 781-826-0011 (extension 108 or 112), or send a check made payable to The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy, along with your name, phone number, and email and postal addresses to:
The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy
P.O. Box 2306
Hanover, MA 02339
This training is brought to you by The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy (dba Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore), and is approved by The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for licensed therapists, who meet criteria and successfully complete this training.