REL 407/507 Winter 2017 CRN 25487/25490
Instructor: Mark T. Unno, Office: SCH 334, Tel. 346-4973, Email: munno (at) uoregon (dot) edu http://pages.uoregon.edu/munno/
TU 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., MCK 123; Office Hours: Tues 2:00-2:50 p.m. & Thurs 11:00-11:45 a.m. SCH 334
this course students will:
A. Develop their paper writing skills through regular feedback on papers and an exam containing questions regarding the process and elements of writing university essays.B. Develop a sophisticated understanding of how diverse religions and philosophies define the dark or problematic dimensions of human existence.
C. Acquire tools for the study of Buddhism and Psychotherapy through the examination of textual sources dealing with Buddhism, psychotherapy, and their intersection, including the use of case studies and secondary scholarly literature.
D. Learn to identify and analyze thematic aspects of Buddhism and psychotherapy concerning diverse factors of human culture such as gender, sexuality, and international cultural difference.
E. Have the above areas assessed through exams, papers, class presentation and discussion.
Short exam I 5%
Short exam II 5% Final paper 35%
Short paper I 15% Presentation 10%
Short paper II 20% Discussion 10%
Robert Akeret, Tales from a Traveling Couch (NY: Norton,
Case studies from the work of psychoanalyst Robert Akeret, who visited his early patients thirty years later to gauge the effect of his therapeutic work. Akeret studied under Erich Fromm, who was in turn influenced by both Freudian and Jungian streams as well as his encounters with Zen Buddhism.
Ann Ulanov, Madness and Creativity (College Station, TX: Texas A&M Univ Press, 2013).
Based on C. G. Jung's Red Book, psychotherapist Ann Ulanov takes the reader through themes of Individuation as found in Jung's Analytical Psychology. In particular, she examines the manner in which awareness and integration of 'madness' at both the individual and social levels can lead to a life of creativity, psychologically and religiously.
Mark Unno, ed., Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006).
Anthology of conference papers from scholars, psychotherapists, Buddhist teachers, and various combinations thereof.
Karen Kissel Wegela, The Courage To Be Present: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom (Boulder, CO: Shambhala 2010).
A presentations of practices taught and implemented at the Buddhism & Psychotherapy Program of Naropa University
Course Reader REL 407-507 Buddhism and Psychotherapy, 539 E 13th St, Eugene, OR 97401 TEL 541 485 6253.