Working with The Shadow in Clinical Practice



Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung, claimed: “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering”. Yet much of our education and training ignores this profound concept in typical clinical practice. This webinar is designed with three parts: understanding the shadow concept as it is found in literature, psychology, mythology, and religion; a survey of clinical applications from working with the shadow- concept; and finally, two case studies to help ground our clinical work in exposing and integrating the shadow for transformation and healing.


  • Recognize the psychological patterns and symptoms suggesting shadow phenomena should be addressed in our clinical interventions.
  • Discuss the case studies and our individual applications of shadow-work.
  • Explain the various ways that the concept of the shadow is approached in clinical practice.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP Board # 50-29024
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Intermediate to Advanced
  • Language English
  • Students 11
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Working with The Shadow in Clinical Practice
    • Lecture.1
      Working with The Shadow in Clinical Practice
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Working with The Shadow in Clinical Practice 15 questions

Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.