WR202 Temperament, Family Themes and Issues

Primary Instructors: Erin Sullivan and Karen McCauley.

Families are complex, sustaining, frustrating, and their interactions can often feel impenetrable. This course is designed to help you better understand, apply and use basic consultation and communication skills to answer questions about family relationships. Students will build their interpretation skills as they examine issues related the parental axis, siblings, extended families, generational characteristics, and more.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

  • have a reasonable understanding of the history and development of theories regarding temperament
  • be able to identify varying temperaments applicable to children and indicated in their cosmological charts
  • have a clear understanding of ethical considerations which may complicate discussions of third party charts
  • understand Greenbaum's method of identifying the pure temperaments and mixed temperaments and hypothesize about their possible application to the natal chart and to family chart comparisons
  • recognize and apply the basic methods for identifying parent-child, sibling, and extended family relationships in the natal chart
  • Recognize the existence of parenting themes and family characteristics reflected in the natal chart
  • Recognize and identify basic psychological issues likely among family members

WR202 and WR203 may be taken in any order.