Greetings, I am quite sorry that I have not been back to this thread, and I appreciate the time everyone took to post their insights.
My paper from the fall turned out very well. I was able to find a plethora of interesting sources, thank you all for your suggestions! Inna Semetsky has written some very interesting articles on the subject, and some samples can be found on her site:
I have not yet gotten to read her book, but hope to get my hands on it soon:
For those with time on their hands, here is a supplemental story pertaining to this subject:
I took an art therapy course this spring that yielded a great, and rather intimidating, opportunity. I attend a small college in central Illinois, and there are only a few professors in each department. I am good friends with the professors in the art dept since one of my degrees is in art, and one of those professors was teaching this art therapy course (which was listed in the art curriculum and not psychology). Being a small college, the class had never been offered before. My professor was very open to the direction of the course, especially since she does not have a background in psychology. When I spoke with her about tarot cards as an image based therapeutic tool she was extremely receptive to the idea, and promptly asked me to make a presentation about my research for the class and bring in some decks.
Needless to say, as a student at a small university in a conservative rural town, I was a bit frightened to bring the tarot into the classroom. I am also a novice in psychology and tarot, which planted a lot of doubt in my ability to make a good presentation. However, my professor thought it would be a great way for the students to broaden their horizons (did I mention this is a liberal arts school?). Anyhoo, I did a presentation about Jung's theory and how it can apply to tarot, and I brought up a few other theoretical approaches that I have stumbled upon in my reading. I also brought a few decks in to show the class. Many of the students had never even seen a tarot deck in person before, and I'm sure their connotations were not entirely positive. Fortunately, at the end of my talk, they seemed quite interested and gathered around to look through my decks. I certainly am no expert on psychology, tarot, or art therapy, but at the very least, I think the experience lessened some fears and debunked a few stereotypes that my class had about tarot in general.
I hope I will get to continue researching the applications of tarot in this field next year as I wrap up the final classes for my degree. I think one of the most important things I've learned so far is that I know very little about therapy, psychology and tarot (and I mean that in a good way). Now that I have plunged into this area of inquiry and see how deep and wide it can be, I am both humbled and excited about continuing my explorations.
I'm taking another art class next spring, just for fun, and it is taught by the same professor who did the art therapy class. She has already told me she thinks it would be a great class to devote to working on my own deck.
Sorry for the long winded post, but I really wanted to share my findings and my little story.