2009 Project Research by IAAP Members
Name: Arnaldo Alves da Motta
Research Project: History of psychology
Abstract: The purpose of this work is to study the formation of analytical psychology in Brazil. To this end, a social approach in the history of psychology was used seeking to place people and facts in a general context once history is inserted in a certain time and place.Three figures considered pioneers in this field in the country were identified– Nise da Silveira, Pethö Sándor and Leon Bonaventure whose personal and professional paths are addressed. At the same time, also noted, are the possible related broader events and situations that may be related to their being responsible for their role as pioneers. In mapping the contributions made by these professionals in the field of analytical psychology, one perceives the development of a creative work not limited to the dissemination of Carl Gustav Jung’s concepts, but to the proposition of their own methods and techniques. Furthermore, particularly in the work of the two first pioneers researched, one observes the collaboration toward the birth of a Brazilian analytical psychology.
Key-words: History of psychology in Brazil, analytical psychology, Jungian psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, Nise da Silveira, Pethö Sándor, Léon Bonaventure.
Date of the research or publication: 2005
Name: Ann Addison
Research Project: A Study of Transference Phenomena in the Light of Jung’s Psychoid Unconscious
Abstract: My thesis concentrates on the transference arising in primitive mental states where psyche and soma seem to be undifferentiated. My hypothesis is that a continuum of transference phenomena occurring varyingly along the body-mind axis exists, including a phenomenon that might be termed "psychosensory", in that it combines experiences of both body and mind in sensation at a psychic level; and that such phenomena arise during periods of regression to primitive early states, when issues concerning separation and bodily integrity are at the forefront. The literature in this area is extensive, but is not coherent due to the difficulty of locating a common language for describing, and a common theory for explaining, the transference in somatic states of mind. There is thus a need for an overall mapping of the general field of somatic reactions in the countertransference, and especially for a language and a theoretical framework for addressing the role of psychosensory phenomena.Jung assists here in that he postulated various mechanisms linking psyche and soma, including an area of functioning that he termed "psychoid", by which he meant a deeply unconscious set of processes that are neither physiological nor psychological but that partake of both. The backbone to my project is therefore a conceptual research into the history of the psychoid concept, in order to determine what was in Jung’s mind when he spoke of a psychoid unconscious and psychoid processes. I shall then follow his thinking into post-Jungian theory, in order to isolate a contemporary view of Jung’s psychoid concept. In this way, I intend to develop a theoretical frame for explaining the transference states. To test my proposition on the clinical side, I shall undertake an evaluation of published case material and an analysis of the process notes from a single analytic session, including focus group discussions, to establish whether such phenomena conform with Jung’s notion of psychoid processes. As a result of such a study, I hope to be able to demonstrate that the evolution of these phenomena during treatment may offer an indication of analytic progress.
Date of the research or publication: The project is ongoing but a relevant paper has been published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, as follows: Addison, A. (2009) "Jung, vitalism and ‘the psychoid’: an historical reconstruction", in JAP, 54, 123-142
Name: Denise G. Ramos
Research Project: Cultural complex and elaboration of trauma from slavery
Abstract: Millions of immigrants were forced to cross the Atlantic Ocean, brought to work as slaves in the American continent. The kidnapping, the break of family bonds, the compulsive moving abroad, the terrible journeys in the black ships, the submission and degrading situations, such as being sold, and all the mistreats that Africans were submitted, undoubtedly set up an highly traumatic situation. The traumas left by slavery can be seen in the social-economical and cultural conditions of their descendants, especially in Brazil. This traumatic situation raises several questions: How could the survivors live with so much shame, humiliation, physical, psychological and spiritual pain? How did their descendents handle till today these events?Could it be that African descendents have had their self-esteem so lowered that it made difficult their social ascension? Could the traumatic situation be fixed in a cultural complex being transmitted from generation to generation? In this paper I make an analysis on trauma and cultural complexes and how these manifest in the African descent population in Brazil. This study analyzes a region where most of the African slaves arrived and now their descendants still live in Brazil: The Pelourinho, (the Pillory) a site in the city of Salvador, northeast of Brazil. The Pillory was a pole where the slaves were tied and beaten, sometimes until death. Today, the site has become a center of art and creativity through music and crafts in general. The main data that are based on: 1) Field observation- what happens on the streets; 2) Visitation to art galleries; 3) Visit to the center of two of the most famous musical groups of the Pillory: Children of Gandhi and Olodum Group, and the analysis of the lyrics of Olodum’s songs; 4) Interviews with community leaders. The ways that the collective memory and the representation of a shared past are present in Pillory, through painting and music, raise two hypothesis: they could be expressing defenses that could help in the survival of this group’s spirit or reveal a split between the collective psyche, a trauma and a cultural complex. Perhaps both are valid as well.
Key words: trauma, cultural complex, slavery, self esteem.
Name: Mr. Yasuhiro SUZUKI
Research Project: Sandplay Therapy: "The Inner Beauty of a Japanese female – a practical case".
Abstract: Her sandplays are beautiful with a lot of Natures. Japan has still a lot of Natures and Japanese still keeps animism which is not apart from Natures. She is good in perceiving in terms of animism. Her sandplays are transforming from imbalance to balance. She is integrating both conscious and unconscious, both western identity and Japanese identity as a Japanese who is living in a Western country. We see not only her Inner Beauty but also her shadow (aggression, ect.) in her sandplays. We must not forget that her Inner Beauty exists in the light in the following Jung’s saying: "The encounter between conscious and unconscious has to ensure that the light which shines in the darkness is not only comprehended by the darkness, but comprehends it."
Key words: perceive, Nature, light, darkness
Date of the research or publication: Nov. 2009 (in printing)
Name: Mr. Yasuhiro SUZUKI
Research Project: "Religion and psychology: The Dialogue between Religious Enlightenment and Psychological Insight"
Abstract: The equation of "Light" and "consciousness" and the theme of the ultimate reality which is also conceived as "Light" in religion are related to the concept of the Self and unus mundus in Jungian terminology. The Buddhist "satori"---enlightenment--- is similar to the process of enlightenment in other religious systems, especially in Gnosis, in so far as the adept recognizes that he is a "particle of light". But as satori is only the beginning of an ongoing process of becoming conscious, there does not seem to be much difference to the individuation process. Satori is a break-through of the unconscious in an illuminating form --- the answer of "nature itself" to the distress of being cut off from the light. Kawai says that his therapeutic work is somewhat like "sitting" in Zen, whereas the symptoms are like koans, leading the clients to the depth of their inner nature.
Key words: Light, enlightenment, insight, Buddhism, Individuation
Date: January 2008
Name: Mr. Yasuhiro SUZUKI
Research Project: Psychiatry, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) "Clinical Record of a Psyche"
. Abstract: I had worked with a female BPD patient for six years. At first she was in-patient and her inner reality was chaotic and confused. By strict limit settings, she managed to establish the boundary and the object constancy step by step. And then she was at an out clinic and brought me "clinical records" which were her narratives made by herself every year. She could reflect on the hard life history and straggles and get self-esteem. She had recovered and been independent by seeking the job by herself. We, the team staffs, study the constellation and the psycho-dynamics.
Key words: BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), clinical record.
Date: September 2001
Name: Claudia Schuh and Heidi Werder
Research Project: (a) Kissed by the Muse - then what?
Abstract: What happens when we have been inspired? Claudia Schuh and Heidi Werder describe and illuminate six phases of the creative process. Such a process is most clearly observable in any artistic work and the inner psychic phases are manifested therein. This allows an insight into the working of the soul, not only present in artistic expression, but also forming the foundation of a new orientation in life. The way individual character structure and behaviour influence the creative process are shown in four different people, each one exemplifying particular strengths and fears, attitudes and actions which are described, then elucidated. The authors’ focus is on the illumination of the states of mind or consciousness linked to this creativity, showing each step as a meaningful phase in the creative process and avoids making pathological case studies. The book is primarily intended for psychologists and those in art education. With its clear structure and clarity of language, it can also be used by anyone in the field of art, as well as those who wish to recognise and use their creative powers, in times of change, for a new orientation.
Key words: creativity, psychology, psychotherapy, pedogogics, art pedogogics, art.
Date of the research: 2006, 2007. Karger Verlag Freiburg DE
A) Tutzinger Gedichtkreis von Marie Louise Kaschnitz – ein poetisches Mandala
B)Religiöse Motive in Träumen
C) Jungs "Antwort auf Hiob" – Ein Versuch zwischen Schuldverarbeitung und Neubeginn?
A) Early Search for transformation in using religious traditions and lyric forms after the trauma of second word war
B) Religous Symbols as vehicles for fascinating and intensively transforming expiriences in dreams
C) An Essay of Analysis of C.J, Jung’s efforts to understand the problems of ‘evil’ and persisting hope after world war II
Key words: traumatic experience, fragmentation, speechlessness, capacity for dialogue
Date of the research: A: 2005, B: 2009 (preview)
Name: John P. Dourley
Research Project: Research on Jung's understanding of religion pointing to the idea of the psyche as a self-contained organism quite capable of producing the sense of divinity and so the divinities and their religions out of its own archetypal resources. This would mark the end of supernaturalist conceptions of divinity and so the end of monotheistic religions. Since Jung identifies the origin of political faiths with the origin of religious faiths his psychology also would undermine monotheistic political and national commitments. Mystics of the apophatic tradition whom Jung admired may well have gone to a dimension of psyche preceding archetypal energies to a dissolution in a nothingness divested of form and at the same time its origin. Such experience could be helpful in the task Jung assigns humanity in his Answer to Job, the ushering of divinity, the unconscious, into history without destroying history.
Books: Paul Tillich, Carl Jung and the Recovery of Religion (London: Routledge, 2008), p. 208.
In proofed galleys: Publication date: October, 2009. On Behalf of the Mystical Fool: Jung on the Religious Situation. London, Routledge. p.. 250.
Chapters in Books:
"Rerooting in the mother: the numinosity of the night", The Idea of the Numinous; Contemporary and Psychoanalytic Perspectives, eds. Ann Casement, David Tacey (London: Routledge, 2006), p. 171 - 185.
"Jung, Some Mystics, and the Void", Evocations of Absence; Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Void States, ed. Paul W. Ashton (New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2007), p. 51 – 76.
"Tillich in dialogue with psychology", The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich, ed. Russell Re Manning (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), p. 238-253.
Articles in refereed journals:
Studies in Religion, "C.G. Jung, S.P. Huntington and the Search for Civilization", vol. 35, no. 1, 2006, p. 65-84.
Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, "Jung and the Recall of the Gods", vol. 8, no 1, 2006, p. 43-53.
Guild of Pastoral Psychology, Guild Lecture No. 289, 2005, ISBN 0-85266-2521 Jung and the Mystical Experience of Nothingness: Religious and Psychological Implications. p. 25.
The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, "C.G. Jung, S.P. Huntington and the Search for Civilization" vol. 25, no. 4, 2006, p. 29-48.
The Journal of Analytical Psychology, "The Jung-White Dialogue and Why it couldn't work and won't go away", Vol. 52, No. 3, June, 2007, p. 275-296.
Chapters in Conference Proceedings:
"Jung and the Christian Apophatic Experience: Religious, Psychological and Social Implications", Mystical Experience, Spirituality and Social Responsibility, International Religious Studies Conference, Sogang University Institute for Religion, Seoul, Korea, 2006, p. 37-59.
"Jung, the Numinous and a Surpassing Myth –The Inevitability of the Numinous", Proceedings of the 17th International IAAP Congress for Analytical Psychology, ed. Pramila Bennett, (Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag, 2009), 247-253
Black, David M.(ed.) Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century: Competitors or Collaborators? London and New York: Routledge, in The Journal of Analytical Psychology, vol. 52, no.4, September, 2007, p. 504-506.
Ann Conrad Lammers, Adrian Cunningham, Murray Stein,(eds.) The Jung White Letters, London and New York; Routledge, Philemon Series, 2007, in Spring, vol. 78, Fall, 2007, 349-360.
Name: Judith Savage
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Research Project: Mourning Unlived: A Psychological Study of Childbearing Loss, Chiron, 1989. Also translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
Abstract: The text discusses the unique psychological factors inherent in childbearing losses, the difficulties posed by such losses and the Jungian understanding of the nature of grief. Also discussed are mythological parallels, ethnological parallels, and the ritual structure of such grief. Ultimately, the thesis seeks to explicate an understanding of how such losses may augment individuation and how the recovery process can be enhanced.
Key words: Childbearing loss, grief, death of a child, mourning, psychology of loss, Jungian interpretation of grief.
Date of the research or publication: 1989
Name: Laura Villares de Freitas
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Research project: Masks and Experiential Groups
Abstract: This project aims to investigate the possibility and applicability of Analytical Psychology in groups. Jung himself did not emphasize this theme or practice. At a first moment, we identified every one of his quotations of "group" Ahs. We hold debates on concepts such as group self, group ego, group shadow, group symbols, group consciousness, and "groupation process". We have also tried to identify which concepts and theoretical approaches are of interest to those Jungians who work with groups (Art Therapy, Body Therapy, Psychoanalisis and Psychodrama). We have found some myths that may be related to groups (the round table, the Graal, Hestia). We keep on promoting and coordinating experiential groups. The mask, in its symbolical potential, has been privileged in our research.
Research Project: Jungian Psychology in Different Contexts
Abstract: This project aims to put together in an articulated way researches conducted under our orientation about contemporary society, concerning human health and development. We take in consideration three main aspects:
a) the context, which includes different groups and associations (the university, a cultural center, rehabilitation clinics, religious groups, language schools,…);
b) the theme (groups, community, the mask, hip hop, migrations, expressive therapy, body work, dance, fatherhood, motherhood, physical disability, meditation, videogames, institutions);
c) the method (bibliographical and qualitative, interviews, symbol amplification, drawings, sandplay and questionnaires). This project is relevant as far as it elucidates and confronts some Jungian concepts and allows us to think in different manners to actively be in our society nowadays. Considering both the structure and the dynamics of personality, the pathological and the creative aspects, the teleological point of view and the possibility of relating in alterity enables us to make proposals to improve the psychological praxis.
Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. Jung e a educação: um caleidoscópio. Edução Especial: Especial: Biblioteca do Professor, São Paulo: Editora Segmento, p. 68 - 76, 01 jun. 2008. (Jung and Education)
Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. Algumas Considerações sobre a Psicologia Analítica no Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo. Boletim de Psicologia, v. LVII, p. 053-070, 2007. (Some Considerations on Analytical Psychology at Psychology Institute, University of São Paulo)
Lima, T.P.; Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. Laboratório de Estudos da Personalidade: É possível um labor-oratório numa universidade em pleno século 21? Boletim de Psicologia, v. LVII, p. 183-203, 2007. (Is it Possible – a Laboratory in a University in Century 21?)
Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. Mitos, Contos e Recursos Diversos no Self Grupal. Hermes (São Paulo), v. 11, p. 38-45, 2006. (Myths, Tales and Different Resources in the Group Self)
Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. Grupos vivenciais sob uma perspectiva junguiana. Psicologia USP, São Paulo, v. 16, n. 3, 2005. (Experiential Groups on a Jungian Approach)
Freitas, L.V. ou Vallares de Freitas, L. O Calor e a Luz de Héstia: sua presença nos grupos vivenciais. Cadernos de Educação (UNIC), Universidade de Cuiabá, v. Especial, p. 131-145, 2005. (The Heat and the Light from Hestia: Her Presence in Experiential Groups)
Name: Liliana Liviano Wahba
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Research Project: 1. Medical Education and Psychology
Abstract: Teaching analytical concepts and training of psychological attitudes and understanding of psychic relationship to medical students.
Keywords: medical education, feeling function, analytical psychology
Date of the research: 2008
Research Project 2: Art and Cultural Symbols
Abstract: Through several artistic manifestations in culture (painting, dance, cinema) to undergo analysis of symbols and their meaning for individuals.
Key words: art, analytical psychology, symbols
Ongoing -- Research Project 3: Emotion and Cognition in Normal and Impaired Development
Abstract: To undergo the study of neurolinguistic concepts and neuropsychology linking memory functioning, emotions and cognition, both theoretically and in rehabilitation after stroke.
Key words: analytical psychology, neurolinguistic, metaphor
Name: Margaret Wilkinson
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2005 ‘Undoing dissociation. Affective neuroscience, a contemporary Jungian clinical perspective. Journal of Analytical Psychology 50 (4)
2006 ‘The dreaming mind-brain: a Jungian perspective’ Journal of Analytical Psychology 51 (1)
2006 The above in German in Analytische Psychologie. Zeitschrift fur Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse 3
2006 ‘Coming into Mind. The relevance of insights from neuroscience to the process of change in the consulting-room’. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst.
2006 ‘Reparation, Tolerance and Reconciliation’ -- ‘Reparacija, strpnost, sprava’ Bregantovi Dnevi’ (Proceedings of the Slovene Psychotherapy Association Conference 2005).
2006 ‘Coming into Mind’ in Italian in Psicologia Analitica
2007 ‘Coming into Mind. Contemporary neuroscience and the psychological therapies: a clinical perspective. Attachment 1 (3)
2007 ‘Jung and neuroscience; the making of mind’ in A. Casement (ed) Who owns Jung. London and New York: Karnac
(In Press) Psyche and Brain’ in M. Stein (ed) Jungian Psychoanalysis (third edition)
2006 Coming into mind. The mind-brain relationship, a Jungian clinical perspective. Hove & New York: Brunner-Routledge.
(In Press) Changing Minds in Therapy: Emotion, Attachment, Trauma, and Neurobiology New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co.
Name: Rebeca Retamales Rojas
Research Project: Gender and Psychotherapy chapter of the book entitled "Salud mental y género en la práctica clínica". Editor Laura Ferrando. Ars Medica. 2007.
Abstract: There seems to be general agreement regarding the demand for psychotherapy is more common in women than in men. The notion of femininity and psychotherapy share a common history closely linked to psychoanalysis. This definition of female psyche is based on the supposed physical and psychological weaknesses. This idea evolves in the same psychoanalysis and undergoes a radical change with the emergence of the feminist movement. An important change can be identified in 1955 with the emergence of the concept of gender in the Social Sciences. This is introduced into psychoanalysis by giving an impetus to the development of the psychology of women. It is now possible to identify four specific psychotherapeutic paradigms that reflect important contributions to the development of a more appropriated psychotherapy to the psychological characteristics of women. From the point of view of Jungian Psychology the psychotherapy grounded in the feminine principle and evolutionary psychotherapy contribute with an important approach.
Key words: Psychotherapy, gender, woman Psychology, Jungian Psychology, Feminine principle.
Date: Editorial Ars Medica. 2007
Rebeca Retamales Rojas
Symbolic analysis of the bullfight. Arquetypes of a Cosmic Dance. Editorial Egartorre. MADRID 2006.
The present study is organized into three sections.
The first part is based on the oral tradition about the bullfight. The material allows us to identify all the aspects that characterize the bullfight as a ritual that connects with the sacred. It is an ancestral ritual that remains intact in a developed society like the Spanish. The objective of this first part is to give a coherent structure to a material so charged with passion and intuitions, and therefore, so full of life but much unstructured.
In the second part, we analyze the bullfight as a symbolic representation and we propose to access to the symbolic network behind the ritual and the myth represented on the bullfight. We postulate that the bullfight is a sacred dance developed around the figure of a spiral. We also look at its relation between conscious and the elements of the collective unconscious. In the third part, establish a relationship between the archetypes and the specific language of the bullfight as expression of the Spanish culture.
Keywords: bullfight, myth, ritual, sacred dance, archetype.
Name: Regina Alvares Biscaro
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Research Project - Abstract: I’ve been working with psychiatry’s residents since 2001. Two studies have been done. One study is a longitudinal study (Cohorts Study) with a semi-structured questionnaire used in three moments of the psychotherapy residents’ training and also a semi-structured interview used at the end of the training, to evaluate a group of resident’s change of consciousness during a training of psychotherapy. Another study was a Case Study. The purpose of this study was to report the subjective experience about the third year Psychiatry trainee’s feeling attending patients within Group Psychotherapy and relate it to this trainee’s psychological type, evaluated by the QUATI Personality Inventory (based on MBTI). A case study has been done, on which were used a group evaluation protocol, filled by the trainee after the end of each session and a questionnaire, with an open question, filled by the trainee as well after the end of each session. The group treatments had happened weekly, completing the total amount of thirty-two sessions.
The first study will be presented at the IAAP congress in Montreal (2010).
Date of the research: 2008.
Date of the research of the second study: 2009.
Name: Robert Withers
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Research Project -- Abstract: Currently researching the operation of non-specific factors in homeopathy. Preparing and researching clinical paper based on recent talks on mind body dissociation in relation to analytical psychology and neuroscience. In the process of researching a book on Dissociation that links with the above two papers.
Withers, Robert (2008) Book review: Psychosomatics: the uses of psychotherapy, by Shoenberg, Peter. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 53 (2). pp. 290-291. ISSN 0021-8774
Withers, Robert (Nov. 2008) Descartes' dreams. Journal of Analytical Psychology . ISSN 0021-8774
Withers, Robert (2007) Letter to the editor: Further thoughts on: Julie’s museum: the evolution of thinking, dreaming and historicization in the treatment of traumatized patients. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 88 (6). pp. 1551-1553. ISSN 0020-7578
Withers, Robert (2007) Psychodynamic counselling and complementary therapy: towards an effective collaboration. In: Counselling and psychotherapy in contemporary private practice. Routledge, London. pp. 103-122 ISBN 9781583912454
Teaching Specialty: Therapeutic relationship; mind body relationship; cultural, historical and philosophical context of complementary and alternative medicine.
Name: Stanton Marlan
Book: Black Sun The Alchemy and Art of Darkness
. Abstract: Exploration of the archetypal stucture of sol niger., transformation process, Archetypal Psychology
Key words:Alchemy, Self, Dreams. Clinical practice……
Name: Hiroshi Yokoyama
Research Project: Psychotherapy based on Analytical Psychology : Interpretation of Tales.
Many but only Japanese Diploma Thesis The Femininity in the Japanese Society.
Name: Jean Knox
Research Project: 1) A book on the subject of self-agency, exploring this from a developmental perspective. 2) developing a semi-structured interview to assess self-agency in the clinical situation.
Knox, J.M (in press) ‘Mirror neurons and embodied simulation in the development of self- agency’. Journal of Analytical Psychology,54,3.
Knox, J.M (2009) ‘When words do not mean what they say: self-agency and the coercive use of language’ Journal of Analytical Psychology, 54,1, pp 25-41.
Knox, J.M (2009) ‘The Analytic Relationship: Integrating Jungian, attachment theory and developmental perspectives’ British Journal of Psychotherapy, 25,1, pp5-23.
Knox, J. M (2008) ‘Response to ‘Report from borderland’’ Journal of Analytical Psychology, 53,1, pp31-36
Knox, J.M (2007) ‘The fear of love- the denial of self in relationship ’ Journal of Analytical Psychology, 52, 5, pp543-564.
Knox, J.M (2007) ‘Who owns the unconscious- or why psychoanalysts need to ‘own’ Jung’ In Who Owns Jung. Ed. Ann Casement. Karnac Press.
Name: Tamar Kron
Research Project: My research activity is divided between theoretical work on the nature of the therapeutic encounter, issues of gender and couple relationship from the Jungian perspective and research on dreams. The dialogical dimension in the therapeutic encounter.Over the past decade theories of psychotherapy have assigned the real relationship a more important role in the therapeutic process. The different schools are still debating the essence of this relationship and its role in therapy. I found Martin Buber’s and Carl Jung's conception of dialogue in therapy enabling to describe this relationship in a dimension that I call the dialogical dimension.. This description and characterization is an important contribution to understanding the therapeutic and supervisory processes. Issues of gender and couple relationship from the Jungian perspective. Contemporary Analytical Psychologists criticize C.G.Jung’s theory on the inner unconscious femininity in men (the "Anima") and the inner unconscious masculinity in women (the "Animus"), and try to adapt these ideas according to recent feminist thinking. About couple relationship very little was written by Jung himself, and by other Jungian psychologists. I developed a model of the couple life-cycle according to contemporary Jungian perspective, which is presented in my book "Us Adam and Eve". I edit a series "Man\Woman", publishing books on issues of gender and couple relationship from contemporary Jungian perspective. My research on myths of couple relationship and dreams relating to that relationship stem from the above model. Research on dreams. I consider dreams to be spontaneous meaningful expressions of intrapsychic processes, presenting in visual images deep-seated emotional reactions to important transitional stages and emotion-laden states. My research on dreams focuses on three areas: a) Dreams of pregnant women and the possible relation between certain aspects of these dreams and the emotional state of the women after birth. B) Dreams of therapists about their patients. C) Trauma and dreams. a) An important finding of my research on dreams of pregnant women is that dreams of pregnant women predict postpartum depression. This finding gave impetus to further research, which recently includes also dreams of men-partners of the pregnant women. b) My interest in dreams of therapists about their patients is connected to my theoretical work on the dialogical dimension mentioned above. Dreams of therapists about their patients have got only scant attention even in the clinical literature. I consider such dreams to be important expressions of the (not always conscious) reactions of therapists to their patients. In the first research I did the findings indeed supported the hypothesis that therapists’ dreams about their patients contain aspects of the patient-therapist relationship which therapists are not aware of. These findings gave impetus to further research in this area, more specifically comparing between dreams of young versus experienced therapists, dreams of child therapists versus dreams of adult therapists, etc.
Kron T. & Brosh. A. (2003) Can dreams during pregnancy predict postpartum depression? Dreaming. 13 (2), 67-81.
Kron T. & Avni N. (2003). Psychotherapists’ dream about their patients. The Journal of Analytical Psychology. 48 (3), 317-339.
Kron, T. (2004). Us Adam and Eve; Myths and psychology of the couple relationship. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad. (in Hebrew)
Edited books: Von-Franz Marie-Louise. (in Hebrew 2005). The Feminine in fairy tales. Trans. A.Zuckerman. Edited with an introduction and glossary of Jungian terms by T. Kron. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Hopcke R.D. (in Hebrew 2007). Mens' dreams, mens' healing. Trans. A. Zuckerman. (Hebrew title: Men's Dreams: Crisis, therapy, recovery) Edited with an introduction and glossary of Jungian terms by T. Kron. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Chapters in Books:
Kron T. (2003). Ethical dilemmas in supervision. In: Shefler. G. Achmon J. & Weil G. (Eds.) Ethical Issues for the Professionals in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jerusalem: Magnes Press. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (In Hebrew)
Kron, T. (2007). Trialog - Eine erweitere Sicht der Supervision, in: Ringler, D. (Hrsg.), Handlungsfelder und Methoden der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe. Eine Einführung. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren GmbH, 2007, S.355-368 (ISBN 978-3-8340-229-7)
Kron T. (2007) Angst – Israeli Experience. In: Waffender, Corinna und Nössler, Regina Eds.) "Angst", Konkursbuch 46. Tübingen: Konkursbuch Verlag Claudia Gehrke. S.
Kron T. (2009) Self/No-Self in the therapeutic dialogue according to Martin Buber’s Dialogue Philosophy. in: Self and No-Self in Psychotherapy and Buddhism: Continuing the dialogue. Selected papers from the Second Kyoto Conference, Hanazono University, May 2006. edited by Dr. Dale Mathers, Prof. Mel Miller and Prof. Osamu Ando. London: Routledge