The Self in Transformation

by Hester McFarland Solomon
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Karnac Books (December 2007)
ISBN: 185575570X
Price : £22.50 (KarnacBooks.com); $43.95 (Amazon.com)
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About the Author
Hester McFarland Solomon is a training analyst and supervisor for the Jungian Analytic Section of the British Association of Psychotherapists. She has been Chair of the BAP's Council, its Jungian Analytic Training Committee and its Ethics Committee, and is a Fellow of the Association. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) since 1998, becoming Vice President in 2001 and President Elect in 2004. In August 2007 she became President of the IAAP.

Synopsis:
This book brings together into one volume a number of articles that the author has written over the past 20 years, and includes a new extended essay written especially for this volume. The chapters, organized into sections, explore theoretical and clinical matters within a Jungian analytical framework, making carefully considered links to a number of psychoanalytical themes and concepts. The book also includes a section on ethics in the consulting room. In her new essay, Hester Solomon discusses pivotal themes in depth psychology: psychic transformation, synchronicity, and the emergence of complex adaptive systems in relation to the evolution of Jung's theory of the psychoid. She draws from fields of study such as anthropology, neuropsychology, the arts and religion to develop her themes. This is a reasoned integration and demonstration of the developing thought and clinical practice of an established Jungian analyst.

‘Hester Solomon has had a profound influence on the development of Jungian theory and practice today. Her pioneering papers demonstrate that she is one of the leading intellectual and clinical contributors to the profession and demonstrate the range and depth of her thinking, from clinical, scientific and philosophical perspectives.’
– Jean Knox, PhD, MBBS, MRCPsych, Former UK Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology

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