Jungian Topics in Psychology 2023-2024: Fall term

8 Weekly meetings by Zoom/ persemester, Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Clinical Jung

It has sometimes been said that Jung does not have a clinical technique.  Nothing could be farther from the truth!  We will use short quotations and pithy slogans to practice learning and using Jung’s startlingly unique view of the psyche.  These short quotations are derived from some of Jung’s 226 clinical examples scattered throughout the 40 volumes of collected works and seminars.  While we will go over the basics of Jung’s structural/energic theory, we will primarily focus on practice!  Although background texts and related reading will be available, we will concentrate on simple attitude shifts derived from just a few core ideas.  We will see that Jungian technique asks quite different questions of patient material than we may be used to.  For example it asks us to change our orientation so we can see that our very problems or neuroses have a purpose.  This in turn shows us how to unlock Jung’s core message that the image gives us a diagnosis, a prospective aspect, and a treatment direction – all from the psyche of the analysand/patient.

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