Psychology for Lawyers

from freud to jung's analytical psychology



"The reality of psyche is the conceptual and experiential axis around which Jungian psychology is organized; everything else such as archetypes and collective unconscious, the components of psyche, as well as psyche's teleological or purposeful function, originate from this primary understanding. The reality of psyche means exactly that. It is real and not just a metaphorical construct . . . ."

—Stephanie Buck, The Reality of Psyche: The Foundation of Analytical Psychology, C.G. Jung Society of Vermont


June Singer, Boundaries of the Soul: The Practice of Jung's Psychology xiii-xxxii (New York: Doubleday& Co., 1972)

"Jung's Model of the Unconscious," in Robert A. Johnson, Inner Work 5-11 (New York: Harper & Row, 1986)

Class Videos

Class Viewing 1: Carl Jung: Legacy and Influence [21:43 mins.] [Robert Rowland Smith's nuanced introduction to Freud and Jung begins at 5:33 mins. & ends at 11:14 mins.]

Class Viewing 2: Roger Woolger on Jung's Red Book [10:24 mins.] [Woolger talks about Jung and his theories; begins at 3:41 mins., ends at 10:15 mins. ] Additional segments of the video: Pt2 [8:32 mins.] Pt3 [9:53 mins.]

Class Viewing 3: The Mythic Body [2:55 mins.] [Jamie Rosanna Dorig, author of The Mythic Body: Activate the Power of Your Authentic Self; presenting a map of the psyche proposed by C.G. Jung] [end video at 2:20 mins.]

A Brief Instructional Introduction

Class Viewing 4: Introduction to Carl Jung: The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious [10:47 mins.] [Academy of Ideas]

Reference & Resources on Jung Compiled for the Course

A Documentary: C.G. Jung | Jungian Analysts Talking About Therapy

Unconscious | Complexes | Persona and Shadow | Individuation

Collective Unconscious | Archetype of the Self | Dreams |

Jung's Red Book and Active Imagination | Psychological Types and Functions

Jung on Imaginal Figures and Our Relation to Them

James Hillman on Jung and Active Imagination
[33:54 mins.] [passing references to the Red Book: The Red Book as Jung's account of his efforts to survive, a process that went on for 14-15 years; a book of religion, an engagement with Christianity; a "book of torment"; "a book of initiation"; a "heretical document"; a book that "revolutionizes"; the book, not really written as a book, is a "heroic task" (undertaken while he was dreaming of the death of the hero)]
[This first segment of Hillman's presentation on Jung and Active Imagination on the DVD ends at 35:25 mins.] Pt2 [35:38 mins.] [In Pt2 Hillman's impressive presentation on Jung and active imagination continues.] [End class presentation at 25:46 mins., resume at 31:36 mins. and end at 34:30 mins. (Hillman responds to a question about doing active imagination on your own without a therapist)] [Hillman's presentation ends at 13:20 mins. and takes a question] The presentation continues: Pt 3 [36:23 mins.] Pt4 [37:46 mins.], parts that are not being shown in class.

Reference (Reading from Memories, Dreams, Reflections)

Jung Discusses Freud
[6:11 mins.]

Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
[30:00 mins.] [a reading of part of the prologue from Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections; end at 2:32 mins.] [a reading of "Confrontation with the Unconscious" in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, begins at 14:50 mins. and ends at 25:30 mins.] [the reading, one should note, eliminates some of Jung's excursions]

Reference (Brief Introductions to Jung's Analytical Psychology)

Introduction to Carl Jung: Individuation, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Self
[13:09 mins.] [Academy of Ideas]

An Introduction to Jung's Theory
[11:45 mins.] [Murray Stein] [Murray Stein, a Jungian analyst, begins by talking by Jung's Memories Dreams, Reflections, and continues to talk about imaginal figures and our dialogue with them; references to Jung's typology of psychological functions, and complexes] [end class presentation at 5:16 mins.]

The Dynamics of the Psyche: Conscious & Unconscious
[10:48 mins.] [presentation can end at 5:49 mins.] [For a 2nd video in this series, see: The Structure of the Psyche :: 9:34 mins.]

Personality: Carl Jung and Karen Horney
[14:49 mins.] [Chris Dula, East Tennessee State University] [the lecture on Jung begins at 1:00 mins. ends at 7:45 mins.]

Introduction to C.G. Jung
[13:12 mins.] [Stephen Julich]

Carl Jung Made Easy
[11:32 mins.]

Introduction to Depth Psychology
[21:34 mins.] [Depth Psychology Alliance] [audio with slides]

Edward F. Edinger: Social Implications
[40:09 mins.] [on the progress of self-knowledge, begin with the ego, and then moves on to awareness of the persona and shadow; ending at 11:07 mins.; awareness of the self begins at 13:48 mins. and ends at 24:50 mins.]

Aion: A Whole New Department of Human Knowledge
[25:16 mins.] [with a playlist for a series of readings] Readings that include: A Reading from Edward Edinger’s Commentary on C.G. Jung's Axion [16:20 mins.] [commentary on the ego] and A Reading from C.G. Jung's Axion [16:20 mins.] [the ego and the Self; the unconscious]

Donald Kalsched: Wholeness and the Lost and Recovered Soul
[2:00 mins.]

Web Resources


C.G. Jung Analytical Psychology Depth Psychology Persona Shadow Collective Unconscious Archetypes Anima & Animus Unconscious

Lexicon, Guide, Bio: Jung's Work and His Life

A Primer of Terms & Concepts
[Daryl Sharp]

A Glossary of Jungian Terms
[Craig Chalquist]

C. G. Jung's Collected Works: Abstracts
[International Association for Analytical Psychology] [See generally, Robert H. Hopcke, A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung (Boston: Shambahla, 1989)]

Carl Jung, 1875-1961
[C. George Boeree]

On Jung's Analytical Psychology

Analytical Psychology: Basic Terms
[CG Jung Institute of Chicago]

Jung's Method in Psychotherapy
[Carl Jung Resources website]

Jung's Model of the Psyche
[Iren Gad]

Digesting Jung: Food for the Journey
[Daryl Sharp, 2001 Inner City Books, Toronto]

On Depth Psychology: It’s Meaning and Magic
[Bonnie Bright, 2010]

An Introduction to Jung's Psychology: Archetypes
[Frieda Fordham, C.G. Jung Page]

Seeding Liberation: A Dialogue Between Depth Psychology and Liberation Psychology
[Mary Watkins]

Jung's Metaphysics
[Jon Mills, Int. J. Jungian Stud., 2012]

Jung: Basic Terms and Concepts
[Victor Daniels]

Reading the Red Book
[Mary Davis, C.G.Jung Society of Atlanta, 2011]

Visiting the Red Book
[Mary Davis, C.G.Jung Society of Atlanta, 2012]



Obstacles & Helps to Self-Understanding

Father Complex

Model of the Psyche (and references to Freud)

Ego: Freud vs. Jung
[Reclaiming Your Real Self, Rich Johnson blog]

Jung on the Archetype of the Self
[Jung Society of Washington]

Jung's Model of the Psyche
[Gerald J. Schueler & Betty J. Schueler, The Chaos of Jung's Psychology, an online book]

Ego, Archetype and Self: C. G. Jung and Modernity
[a University of Ottawa graduate student paper]

Self in Jungian Psychology

The Ego
[10:53 mins.] [a reading from Jung's work] [a general view of the psyche]

Context for Jung's Ideas

Excerpt from Laurens van der Post, Jung and the Story of Our Time

"The Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology," in C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul (New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1933) (Cary Barnes trans.) [online text]

Carl Jung Depth Psychology Reading Group

Session 1 [48:48 mins.] Session 2 [49:11 mins.] Session 3 [51:12 mins.] Session 4 [50:55 mins.] Session 5 [22:09 mins.] Session 5-Pt2 [21:18 mins.] Session 6 [36:24 mins.] Session 6-Pt2 [46:54 mins.] [additional sessions available, including; The Americanization of Jungian Ideas [36:10 mins.]

Jung on Soul
[3:06 mins.]

Personal Experience of an Encounter with the Greater Personality
[17:39 mins.]

Introductions to Jung and His Psychology

Basic introductory books on Jung's ideas are plentiful. Two that I might recommend are:

  David Tacey, How To Read Jung (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., First American ed., 2007)

  Daryl Sharp, Jungian Psychology Unplugged: My Life as an Elephant (Toronto: Inner City Books, 1998)

Additional Introductory Works to Consider: Peter O'Connor, Understanding Jung, Understanding Yourself (New York: Paulist Press, 1985); Robin Robertson, Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology (Lake Worth, Florida: Nicolas-Hays, Inc., 1992); Murray Stein, Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction (Chicago: Open Court,1998); Eugene Pascal, Jung to Live By (New York: Warner Books, 1992).


A different kind of introduction to Jung's work—





Jean Kirsch & Murray Stein, How and Why We Still Read Jung: Personal and Professional Reflections (New York: Routledge, 2013)

| On Reading Jung :: James R. Elkins (2013)|

Jung & Freud: Relationship and Theories

Freud vs Jung: Similarities and Differences
[Harley Therapy Counselling Blog]

Oedipus Redivivus: Freud, Jung and Psychoanalysis
[Douglas A. Davis, Haverford College]

CG Jung's Depth Psychology & the Law

Ellen Kandoian, Law from the Perspective of Depth Psychology: A Jungian View, 24 U. Tol. L. Rev. 515 (1993)

Collin O'Connor Udell, Parading the Saurian Tail: Projection, Jung, and the Law, 42 Ariz. L. Rev. 731 (2000).

Raymond B. Marcin, Psychological Type Theory in the Legal Profession, 24 U. Tol. L. Rev. 103 (1992)

Samuel J. Imperati, If Freud, Jung, Rogers, and Beck Were Mediators, Who Would the Parties Pick and What Are the Mediator's Obligations, 43 Idaho L. Rev. 643 (2007)


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