Psychology for Lawyers

c.g. jung's approach to psychology


"The Aims of Psychotherapy," in C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1939) (W.S. Dell & Cary F. Barnes trans.)

"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]

C.G. Jung, Analytical Psychology: Its Theory and Practice (New York: Pantheon Books, 1968)

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 5:32 mins. & ends at 11:14 mins.]

Class Viewing 2: 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.]

Class Viewing 3: Donald Kalsched: Wholeness and the Lost and Recovered Soul [2:00 mins.]

Class Viewing 4: Roger Woolger on Jung's Red Book [10:24 mins.] [Woolger talks about Jung and his theories; begins at 3:39 mins., ends at 10:15 mins. ] Two additional segments of the video will not be presented in class: Pt2 [8:32 mins.] Pt3 [9:53 mins.]

Reference & Resources on C.G. 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 (Jung on Freud; a Reading from Memories, Dreams, Reflections)

Carl 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: The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
[10:47 mins.] [Academy of Ideas]

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]

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

Context for Jung's Ideas

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

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]

Jung on Soul
[3:06 mins.]

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

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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