Psychology for Lawyers

jungian analysts talking about therapy


"From the point of view of the depth psychologist, the primary goal in practice is to establish in the person with whom he is working a sensitivity to the inward process of the psyche. . . . To achieve this requies some continuity of personal psychological work in order to develop an intuitive sense and familiarity with what is taking place at the depth of the psyche, and abvofe all, to develop a sensitivity to the symbolic style in which the movements in the psyche are expressed." Ira Progoff, the Symbolic and the Real: A New Psychological Approach to the Fuller Experience of Personal Existence 61 (New York: McGraw-Hill Paperback ed., 1973) (1963)

"[T]he psychoanalytic aim is to observe the shadowy presentationswheter in the form of images or of feelingsthat are spontaneously evolved in the unconscious psyche and appear without bidding to the man who looks within. In this way we find once more things that we have repressed or forgotten. Painful though it may be, this is in itself a gainfor aht is inferior or even worthless belongs to me as my shadow and gives me substance and mass. . . . I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole; and inasmuch as I become conscious of my shadow I also remember that I am a human being like any other. . . . [T]his rediscovery of that which makes me whole restores the condition which preceded the neurosis or the splitting off of the complex." C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul 40-41 (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1939)

"About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. . . .

It is difficult to treat patients of this particular kind by rational methods, because they are in the main socially well-adapted individuals of considerable ability . . . . As for so-called normal people, I am even worse off in their regard, for I have no ready-made life-philosophy to hand out to them. In the majority of my cases, the resources of consciousness have been exhausted; the ordinary express for this situation is: 'I am stuck.' It is chiefly this fact that forces me to look for hidden possibilities. For I do not know what to sy to the patient when, he asks me: 'What do you advice? What shall I do?' I do not know any better than he. I know only one thing: that when to my conscious outlook there is no possible way of going ahead, and I am therefore 'stuck,' my unconscious will react to the unbearble standstill.

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In such cases, therefore, my attention is directed more particularly to dreams. This is not because I am tied to the notion that dreams must always be called to the rescue, or because I possess a mysterious dream-theory which tells me how everything must shape itself; but quite simply from perplexity. I do not know where else to go for help, and so I try to find it in dreams; these at lest present us with images pointing to something or other, and that is at any rate better than nothing. I have no theory about dreams; I do not know how dreams arise. I am altogether in doubt as to whether my way of handling dreams even deserves the name of 'method.'" Jung, Modern Man in Search of Soul, at 70-71

Assigned Reading

C.G. Jung on Therapy [online text]

Why Explore Jungian Psychology? [online text]

Marcus West, Complexes and Archetypes [online text]

Class Videos

Class Viewing 1: What is Depth Psychology? [1:50 mins.] [Stephen Aizenstat, founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute]

Class Viewing 2: James Hollis: Commenting on Analytical Psychology [2:16 mins.] [Hollis is a Jungian analyst at the Jung Center of Houston] [Hollis talks about taking up Jungian psychology and on the nature of "depth psychology"; reference to the soul, and the need to live our lives more consciously]

Class Viewing 3: Murray Stein on Jungian Psychotherapy [6:29 mins.] [Murray Stein is a Jungian analyst]

Class Viewing 4: An Introduction to Jung's Theory [11:45 mins.] [Murray Stein] [reference to active imagination and our "makeup of inner figures"]

Class Viewing 5: Teaching Jungian Psychotherapy [6:04 mins.] [Frank Echenhofer, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Tanya Wilkinson, Professor of Clinical Psychology]

Class Viewing 6: June Singer: Boundaries of the Soul [7:30 mins.] [begins her comments talking about individuation]

Class Viewing 7: What Happens in Analysis? [10:13 mins.] [John Betts, a Victoria, Canada Jungian psychoanalyst, discusses what happens in Jungian analytic sessions]

Collection of Web Resources on C.G. Jung

Web Resources Compiled by Professor Elkins

Reference (CG Jung)

C.G. Jung: The Reality of Images
[1:43 mins.] [Jung talks about the reality of mental images and how they create the visible world]

C.G. Jung: Understanding Ourselves
[1:28 mins.] [audio]

C.G. Jung: Reinvest in Your Inner Life
[2:30 mins.]

C.G. Jung: Individuation
[3:50 mins.]

C.G. Jung: Where Does Meaning Come From?
[5:24 mins.]

Reference (Jungian Approach to Active Imagination)

Murray Stein on Active Imagination
[9:32 mins.]

Reference (Lionel Corbett)(Depth Psychology & Psychotherapy)

Depth Psychology Based Psychotherapy
[28:59 mins.] [Dr. Lionel Corbett, a Jungian analyst, explains why psychotherapy based on depth psychology is often the preferred approach]

Allen Bishop interviews Lionel Corbett, a Jungian analyst
[5:34 mins.] [on the relationship of depth psychology and Freudian psychoanlysis]

Is Jung's Depth Psychology an Alternative to Religion?
[4:24 mins.]

Reference (Depth Psychology & Psychotherapy)

Studying Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Psychotherapy
[3:59 mins.]

Jung for Our Age
[28:20 mins.]
Pt2 [28:35 mins.] [Ian Laird, a Jungian analyst talks about finding Jung and becoming a Jungian analyst]

An Introduction to Depth Psychology
[21:34 mins.] [a film by James Newll for the Depth Psychology Alliance]

International School of Analytical Psychology--Zurich
[11:34 mins.] [with Murray Stein interviewing Jungian analysts]

Reference (Jung & Freud)

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung Lecture
[13:15 mins.] [Brent Shafer, an English professor]

Freud and Jung on Dreams
[25:10 mins.] [Britt-Marie Schiller on Freud; Rose Holt on Jung] [Schiller is Dean and Faculty Member, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute] [Holt is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St. Louis and Chicago and active in the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago Analyst Training Program] [Schiller's presentation on Freud ends at 12:50 mins.]

Freud and Jung: Differences
[4:05 mins.]

On Freud and Jung
[9:57 mins.] Pt2 [8:35 mins.] Pt3 [9:07 mins.] [Robert Van de Castle, author of Our Dreaming Mind]

Reference (James Hollis)

[4:19 mins.]

Our Fear Management Systems
[6:30 mins.]

De-complexifying Complexes
[4:16 mins.]

Encountering the Shadow
[4:34 mins.] [James Hollis]

Finding Your Own Path
[26:48 mins.]

Creating a Life
[1:32:06 mins.]

Why Good People Do Bad Things
[1:23:03 mins.]

The Plight of Men
[1:03 mins.]

Reference (Robert Johnson)(Audio Presentations & Videos)

Introduction to Inner Work
[4:35 mins.] Inner Work [13:51 mins.] [audio] Pt2 [12:29 mins.] Pt3 [10:15 mins.]

Initiation and the Modern Ego
[3:10 mins.]

Visons of God and the Meaning of Suffering
[8:23 mins.]

Attitude and the Power of Dreams
[4:19 mins.]

Reference (John Betts)(Videos)

John Betts Personal Introduction
[6:37 mins.]

Repetitive Dreams

[9:54 mins.]

Natural Disaster Dreams
[6:51 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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