Internationally renowned authors drawing on the forefront of advance in neuroscience, evolution, psychoanalysis, and philosophical and historical studies, provide an overview of the most important aspects of these developments. Beginning with a chronicle of the history of the Jungian movement, areas covered include:
* a background to the notion of 'archetype'
* human development from a Jungian perspective
* the creative extension of Jung's theory of psychological types
* re-evaluation of traditional Jungian methods of treatment in the light of contemporary scientific findings
* Jungian development of transference and countertransference
* a new formulation of synchronicity.
Analytical Psychology presents a unique opportunity to witness a school of psychotherapy going through a renaissance. Drawing on original insights from its founder, C.G. Jung, this book helps focus and shape the current state of analytical psychology and point to areas for future exploration.
The book is presented in four parts, each of which represents a stage in Stein’s personal development as an author. Part One, Psyche and Myth, presents papers which draw on timeless documents of the soul for the benefit of our generations of humans who are no longer contained within mythic consciousness. In Part Two, Clinical Themes, Stein has selected papers and an interview that explore themes familiar to many clinicians that were raised in his own practical work as a Jungian psychoanalyst. Part Three is dedicated to the process of individuation, a key notion in analytical psychology which lies at the heart of the Jungian enterprise and is a topic that has occupied Stein throughout his career. Finally, Part Four presents several papers dealing with the theme of psychology and spirituality, a matter of increasing concern to Stein in recent years.
This unique collection of work will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and psychotherapists as well as academics and students in the field. Additionally, for anyone invested in the project of self-discovery and with the desire to relate more deeply to self and world, the papers included here will suggest important points of reference and directions to pursue further.
Examining the work of both Jung and Bion, Sullivan draws on the overlap between their ideas on the psyche and the nature of the unconscious. The book uses clinical examples to examine the implications that these perspectives have for the practising therapist.
Specific areas of discussion include:the creative unconscious the structure of narcissism transformation in analytic work.
New modes of listening and relating that deepen analytic work and greatly facilitate transformative changes are described in easy-to-follow language that will help the therapist to find new approaches to a wide range of patients. The Mystery of Analytical Work will be of interest to Jungians, psychoanalysts and all those with an interest in analytic work.