Post-Jungians Today: Key Papers in Contemporary Analytical by Ann Casement

By Ann Casement

A exhibit for the variety of Jungian inspiration worldwide Post-Jungians this present day is predicated at the critical guideline that analytical psychologists have a powerful contribution to make to the well known debates in latest postmodern society.In constructing the unique insights of Jung himself, post-Jungians are dedicated to an technique that doesn't concentration solely on psychic fact but additionally takes under consideration the realities of the outer international. during this booklet major figures within the foreign Jungian neighborhood discover how analytical psychologists may be proper members in social and political debates on themes resembling gender, ethnicity and sexuality. the expansion of the Jungian college past prosperous Western Europe broadens the scope of the e-book introducing dialogue of the results of poverty in constructing countries.In its exam of present scientific and theoretical advancements inside analytical psychology Post-Jungians at the present time displays the social, cultural changes that exist within the Jungian group around the world. it is a e-book for an individual attracted to the effect of Jungian notion in ultra-modern international, and sooner or later of the Jungian company.

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Rather, I see him as fostering a systematic analysis or self-analysis by the observer of his or her responses to phenomena in the experienced world. Contemporary clinical theorizing about the analyst’s countertransference greatly extends Jung’s ‘scientific’ study of subjectivity leading to the possible usage of such an approach in relation to social and political thematics (cf. Samuels 1993a: 24–50). Another problematizing response to ‘Jung-as-mystic’ has been to explore why the very idea excites such strong negative responses (save, perhaps, within departments of religious studies).

It has been argued that research in ‘difficult’ areas such as analysis and psychotherapy is entering a new era. Following quantitative and qualitative research, we are now in the stage of ‘collaborative research’. This implies (but is not restricted to) involvement of patients in the research at every point and at every level. Feminist empirical research and oral historical research might also inform such a project, which would be congruent with the dialogical and dialectical traditions of Jungian analysis.

We are also going to have to learn not to do it in complementary terms, so that Jew and German, man and woman, straight and gay, Jungian and Freudian, all divide to either side of some sort of imaginary vertical line, and we get these suspiciously neat binomial oppositions. Complementarity and pre-definition won’t help in the multiculturalism debate. 3 There is a general disillusion, at different levels of theory, with the notion of an autonomous, disconnected, separate self. There is a feminist critique of that self as being rooted in male pathology, and not having much to do with female health.

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