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Jungian psychoanalysis refers to the psychotherapy practice of clinicians who apply a Jungian theoretical framework. It is named after the theories and methods of its founder, Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961). To understand Jungian psychoanalysis, one must be acquainted with Jung and his theories and practices, because they provide the foundation for any subsequent work done by Jungian psychoanalysts.

From the beginning, Jung did not limit his approach to psychopathology but concerned himself with wellness, which he called wholeness. He used his clinical methods not just to treat mental health disorders but also to address larger ethical concerns about the purpose of psychological healing for the society and the impact of society on those whom he treated. His broader interests still characterize Jungian psychoanalysis today in its ...

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