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Carl Gustav Jung is an enlightening and insightful guide to the life and work of one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy and most influential thinkers in modern times. Combining insights from his early life and his wide-ranging intellectual interests in philosophy, mysticism and parapsychology, Ann Casement traces the development of Jung's ideas on the functioning of the human mind, including the origins of core Jungian concepts such as archetypes, teleology, alchemy and the collective unconscious. Examining the relationship between Freud and Jung through their prolific correspondence, the author charts the growing divergence of opinion.

Jung's Major Practical Contributions
Jung's major practical contributions

Jung's practical contributions evolved out of his own approach to the analytic process which for him consisted essentially in a dialogue and a mutuality requiring the emotional involvement of the analyst for change to occur. In recent times, psychoanalysis has also begun to address the importance of the subjectivity of the analyst for the analytic work. The Jungian techniques elaborated in this chapter are mostly those specifically discovered by Jung himself, although it has to be said that many Jungian practitioners have turned to clinical techniques from psychoanalysis to provide insights into pathological states such as denial, resistance, defences, acting-out, enactment, attacks on linking, projection, projective identification, reverie and above all, transference and countertransference and have integrated these ...

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