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Carl Jung

Carl Jung

(July 26, 1875 - June 6, 1961)

Welcome to the Carl Jung section the All About Psychology website. From here you will be able to access detailed information and resources relating to one of the most influential and enigmatic thinkers of the 20th century. Increasingly disaffected with the central ideas of his old friend and mentor Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung broke away to establish analytical psychology; a school of inquiry designed to explore the deepest recesses of the human mind.

Jung's revolutionary psychoanalytical approach had a profound impact across a range of diverse fields including, psychology, philosophy, mythology, anthropology, theology and the arts and many of his most influential psychological concepts; archetypes, persona, collective unconsciousness, synchronicity, introvert/extrovert personality types etc, continue to be taught and studied throughout the world today.

Biographical Landmarks

July 17, 1902

Carl Jung's M.D. degree was conferred by the University of Zurich. Jung's degree dissertation topic was the psychology and pathology of occult phenomena based upon his cousin's alleged mediumistic abilities.

On The Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena by Carl Jung

In 1916 Jung published an article on the topic in the book 'Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology,' which you can read in full for free via the following link.

On The Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena

March 3, 1907

Carl Jung meets Sigmund Freud for the first time and they talk for 13 hours without interruption. The meeting took place at Freud's apartment (Berggasse 19), located in the Alsergrund district of Vienna.

Trailer from the film 'A Dangerous Method' based on the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.

December 5, 1913

Volume 1 of The Psychoanalytic Review was published. Edited by William A. White and Smith Ely Jelliffe it was the first English-language journal dedicated to psychoanalysis. The very first article to appear in the journal, titled: The Theory of Psychoanalysis, was written by Carl Jung.

February 14, 1955

Carl Jung appeared on the front cover of Time magazine and is the subject of an article in the medicine section titled 'The Old Wise Man,' which noted that at the age of 79 Jung was still "tirelessly adventuring through the vast reaches of the psyche."

It was also on the 14th February that Carl Jung married Emma Rauschenbach in 1903. 

Carl Jung and his wife Emma Jung

Get To Know Jung

See following links for an excellent two part editorial on Carl Jung by Mark Vernon for the Guardian newspaper.

Part 1: Taking Inner Life Seriously

Part 2: A Troubled Relationship With Freud – And The Nazis

Classic BBC interview with Carl Jung in 1959 

The Association Method

The Association Method

Originally published in the Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology in 1916, The Association Method was the first of three lectures Carl Jung delivered at Clark University in September, 1909. You can read the article version of The Association Method in full for free via the following link.

The Association Method

Recommended Reading

Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy

Integrating the work of Reich, Masterson, and Jung, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a step-by-step guidebook for professionals to learn about the psychology of their patients and conduct treatment in a dynamic way. This text combines Reich’s character analyses, Masterson’s work on personality disorders, and Jung’s dream analyses to create a clear typology of character types that therapists can use to understand themselves and their patients. Also included are case management techniques and guidance for working with difficult patients. In addition, readers can turn to the book’s online resources to access a downloadable patient package, case presentation guide, and psychological history form.

Drawing from and expanding upon Wilhelm Reich’s integrated character and somatic approach to psychotherapy, Dr. Patricia Frisch offers her readers a clear and often-needed direction in the nuts and bolts of how to engage clients in the process of psychotherapy and work through the complex patterns of character defenses and resistances that can interfere with therapeutic success. This text is accessible and valuable to both beginners in the field as well as experienced clinicians. (Daniel Schiff, PhD, psychologist in private practice, adjunct faculty at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling)

See following link for full details.

Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy

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