jung and racism

jung and racism This article is an introduction to the significant questions for Jungians in relation to the racism in Jung’s writing and to the way post-Jungians have thought about this. It also outlines developments in Jungian theory that contribute to understanding the phenomenon of racism. in what way is Jung’s thinking racist? Jung was interested in different cultures and collective...

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what's it like to be a psychoanalytic psychotherapist?

what's it like to be a psychoanalytic psychotherapist? Listen to Stan Ruszczynski, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and bpf member, talking about his career path and professional experiences, as well as explaining how psychanalytic psychotherapy differs from other types of psychotherapy. about the speaker Stanley Ruszczynski is a...

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Reflections on 'Psychotherapy Today'

personal reflections on 'psychotherapy today': jungian perspective Have you been wondering what kind of experience and value our Psychotherapy Today course brings? Find out from one of the reflective papers written by a former student at the end of the course, focusing particularly on the Jungian aspects of the course.  In this paper, I would like to reflect on the significance of the...

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the experience of infant observation

the experience of infant observation Infant Observation provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of human development through direct observation of an infant during its early life. It sharpens one's observational skills; enhances one's attunement to non-verbal and pre-verbal communication; formulates a keen understanding of the ways in which human beings develop and to...

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Rozsika Parker Prize 2018

Rozsika Parker Prize 2018 - call for entries closing date: Monday 15th October 2018 The BJP’s annual Prize, established in 2013 in memory of Rozsika Parker, focuses on a critical engagement with questions of creativity.An influential art historian and clinician, Rozsika Parker represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years and was well...

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making room for madness in mental health: talk by Marcus Evans

making room for madness in mental health: the psychoanalytic understanding of psychotic communications On 24th February 2018, as part of our Audiences with Authors series, we hosted Marcus Evans presenting his book 'Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communications'. The event was chaired by Christina Wieland. The talk was recorded and can be...

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why become a psychotherapist? (part II)

why become a psychotherapist? (part II) We asked bpf members what motivated them to enter the field of psychotherapy - here are more of their responses.  Drawn to working with people I began my career as an activist and community development worker facilitating change in the external world. Achieving this kind of personal empowerment and autonomy was valuable and certainly the social...

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why become a psychotherapist? (part I)

why become a psychotherapist? (part I) What motivates someone to become a psychotherapist? What makes them embark on this long and often demanding journey? There seems to be no single reason why one might choose a career in psychotherapy. We asked bpf members; the response was overwhelming. Below are some deeply personal notes on what made our psychotherapists pursue this career and what keeps...

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some jungian terms explained

some jungian terms explained the selfJust as a circle can be described in terms of its circumference or of its centre, so Jung describes the Self in complimentary ways, As the totality of our psycho-­‐physical being, with all our conscious and unconscious processes and potentials; As the deep centre of the psyche that ‘wills’ us to individuate to our maximum potential.The drive from the Self is...

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