Archetype, Attachment, Analysis is a well-researched presentation of new material that offers a revision and reinterpretation of Jung's archetypal hypothesis. The author's ground breaking new exploration of expanding knowledge from other disciplines such as cognitive science and developmental psychology, and attachment theory and research evidence sheds important new light on Jungian theory and practice.
Using information gathered through laboratory investigations and natural observational studies Jean Knox brings the notion of archetypes up to date and considers the implications of new paradigms for clinical work with patients. This book will become essential reading for all professionals and students of analytical psychology.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Peter Fonagy. Introduction. Jung's Various Models of Archetypes. Archetypes and Image Schemas - a Developmental Perspective. The Making of Meaning - the Formation of Internal Working Models. Trauma and Defences- their Roots in Relationship. Reflective Function - The Mind as an Internal Object. The Process of Change in Analysis and the Role of the Analyst. Conclusions - Science and Symbols.
Jean Knox is a psychiatrist and a professional member of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice as a Jungian analyst. She is editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Attachment Network.
While. for me, the concept of the archetype retains an elusive quality, Jean Knox has helped me to understand and value it better than I did before through the links she has made outside her discipline. Her discussion of psychopathology and clinical practice is relevant, stimulating, and, I would say, necessary read for psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. - Christopher Clulow in The Journal of Analytical Psychology, June 2004