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The Jungians

A Comparative and Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

By Thomas B. Kirsch


318 pages

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The Jungians: A Comparative and Historical Perspective is the first book to trace the history of the profession of analytical psychology from its origins in 1913 until the present.

As someone who has been personally involved in many aspects of Jungian history, Thomas Kirsch is well equipped to take the reader through the history of the 'movement', and to document its growth throughout the world, with chapters covering individual geographical areas - the UK, USA, and Australia, to name but a few - in some depth. He also provides new information on the ever-controversial subject of Jung's relationship to Nazism, Jews and Judaism. A lively and well-researched key work of reference, The Jungians will appeal to not only to those working in the field of analysis, but would also make essential reading for all those interested in Jungian studies.


'…Tom Kirsch has written an important, timely, and generous book.' - Peter Homans

Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword by Peter Homans. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Introduction by Thomas B. Kirsch. Analytical Psychology in Zurich. The Role of Analytical Psychology Clubs. Analytical Psychology in the United Kingdom. Analytical Psychology in New York. Analytical Psychology in Northern California. Analytical Psychology in Southern California. Developments in the United States and Canada after 1970. Analytical Psychology in Germany. Analytical Psychology in Italy. Analytical Psychology in France. Analytical Psychology in Small European Countries. Analytical Psychology in Israel. Analytical Psychology in Australia and New Zealand. Analytical Psychology in Latin America. Analytical Psychology in South Africa. Analytical Psychology in Russia and Eastern European Countries. Emerging Groups in Asia. The International Association for Analytical Psychology. The History of Sandplay. Observations and Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Thomas B. Kirsch was President fo the International Association of Analytical Psychology form 1989 to 1995, adn President of the Jung Institute of San Fransisco from 1976 to 1978. He currently works in private practice in California, and is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis