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1st Edition

The Self in Transformation

ISBN 9781855755703
Published August 1, 2007 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together into one volume a number of articles that the author has written over the past 20 years, and includes a new extended essay written especially for this volume. The chapters, organized into sections, explore theoretical and clinical matters within a Jungian analytical framework, making carefully considered links to a number of psychoanalytical themes and concepts. The book also includes a section on ethics in the consulting room. In her new essay, the author discusses pivotal themes in depth psychology: psychic transformation, synchronicity, and the emergence of complex adaptive systems in relation to the evolution of Jungs theory of the psychoid. She draws from fields of study such as anthropology, neuropsychology, the arts and religion to develop her themes. This is a reasoned integration and demonstration of the developing thought and clinical practice of an established Jungian analyst.

Table of Contents

Permissions -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The self in transformation: the analyst in transformation -- Theoretical Underpinnings and Explorations -- The transcendent function and Hegel's dialectical vision -- Analytical psychology and object relations theory -- The developmental school in analytical psychology -- Recent developments in the neurosciences -- Clinical Explorations: The Self, Its Defences, and Transformations -- The not-so-silent couple in the individual -- The self in transformation: the passage from a two- to a three-dimensional internal world -- Love: paradox of self and other -- Did Freud and Jung have a "clinical" encounter? -- Self creation and the limitless void of dissociation: the “as if” personality -- Ethics in the Psyche: Ethics in the Consulting Room -- The ethical self -- The ethical attitude: a bridge between psychoanalysis and analytical psychology -- The ethics of supervision: developmental and archetypal perspectives -- The Human Psyche in a Changing World -- The potential for transformation: emergence theory and psychic change

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