Clare  Crellin Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Clare Crellin

Independent Scholar and Practitioner

An independent scholar with professional experience as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the NHS in the United Kingdom. I began with a qualification in counselling, then qualified as a clinical psychologist and worked in the NHS for over 30 years, always with a strong interest in the history of psychology and, in particular, the work of C.G. Jung. I continue to explore Jung's ideas and their implications for clinical practice, in the fields of training and Hospice care.

Biography

Clare initially qualified in counselling as a mature student and then in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy. She worked in the NHS in the South of England, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. Clare was born in the Isle of Man where she now lives. Clare is external examiner for Re-Vision Psychotherapy Training, London, and is Voluntary Psychotherapist in Hospice Care, Isle of Man. Clare has a long-standing interest in the history of personality disorder and in creating bridges between this area and the area of Jungian psychology including its archetypal, alchemical and religious vectors. Clare welcomes sharing of ideas and discussion in all of these fields.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Jung, history of psychology, philosophical psychology, applications of C. G. Jung's ideas to psychotherapy especially in the areas of personality disorder, ageing and the approach to the end of life, and in supervision of psychotherapy, and the work of Theodore Millon as a valuable approach to the study and psychotherapy of personality disorder.

Personal Interests

    Creative writing, the language, culture, music, and traditions of the Isle of Man and of Catalonia.

Books

Articles

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Why should anyone interested in Jung look at alchemy?


Published: Jul 24, 2019 by Facebook
Authors: Clare Crellin

Why psychologists should look at his work on alchemy. There is something to be gained in being open to ideas that come from an unusual way of thinking. Some of Jung’s insights permeate psychological notions of self-development and the practice of psychotherapy. Psychologists may find themselves using ideas derived from Jung without being aware of this. For example, Jung’s alchemical metaphor for the stages of psychotherapy is used by psychotherapists working within other approaches.

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Why anyone interested in Jung should look at the religious ideas in his psychology of personality, and why psychologists should look at the religious ideas in C G Jung’s psychology of personality.


Published: Jul 24, 2019 by Facebook
Authors: Clare Crellin

To understand what Jung means when he uses terms that have religious connotations, we need to look at the background from which he drew his ideas. Chapter 2 of Jung’s Theory of Personality: A modern reappraisal (Crellin 2014), on Jung and religion explores and explains the links between religious concepts and his theory of personality.

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Why anyone interested in Jung should look at the function of archetypes in his psychology of personality.


Published: Jul 24, 2019 by Facebook
Authors: Clare Crellin

Why psychologists should look at his concept of archetypes. It is this concept more than any other that has been dismissed as scientifically unproven. Hence this is an area where collaborative research is most needed. That is why I think it would be advantageous to Jungian and non-Jungian psychologists to join forces to study Jung’s concept of the archetype scientifically.

Psychodynamic Practice, Individuals, Groups and Organisations

Jung's Theory of Personality A Modern Reappraisal. Review by George Bright


Published: Nov 19, 2018 by Psychodynamic Practice, Individuals, Groups and Organisations
Authors: George Bright

Critical Review article

History and Philosophy of Psychology, Vol 6, 2, 42-58

Jung, religious experience and personality.


Published: Jan 01, 2004 by History and Philosophy of Psychology, Vol 6, 2, 42-58
Authors: Clare Crellin

The article shows that Carl Jung's religious attitude is inseparable form his general theory of personality and that understanding this aspect of his work is the key to understanding his view of human nature. It presents Jung's concept of individuation, its religious meaning as elaborated by Jung. The article considers briefly the potential of Jung's ideas for a positive rebalancing of psychology's one-sided development.

Clinical Psychology Forum, 112, February-1998

Origins and social contexts of the term 'Formulation' in psychological case repo


Published: Jan 02, 1998 by Clinical Psychology Forum, 112, February-1998
Authors: Clare Crellin

The paper explores the history of the use of the term 'formulation' in case studies and psychological reports in clinical psychology and critiques an unquestioning and un-problematised use of the term.

The Psychologist 11.4, 1998. 176-178

Thoughts on the potential contribution of a study of philosophy to the practice


Published: Jan 01, 1998 by The Psychologist 11.4, 1998. 176-178
Authors: Clare Crellin

Explores the contribution of philosophy of science to reflecting on the nature of psychotherapy practice; the definition of a symptom and what its status might be; the role of memory in psychotherapy; and ways of thinking about the ethical relationship with the client.

Videos

Clare Crellin with Margaret Boyle Spelman

Published: Aug 05, 2019

Clare Crellin talks to Margaret Boyle Spelman about Clare's life and her book 'Jung's Personality Theory: a Modern Reappraisal', recorded at Thie ny Gaelgey, Isle of Man in February 2019 by David Kilgallon ([email protected]).