Theory and Methodology

Theory and Methodology

DONAHUE, BRENDA (2003)
Book: C. G. JUNG'S COMPLEX DYNAMICS AND THE CLINICAL RELATIONSHIP; ONE MAP FOR MYSTERY. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publisher. The book is submitted to the University of Sofia, Bulgaria for completion of a doctorate in mental health.
Keywords: complex, archetype, ego development, attachment, relationship.
Abstract: This book is an extension of Jung's complex theory linking complexes and archetypes with theories of ego development and attachment. Complexes are broken down into their composite structures composed of archetypal/developmental processes, patterns of mediation of the archetypal/developmental processes, the archetypal components of ego consciousness and their functions, the operation of the defenses of the Self, the ego/Imago axis and patterned forms of attachment. Multiple clinical examples are provided as a way for therapists to understand the ideas presented and use them in the clinical setting. The purpose of the book is to evoke questions rather than provide answers. When we ask what it is that transforms people in therapy, we must answer that we do not know. Healing is a mystery. This material contained in the book provides multiple viewing points into mystery and highlights the undeniable fact that it appears within the clinical hour. The ideas presented are intended to bridge the gap between "clinical" and "archetypal" by focusing on the clinical relationship and ways to support the development of a mutual, shared language based upon the client's own material. The reader is encouraged to practice the individual experiential exercises presented in the last chapter to test the book's ideas and develop both questions and clinical skills based upon the material that has been presented. Finally, the reader will be introduced to group experiential exercises that can be used in peer group supervision for those therapists interested in working together to develop clinical skills. This book may be useful for social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors and human resource professionals.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

GAILLARD, CHRISTIAN (1999)
Book: "LA CREATIVIT