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21 January, 2:00 pm - 22 January, 5:20 pm
£35 – £40
This course will take place over 2 days: 21 and 22 January 2021, from 14.00 – 17.20 each day (time includes a tea break). All attendees will also receive access to the recording.
Jung’s break with Freud brought the first major split in the psychoanalytic movement, and would have profound repercussions, intellectual and emotional, for both men. Nevertheless, their fundamental philosophical assumptions were so different that their intense six-year collaboration calls for explanation – rather than the break that brought it to an end. Focussing on the crucial differences in philosophy, personality and professional experience separating him from Freud, we will examine Jung’s criticisms of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis, and see how these led him to develop his own alternative psychology and a radically new form of psychotherapy. We will explore in detail Jung’s unique contribution both to psychological theory and to the art of therapy.
Session 1: We will explore the philosophical roots of Jung’s psychology, contrasting these with the philosophical roots of Freud’s theories, and examine his criticism of Freud’s version of psychoanalysis during the period of their collaboration. We will then follow the development of Jung’s ideas up to the publication of his first major work, ‘Symbols of Transformation’ (1913).
Session 2: We will study Jung’s personal ‘confrontation with the unconscious’ as it unfolded in the years following the break with Freud, and trace the emergence of the principal ideas of his mature psychology from this process. We will examine ‘Personality Types’ (1920) as the first work containing the main elements of Jung’s later theory.
Session 3: We will explore Jung’s later writings on religion and alchemy, and review the principles and methods of Jungian psychotherapy, examining the distinctive Jungian approach to dreams, the practice of active imagination, and the use of art, imagery, sand-play and movement in psychotherapy. We will also discuss the practice of Jungian psychotherapy today (with children and adults)
[All attendees will receive additional reading material just before the course.]
BURSARY – There are a limited number of bursary places available for £15. Priority will be given to UK unemployed and PIP/ESA claimants. Please note: we have now issued all bursary places for this course.
Psychoanalysis After Freud
This is the first in a series of four courses exploring psychoanalysis after Freud. The courses will be accessible to beginners – but are also designed for those already familiar with these theories who wish to acquaint themselves with the results of the latest research and scholarship, and update themselves on the recent debates addressing the intellectual issues and controversies surrounding it.
More courses in the series:
21 & 22 January 2021 – Psychoanalysis After Freud: (1) Jung and Analytical Psychology
11 & 12 February 2021 – Psychoanalysis After Freud: (2) Klein and Object Relations
4 & 5 March 2021 – Psychoanalysis After Freud (3): Winnicott and Object Relations
25 & 26 March 2021 – Psychoanalysis After Freud: (4) Lacan