FOLIE-À-DEUX? Archetypal & Personal Dimensions in Clinical Work

september, 2020

08sep8:15 pm10:00 pmEvent OverVirtual EventFOLIE-À-DEUX? Archetypal & Personal Dimensions in Clinical WorkSpeaker: MARK SABAN

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Jung often emphasises the importance of differentiating the archetypal dimensions and personal dimensions within clinical work. But is this compartmentalisation consistent with Jung’s own concept of the Transcendent Function and the logic of individuation? I intend to interrogate this apparent contradiction by placing the emphasis upon relationality we find in Jung’s writing on transference into tension with Jung’s own practice with clients and specifically his analysis of Christiana Morgan, whose active imaginations were eventually utilised in Jung’s Visions Seminars.  

Reading:  Cohen, B., ‘Dr. Jung and His Patients’, Jung Journal 9/2 (2015): pp. 34–49.   Jung, C. G., Visions: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1930-1934, Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press (1997), pp. ix-xxxiii.  Saban, M., ‘Two Souls Alas’: Jung’s Two Personalities and the making of analytical psychology, Asheville, Chiron Press (2019). Williams, M., ‘The Indivisibility of the Personal and Collective Unconscious’, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 8/1 (1963) pp. 45–50

Mark Saban PhD trained with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, with whom he is a senior analyst. For the last two years he has been employed as a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. Mark studied Classics at Oxford and then worked for twenty years as an actor. He has published numerous papers and book chapters, and co-edited Analysis and Activism – Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology with Emilija Kiehl and Andrew Samuels (Routledge 2016) (Finalist American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize, Nominated Gradiva Award for Best Edited Book). In 2019 he published his first book: ‘Two Souls Alas…’ Jung’s two personalities and the making of Analytical Psychology, Chiron Press.

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