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[courtesy of Clare Goodwin
DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
  • Two psychological schools and disciplines, Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology make up the core "branch" of the modern psychological school of thought known as Depth Psychology. Both psychoanalysis [constructed by Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)] and analytical psychology [Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961)] look for and seek the deep layer(s) underlying behavioural and cognitive processes - THE UNCONSCIOUS - hence the name Depth Psychology.
  • Despite the sometimes unbridgeable gap between these two great men's perception of the Unconscious, both theories "scratch the bottom" of the human psyche for MEANING, whatever it is and however it is to be defined. Hence, depth psychology is not satisfied with the symptom's "cure" only, but seeks a meaningful connection between body & psyche as a WHOLE. Freud and Jung approached the latter from somewhat different standpoints.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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