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Jungian Psychology and Kohut’s Self Psychology
October 15, 1988 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
This workshop will compare and contrast Jung’s theory of the Self with recent in developmental psychoanalytic self psychology, particularly those of Kohut. In certain areas, self psychology is rapidly replacing both classical psychoanalytical drive theory and ego psychology as the major conceptual modality of practicing analysts. Kohut’s theory bears several important similarities and differences from Jungian theory which will be explored in depth. No prior familiarity with Kohut will be assumed, but a working knowledge of traditional psychodynamic psychology will be helpful for participants.
Related Lecture: Revelation in a Modern Dream: A New Image of the Divine
Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches depth psychology. He is the author of numerous professional papers and four books: Psyche and the Sacred; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, and most recently The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering. He is the co-editor of: Psyche’s Stories; Jung and Aging; Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field; and Psychology at the Threshold.