Origins of Analytical Psychology in the United States
April 6, 2001 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jung’s analytical psychology has developed in many places in the United States and in the world. Much of the spread has been during the past quarter century. As we enter into the twenty-first century, there has been a tendency not to remember how analytical psychology developed in this country. It is the purpose of this talk to briefly review the founding of analytical psychology in three areas: New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. These were the three areas in the United States where Jung’s psychology developed during the lifetime of Jung, and as a result, he influenced how these professional groups developed. In these localities the founders had had their analyses with Jung, which had an important bearing on how each professional society developed. This talk will be illustrated with photos of the founders of the different Jungian societies. Implications for the state of analytical psychology today will be presented.
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Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., born in London, raised in Los Angeles, is a graduate of Reed College, Yale Medical School with Psychiatric Residency at Stanford, and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is past president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a member of the Academy of Psychoanalysis. He has been in private practice since 1967 and is the author of numerous papers on the biology and psychology of dreams. He is the author of The Jungians: A Social and Historical Perspectivepublished by Routledge in 2000.Purchase Workshops