Origins & Development of the Self

Rupert Tower; Hessel Willemsen; Elizabeth Urban; Ann Shearer

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Week 1

Session 1: The Self

Jung, C.G.  (1959) The Self. In Aion: researches into the phenomenology of the self CW9ii   (paras. 43-67) pp. 23-35. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul

Redfearn, J. (1985) The Jungian Self. In My Self, My Many Selves pp.19-35. London: Academic Press (ISBN:0125845553)

Session 2:  Implications for technique: reality and the therapeutic alliance

Zinkin, L.  (2008) Discussion of Zinkin’s paper ‘Your Self: did you find it or did you make it?’”  JAP 53, 3, 407–420. (ISSN:  0021-8774) Available on PepWeb

Optional reading for your own information – The original paper being discussed (above) is in the same issue of the JAP: Zinkin, L. ‘Your Self: did you find it or did you make it?’  JAP, 53: 3, 389-406.   (ISSN:  00218774)  Available on PepWeb

Week 2

Session 1: Complex Theory

Jung, C.G. (1960) The Feeling-toned Complex and its General Effects on the Psyche.   In The Psychogenesis of mental disease CW3 (paras. 77-106) pp 38-51. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul

Samuels, A. (1985) Archetype and Complex. In Jung and the Post-Jungians pp. 23-54. London and New York: Routledge  (ISBN:  0710099584)

Session 2: Implications for technique – unconscious phantasy and the internal world

Jung, C.G. A Review of the Complex Theory.  In The Structure and dynamics of the psyche CW8 (paras. 194-219) pp 92-104. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul

Knox, J. (2003) Concept of the Complex in Archetype, Attachment, Analysis: Jungian psychology and the emergent mindpp.89-95. Hove: Brunner-Routledge. ISBN:  1583911294

Week 3

Session 1: Individuation and the Development of the Self

Jung, C.G. (1939[1968]). Conscious, unconscious and individuation. In The Archetypes and the Collective unconsciousCW 9i  (paras. 489-524) pp 275-289. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul  (ISBN:  1583911294)

Fordham, M. (1985) Individuation and Ego Development. In Explorations into the Self pp.34-49. London: Academic Press  (ISBN:  0122621646)

Session 2: Impact on clinical technique

Schmidt. M.  (2005)  ‘Individuation: finding oneself in analysis – taking risks and making sacrifices’ JAP:50, 5, 595-616.  (ISSN:  0021-8774) Available on PepWeb

Week 4 (Led by Elizabeth Urban)

Session 1: Fordham’s model of development in relation to children and adults

Fordham, M. (1993) ‘Notes for the Formation of a Model’.  JAP: 38, 5-12 (ISSN:   0021-8774). Available on PEPweb.Also in Fordham, M.  (1995) Freud, Jung, Klein: The Fenceless Field , Chapter 3, pp. 69-75, ed. R. Hobdell, London: Routledge (ISBN: 0-415-11080-7)

Urban, E. (2005) Fordham, Jung and the self: a re-examination of Fordham’s contribution to Jung’s conceptualization of the self. JAP:50, 5, 571–594. (ISSN:  0021-8774)  Available on PEPweb

Session 2: Implications for clinical practice

Astor, J. (2002) Analytical psychology and its relation to psychoanalysis. A personal view. JAP:47, 4, 599–612.  (ISSN:  0021-8774)  Available on PEPweb

Week 5 (Led by Ann Shearer)

Session 1: Jung and the Self

Colman, W. (2006)   The Self. In The Handbook of Jungian Psychology, pp.153-174 ed. R. Papadopoulos. London: Routledge  (ISBN: 978-1-58391-148-8)

Shearer, A. (2008) ‘Myth of Themis and Jung’s Concept of the Self’ in Dreaming the Myth Onwards, ed. L. Huskinson. London: Routledge

‘What is the Self?’ – Unpublished document

Session Two: Implications for Clinical Practice

Jung, C.G. (1958) ‘ Commentary on “The Secret of the Golden Flower” ‘. In Alchemical Studies CW 13. (paras. 18-24) pp.15-17. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul   (ISBN:  0710061897)

Shearer, A (2015)  The Self and Individuation: Universal and Particular In  From Tradition  to Innovation: Jungian analysts working in Different Cultural  Settings, pp.37-52ed. Catherine Crowther and Jan Wiener. New Orleans: Spring Journal Books. (ISBN:  9781935528739)

Week 6 (Led by Elizabeth Urban)

Session 1: Fordham’s Defences of the Self

Fordham, M. (1974) ‘Defences of the Self’  JAP, 19: 2, 192-199 628 (ISSN:  0021-8774)  Available on PEPweb

Fordham, M. (1985) ‘Abandonment’.  Chiron: 1-21.  Wilmette, USA: Chiron Publications.

Session 2: Working with Defences of the Self

Astor, J. (2007) ‘Fordham, feeling, and countertransference: reflections on defences of the self’ JAP, 52:2, 185–205 628 (ISSN:  0021-8774)  Available on PEPweb

Urban, E. (2013)  ‘Reflections on learning from the patient’.  JAP: 58:510-529 Available on PEPweb

Week 7

Session 1: Dissociation and Trauma

Knox, J (2003) Dissociation In Archetype, Attachment, Analysis. pp 110-112 Hove: Brunner-Routledge. (ISBN: 1583911294)

Kalsched, D. (2014) Dissociation and the Dark Side of the Defensive System. In Trauma and the Soul pp.86-126. London and New York:Routledge  (ISBN:  9780415681469)

Session 2: Mentalization: A useful or an irrelevant concept?

Holmes, J (2006) Notes on Mentalizing – Old Hat, or New Wine? British Journal of Psychotherapy 22: 2, 179-198 (ISSN 0265-9883) Available on PEPweb

Bateman, A.; Fonagy, P. (2013) Mentalization-Based Treatment. Psychoanalytic Inquiry; 33: 595-613

Week 8

Session 1: The Ego-Self Axis and Dissociation

Edinger, E. (1960) The Ego-Self Paradox JAP5:1, 3-18. (ISSN:  0021-8774)  Available on PEPweb

Redfearn, J. (1985) The Sub-personalities: archetypes and complexes. In My Self, My Many Selves pp. 88-99. London: Academic Press   (ISBN:   0125845553)

Session 2: Dissociation in clinical practice

Wilkinson, M. (2006) Undoing Dissociation.  Coming into Mind: The Mind-Brain Relationship, a Jungian Clinical Perspective. pp 94-114. Hove: Routledge (ISBN 1583917098)

Week 9

Session 1: The Self in Dreams

Jung, C.G. (1963[1995]). Confrontation with the unconscious. In Memories, Dreams and Reflections pp.220-225.London: Fontana Press  (ISBN:  9780006540274)

Jung, C.G. (1960) On the Nature of Dreams. In The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche CW8 (paras. 530-569) pp.281-297. London: Routledge &Kegan Paul

Boa, F. (1988) The Self. In The Way of the Dream: Conversations on Jungian Dream Interpretation with Marie-Louise Von Franz pp.209-229. Boston and London: Shambhala  (ISBN:  0969325401)

Note: We need a clarification on this reading from the tutor. We’ll prepare and upload this reading as soon as the tutor confirms what they would like circulated.

Session 2: Working with dreams

West, M. (2011) Unlocking the network of associations. In Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice pp.27-44. London: Karnac  (ISBN:  9871855756229)

Note: It would be useful to read chapters 1,3 & 4 also – the book is available from the library or Amazon.

Week 10

Session 1: The Self in Dreams

Jung, C.G.  (1953 [1968]) The Symbols of the Self’, Section IV of Chapter 3, ‘The Symbolism of the Mandala’, in ‘Individual dream symbolism in relation to alchemy’, Part II of Psychology and Alchemy, CW 12, pp.215-224. 2nd ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul   (ISBN:   0710016425)

Jung, C.G. (1959) Concerning mandala symbolism. In The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious CW9 (Part 1) fig 4, pp. 362-3, fig 6 pp. 364-5  (copy figures 4 and 6 on preceding pages). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul

Session 2: Working with Dreams in the Context of the Self

Clark, M.  (2006) Individuation: Dialogue with One’s Self’.  In Understanding the Self-Ego Relationship in Clinical Practice: Towards Individuation pp.85-95. London: Karnac (ISBN:   185575388X)

Lindorff, D. (1995) ‘One Thousand Dreams: The spiritual awakening of Wolfgang Pauli’. JAP, 40: 4, pp 555–569   0021-8774/95/4004/555  Available on PEPweb