SAP letter of solidarity with Ukraine

March 7, 2022

To all our friends and colleagues in Ukraine, We wish to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and especially our friends and colleagues in the Ukrainian Jungian community.  We stand with you against the violent invasion by the Russian army and offer you our support in whatever way we can in your time of need. These are dark and terrible times but we maintain our hope and faith in our common humanity and the power of the human spirit to survive and flourish.  You are not alone! ...

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Fordham Prize 2020 - Susanna Wright

February 22, 2022

Susanna Wright's prizewinning paper 2020 We are pleased to announce that the Michael Fordham Prize for 2020, which demonstrates the paper with the most creative and original approach to clinical analytic thinking published in the JAP in the year, has been awarded to Susanna Wright for her paper, 'Analytic attitude – focus or embodiment? Subtle communications in the transference/countertransference relationship'. The Journal Editorial Committee felt the paper showed integrity, depth and i ...

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Simon Catalogue Test [2]

June 22, 2021

Ven. Dr. Medagama Vajiragnana; ; Ven Myokyo-ni; Dr Desmund Biddulph: The Jungian Self, The Buddhist No Self - 06.05.92 Harry Wilmer: The Dynamics of Transference and Countertransference: A Model of Inner Dialogue and Parallel Processing. Response from Randolph S. Charlton. IAAP, Paris, 09.08.89 Esther Green: Through The Unknown Remembered Gate - Aspects of Separation and Migration - SAP talk, 12.10.96 ...

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JAP- Conference Latin America July-Aug 2020

June 6, 2019

Latin America 30 July to 2 August 2020 The title for the conference is inspired by Volume 10 of Jung's Collected Works, 'Civilisation in Transition'. This volume contains essays written between 1918 and 1958 and collects together some of Jung’s various responses to the period of massive social upheaval and destruction through which he was living. The topics addressed by Jung in Volume 10 seem as pertinent today as they did in Jung’s time, perhaps with an even greater ...

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Jung, Stein and BTS – an overnight sensation?

May 13, 2019

On the morning of Good Friday I awoke to the BBC News App with the headline ‘Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map of the Soul’. I was stunned! Jung in the mainstream news? The article referred to Murray Stein’s book as having had ‘an unexpected impact on pop history’. In his very engaging article, BBC Music reporter Mark Savage explains how the Korean boy band BTS have used Stein’s work as the inspiration behind their latest album. Tipped as being a ‘global m ...

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Video games have opened a new world of research

July 9, 2018

by Archie Carfrae At my university, whilst completing a psychology degree, a very small portion of my final mark is determined by my participation in the [caption id="attachment_4686" align="alignright" width="300"] Students gaming[/caption] university’s research. Psychology students are required to complete a certain number of hours of research participation. Most participants are first and second year students, whilst the third-year students conduct the research as part of their disserta ...

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What is laughter?

May 1, 2018

What is laughter? A new post by Archie Carfrae considering an important part of our everyday lives. Yesterday when working at my other placement the subject of laughter was brought up. As I’m well known as a psychology student the attention was turned to me as I was asked a series of questions. Why do we laugh? Is it innate? What is humour? Is that innate? I wasn’t particularly phased by this; I had a safety net. When writing essays for psychology you quickly learn that a few consistent st ...

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Fordham Prize 2018 - Monica Luci

April 12, 2018

Fordham Prizewinner 2018 - Monica Luci The Journal of Analytical Psychology has awarded Monica Luci has won the Michael Fordham Prize 2018 for her important paper on working with refugees, entitled, 'Disintegration of the self and the regeneration of 'psychic skin' in the treatment of traumatised refugees'. The paper was published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology in April 2017 (vol. 62, 2). It can be downloaded free, until 2019. The Fordham Prize is awarded annually for the paper publ ...

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What is schizophrenia

April 3, 2018

Archie Carfrae discusses a recent crucial development in the treatment of schizophrenia. A team of researchers, led by Dr Natasza Orlov of Kings College London, have recently published an article in Nature which outlines a potential breakthrough in the treatment of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in people with schizophrenia, and most likely anyone who experiences AVHs. Delusions or Hallucinations To clarify what this means, it is important to delineate what an AVH is, especially in the c ...

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Transgender Children and Young People

April 3, 2018

Bob Withers, a member of the SAP, explains the reasons for writing the 2018 book ‘Transgender Children and Young People; Born in your own body’ edited by H. Brunskell Evans and M. Moore. As a contributor to this book, I would like to explain what it is about and why I think it is important. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of young people identifying as transgender. The Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service in London, for instance, saw its referrals rise ...

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