Tag Archive: Psychotherapy

Placing Psyche: The Future of Psychology

 The White Man’s Burden Rudyard Kipling Take up the White Man’s burden– Send forth the best ye breed– Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild– Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. Take up the White Man’s burden– In patience to…

CROESUS SYNDROME: The Shadow in Psychotherapy

What, if anything, can the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist do to contend with the shadow aspects of their professional persona? King Croesus of Lyda interpreted the Oracle’s message through his ego and it is a lesson to us all.

Facing Multiplicity 2010 IAAP Congress in Montreal

The 2010 Congress of the IAAP began yesterday. The conference title is FACING MULTIPLICITY and there are topics of wide interest. If you are not familiar with the IAAP a visit to the website is recommended.

Jung’s Shattering Midlife Crisis: A Man’s Plunge into “The Way.”

Jung’s escalating conflict with Freud drives him to the conclusion that his life is dramatically off course and needs imminent change.   In 1913 Jung drops most all of his professional positions and prestige and enters a dark encounter with his soul. Watch this 8 minute video where Dr. Stein describes Jung’s wrestling with his…

Special Relativity for Psychotherapy

Einstein’s relativity has something to offer us in our work as therapists. We do well to remember that our frame of reference shapes what we observe. When we adhere too dogmatically to a theory, any theory, we may limit ourselves. Share your thoughts about how you maintain a stance with clients while remaining open to the numinous experience that occurs in therapy.

Sizing up a Client’s Inner Potential in the First Encounter

In Today’s blog Dr.  Murray Stein describes some of what’s going through a Jungian clinician’s mind in the first encounter with another… When Jungian psychotherapists face patients for the first time, they try to size them up. One listens to that first outpouring of narrative, of confession or complaint, with an ear cocked to tone….