Psychology for Lawyers

jung's analytical | depth psychology



"The reality of psyche is the conceptual and experiential axis around which Jungian psychology is organized; everything else such as archetypes and collective unconscious, the components of psyche
. . . originate from this primary understanding. The reality of psyche means exactly that. It is real and not just a metaphorical construct . . . ."

—Stephanie Buck, The Reality of Psyche: The Foundation of Analytical Psychology, C.G. Jung Society of Vermont


June Singer, Boundaries of the Soul: The Practice of Jung's Psychology xiii-xxxii (New York: Doubleday& Co., 1972)

"Jung's Model of the Unconscious," in Robert A. Johnson, Inner Work 5-11 (New York: Harper & Row, 1986)

James R. Elkins (notes): C.G. Jung on the Unconscious

Daryl Sharp, Digesting Jung (Toronto: Inner City Books, 2001) [online text] [this relatively short guide to Jung's analytical psychology can be read as an introduction to C.G. Jung and in conjunction with further assignments on Jung and his theories]

C.G. Jung, Analytical Psychology: Its Theory and Practice (New York: Pantheon Books/Random House, 1968)

Class Videos

Class Viewing 1: Carl Jung: Legacy and Influence [21:43 mins.] [Robert Rowland Smith's nuanced introduction to Freud and Jung begins at 5:33 mins. & ends at 11:14 mins.]

Class Viewing 2: Roger Woolger on Jung's Red Book [10:24 mins.] [Woolger talks about Jung and his theories at 3:41 mins., ends at 10:15 mins. ] Additional segments of the video (not presented in class): Pt2 [8:32 mins.] Pt3 [9:53 mins.]

Class Viewing 3: Edward Edinger: An American Jungian (1994) [57:06 mins.] [class presentation begins at 22:40 mins., ends at 26:36 mins.] [comments on the significance of Jung's work]

A Brief Instructional Introduction: Introduction to Carl Jung: The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious [10:47 mins.] [Academy of Ideas]

Reference & Resources on Jung Compiled for the Course

A Documentary: C.G. Jung | Jungian Analysts Talking About Therapy

Unconscious | Complexes | Persona and Shadow | Individuation

Collective Unconscious | Archetype of the Self | Dreams |

Jung's Red Book and Active Imagination | Psychological Types and Functions

Reference (Reading from Jung's Work)

Phenomenology of the Self [42:42 mins.] The Structure of the Psyche [41:00 mins.] The Ego [10:53 mins.] Individuation: The Function of the Unconscious [31:12 mins.] The Personal and the Collective Unconscious [24:02 mins.] Phenomena Resulting from the Assimilation of the Unconscious [36:27 mins.] The Persona as a Segment of the Collective Psyche [15:28 mins.] Negative Attempts to Free the Individuality from the Collective Psyche [18:14 mins.] The Shadow [6:37 mins.] The Syzygy: Anima and Animus [26:41 mins.] The Concept of the Collective Unconscious [17:45 mins.] The Transcendent Function [53:17 mins.] Instinct and the Unconscious [18:40 mins.] Psychological Types. Part 1: Introduction [7:11 mins.] [Pt1 of 22] On Synchronicity [26:41 mins.] The Stages of Life [40:55 mins.] The Undiscovered Self [1:57:55 mins.] The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man [45:42 mins.] On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry [41:50 mins.] Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Ch1--First Years [43:00 mins.]

Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Jung Discusses Freud
[6:11 mins.]

Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
[30:00 mins.] [a reading from the prologue from Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections; end at 2:32 mins.] [a reading of "Confrontation with the Unconscious" in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, begins at 14:50 mins. and ends at 25:30 mins.] [the reading, one should note, eliminates some of Jung's excursions]

C.G. Jung, The Theory of Psychoanalysis (New York: Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease Publ. Co., 1915) [online text]

Approaching the Unconscious
[2 hrs. 33 mins.] [audio/reading of C.G. Jung, Approaching the Unconscious] [reputedly Jung's last work for publication before his death in 1961; a primer and synopsis of his work in archetypal psychology]

Reference (Introductions to Jung's Analytical Psychology)

The Mythic Body [2:55 mins.] [Jamie Rosanna Dorig, author of The Mythic Body: Activate the Power of Your Authentic Self; presenting a map of the psyche proposed by C.G. Jung] [begin at 0:10, end at 2:20 mins.]

Introduction to Carl Jung: Individuation, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Self
[13:09 mins.] [Academy of Ideas]

An Introduction to Jung's Theory
[11:45 mins.] [Murray Stein] [Murray Stein, a Jungian analyst, begins by talking by Jung's Memories Dreams, Reflections, and continues to talk about imaginal figures and our dialogue with them; references to Jung's typology of psychological functions, and complexes] [end class presentation at 5:16 mins.]

The Dynamics of the Psyche: Conscious & Unconscious
[10:48 mins.] [presentation can end at 5:49 mins.] [For a 2nd video in this series, see: The Structure of the Psyche :: 9:34 mins.]

Personality: Carl Jung and Karen Horney
[14:49 mins.] [Chris Dula, East Tennessee State University] [the lecture on Jung begins at 1:00 mins. ends at 7:45 mins.]

Introduction to C.G. Jung
[13:12 mins.] [Stephen Julich]

Carl Jung Made Easy
[11:32 mins.]

C. G. Jung, Neglected in His Native Switzerland
[5:36 mins.]

Introduction to Depth Psychology
[21:34 mins.] [Depth Psychology Alliance] [audio with slides]

Edward F. Edinger: Social Implications
[40:09 mins.] [on the progress of self-knowledge, begin with the ego, and then moves on to awareness of the persona and shadow; ending at 11:07 mins.; awareness of the self begins at 13:48 mins. and ends at 24:50 mins.]

Aion: A Whole New Department of Human Knowledge
[25:16 mins.] [with a playlist for a series of readings] Readings that include: A Reading from Edward Edinger’s Commentary on C.G. Jung's Axion [16:20 mins.] [commentary on the ego] A Reading from C.G. Jung's Axion [16:20 mins.] [ego & Self; the unconscious]

Donald Kalsched: Wholeness and the Lost and Recovered Soul
[2:00 mins.]

Gerhard Adler: Remembering Jung (1976)
[30:12 mins.]

"Remembering Jung": Liliane Frey-Rohn
[1:05:14 mins.]

Remembering Jung: Marie-Louise von Franz
[1:01:14 mins.] [1979]

Reference (Jung & Freud)

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung Lecture
[13:15 mins.] [Brent Shafer, an English professor]

Freud and Jung: Differences
[4:05 mins.]

On Freud and Jung
[9:57 mins.] Pt2 [8:35 mins.] Pt3 [9:07 mins.] [Robert Van de Castle, author of Our Dreaming Mind]

Web Resources


C.G. Jung Analytical Psychology Depth Psychology Persona Shadow Collective Unconscious Archetypes Anima & Animus Unconscious

Lexicon, Guide, Bio: Jung's Work and His Life

A Primer of Terms & Concepts
[Daryl Sharp]

A Glossary of Jungian Terms
[Craig Chalquist]

C. G. Jung's Collected Works: Abstracts
[International Association for Analytical Psychology] [See generally, Robert H. Hopcke, A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung (Boston: Shambahla, 1989)]

Carl Jung, 1875-1961
[C. George Boeree]

On Jung's Analytical Psychology

Analytical Psychology: Basic Terms
[CG Jung Institute of Chicago]

Jung's Method in Psychotherapy
[Carl Jung Resources website]

Jung's Model of the Psyche
[Iren Gad]

Digesting Jung: Food for the Journey
[Daryl Sharp, 2001 Inner City Books, Toronto]

On Depth Psychology: It’s Meaning and Magic
[Bonnie Bright, 2010]

An Introduction to Jung's Psychology: Archetypes
[Frieda Fordham, C.G. Jung Page]

Seeding Liberation: A Dialogue Between Depth Psychology and Liberation Psychology
[Mary Watkins]

Jung's Metaphysics
[Jon Mills, Int. J. Jungian Stud., 2012]

Jung: Basic Terms and Concepts
[Victor Daniels]

Reading the Red Book
[Mary Davis, C.G.Jung Society of Atlanta, 2011]

Visiting the Red Book
[Mary Davis, C.G.Jung Society of Atlanta, 2012]



Obstacles & Helps to Self-Understanding

Father Complex

Model of the Psyche (and references to Freud)

Ego: Freud vs. Jung
[Reclaiming Your Real Self, Rich Johnson blog]

Jung on the Archetype of the Self
[Jung Society of Washington]

Jung's Model of the Psyche
[Gerald J. Schueler & Betty J. Schueler, The Chaos of Jung's Psychology, an online book]

Ego, Archetype and Self: C. G. Jung and Modernity
[a University of Ottawa graduate student paper]

Self in Jungian Psychology

The Ego
[10:53 mins.] [a reading from Jung's work] [a general view of the psyche]

Context for Jung's Ideas

Excerpt from Laurens van der Post, Jung and the Story of Our Time

"The Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology," in C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul (New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1933) (Cary Barnes trans.) [online text]

Carl Jung Depth Psychology Reading Group

Session 1 [48:48 mins.] Session 2 [49:11 mins.] Session 3 [51:12 mins.] Session 4 [50:55 mins.] Session 5 [22:09 mins.] Session 5-Pt2 [21:18 mins.] Session 6 [36:24 mins.] Session 6-Pt2 [46:54 mins.] [additional sessions available, including; The Americanization of Jungian Ideas [36:10 mins.]

Jung on Soul
[3:06 mins.]

Personal Experience of an Encounter with the Greater Personality
[17:39 mins.]

Jung & Freud: Relationship and Theories

Freud vs Jung: Similarities and Differences
[Harley Therapy Counselling Blog]

Oedipus Redivivus: Freud, Jung and Psychoanalysis
[Douglas A. Davis, Haverford College]

CG Jung's Depth Psychology & the Law

Ellen Kandoian, Law from the Perspective of Depth Psychology: A Jungian View, 24 U. Tol. L. Rev. 515 (1993)

Collin O'Connor Udell, Parading the Saurian Tail: Projection, Jung, and the Law, 42 Ariz. L. Rev. 731 (2000).

Raymond B. Marcin, Psychological Type Theory in the Legal Profession, 24 U. Tol. L. Rev. 103 (1992)

Samuel J. Imperati, If Freud, Jung, Rogers, and Beck Were Mediators, Who Would the Parties Pick and What Are the Mediator's Obligations, 43 Idaho L. Rev. 643 (2007)


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