Psychology for Lawyers

c.g. 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 [online text]


David Tacey, How To Read Jung 74-83 (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007)

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, C.G. Jung: A Transformative Confrontation with the Unconscious [online text]

"Confrontations with the Unconscious," in C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections 170-199 (1961)

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

Daryl Sharp, Digesting Jung (Toronto: Inner City Books, 2001) (selected chapters) [for a full-version of the text, see: 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]

Class Videos

Introduction: Jung Speaking about Images [2:51 mins.]

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.] [Robert Rowland Smith is a British author and philosopher]

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. ] [Roger Woolger is a British American psychotherapist who trained as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute at Zurich]

Segments of the video that were not presented in class: Pt2 [8:32 mins.] Pt3 [9:53 mins.]

Class Viewing 3: Introduction to Carl Jung: The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious [10:47 mins.] [Academy of Ideas] [good introduction to complexes] [presentation ends at 10:28 mins.]

Class Viewing 4: Jordan Peterson: Jungian Psychoanalysis in a Nutshell [5:02 mins.] [reference to Jung's Red Book] [source of the video]

Class Viewing 5: The Making of C.G. Jung's Red Book [3:14 mins.] [the process of digitally reproducing The Red Book]

Alternative Introduction to Jung (James Hillman)

James Hillman Lectures and Interviews [1:25:45 mins.] [W.H. Auden: "We are lived by powers we pretend to understand."]

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 (Introduction to Jung | Jordan Peterson)

Persona & Shadow & Individuation

Introduction: Individuation, Persona, and Shadow
[13:09 mins.] [in-class viewing, begin at 4:01 mins., end at 7:48 mins.]

Carl Jung, the Shadow, and the Dangers of Psychological Projection
[8:03 mins.]

Carl Jung & the Shadow: Integrating the Hidden Power of Your Dark Side
[5:02 mins.]

What is the Individuation Process?
[11:03 mins.]


Carl Jung and the Achievement of Personality
[6:31 mins.]

Collective Unconscious

Carl Jung: What Are the Archetypes?
[11:48 mins.]

The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
[10:47 mins.]

Spiritual Problem

The Spiritual Problem of the Modern Individual
[11:31 mins.]

Nietzsche and Jung: Myth and the Age of the Hero
[10:28 mins.]


The Psychology of Self-Transformation
[10:38 mins.]

Performing Therapy on Yourself: Self-Knowledge and Self-Realization
[8:19 mins.]

Reference (Introductions to Jung's Analytical Psychology)

Jungian Psychology, Freud and the Collective Unconscious
[16:07 mins.] [audio with illustrative diagrams and illustration]

Jungian Psychology: The Shadow Archetype
[10:22 mins.] [audio with illustrative diagrams and illustration]

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.]

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]

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 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.]

"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]

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]

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

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]



Father Complex

Model of the Psyche (and references to Freud)

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

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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