Jung and Moreno Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature

Edited by Craig Stephenson

To Be Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages

To many, Jung and Moreno seem to be on opposite sides in their theories and their practices of psychotherapy. Jung defines self as emerging inwardly in an intrapsychic process of individuation; Moreno defines self as enacted outwardly in psychosocial networks of relationships. Jung and Moreno:Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature shows how Jung and Moreno can be creatively combined to understand better and facilitate therapeutic work.

Craig Stephenson and contributors write about how and why they put together Jung and Moreno. They describe and discuss psychodrama sessions grounded in the fundamentals of Jung’s analytical psychology, as well as dream and fairy tale enactments and individual psychoanalytical sessions in which they employ psychodramatic techniques. The essays retheorize Jungian concepts of transference and complexes in the light of Moreno’s insights. They reframe and deepen traditional psychodramatic techniques by securing them within Jung’s archetypal context.

Jung and Moreno challenges our understanding of healing practices and the integration of spontaneous unconscious processes, bringing these two ground breaking practitioners to meet collaboratively in the theatre of human nature. The contributions are original and insightful arguments by nine important thinkers. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists, analytical psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychodrama practitioners, drama therapists and students.

Available at Routledge.com

Craig Stephenson is a Jungian analyst and psychodrama practitioner. He is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institut Zürich, the Institut für Psychodrama auf der Grundlage der Jungschen Psychologie, Zumikon, and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge, 2009) andAnteros: A Forgotten Myth (Routledge, 2011).

Contributors: Ellynor Barz, Christopher Beach, Doreen Madden Elefthery, Mariolina Graziosi, John Hill, Emilija Kiehl, Barbara Helen Miller, Siri Ness and Wilma Scategni