Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis 1st Edition by Robin S. Brown (Editor)

Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis

Since the split between Freud and Jung, psychoanalysis and analytical psychology have largely developed in an atmosphere of mutual disregard.

Only in recent years have both discourses shown signs of an increasing willingness to engage. Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis is the first edited volume devoted to a reconciliation between these two fields. The contributors explore how Jungian thinking influences, challenges, and is challenged by recent developments in the psychoanalytic mainstream. In examining the nature of the split, figures from both sides of the conversation seek to establish lines of contrast and commonality so as to reflect an underlying belief in the value of reciprocal engagement.

Each of the chapters in this collection engages the relationship between Jungian and psychoanalytic thinking with the intention of showing how both lines of discourse might have something to gain from attending more to the voice of the other. While several of the contributing authors offer new perceptions on historical concerns, the main thrust of the collection is in exploring contemporary debates.

Re-Encountering Jung reflects a unique undertaking to address one of the longest-standing and most significant rifts in the history of depth psychology. It will be of great interest to all academics, students and clinicians working within the fields of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology.

Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis


Introduction (Robin S. Brown)

PART I: Negotiating Theoretical Differences

  1. On Integrating Jungian and Other Theories (David Sedgwick)
  2. Freud and/or Jung: A Group Dynamic Approach (R.D. Hinshelwood)
  3. Fate, Brokenness, and Beauty: Unconscious Psychoanalytic Themes (Mary Tennes)

PART II: New Thinking on Early Debates

  1. On the Otherwise Energies of the Human Spirit: A Contemporary Comparison of Freudian and Jungian Approaches (Barnaby B. Barratt)
  2. Sea Changes: The Iconic and Aesthetic Turns in Depth Psychology (Angela Connolly)

PART III: Post-Kleinian Reflections

  1. Bion and Jung: Intersecting Vertices (Mark Winborn)

PART IV: Self Psychology

  1. Weaving the Dream Fields of Jung and Kohut: An Integrative Approach (Marcia D-S. Dobson)

PART V: The Relational Turn

  1. Bringing It All Back Home: How I Became a Relational Analyst (Warren Colman)
  2. To the Beginning and Back Again: Trauma, Splits, and Confluences (Marcus West)
  3. Where do Minds Meet? Mutual Recognition in Light of Jung (Robin S. Brown)

PART VI: The Lacanian (Non-)Connection

  1. Staying Alive: Anima and objet a (David Henderson)
  2. Wie Hast du es mit der Religion? Lacan, Jung, and the Religious Sublime (Paul Bishop)


“For over a century the schools of depth psychology that developed out of the break between Freud and Jung have been characterized by mutual suspicion while at the same time often consciously or unconsciously adopting principles and practices from one another. The essays collected by Robin Brown in this volume have set as their objective an assessment of the break between Freud and Jung, the implications of their theories for the mutual development of depth psychology and the variety of hitherto obscured connections that already exist. This is a long overdue project, but one that is admirably fulfilled by this group of psychoanalysts and analytical psychologists. The essays range from the impact of the organizational structures of Freud’s Wednesday Group and the Burghölzli Hospital on the origins of psychoanalysis to Lacan’s object a and Jung’s anima, covering a host of issues central to understanding what happened to depth psychology at its beginning, and providing essential insights into how the project originally envisioned at that time may yet go forward. This collection of thought provoking, deeply researched papers is highly recommended.”- George B. Hogenson, Ph.D., Vice President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, USA

“I have always felt that the tragic theoretical split between Freud and Jung left a dissociative gap from which our field of psychoanalysis has been struggling to recover ever since. The stimulating essays in Robin Brown’s Re-Encountering Jung are a significant contribution toward the healing of that rift. What’s more, they are exciting to read, and contribute to the hope that a united psychoanalysis will be a stronger and more integrated voice on behalf of the human soul. I highly recommend this book!” – Donald E. Kalsched, Ph.D., author of The Inner World of Trauma and Trauma and the Soul, USA

“This collection of divergent essays is a most welcome and timely contribution to a long overdue dialogue among various schools of depth psychology. Comparative studies are not easy, and the care taken by the authors here is exemplary. Robin Brown is to be applauded for initiating this important step in the further development of the field of psychoanalysis.” – Murray Stein, Ph.D., past President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Switzerland

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