The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

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San Francisco CA 94109
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JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY Jungian psychology is an open field of ongoing inquiry that draws upon theoretical inferences from many disciplines as well as pragmatic encounters with people in different settings to discover factors that influence the human psyche and the psyche's impact on self and others. Recognizing both the individuality of each person and the shared commonality of the human condition, this psychology, sometimes called analytical or complex psychology, seeks to understand both the distinctive ways the psyche is experienced by each human subject and the archetypal, cultural, and personal factors that color human thought and emotion. Starting with the researches of the Swiss psychiatrist Dr. C. G. Jung, regular types of consciousness ( psychological types) and patterns of unconsciousness ( archetypes) have been identified by Jungian authors and form the basis for Jungian Theory. Jungian analysis, a clinical method for the therapeutic understanding of the relations between conscious and unconscious has become a widely respected healing practice that is taught to psychotherapists all over the world. Formal training in Jungian analysis is available at many Jungian institutes, including this one in San Francisco. The overarching goal of Jungian psychology is not just to provide either an intellectual theory of psyche or a particular brand of psychotherapy, but to foster an adequate attitude toward the self-experience of the individual. Both inside and outside the consulting room, Jungian psychology asks how well the needs of psyche are being met and considers this focus to be essential to the development of a truly humane consciousness in our time. MISSION OF THE INSTITUTE Analytical psychology is the theoretical foundation for Jungian analysis, a healing practice that serves the basic human need for psychological consciousness and growth. C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco was founded to advance a viewpoint vital to the conscious, ethical practice and utilization of analytical psychology and to disseminate knowledge central to that end. The Institute trains psychotherapists to become Jungian analysts and maintains a collegial society to provide continuing education and ethical review for member analysts. It offers education and information to other professionals and the general public and promotes research Jungian analysis and psychotherapy. It maintains the Virginia Allan Detloff Library and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism as educational resources. Through the James Goodrich Whitney Clinic, Jungian psychotherapy is provided on a sliding-scale basis.