Key Concepts in Jungian and Post-Jungian Analytical Psychology

The details
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
19 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA C89312 Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies,
MA C89324 Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies,
MA C893MO Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies

Module description

The course introduces the central theoretical concepts of analytical psychology which will be located within critical, comparative and experiential perspectives. A further aim is to introduce students to the general field of contemporary post-Jungian psychology and familiarise them with the relevant literature. The interface between analytical psychology and psychoanalysis will be foregrounded. In addition, opportunities will be provided for the theoretical exploration of the connection between these key concepts and their clinical use.

The course will be taught by a team of analytical psychologists (Jungian analysts) from a variety of backgrounds, groups, and theoretical perspectives (biographical notes are provided with the course pack).

Readings are either required or recommended. It is essential that students study the required readings prior to the lecture. You will need your Essex ID and password to log in to access an electronic version of The Collected Works of C.G. Jung which can be found at:

Module aims

The aims of the module are

1. To encourage students to grasp the central theoretical concepts of analytical psychology in the context of critical, comparative and experiential perspectives. A further aim is
2. To introduce students to the general field of contemporary post-Jungian psychology and familiarise them with the relevant literature.
3. To explore the theoretical connection between these key concepts and their clinical use.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should have:
• Thorough knowledge and critical understanding of the core ideas in Jungian and post-Jungian thought.
• The ability to evaluate the coherence and significance of theories and concepts within analytical psychology.
• The ability to compose knowledgeable, critical, appropriately referenced, coherently structured, and clearly written academic essays.
• The ability to undertake a substantial research project, applying appropriate theoretical and methodological frameworks and making effective use of library and other relevant resources (including electronic ones).
• The ability to produce a dissertation as a longer piece of written work that demonstrates all the qualities mentioned above but is based on more in-depth research.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

In general, each seminar will include an overview of the topic under discussion, presented by the seminar leader, followed by more focused study based on group work and the set readings. At least half of every seminar will normally be devoted to group work and discussion. Attendance at, and participation in, seminars is a requirement of the course.


  • A. Plaut. (1989) 'The transference in analytical psychology', in Technique in Jungian Analysis, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., pp.152-160
  • Samuels, Andrew. (1986, c1985) Jung and the Post-Jungians, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • Giegerich, Wolfgang. (2007) Soul's Logical Life: Peter Lang AG.
  • Hillman, James. (1994) 'The pandemonium of images: Jung’s contribution to “Know Thyself”.', in Healing Fiction, Woodstock, CT: Spring Publications,U.S., pp.53-81
  • Heuer, Birgit. (2017-11) 'The words we work with that work on us: clinical paradigm and cumulative relational trauma', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 62 (5) , pp.720-731
  • Mark Saban. (2013) 'Ambiguating Jung', in How and why we still read Jung: personal and professional reflections, Hove: Routledge., pp.6-25
  • Roesler, C. (c2012) 'A revision of Jung’s theory of archetypes in light of contemporary research: neurosciences, genetics and cultural theory – a reformulation', in Facing multiplicity: psyche, nature, culture : proceedings of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag.
  • Jones, Raya A. (2011) 'Fleshing out the psyche. Jung, psychology and the body', in Body, Mind and Healing After Jung, London: Routledge., pp.94-109
  • Lucy Huskinson. (2004) Nietzsche and Jung, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Andrew Samuels. (2014) 'Shadows of the therapy relationship', in Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., pp.184-192
  • Stein, Murray. (2010) 'The experience of the numinous in the consulting-room', in Jungian Psychoanalysis: Open Court Publishing Company.
  • Andrew Samuels. (©2016) The plural psyche: personality, morality and the father, New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Hillman, James. (1982) 'Anima Mundi: The return of the soul to the world', in Spring: Annual of Archetypal Psychology and Jungian Thought. vol. 1982, Archetypal Psychology and Jungian Thought, pp.71-93
  • Hillman, James. (1982) 'The Inferior Function', in Lectures on Jung's Typology, Woodstock, CT: Spring Publications,U.S.
  • Music, Graham. (2009-11) 'What has psychoanalysis got to do with happiness? Reclaiming the positive in psychoanalytic psychotherapy', in British Journal of Psychotherapy. vol. 25 (4) , pp.435-455
  • Berry, Patricia. (2008) 'Neurosis and the Rape of Demeter/Persephone', in Echo's Subtle Body: Spring Publications.
  • Leeming, David A. (2010) 'Persona', in Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, New York: Springer.
  • James Hillman; Thomas Moore. (1990) The essential James Hillman: a blue fire, London: Routledge.
  • Knox, Jean. (1955-) 'When words do not mean what they say. Self-agency and the coercive use of language', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 54 (1) , pp.25-41
  • Boer, Charles. (1994) 'Once more into the fray', in Spring 56: Zwingli, Woodstock, CT: Spring Journal. vol. 56, Zwingli
  • Bani Shorter. (1986) 'Body', in Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., pp.30-31
  • Ann Casement. (2006) 'The Shadow', in Handbook of Jungian Psychology, Abingdon: Routledge., pp.94-112
  • Hillman, James. (1992) 'Three ways of failure and analysis', in The myth of analysis : three essays in archetypal psychology, Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press., pp.98-104
  • Niel Micklem. (2004) Nature of Hysteria, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Daryl Sharp; C. G. Jung. (1991) Jung lexicon: a primer of terms & concepts, Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books. vol. 47
  • Giegerich, Wolfgang. (©2008) 'First Shadow, then Anima, or The Advent of the Guest: Shadow Integration and the Rise of Psychology', in Soul violence, New Orleans, La: Spring Journal Books. vol. Studies in archetypal psychology series, pp.77-110
  • Stein, Murray. (2010) 'The aims and goal of Jungian analysis', in Jungian Psychoanalysis: Open Court Publishing Company., pp.28-43
  • Giegerich, Wolfgang. (1993) 'Killings: Psychology’s Platonism and the Missing Link to Reality', in Spring: Reality, Woodstock, CT: Spring Journal. vol. 54, The Reality Issue, pp.5-18
  • Giegerich, Wolfgang; Miller, David LeRoy; Mogenson, Greg. (c2005) Dialectics & analytical psychology: the El Capitan Canyon seminar, New Orleans, LA: Spring Journal Books.
  • Andrew Samuels. (2014) 'Beyond the feminine principle', in Passions, Persons, Psychotherapy, Politics, London: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Huskinson, Lucy. (2008) 'Discourse of illness or discourse of health: towards a paradigm shift in post-Jungian clinical theory', in Dreaming the Myth Onwards: New Directions in Jungian Therapy and Thought, Hove: Routledge., pp.181-190

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Essay    100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Mark Saban, email:
Teaching is provided by a range of Jungian analysts
Student Administrator 5A.202; Tel: 01206 873745; Email:



External examiner

Dr Lucy Huskinson
Bangor University
Senior Lecturer / Head of School
Available via Moodle
Of 36 hours, 36 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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