Understanding the Self-ego Relationship in Clinical Practice : Towards Individuation (Paperback)

Author: Clark, Margaret

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Margaret Clark argues for the profound importance of trusting the unconscious psyche in therapeutic work with adults. She considers various analytical meanings of the term "the self", with reference to a wide range of theorists, and various ways of thinking about the development of the ego. She uses primarily a Jungian model of the psyche from a developmental perspective, based on the assumption that the ego evolves in infancy and childhood out of a primary psychosomatic self. The self remains always greater than the ego and has infinite resources on which the ego can draw. The ongoing process of including more of this self in consciousness is what Jung calls "individuation".


Publisher Karnac Books
Mfg Part# 9781855753884
SKU 202744202
Format Paperback
ISBN10 185575388X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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