Analytical psychology is a broad church, and influences areas such as literature, cultural studies, and religion. However, in common with psychoanalysis, there are many different schools of thought and practice which have resulted in divisions within the field. Controversies in Analytical Psychology picks up on these and explores many of the most hotly contested issues in and around analytical psychology.
Table of Contents:
R. Withers, Introduction.
Controversy One: Prospects for the Jung/Klein Synthesis.
E. Urban, With Healing in her Wings.
J. David, Classical Jungian Comment.
R. Hinshelwood, Kleinian Comment.
E. Urban, Response to Commentaries.
Controversy Two: The Status of Developmental Theory.
C. Hauke, Uneasy Ghosts.
J.A. Culbert-Koehn, Jung, Jungians and the Idea of Birth Trauma.
Controversy Three: Transference, Counter-transference and Beyond.
V. Kast, Transcending the Transference.
B. Proner, Working in the Transference.
V. Kast, Response to Barry Proner.
Controversy Four: The Political in Analysis.
C. Hauke, Introduction.
A. Samuels, Working Directly with Political, Social and Cultural Material in the Therapy Session.
R. Withers, Politics in Practice.
A. Samuels, Response.
Controversy Five: Analysis and Implicit Homophobia. Introduction.
C. Denman, Analytical Psychology and Homosexual Orientation.
R. Carvalho, A Comment on Denman.
C. Denman, Response to Carvalho.
R. Carvalho, Reply to Denman's Response.
Controversy Six: Approaching the Irrational. Introduction.
R. Main, Analytical Psychology, Religion and the Academy. M. Withers, Religion and the Terrified.
Controversy Seven: The Body, Analysis and Homeopathy.
E. Whitmont, Alchemy, Homeopathy and the Treatment of Borderline cases.
R. Withers, The Demonisation of the Body in Analysis.
Controversy Eight: The Contemporary Status of Archetypal Theory.
A. Stevens, Evolution and the Archetypes.
P Kugler, Psyche, Language and Biology.
Controversy Nine: Reflections on the Anima and Culture.
J. Schaverien, The Feminine in Analytical Psychology.
A. Shearer, Jung and the Feminine.
Controversy Ten: Frequency and the Analytic Frame.
Controversy Eleven: Interpreting and Relating.
R. Caper, Does Psychoanalysis Heal? A Contribution to the Theory of Psychoanalytic Technique.
W. Colman, Interpreting and Relating: A Commentary on Caper.
R. Caper, Response to Colman.
W. Colman, Reply to Caper.