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Confronting Cultural Trauma:
Jungian Approaches to Understanding and Healing
by Grażina Gudaitė and Murray Stein
Since the start of the twenty-first century, Jungian psychoanalysts around the world have turned their attention toward the impact of collective traumatic events on individuals and history. In this volume, Jungian psychoanalysts from Russia, Eastern Europe, Israel, Africa, and Asia join a number of others who have made recent important contributions to the growing literature on this subject. Some of the chapters are personal and bear witness to the authors' own experience with cultural trauma; others offer a more general, historical look at the effects of trauma on patients and on cultures as a whole. Questions of practical treatment both for individuals and cultures are addressed, touching on political action and on possibilities for raising collective consciousness of a traumatic past and its present and continuing actuality.
Confronting Cultural Trauma
"...could not be timelier given the conflicts that are currently raging in various parts of the globe... presents an eloquent and moving elaboration of the impact and psychological consequences of cultural trauma..."
Tom Kelly, President, International Association for Analytical Psychology
"...essential reading for anyone interested in the subject of trauma from historical, cultural, political and clinical perspectives... original in the variety of differing perspectives on trauma and its treatment... I highly recommend this excellent volume..."
Jan Wiener, Director of Training, Society of Analytical Psychology, London
"...a sympathetic and robust collection of papers with moving accounts of the long-term impact of traumatic events by perpetrators on victims... with appeal that will reach those whose empathic responses to human suffering and its causes are matters of deep concern and professional practice..."
Hester Solomon, Past President, International Association for Analytical Psychology and author of
The Self in Transformation
"a wealth of first-class essays from different countries and times, this book re-fertilizes the socio-historical perspectives inaugurated by Jung..."
Luigi Zoja, Jungian analyst, Milan, Italy, author of
Ethics in Analysis
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Second Introduction
Horror Inherited: Transgenerational Transmission of Collective Trauma in Dreams
Dreams Don't Let You Forget: Cultural Trauma and Its Denial
Engagement with the Other: Reflections from Post-Apartheid South Africa
Collective Trauma and Individual Development: The Case of Germany
Reiterative Disintegration: Historical and Cultural Patterns and the Contemporary Mexican Psyche
"Father of the People" versus "Enemies of the People": A Split-Father Complex as the Foundation for Collective Trauma in Russia
Vsevolod Kalinenko and Madina Slutskaya
Intergenerational Trauma: Difference, Genocide, and Holocaust
Jerome S. Bernstein
Between Aggression and Compassion: Treating Post-Trauma within a Trauma-Stricken Space
Gadi Maoz and Vered Arbit
The Healing Power of Stories: Mythodrama Group Therapy with Internally Displaced Children and Juveniles in Georgia, Caucasus
Liminality: Discourse as Cultural Trauma
Velimir B. Popovic and Marijana Popovic
Cultural Trauma in Modern Germany
Expressions of Transgenerational Trauma in the Estonian Context
Ursula Peterson and Monika Luik
The Shadow of Modernization in Japan as Seen in Natsume Soseki's
Ten Nights' Dreams
Restoration of Continuity: Desperation or Hope in Facing the Consequences of Cultural Trauma
Editors' and Contributors' Bios
Vered Arbit, M.A.,
is an expressive arts therapist and a diploma candidate at International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich. She practices in Israel and has extensive expertise in treating sexually abused women. She teaches and conducts workshops on the treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociation.
Astrid Berg, M.D.,
is associate professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a senior consultant in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, where she heads the UCT's Parent-Infant Mental Health Service. She is a founding member of the South African Association of Jungian Analysts, where she is a training analyst. Her particular interest is in intercultural communication, which is the theme of her book
Connecting with South Africa
Jerome Bernstein, M.A.P.C., N.C.Psy.A.,
is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a senior training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, lectures internationally, and is the author of
Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma
Grażina Gudaitė, Ph.D.,
is a professor of psychology at Vilnius University and a Jungian psychoanalyst. She is author of several books and articles in analytical psychology and has a private practice in Vilnius, where she coordinates and teaches in the International Association for Analytical Psychology's Router program for Lithuania.
Allan Guggenbühl, Ph.D.,
is professor of psychology at the University of Bern and a training analyst at International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich. He is the creator of "mythodrama," a unique program for working with juvenile delinquents in schools. He is the author of many books on mythodrama, and he lectures internationally.
John Hill, M.A.,
is a diploma graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich (1973) and presently a training and supervising analyst at International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich. He lectures internationally and is the author of
At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging
. He has a private practice in Zurich.
Vsevolod Kalinenko, PhD,
is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Moscow. He is an assistant professor at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis in Moscow and a teacher and supervisor in training program of the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology.
Eleonore Lehr-Rottmann, Ph.D.,
was born and educated in Germany and received her doctorate in human development from the University of Maryland. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Küsnacht, she teaches presently at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich, where she is a training analyst. She has a private practice in Constance, Germany.
is a Jungian psychoanalyst, living and working in private practice in Tallinn and in Pärnu, Estonia.
Gadi Maoz, Ph.D.,
is a clinical and medical psychologist, a training analyst, and president of the New Israeli Jungian Society. He is the director and chief psychologist of a community mental health center in Israel and coordinates and teaches in the northern branch of a Jungian psychotherapy school.
Patricia Michan, M.A.,
is a Jungian psychoanalyst and founder of the Centro Mexicano C. G. Jung in Mexico City. She is engaged in ongoing extensive study on the relationship between analytical psychology and pre-Hispanic mythology and its relevance for clinical practice in Mexico, where she has a private practice. She lectures internationally and is the author of several publications on the theme of myth and psychotherapeutic treatment.
is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Tallinn, Estonia. She is a graduate of the International Association for Analytical Psychology's (IAAP) Router program and an individual member of the IAAP.
Marijana Popovic, M.A.,
is Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Belgrade, Serbia. She has translated several books in the field of analytical psychology into Serbian. Her recent research bears on the role of fairy tales in analysis.
Velimir B. Popovic, Ph.D.,
is associate professor of clinical psychology at Belgrade University, where he also teaches analytical psychology, and a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Belgrade, Serbia. He is the author of many articles and two books in the field of analytical psychology.
Gert Sauer, Ph.D.,
is senior training analyst and supervisor at the C. G. Jung Institute-Stuttgart. He and his wife, Rodtraud Sauer, are founders of the Network for Analytical Psychology in Eastern Europe. He has a private practice in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany. He lectures widely and teaches in the International Association for Analytical Psychology's Router program in Russia.
Kristina Schellinski, M.A.,
is a training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich. She has a private practice in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked for UNICEF in New York and Geneva.
Madina Slutskaya, M.A.,
is a clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst with a private practice in Moscow. She is head of the Department for Analytical Psychology at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis and a supervisor in its training programs. She is president of the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology.
Murray Stein, Ph.D.,
is former president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (2001-4) and of the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP) in Zurich (2008-12). He is the author of many books and articles on analytical psychology and Jungian psychoanalysis, and he lectures internationally. He is training and supervising analyst with ISAP-Zurich.
Mari Yoshikawa, Ph.D.,
is professor of clinical psychology at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She has a practice in psychotherapy and sandplay as a certified clinical psychologist in Japan.
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