by Paul Kugler
Freudian and Jungian approaches to psychoanalysis have long been characterized by a historical enmity, acutely felt differences having widened into strikingly different styles of discourse. In this book, Paul Kugler critically rethinks the pivotal concepts of psychoanalysis and, in the process, makes evident what the theoretical differences between Freud and Jung have to offer contemporary depth psychology. Through a constructive "dialogue" between Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, Kugler demonstrates that such a project is not only theoretically possible but clinically valuable.
Author info: Paul Kugler, Ph.D., is a past president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a former board member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists. He received a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich and has published papers and books in English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. His books included Supervision: Jungian Perspectives on Clinical Supervision and more recently, The Alchemy of Discourse: Image, Sound and Psyche. Dr. Kugler currently is in private practice in East Aurora, New York.