The Psychology of Carl Jung for absolute beginners

Ref: C2346914

Carl Jung's writing is often complex and difficult to understand - especially if you are reading it for the first time! To help you get started in finding your way around the enormous body of work that he produced, this course will provide you with a beginner's guide to the basic concepts and processes of his psychology. We will be using extracts of Jung's writing to explore his ideas of how the human psyche is structured and the key processes involved in health and illness. You will also come away with better understanding of Jungian terms such as 'introvert/extravert', 'archetypes', 'the collective unconscious', and 'individuation' which will provide a key to this fascinating branch of psychology.

Course aim

To explore the basic concepts of Carl Jung's psychology through reading his original work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Engage with selected extracts of Jung's original work and use your new learning to discuss these.
  • Identify the key concepts of Jung's psychology such as 'archetype', 'self' and 'individuation'.
  • Explore the key processes within Jung's psychology and link these ideas of health/illness.
  • Locate helpful introductory guides to Jung's work.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

We will be exploring lots of ideas and concepts that build on each other, so please bring along something that you can record your notes and ideas on.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Psychology of Carl Jung for absolute beginners


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