Professor Toshio Kawai Gave an Educational Lecture Entitled “Carl Gustav Jung: Orientation, Conflict and Reversal of Subject and Changes in Psychotherapy,” at the 117th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Prof. Toshio Kawai was invited to the 117th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, which was held online and in-person at the Kyoto International Conference Center from September 19 to 21, 2021. He gave an educational lecture entitled “Carl Gustav Jung: Orientation, Conflict and Reversal of Subject and Changes in Psychotherapy.”
In the lecture, Prof. Kawai reflected on Jung’s contribution to psychiatry, in which he discovered the phenomenon of complexes through his research on word associations, confronted dreams and other images, and conducted psychotherapy that emphasized symbolism. Prof. Kawai also showed that Jung’s conception, “Union of Union and Separation,” derived from his interest in the phenomenon of dissociation and his late research on alchemy, can be useful for psychotherapy for dissociative and developmental disorders, which have been increasing in recent years.
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