Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Eclectic approaches to psychotherapy often lack cohesion due to the focus on technique and procedure rather than theory and wholeness of both the person and of the therapy. A synthesis of Jungian and existential therapies overcomes this trend by demonstrating how two theories may be meaningfully integrated The consolidation of the shared ideas among these theories reveals a notion of "authentic wholeness' that may be able to stand on its own as a therapeutic objective. Reviews of both analytical and existential psychology are given. Differences between the two are discussed, and possible reconciliation are offered. After noting common elements in these shared approaches to psychotherapy, a hypothetical therapy based in authentic wholeness is explored. Weaknesses and further possibilities conclude the proposal.
BF1 .M63 v. 5 no. 2 1997
"An "authentic wholeness" synthesis of Jungian and existential analysis,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol5/iss2/3