Sigmund Freud And Carl Jung Case Study

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There are many that feel Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung defined the world of psychology. Although their theories were differing, they have had the greatest impact on our understanding of the human mind. Freud’s and Jung’s contributions to practice and theory have led to the development of successful psychological treatments for the wide range of human distress (Therapy, 2014). In the beginning Jung and Freud’s paths were not so different. They had established a friendship based on an intense desire and intellectual ability to further the study into the unconscious psyche. This relationship however deteriorated in 1913 when the power dynamic changed, it was a case of the student becoming the teacher (Therapy, 2014). Freud and Jung disagreed on many things but the one main disagreement was their differing ideas of the unconscious. Carl Jung is best known for his theory of the collective unconscious. Jung proposed that our unconscious mind acted as a repository for our cumulative experiences as a species (Argosy University, 2015). Jung divided the human psyche into three parts, the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious and the ego. …show more content…
Freud speculated that her illness was a result of bitterness felt over her father’s illness. Jung’s assumptions would be unlike Freud’s; he saw the conflict in the mind to be higher than that of a sexual nature. Jung believed that dreams offered proof of the existence of archetype. This produces things that would not have been known through personal experience, which involves the collective unconscious. Jung believed that Anna’s hallucinations offered evidence of universal archetypes and that each had a personality and life of its own. Jung would see the case of Anna O as using unconscious actions that he would treat with hypnosis. He would evaluate her dreams and family dynamics and look for archetypes in her

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