Mid-term project 5/8/15

Roesler, Christian. “Evidence For The Effectiveness Of Jungian Psychotherapy: A Review Of Empirical Studies.” Behavioral Sciences (2076-328X) 3.4 (2013): 562-575. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 May 2015.

This article elaborates on the effectiveness of (Jungian) psychotherapy, in comparison to many other kinds, and explains its long term benefits. In addition, it gives the reader an interesting perspective on the matter of not just Jungian Psychotherapy, but on Psychotherapy as a whole. It further maintains the successful research and analysis done on patients, elaborating on several studies that argue that not only is Jungian Psychotherapy effective in treating a range of patients, but that said effectiveness also results in a more cost effective manner of treatment. Many arguments could be made for this article, particularly, one that supports my “career choice”.

Adams, Phillip. Moore, Steven. “I shrink, therefore I am.” THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 6 May 2015.

This source vividly explains the position most Psychotherapists (including Jungian Psychotherapists) are in, as of roughly a decade ago. It maintains how society’s drive for instant gratification has driven them away from the long term success found in any form psychotherapy in place of medication, which according to the source, does not work forever (or rather, it doesn’t have the lasting effect ordinarily found in psychotherapy). Furthermore, there also discussion of a new rising power in the world of psychology, which is, according to the article, philosophy–many new things are slowly killing off the ever beneficial power of psychotherapy in its entirety. This could likely mean that psychotherapy is slowly dying, which in short means Jungian Psychotherapists will be out of a job if this need for an instant cure, or a fast remedy, instead of a (long but) healing and fulfilling process, persists.

That last source is weak, in my opinion. Mostly due to the age of the article(?) (January 30th, 1999, apparently), and because I couldn’t find the origin anywhere on the web (I got it from LexisNexis). I’ll ask for feedback tomorrow during class.

Seriously, ASC>>>>LexisNexis.


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