Essay A Description of Analytic Psychology

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Advanced Counselling Skills Level 4
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1. Briefly describe Analytic Psychology C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club London. "Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakens," The term 'psychoanalyst' is currently used to cover all those facts and theories presented in the works of Freud, Jung, and Adler. However it is often recommended that it should be applied only to the theory and practice of Freud and his disciples, and that the theory and practice of Jung should be designated 'Analytical Psychology', and that the theory and practice of Adler should be designated 'Individual Psychology'. Psychoanalysis' in this broader sense covers both a set of theories and a set of practices.
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