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Psychotherapy Based on Depth Psychology is a Superior Approach
Psychotherapists who are interested in Depth Psychology are living in a professional world that is dominated by cognitive behavioral approaches—Lionel Corbett, M.D., explains why psychotherapy based on Depth Psychology is often the superior approach
Dr Lionel Corbett discusses Jung's approach to treatment of psychosis, which involves understanding the deep level of the psyche and the use of mythic imagery to express suffering. He also highlights alternative approaches to treating psychosis, such as humanizing the treatment through empathy, understanding, and expressive modalities, and recognizing the symbolic meaning of delusional language. Lastly, he touches on the importance of acknowledging and affirming the validity of an individual's unique perception of reality.
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Summary Key Points
Dr. Lionel Corbett explains Jung’s model of the psyche, which includes the collective unconscious as the source of religious and mythic imagery that can flood the conscious personality in extreme states of psychological fragmentation.
Jung’s model of the psyche includes the collective unconscious, which is the source of religious and mythic imagery.
This deep level of the psyche is the spiritual dimension of the psyche and can flood the conscious personality in extreme states of psychological fragmentation.
All religions and mythological systems have common themes, such as gods and goddesses, heavens and Hells, messiahs, and saviors, that arise from this deep level.
Jung believed that psychotic symptoms are symbolic expressions of a person’s situation and can be treated and cured by psychological means.
Nisa de Salvira founded Casa Das Palmeros in Rio de Janeiro, which humanized the treatment of psychosis in Brazil and focused on empathy, understanding, and expressive modalities.
Psychotic experiences involve mythic and ritual themes that overwhelm consciousness.
Example of a psychotic young woman’s Mythic themes in a cosmic struggle of Good and Evil
Visionary experiences are not psychotic, but rather the result of contact with the deep level of the psyche.
Dr. Lionel Corbett explains Jung’s idealist philosophy and the relationship between psyche and matter.
Feeling of unreality is common in states of mind of people with psychosis, often resulting from having their perception of reality discounted; Validity of their own perceptions must be reaffirmed to help them finish the process.