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Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 181–197 | Cite as

Jungian Perspectives on the Etiology and Treatment of Torture

  • John R. Van Eenwyk
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Abstract

As increasing numbers of people worldwide suffer the effects of torture and other war trauma, practitioners are challenged to adapt their theoretical backgrounds to their treatment. One such school of thought, Analytical Psychology, contains several premises that can help to decipher the causes of violence and oppression, and provides potentially useful techniques for treating those who have suffered their effects. Practitioners who find themselves in a position to treat survivors of torture and other war trauma can draw upon the basic principles of Analytical ology outlined in this article to enhance their treatment modalities.

Jung torture politics psychotherapy trauma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Van Eenwyk
    • 1
  1. 1.C. G. Jung Institute Pacific NorthwestUniversity of Washington School of MedicineUSA

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