Jungian/Depth Psychology refers to approaches to therapy that are open to the exploration of the subtle, unconscious, and transpersonal aspects of human experience. A depth approach may include therapeutic traditions that explore the unconscious and involve the study and exploration of dreams, complexes, and archetypes.
Common issues treated:
- life transitions
- relationship and attachment issues
- loss bereavement
- spiritual issues
- self development
- lack of meaning or purpose
- work dissatisfaction
- emotional stress
Jungian/Depth psychological approach can be used with individuals, couples, families and groups. This method relies on discovering the motives behind psychological issues as a means to treat them. During Jungian/depth psychology, a therapist works with a client to reveal the source of their issue, rather than the symptoms associated with it. Allowing for a healthier new view of the situation, the maladaptive motives can be transformed, resulting in healthier ways of being.
Traditionally, the Jungian/Depth approach was viewed as a long-term form of treatment. However, short term work can also be helpful to shed light on the roots of what is happening for a person.