Jungians and the rise of psychotherapy in Japan: A brief historical note

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Abstract

Scholars of transcultural psychiatry have long wondered why psychoanalysis has remained marginal in Japan, despite its early introduc- tion there. Psychotherapy, however, has been steadily growing in popularity, and Jungians have played no small part in this development. This article provides a brief historical sketch of psychotherapy in Japan by focusing on how Jungians have cultivated a following through imaginative cultural critiques and therapeutic practices such as sandplay therapy. The article also touchesjjgoji the particularly Jungian themes that have appealed to popular audiences, as well as the dilemmas psychotherapists have encountered in their attempts to institutionalize psychotherapy as a form of clinical practice in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalTranscultural Psychiatry
Volume40
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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Jungians and the rise of psychotherapy in Japan : A brief historical note. / Kitanaka, Junko.

In: Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.2003, p. 239-247.

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