Carl Gustav Jung and Analytical Psychology
“The serious problems in life, however, are never fully solved….
The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution,
but in our working at it incessantly.
C.G. Jung, Stages of Life, CW 8, § 771
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) one of the leading thinkers and depth psychologists of his era contributed substantially with his Analytical Psychology to an improved understanding of the human psychology and mental disorders.
He was born in 1875 in Kesswil, Switzerland and did his early schooling as well as his medical training in Basel. While working as a psychiatrist at the famous Burghölzli Clinic in Zurich, Jung came in contact with the writings of Sigmund Freud. Jung initiated a friendship with Freud and became one of Freuds most respected students until the relationship ended over differences in theoretical understanding. This led to the existence of his Analytical Psychology and a comprehensive body of writings, which go far beyond the realms of psychology and psychiatry in their meaning for our times.
In 1935 he was named Professor at the ETH in Zurich and in 1944 was named Extraordinary Professor at the University of Basel in Medical Psychology.
In 1903 Jung married Emma Rauschenbach and together they had five children. His family home was in Küsnacht on the lake of Zurich, where he also kept his analytic practice. He died in Küsnacht on June 6, 1961.