The New School for Analytical Psychology
An ethos increasingly shared by many clinicians questions traditional assumptions about the analytic process. At the New School for Analytical Psychology, we want to explore such questions as:
We value a broad understanding of self and world, but also view the therapeutic encounter as a mysterious meeting, where a transformative spirit of life may emerge within the gaps in our knowing. This attitude counters the traditional view of the analyst as ‘the one who knows,’ the one who fills voids in the therapeutic process with his or her own version of meaning. Our approach eschews therapeutic actions that ‘appropriate’ the uniqueness of the other. We regard analysis as a dialogical process from which ‘goals’ emerge in their uniqueness, often as surprises—not something an ‘authority’ could know beforehand.
The wanderer envisions the vast horizons ahead as well as the uncertainty of what lies beneath the fog.
A well-worn pair of shoes that speaks to the difficult path we all walk in life. The image of ‘The Wanderer’ is grand, spiritual, mysterious. Van Gough’s ‘A Pair of Shoes’ is simple, down to earth, particular.
Members of The New School for Analytical Psychology
in the last two decades, the mystical tradition of Kabbalah.