Kenneally-Jung’s Concept of IndividuationBy
Lecture with Stephen Kenneally, Jung’s Concept of Individuation
January 20, 2012
Individuation, the lifelong development of the personality, is central to Jung’s psychology. It is the process of becoming the person one is innately meant to be. While aspects of this concept have been embraced by popular culture, the true depth and scope of Jung’s theory requires a much closer examination. Rather than merely describing a simple version of self-improvement, individuation describes an intricate process of becoming a person who can relate deeply to his or her psyche.
Stephen Kenneally, MBA, MFT, is a Jungian psychotherapist and consultant in Santa Monica, CA. He teaches psychology and ethics at Antioch University and is the current Chair of the Opus Archives and Research Center (a research institute within Pacifica Graduate Institute that holds the archives of Joseph Campbell and other eminent scholars in depth psychology and mythology). Prior to becoming a psychotherapist Stephen worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan. He received a BS in economics from Harvard, an MBA from the Darden School of Business, and an MA in psychology counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is currently an analyst-in-training at the C. G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles, where he offers periodic lectures.