Jungian’s Interpretation of June’s Dream
Missouri Baptist University
The treatment plan for June using the Jungian Theory based on dream interpretation and assessing two of the important relationships in June’s life: June and her daughter and June and her mother. Using the Jungian Theory can help bring June’s unconscious thoughts into consciousness and can help her achieve individuation and come to terms with the underlying cause of her dreams.
Being more concerned about understanding the unconscious than the development of personality, Carl Jung divided life into four basic stages: childhood, youth and young adulthood, middle age, and old age (Sharf 2008, p.94). Although Jung studied all of the stages thoroughly, his most interest was in that of the middle age stage (p. 94). Jung believed that the Archetypes were the inherited predisposition for certain thoughts and ideas (p. 88).
Jung also divided the psyche into three different levels of consciousness: the conscious level, the personal unconscious, and the collective unconscious (p. 87-88). The conscious level is the process of individuation and the ego. It is also the level we are aware of. The personal unconscious level involves the memories that have been suppressed for some reason, but can be easily brought to conscious. The collective unconscious is the knowledge that everyone is born with this, but are not directly aware of it. Assessment
I think that June probably has two different reasoning’s that could come from this dream. June has stated that she is depressed and stressed/overworked from the responsibilities from work and raising her daughter. She worries that she is not going to be a good enough mother for her daughter. During her childhood, her mother seemed to be a pretty strict parent. She went to church, was a choir member and only sang church hems. She believed that her children should do the same and...