Tuesday, October 8
We’ll travel by chartered bus to the Burghölzli Psychiatric Clinic located at the University of Zürich. This is where Jung worked after completing his medical studies. It is here that he was introduced to the work of Sigmund Freud, and began working with his first psycholanalytic patient. We will visit the clinic and hear a lecture by Robert Hinshaw.
Jung and the Burghölzli Psychiatric Clinic
with Robert Hinshaw
The Burghölzli Psychiatric Clinic, affiliated with the University of Zürich, was an important station in Jung’s life. He began working there as a young assistant doctor shortly after completing his medical studies in 1900, and departed as the Assistant Director under Professor Eugen Bleuler in 1909. It was Bleuler who introduced him to the work of Sigmund Freud, and started Jung on his Word Association Experiments, which eventually led to his theory of the complexes. His research had been designed to test Freud’s ideas. It was in Burghölzli that Jung also began working with his first psycholanalytic patient, Sabina Spielrein, who not only recovered, but went on to become a psychiatrist herself, working with both Jung and Freud, and contributing original ideas to the psychoanalytic movement. This lecture will be held in the Aula, the hall where Jung often gave presentations during his Burghölzli years.
Robert Hinshaw, Ph.D., has lived and worked in Switzerland since the early 1970s. He began training at the old C.G. Jung Institute of Zürich (located in the Psychology Club building) and helped to run Spring Publications in its early years. The first generation Jungians were his teachers, and later his authors and friends. Today he is a training analyst/supervisor and faculty member at the Zürich Jung Institute, and publisher of Jungian and related literature at Daimon Verlag. He attended his first Eranos Conference in 1972, became a student member of the staff, and has maintained an active relationship with Eranos throughout the years.