Here is the thought of Carl Gustav Jung, the great Swiss psychologist, applied to the real world of the therapist's office. Dr. Wilmer explores the Jungian approach in a deceptively light style, bringing not only his years of experience but his special wit, wisdom, and skill as an illustrator. Anyone interested in the process of psychotherapy-from beginning students to experienced practitioners, and even those in therapy themselves-will gain a new understanding and new insights, enjoying many a chuckle along the way.
Harry Wilmer's Practical Jung puts you on the couch for greater perception, occasional laughter, and in-depth self-study. - Liz Carpenter, Former White House Executive Assistant and First Lady's Staff Director and Press Secretary;
Wilmer has outdone himself-which is not easy. There is no taint of cultism in this unique book. Best of all he demonstrates the value of subjectivity. What he is shines through-not just what he knows, though he is very scholarly. His drawings, as of yore, are out of this world-sometimes literally. I wouldn 't have thought any new books about Jung could be written, but he has hit the bullseye. The 'Nuts and Bolts' are something Henry Ford would be proud of, and his [Rules of] Thumb work is not to be sneezed at. Wilmer lets Jung speak for himself, and Wilmer speaks for himself, including Jung's effect on him. - Joseph B. Wheelwright, M.D., Former President, International Association for Analytical Psychology, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
I am deeply impressed by Wilmer's enormous creativity . . . . It is certainly impressive, on the one hand, how he manages to "make Jung easy" and, on the other, how genuinely Jungian he is with his patients. I should like to declare that if there is a genuine Jungian in the U.S., it is a certain Harry Wilmer. - C. A. Meier, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Harry A. Wilmer, M.D., Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in Texas. He has taught psychiatry at Stanford, the University of California at San Francisco, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is founder and director of the Institute for the Humanities at Salado, as well as organizer of the Friends of Jung programs. He has written over 170 scientific books and publications and has produced plays, films, and PBS documentaries.