Claiming the Self

  • Scott Kouri School of Child and Youth Care University of Victoria
Keywords: concept of self


The article applies a critical analysis to multiple conceptualizations of the self with the aim of deepening the theorizing of self in Child and Youth Care discourse. Postmodern and Jungian psychology perspectives are used to contrast and offer alternatives to the dominant definitions of self in scientific psychology. The possibility of uniting these two alternative approaches is explored in terms of CYC praxis, and in return, postmodern and Jungian psychologies are used to vitalize and expand the theorizing related to the most elusive and stretched concept in CYC, the self.


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Author Biography

Scott Kouri, School of Child and Youth Care University of Victoria

Student of CYC at UVic

Director of programming, C.G. Jung Society of Vic.

How to Cite
Kouri, S. (2010). Claiming the Self. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 1(3/4), 227-243.