Analysts' Biography Summaries:
Jan Bauer was born in Sharon, Connecticut, in 1943. She went to Sarah Lawrence College and graduated from the Sorbonne. Later she earned a Masters in Adult Education at Boston University. She received a Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich, before moving to Montréal, where she has a private practice in both French and English. She has lectured at the University of Montréal and throughout North America. She was chairperson for admissions at and later director of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She has written two books, Alcoholism and Women (Inner City Books, 1982) and Impossible Love, published by Spring Publications in English and by Éditions de l'Homme in French.
Astrid Berg was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She received her degree in medicine at the University of Pretoria, and studied psychiatry and child psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. A founding member of SAAJA (Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts), she now serves as its current president. She is also on the Executive Committee of IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology). Astrid is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, and works as a senior child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. She also has a part-time private practice for adult analysands. Her main interest is in infant mental health, and she has established a Parent-Infant Mental Health Service under the auspices of the University of Cape Town.
Jerome Bernstein was born in Washington, DC. He is the author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (Routledge, 2005); "Collective Shadow Integration of the Jungian Community: Atonement," in Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism, ed. Aryeh Maidenbaum (Nicholas-Hays, 2003); and Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership (Shambhala Publications, 1989). He received his graduate and undergraduate education at George Washington University and his Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. He served as the vice president of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, and later as president of the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, and was the founding president of the C. G. Jung Analysts Association of the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area. He has a private practice in Santa Fe.
Irene Bischof was born in Burgbrohl, Germany. She received her education in psychology at the Universities of Bonn and Munich, and was awarded a Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Prior to opening her private practice, Irene worked for many years as a guidance and school counselor in Berne, Switzerland, where she lives. She is a member of the Swiss Association for Analytical Psychology, the International Association for Analytical Psychology, the Swiss Association for Psychotherapists, and the Association of Bernese Psychologists. She lectures on the topics of the analytical relationship between analyst and analysand and the psychological process of leaving and mourning.
Paul Brutsche was born in Basel, Switzerland. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich and a Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, where, at the beginning of his career, he was the Director of the Picture Archives and Director of Exams. He later served as president of the Swiss Jungian Society, then became president of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich and, more recently, president of the new Jungian training program in Zurich, the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP). Paul recently took part in a play of The Jung-White Letters, where he played the part of C. G. Jung.
Joseph Cambray was born in San Diego. He is a Jungian analyst with offices in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. He is on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Harvard Medical School and Leslie College, and also on the faculty at the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. Joe received his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University, Detroit; his M.S. at East Texas State, Commerce, Texas; and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the coeditor with Linda Carter of Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Analysis (Brunner-Routledge, 2004), and author of Synchronicity: Nature & Psyche in an Interconnected Universe (Texas A & M University Press, 2009), and numerous articles. As president elect of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, he will become president in 2010. He is the consulting editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
Michael Conforti was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of Goddard College in Vermont, and received his Ph.D. from Union Institute and his Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. He is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. He is the author of Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature & Psyche (Spring Journal Books, 2003) and Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (Assisi Institute Press, 2007). He has been a faculty member at the C. G. Jung Institute–Boston, the C. G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a senior associate faculty member in the doctoral and master's programs in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England. He has also taught at the Istituto Mediterraneo di Psicologia Archetipica in Catania, and Istituto de Ortofonologia di Roma. His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring. He is a senior fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. He has a private practice in Vermont
Christian Gaillard, Prof. Dr. Psych., was born in Wallis, Switzerland, in 1942. He is a training analyst and former president of the French Society of Analytical Psychology, president of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 2007, and lecturer at the University René Descartes and the Institut C. G. Jung in Paris, as well as in many other places throughout the world. He founded and directed the Cahiers de Psychologie de l'Art et de la Culture, was for a long time co-chief editor of the Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse, and is now member of the international editorial teams of the Journal of Analytical Psychology (London/NewYork) and other journals. He has published many essays in these journals and in collective books, including Jung (Presses Universitaires de France, 2007), Le Musée imaginaire de Carl Gustav Jung (Paris, Stock, 1998), "La psychanalyse jungienne," in Psychanalyses, psychothérapies: les principales approches (Paris, Le Seuil, 2003), and "The Arts," in The Handbook of Jungian Psychology (Routledge, 2006).
Jacqueline Gerson was born in Mexico City. She is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Mexico City, where she also teaches and is a supervisor. She has had articles published in the Jung Journal, Spring, and the Mexican magazine Epoca. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology.
Wolfgang Giegerich was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, studied at the University of Würzburg and the University of Göttingen, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute–Stuttgart. After many years in private practice in Stuttgart and later in Wörthsee, near Munich, he now lives in Berlin. He has been a regular speaker at the Eranos conferences, and repeatedly taught as visiting professor at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He was on the faculty at Rutgers University from 1969 to 1972. He has lectured and taught in many countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Italy, the USA, Russia, Japan, and Brazil) and before many professional societies. His more than one hundred and seventy publications in the field of psychology, in several languages, include fourteen books, among them The Soul's Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology (Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main 1998; 4th edition, 2007). Three volumes of his Collected English Papers have been published by Spring Journal Books: The Neurosis of Psychology, Technology and the Soul, and Soul-Violence. He is the coauthor with Greg Mogenson and David L. Miller of Dialectics & Analytical Psychology: The El Capitan Canyon Seminar (Spring Journal Books, 2005)..
John Hill was born in Dublin. He received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He trained at the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich, and has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973. He became a training analyst of the C. G. Jung Institute in 1981 and was a member of the selection committee for twenty years. In 2003, he became a member of Zürich's International School for Analytical Psychology. His activities there include training, lecturing, and responsibilities as academic director of the Jungian Odyssey. He has recently become IAAP liaison person for Tbilisi,Georgia. His publications include a number of articles, both in German and in English, on: the association experiment, dreams, psychodrama, Celtic myth, the significance of home, and Christian mysticism. His most recent article is on the Jung/Joyce encounter, published in Spring 79 (2008). His forthcoming book, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging, will be published by Spring Journal Books in August, 2010.
Linda Schierse Leonard was born in Philadelphia. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. She received her M.A. from the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Duquesne University before receiving her Diploma from the Jung Institute in Zurich. She is the author of a number of best-selling books: The Wounded Woman, On the Way to the Wedding, Meeting the Madwoman, The Call to Create, Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction, and Following the Reindeer Woman.
Renos K. Papadopoulos was born in Limassol, Cyprus. He obtained his specialization in clinical psychology at the University of Belgrade and his Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received his Jungian training in South Africa and London. He belongs to the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in London, is professor of Analytical Psychology, and the director of the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees at the University of Essex, where he is also a staff member of the Human Rights Centre. He is a consultant clinical psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, and a Jungian analyst, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, and clinical psychologist in private practice in London. He also writes reports for asylum seekers' legal applications. In addition, as a consultant to the United Nations and other organizations, he works with refugees and other survivors of political violence in many countries. Renos's writings have been published in eleven languages. His main books are: C. G. Jung: Critical Assessments (4 vols.; Routledge, 1992); Therapeutic Care for Refugees: No Place Like Home (London: Karnac, 2002); Handbook of Jungian Psychology: Theory, Practice and Applications (Routledge, 2006); and Jung in Modern Perspective (London: Wildwood House, 1984).
Christa Robinson was born in 1940 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is a Jungian analyst and a member of the Swiss Society of Analytical Psychology, as well as a teaching analyst and supervisor and currently director of studies at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZURICH). From 1975 to 1990, she worked as a clinical psychotherapist at the Klinik am Zürichberg, with H. K. Fierz and Toni Frey. Along with Toni Frey, Christa presented a paper entitled "Treatment of Chronic Psychosis" at the 1976 International Jungian Conference in Rome. In the 1980s she published two contributions for Gorgo, a journal for archetypal psychology. From 1990 on, she worked at Eranos, becoming its president in 1994. Beginning in 2003, Christa rebuilt a school in western Mongolia for 600 nomad children which is becoming a point of reference for this very poor part of the country.
Erel Shalit was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and moved to Israel when he was eighteen. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Uppsala. He has a private practice in Ra'anana, Israel, where he is also a training and supervising Jungian analyst. He is the past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology, and since 2003 he serves as liaison person of the IAAP with Bulgaria. A past director of the Community Mental Health Clinic, Shalvata Psychiatric Centre, he has also served as officer in the IDF Medical Corps, and is a member of the Council for Peace and Security. Erel is the author of Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return (Fisher King Press, 2010); Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path (Fisher King Press, 2008); The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel (University Press of America, 2004); and The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego (Inner City, 2002). Articles of his have appeared in Quadrant, The Jung Journal: Psyche and Culture, Spring, Political Psychology, Clinical Supervisor, Midstream, and other professional and cultural journals. He has written the chapter on Jerusalem in Tom Singer's Psyche and the City: A Soul's Guide to the Modern Metropolis, forthcoming from Spring Journal Books in August, 2010. He lectures at professional institutes and cultural forums in Israel, Europe, and the United States.
Thomas Singer was born in St. Louis and graduated from Princeton and Yale Medical School. He completed his medical residency at Dartmouth and his Jungian training at the Jung Institute of San Francisco. Tom has a private practice in San Francisco. He is the coeditor of The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Brunner-Routledge, 2004); editor of The Vision Thing: Myth, Politics and Psyche in the World (Brunner-Routledge, 2000); coauthor of A Fan's Guide to Baseball Fever: The Official Medical Reference (Elijim Publication, 1991); and coauthor of Who's the Patient Here: Portraits of the Young Psychotherapist (Oxford Press, 1978). He is the Editor of the Analytical Psychology and Contemporary Culture Series published by Spring Journal Books.
J. Marvin Spiegelman was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He received his Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. He has been the Director of Studies for the Society of Jungian Analysts of Southern California, and has been on the faculties of both UCLA and the University of Southern California. He has had a private practice in Southern California for almost forty years. He has published over seventy journal articles, authored nine books—including The Tree: Tales in Psychomythology (1988), Jungian Psychology and the Passions of the Soul (1988), Buddhism and Jungian Psychology (1995), and his most recent book, Psychotherapy as Mutual Process (1996; all New Falcon Publications)—coauthored three books, and edited five books.
Viviane Thibaudier was born near Lyon, France. She received her graduate degree in clinical psychology from the Sorbonne in Paris. She has served as president of the Société Française de Psychologie Analytique – Institut C. G. Jung in Paris. A member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, she is also a past director of the Paris C. G. Jung Institute, where she is still a teacher and a training analyst. Her publications include: "Seven Sermons for Bringing the Dead Father Back to Life" (Journal of Analytical Psychology 40, London, 1995); "Words, Words, Words" (Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse 92, Paris, 1998); "Mourning Analysis" (Harvest 48/1, Oxford); "Mystique du masochisme" (Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse 115, Paris, 2005); and "The French and the Revolution Syndrome" (Spring 78, New Orleans, 2007). She also contributed articles to Le vocabulaire de Jung (Paris, Éditions Ellipses, 2005) and Dictionnaire Jung (Paris, Ellipses, 2008), and has translated the Tavistock Lectures into French. She has lectured throughout France, the United States, and in Italy, Tunisia, and China. Viviane is currently in private practice in Paris.