Composed primarily of Jungian Analysts from the Boulder, Colorado area, BAJA also includes distinguished core faculty from across the United States. The fifteen member faculty are members of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) as well as other training institutes in the world.
As Jungian analysts, members of BAJA work with material from the unconscious that emerges through symptoms, dreams, active imagination, art and within the analytic relationship. BAJA analysts are interested in such diverse topics as nature and the imagination, environment, alchemy, leadership, addiction, film, religion and spiritual topics, creativity, trauma, typology, contemporary relational psychoanalysis, attachment, gender issues and current social and cultural issues. We offer individual analysis, training and clinical supervision, and teaching. Please feel free to contact the analyst directly for further information.
Mary Coady-Leeper, Ph.D. has practiced psychology for 30 years. She has experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings. For the last 25 years, she has practiced with Kairos Psychological, P.C. in Omaha, Nebraska where she and her colleagues have provided a mindful community that facilitates growth, learning and change. Her early education focused on the teachings of Piaget, Erikson and other developmental psychologists; later, she received training in Adlerian, Object Relations and Jungian approaches to psychotherapy. She began attending Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies in 2009 and received her certification as a Jungian analyst from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) in April of 2017. She is now on the faculty of the Minnesota Society of Jungian Analysts (MSJS) and is also a member of IAAP. She is happy to join the faculty of BAJA with the prospect of teaching, particularly in regard to clinical issues in Jungian analysis.
Dr. Coady-Leeper is particularly interested in the relational aspects of analysis that are powerful in the way change occurs. She used the fairy tale of Prince Lindworm in her thesis to examine key moments in personality development, in the expression of highly charged emotion, particularly hatred, and in the therapeutic process that expose and metabolize strong defenses that hide vulnerability. She enjoys examining the intersect between alchemical imagery/archetypal theory and attachment theory and the neuroscience associated with relational therapy.
August J. Cwik, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist and diplomate Jungian analyst in private practice in Park Ridge and Chicago Illinois. Dr. Cwik is a senior member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and the Inter-Regional Association of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). He is an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and former Co-Director of Analyst Training Program and the Clinical Training Program in Analytical Psychotherapy at the Chicago Institute. He has published on the structure of analysis, supervision, alchemical imagery, active imagination, dreams, and numerous reviews.
Phone: 312-346-6638, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Foster, PhD, MA, LPC, graduated from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and a senior member of the IAAP. His book Risky Business: A Jungian view of environmental disasters and the Nature Archetype, investigated the psychology of environmental problems, and archetypes related to our interactions with nature. He further explored these pressing issues in the co-edited 2012 issue of the Spring Journal: Environmental Disasters and Collective Trauma and in an interview with Pythia Peay for her book America on the Couch . He has presented in the US and Canada on this topic, and conducted workshops on the Nature Archetype. Stephen is also interested in and lectures on Alchemical imagery in films, tarot, interpretations of fairy tales, addiction and trauma and hiking the mountains of Colorado. He has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. While practicing as a Jungian Analyst, he is also an environmental consultant and is a nationally recognized expert in indoor air quality and in the vapor intrusion of chemicals into homes. He received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Imperial College, London and was a post-doctoral fellow in toxicology and cancer research. As a scientist, he trained in the Harvard Law School’s Program on negotiation and this group work supports his work with controversial, high profile chemical and oil spills and clean up programs. Steve serves as a co-director of the Boulder seminar’s training program.
Office: 1634 Walnut Street Suite 201, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: 303-442-0235 Email: email@example.com
Catherine Givando Chissell, MS, RN: An analytical psychologist working with individuals who are interested in individual therapy, couples work, play therapy for all ages, dream work and depth analysis. Catherine’s training includes a BS in education, MS in Liberal Studies at Johns Hopkins University, RN, and Diplomate at the CG Jung Institut Zürich,Switzerland. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP) and faculty at the CG Jung Institute of Colorado.
Baltimore Office: 3409 Greenway, Charles Village Telephone: (410-366-4590)
Colorado Office: 151510 10th Street, Boulder Telephone: (410-371-4060)
Laurel Howe, MA, CST-T, is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and sandplay therapist with a private practice in Denver. She graduated from Naropa University’s program in transpersonal counseling psychology and earned her analytic diploma from the Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Zürich. She is a teaching member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapists and Sandplay Therapists of America, a member of the International Association of Jungian Analysts, and is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado.
Devoted to honoring the objective psyche as it appears in analytic work and sandplay, Laurel’s research into images of the psyche involves documenting and amplifying images of transformation as they emerge through the contemporary imagination. The history of the divine feminine in Western culture is also a strong interest, in particular the psychological meaning of Mary Magdalene. Her article on this topic, “Mary Magdalene, Lover of the Dying and Resurrecting God-Man,” appeared as the lead article in a Psychological Perspectives issue entitled “The Feminine”in 2013 (Vol. 56, Issue 4). The foundation for her research on Mary Magdalene is a study of the evolution and psychological meaning of archeological images of the feminine in the ancient Levant, from the stone age through the emergence of the Old Testament.
Laurel is the author of War of the Ancient Dragon:Transformation of Violence in Sandplay, a detailed study of the uncanny alchemical imagery and narrative present in the psyche of of a six-year-old bully who went through a profound healing process in sandplay. The book also serves as a field guide for stages of alchemical transformation as we encounter them in our sometimes gritty, sometimes numinous individuation experiences. Laurel lectures internationally about Mary Magdalene and the alchemical nature of sandplay. She co-developed Naropa University’s original online Transpersonal Psychology course and taught the Master’s Thesis class there for four years. She has lived in Colorado since 1982, worked in corporate high-tech marketing, and has taught writing at the university level. Her undergraduate studies include a BFA in painting, English literature, and creative writing. Two of her poems appeared in Psychological Perspectives in 2004.
Complex Theory, as the interface of psyche/soma, and the implications for clinical work, as seen with dream work and a sensorimotor focus. Especially, the post Jungian work in archetype, attachment theory, and neurobiology and the relationship between image and analytical psychological theory. Ms. Jones is interested in the expanding field of analytical psychology and the promising implications for the growth of work of cultural complexes, specifically racism, and neuropsychology, and group work. Of clinical interest is the field of trauma and healing from trauma.In her private practice, she works with individuals and couples and groups. Ms. Jones, is also a senior member of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA); she has held chair of Ethics Committee and a Review Committee, as well as served on the Training committee.
Ronnie Landau, M.A., LPC, is a senior Jungian analyst with a private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), where she has served as Secretary. Ms. Landau is also the past President of PAJA, the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, and is currently its Director of Training. Ms Landau has lectured internationally on topics including erotic transference-countertransference, the erotic feminine, and the Nazi Holocaust: Trauma, Archetypal Evil, and Transformation and Psychopathy. Ronnie is particularly interested in the interface of Jungian thought and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic process in clinical practice.
Phone: 215-238-0117 Email: Rl2isis@aol.com
Linda Leonard, PhD, MFT, has been a Jungian analyst since 1972 and has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Following her PhD in philosophy, Linda went to Zurich where she earned her Diploma in Analytical Psychology. She has taught courses at the University of Colorado-Denver, San Diego State University, and Carlow College. In 1973, Linda was one of the founding members of the IRSJA. She is also a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. Linda has been an avid traveler, giving lecturers and workshops around the world. Along the way, she has also hiked mountains and enjoyed many scenic views and cultural perspectives with her soul-mate, Keith Chapman. Her interest in films has taken her to film festivals around the world. As an avid writer, Linda is the authorof several books: The Wounded Woman (trans. 18 (trans. 18 languages), On the Way to the Wedding (Trans. in about 4 or 5 languages),Witness to the Fire (Transl. in Italian), Meeting the Madwoman (Transl. in several languages), Following the Reindeer Woman, The Call to Create. Her work is also published in Philosophy Today, Psychological Perspectives and Spring Journal. Her interview with Pythia Peay is included in the recently published book American on the Couch and she is currently working on a book on aging and another on film. Linda offers analysis, supervision, and workshops.
Phone: 720-304-3032 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe McNair, PhD, MFT, is a psychologist and Jungian Analyst with private practices in Los Angeles and Boulder. Joe began his training as a Jungian Analyst in 1976 in San Francisco, before studying at Oxford and then at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. He received his certification from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles in 1988. Prior to his Jungian training, Joe completed a doctorate in Humanistic Existentialism and Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California. He then spent 10 years studying with Joseph Campbell, conjugating mythical stories into psychological and therapeutic language. It was during that time that he developed an affection for the Grail Legends and Alchemy that has continued to the present. In the summer of 2016, he kicked off the first BAJA Summer Intensive focused on Alchemy and the Splendor Solis text. Joe is the co-author (with the late Dr. Marvin Spiegelman) of Jungian Analysts: Visions and Vulnerabilities, and the author of numerous published articles on the topics of the Grail and Alchemy. Joe is a core faculty member of the C G Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a Senior Training Analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA).
Phone: 818-317-4940 Boulder Office: 2299 Pearl St, Ste 200, Boulder, CO 80302
Elizabeth Retivov, MSW, LISW, is a senior Jungian analyst. She believes that the challenge for each of us is to live authentically and creatively within the ever-changing rough-and-tumble of our world. Her work synthesizes the alchemical richness of the psychodynamic work of Carl Jung and the practical guidance of the Human Design System. The Jungian individuation process calls forth depth and fullness, while the Human Design System can provide a map as we unfold our unique potential and purpose throughout our life stages.
Early on, Elizabeth was led to the study and practice of psychotherapy. For many years, she practiced as a psychoanalyst, supervisor, and teacher in New York City, moving from a Neo-Freudian path to formal training as a Jungian analyst and graduating in 1991. Currently she practices in Port Townsend, Washington.
Her depth work is enriched by a long-term Vipassana practice and extended trips to India, studying with an Advaita Vedanta master in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi. In 2014, she completed her Human Design training and was certified as an analyst.
Elizabeth holds that our life contains vast riches and there are tools, people, and ideas that, like the pole star, are available to guide us as we navigate the Great Waters. She offers the following: psychotherapy and analysis. Professional consultation and supervision. Human Design readings and coaching for individuals. Relationship and couples analysis. Human Design consultations for the mental health and business professional.
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Susan C. Roberts, MS, MA, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. A graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she is a long-time student of James Hillman, archetypal psychology, and symbolic languages such as the I Ching, astrology, mythology, fairy tales, and dreams. She also has a particular interest in the intersection of psyche and soma and of mind-body approaches to illness and healing.
Susan has more than twenty years’ experience as a psychotherapist. Before moving to Boulder in 2016, she was in private practice in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. She also worked in community mental health and university counseling centers and as a counselor in independent and international schools. In the latter capacity she developed and taught a curriculum on psychological and emotional literacy for adolescents integrating insights from Jungian and psychodynamic psychotherapy, neuroscience, and the practice of mindfulness.
In all of her work she seeks to support the process of individuation through perception of one’s daimon or calling and clarification of one’s unconscious loyalties to and identifications with family and larger collectives. Her thesis, “The Power of the Ancestors: The Family Unconscious as a Source of Wounding and Healing” explores the intergenerational transmission of complexes and trauma from Jungian, family systems, and cross-cultural perspectives, and incorporates understandings gleaned from her training in the family constellations work of Bert Hellinger. Susan has presented lectures and workshops through Jungian societies in New York, Washington, and elsewhere. Her articles on depth psychology, wellness, and care of the soul have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, Independent School magazine, Common Boundary, New Age Journal, AARP magazine, and other publications. Susan serves as the Secretary for BAJA and the Boulder Jung Seminar.
Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA, is senior Jungian analyst and Jungian art therapist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado for nearly 30 years. After graduating from Lesley College, she completed her registration and board certification as an art therapist (ATR-BC). Nora received her analytic certification from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). Working with at-risk children and pregnant women sparked Nora’s interest in early maternal/infant relationship, trauma and resiliency, and the relational aspect of analysis. The alchemical processes reveal how change and psychic transformation occurs when the ego cultivates a relationship with the unconscious. The pregnant woman archetype, as a useful metaphorical image for both women and men, expresses the vicissitudes of the relational and creative processes, which are greatly enhanced when working with dreams, images, and meaningful narratives. Her training in the expressive therapies, Jungian and Tavistock analytic groups, active imagination, painting, writing, meditation, EMDR, Focusing, and Brainspotting have had an influence on her approach towards creatively attending to the psyche, particularly during these most uncertain times. Nora lectures on basic Jungian concepts, the archetype of pregnancy, feminine initiation, Jungian picture interpretation, dream analysis, active imagination, fairy tales, and early relational trauma. Trusting that the wisdom lies within us, Nora’s training groups and teaching incorporates the experiential, emphasizing that analytical psychology must be lived and experienced through the creative process and the body.
Nora has presented and published nationally and internationally on early relational trauma, art therapy T-groups, the use of art therapy and human figure drawings during pregnancy, and pregnancy as an archetypal initiation (Pregnancy as a Feminine Initiation). Nora’s chapter on Jungian Art Therapy is included in the 3rd Edition of Approaches to Art Therapy. She is the author of the book Jungian Art Therapy: Dreams, Images and Active Imagination (2018) and editor of the forthcoming book: Art Therapy and Childbearing Issues (2020). She serves as the North American Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. As a founding member of Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts (BAJA), and from 2013-2019 served as the Seminar Coordinator for BAJA’s Boulder Jung Seminar.
Doug Tyler, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Jungian Analyst who conducts an analytic practice in Knoxville, TN. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee and his diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). He is a member of the Georgia Association of Jungian Analysts (GAJA) and served several years as the Seminar Coordinator for the Memphis-Atlanta Jung Seminar (MAJS). He is currently a member of the IRSJA training committee.
Dr. Tyler’s interests in Analytical Psychology lie in the archetypal manifestations of Merlin throughout the centuries, the Grail Legends, the myth of the Hero, and the relational nature of the analytic process. Regarding the latter, he is keenly interested in the dynamic workings of typology.
Phone: (865).588.1199 or Email: email@example.com
Don Williams, MA is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in Boulder, CO. He is a Training Analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and serves as a co-director of the Boulder seminar’s training program. Don served on the IRSJA Training Committee for 8 years and as Vice-President of that organization for 4 years. Don completed his training at the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich in 1975. Prior to Jungian training, he pursued his parallel interests in psychology and literature by working in psychiatric hospitals (Raleigh, Durham, Detroit, and San Francisco) while studying literature at Duke University (B.A.) and Wayne State University (M.A.). Don is the author of numerous published articles on film, psychology, and analytic theory, including the chapter “The Piano: From Constriction to Connection” in The Soul of Popular Culture and Border Crossings: A psychological perspective on Carlos Castaneda’s path of Knowledge. Most of Don’s articles are available at a website (www.cgjungpage.org) that he began in 1995 in order to make Jungian resources more available to the public. Don gave the site to the C.G. Jung Center of Houston where it is still maintained under the cgjungpage.org domain. He managed the IAAP.org for the International Association for Analytical Psychology but is reserving more time now for consultation, writing and teaching.
Phone: 303-918-5136 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office address: 2500 30th Street, Suite 208, Boulder, CO 80301
BAJA TRAINING CANDIDATES
There are two stages of training that are marked by exams. The candidate is considered pre-control until they pass the Propedeudicum exams (5), which then puts them in the Control stage of training. When they complete their required hours of supervision and analysis and pass both the cases exam and the thesis exam, they are may be certified as a Jungian analyst. Further information on the IRSJA Jungian analytic training can be found at IRSJA.
Training Candidates in Control Stage
Shannon Yockey LCSW, CST-T, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families in mental health agencies, church communities, overseas military, and currently, private practice in Fort Collins, Colorado. She works with teens and adults using dreamwork, Sandplay therapy, EMDR and mindfulness practices. She is an ISST certified Sandplay therapist and teaching member, EMDRIA approved consultant and EMDR certified therapist. She has presented regionally and nationally on sandplay and EMDR and specializes in early attachment trauma, relational trauma, anxiety, depression and life transitions. Her current area of exploration is healing and transformation through relationship with nature in direct experiences, dreams, Sandplay and active imagination. She provides Sandplay process, EMDR consultation and Sandplay trainings for professionals seeking personal growth and certification. She offers small group trainings in dreamwork and Sandplay.
Lourdes Hernandez, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Early in life I was marked by the traumas of war and political asylum when my family fled Cuba and took refuge in the United States. Separated from parents and siblings during my first few years in America, I share some understanding with sufferers of abandonment, estrangement, grief, and loss. For over 30 years I have attended to the needs of individuals and groups (stateside and abroad) seeking meaning in adversity and purpose in life through creative expression and inner reflection. I hold post graduate degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute and Regis University where I immersed myself in hermeneutics, counseling, and Jungian and archetypal studies. After a period of study at ISAP-Zurich, I returned stateside to complete my training as a Jungian analyst and am currently in the control phase with the IRSJA and have a private practice in Lafayette, Colorado. I find it enriching to work with adults experiencing life transitions and losses. As a bilingual therapist, I carry deep compassion for Hispanics and other marginalized communities in our society, which is why I continue to devote some of my clinical hours towards Griffith Centers for Children.
As a lifelong musician and visual artist, I value the curative quality of the symbolic psyche that organically produces restorative interventions for the sufferings of life. I consider the therapeutic relationship a sacred trust where emotional healing and self-realization are cultivated through the exploration of dreams, artistic expression, and interactive reflection. In addition to depth psychological approaches, I provide mindfulness training, EMDR trauma work, and effective self-care practices for the management of anxiety, depression, and other emotional struggles.
2687 Northpark Dr
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts ~ 1634 Walnut Street Suite 221, Boulder, CO 80302