Faculty

Composed primarily of Jungian Analysts from the Boulder, Colorado area,  BAJA also includes distinguished core faculty from across the United States. The fourteen 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 psychoanalysts, 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. 

 

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August Cwik

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:  guscwik@hotmail.com.

 

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

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 is a founding member of Boulder Friends of Jung and 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. Phone: 303-442-0235    Email: stephen@stephenfoster.co     Website: www.stephenfoster.co

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Catherine Givando Chissell

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)

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Martha Harrell

Martha Harrell, PhD, LP (liscensed psychoanalyst) is an active senior member of the IRSJA. She began her academic career in the early sixties as a faculty member in both the Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Nursing as both a professor, clinician and community activist. Next in what was to become a life-long pursuit of psyche she began an ever more inward journey to become a Jungian Analyst, faculty and Board member of the CG Jung Institute of New York.

Embarking on a journey to integrate body, psyche and soul she began a twenty-five year apprenticeship with Emilie Conrad, creator and founder of Continuum where she eventually co-taught on the Hermetic Mysteries. To add depth and appreciation of the body she entered training in cranio-sacral therapy with Dr. Upledger, Dr. Hugh Milne and Marti Speigelman, This led to studies with Marti Speigelman in her Earth Medicine Wheel Shamanic Training with two levels of initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Andes. When her cranio-sacral training took a more spiritual turn, she studied with Charles Ridley in his Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, Dynamic Stillness.

Later edging further onto a more defined spiritual path she served as a faculty member in Jason Shulman’s Integrated Kabbalistic Healing School, A Society of Souls. Then came a fuller spiritual emergence with membership in Diamond Heart, the Ridhwan School of AH Almaas under the teaching of Alia Johnson. The culmination of all the spiritual study and experience came under the spiritual direction of Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati, a vedic monk and yoga adept of Rishikish, India and Dr. Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Director of the Patanjali Kundali Yoga Care Center. Martha has come to rest  in the Boulder/Denver community which integrates all the elements of this journey. Her office is located in Lafayette, Colorado where she offers Jungian psychoanalysis and clinical consultation.

Phone: (917)-842-6999      Email: marthaharrell@me.com

 

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Laurel Howe

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. Phone: 303-871-7335     Email: laurelah@icloud.com       Website: www.laurelhowe.org

Catharine Jones, LCSW, M.Div., is past president of the C.G. Jung Institute, past director of training, serves  on the faculty of the Analyst Training Program as well as the Clinical Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. She has lectured nationally and internationally.  Ms. Jones is interested in Jung’s concept of
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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.

Office Address: 2509 Harrison Street, Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 847-328-6979
Cell:  847-868-5390

 

 

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Ronnie Landau

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

 

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Linda Leonard

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 WomanThe 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:  lindasleonard@msn.com

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Joe McNair

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 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

 

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Elizabeth Retivov

Elizabeth Retivov, MSW  is a senior Jungian analyst.  She believes that the challenge for each of us is to live soulfully and authentically within the experiential rough-and-tumble of our unique life.  Synthesizing the psychodynamic work of Carl Jung and the Human Design System™, she helps clients facilitate self-awareness to bring clarity to individual and relationship dilemmas and to the decisions that determine the quality with which a life unfolds.

Early on, Elizabeth’s journey led her to the study and practice of psychotherapy. She was a psychoanalyst, supervisor, and teacher in private practice in New York City for over 20 years, moving from a Neo-Freudian path to training as a Jungian analyst.  During that time, her work was enriched by a long-term Vipassana practice and extended stays in India studying with an Advaita Vedanta teacher in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi.

Throughout her life, she has listened to the guiding voice of synchronicity.  Following the call to leave New York, she moved to Santa Fe where she discovered, studied and became certified as a Human Design analyst. A multi-level typological system, Human Design™ reveals a personal map and decision-making process that brings alive in a practical way the Jungian individuation process.  As we unite our mundane and spiritual worlds, we unfold our potential and purpose.

Elizabeth holds that life contains vast riches and there are tools, people, and ideas that, like the pole star, are available to steer us on our journey as we navigate the Great Waters.  Now practicing in Boulder, she offers individual psychotherapy, analysis; supervision; partnership/relationship analysis and coaching; Human Design readings and coaching; and consultations for the mental health and business professional. Elizabeth is the Admissions Coordinator for the Boulder Jung Seminar.

Phone: 505-982-8299     Email: elzretivov@gmail.com   Web Site: www.elizabethretivov.com

 

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.

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Susan Roberts

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 JournalAARP magazine, and other publications.  Susan serves as the Secretary for BAJA and the Boulder Jung Seminar.

Phone: 202-997-6578   Email: susancroberts9@gmail.com      Office: 1910 7th Street, Boulder, CO  Website: www.psychologyofsoul.com

 

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Nora Swan-Foster

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA, is senior Jungian analyst and Jungian art therapist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Lesley College, she completed her registration and board certification as an art therapist (ATR-BC). Nora is a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). Working with at-risk children led to an interest in the innate healing available within the symbolic realm of the psyche. This led to an interest in the emotional, creative and spiritual world of the pregnant woman, which includes clinical topics such as attachment and typology issues, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and relational and archetypal trauma. Experiencing many of these states of being, the pregnant woman is an archetypal image of death/rebirth and offers men and women an image for deep psychological transformation that can occur during Jungian analysis.  Nora has published internationally on art therapy training groups, the use of 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. Her book Jungian Art Therapy: Images, Dreams and Active Imagination will be published by Routledge in 2018.

Nora  is interested in the dynamic healing process within the psychotherapeutic relationship that arises from the work with images and symbols. Her experience with expressive therapies, Jungian and Tavistock group work, active imagination, and alchemical images inform her way of working with the unknown and uncertainty of psychological work. Nora lectures on basic Jungian concepts, the archetype of pregnancy, feminine initiation, the creative process, Jungian picture interpretation, dreams, active imagination, and the use of fairy tales as an expressive therapy process. She is a founding member of both Boulder Friends of Jung and Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts (BAJA), and is the Seminar Coordinator for BAJA’s Jung Seminar.

Phone: 303-440-4000. Email: nora@swanfoster.com Website: www.swanfoster.com

 

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Doug Tyler

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 is the Seminar Coordinator for the Memphis-Atlanta Jung Seminar (MAJS). 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: dtyler51@comcast.net

 

Don Williams

Don Williams

Don Williams, MA, LPC, 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.   Most of these 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 private practice, writing and teaching.

 

Phone:  303-918-5136 Email: dwilliam@earthnet.net Office address: 2500 30th Street, Suite 208, Boulder, CO 80301

 

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