Education

B.A.      New York University, 1964.


M.A.     University of California, Berkeley, 1966. English.


Ph.D.    State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974. English


M.A.      California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1979.


Ph.D.    California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1979.


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Licenses & Certifications

California Psychologist License #PSY 6789, January, 1981


Diplomate in Psychoanalysis in Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1997.


Certified Jungian Analyst, June, 1987.


National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, February, 1983.


American Psychological Association Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, August, 1996.

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Professional Affiliations

Member, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.


Member, International Association of Analytical Psychology.


Member, American Psychological Association.


Member, San Francisco Psychological Association.


Affiliated Staff, Psychiatry Department, California Pacific Medical Center.


Adjunct Faculty, Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute.

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Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of English, San Francisco State University, 1969-1974.  I taught full-time, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs, specializing in modern poetry, symbolism, and the psychological interpretation of literature.


Adjunct Faculty, California School or Professional Psychology, San Francisco and Berkeley, 1976-1980 and 1983 (part-time).


Seminar Leader, California Pacific Medical Center, Psychiatry Department, 1993-1998, (part-time).


Extended Education Faculty, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, since 1985 (part-time/intermittent).


For over twenty years I have engaged in clinical consultation and supervision for clinicians and advanced graduate students in psychology, conducted workshops for poets on coping with writer’s block, as well as offering lectures for mental health professionals and the general public on such topics as dream interpretation, principles of Jungian psychology, and the theory of creativity.

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Guest Speaker

Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco, January, 1990, "The Absent Father."


New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, November, 1991, "The Adaptive Function of Dreams."


The San Francisco Psychological Association annual symposium, October, 1993, "Masochism as Social and Psychological Construct."


California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, October,
 1995,  "How Our Patients’ Suicides Affect Us."


The American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, July, 1998, "Alfred Adler’s Influence on the Work of C.G. Jung."


40th Anniversary Conference, California Poets in the Schools, Oakland, CA, October,
2004, "Coping with Writer’s Block."


ETH Conference on Contemporary Symbols of Personal, Cultural, and National Identity, Zurich, Switzerland, July, 2008, "No Archetype without its Dark Side."

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Publications in Psychology

"Alfred Adler’s Influence on the Work of C.G. Jung." Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, Vol. 2, Spring, 2000.


"Not as a God but as a God Might Be." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1999.


"Victims and Trickster."  The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 17, No.1, 1998.


"Marion Milner’s Pre-Freudian Writings, 1926-1938: the Originality and Origins of Her Creativity Model." The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 37, 1992.


"The Not-Quite-Impossible Profession." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 10, Nos. 2 and 3, 1991.


"Price of Fame or Wages of Sin? The Characterization of Jung in The World is Made of Glass." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1985.


"Distorting Mirror: A Study of D.M. Thomas’ The White Hotel." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal,Vol. 4, No. 1, Autumn, 1982.


"New and Improved: From Clinical to Professional Psychology." Cathexis, 1980.


"Adolescent Transition Themes in the Poetry of a Twenty-Year-Old Suicide." Cathexis, 1977.


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