Past Presenters

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Professor and founder of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and the Wilderness Therapy programs at Naropa University. She is co-author of the book, When Your Spouse Comes Out, soon to be published by Haworth Press. As an artist and photographer, she has had numerous gallery showings in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Deborah Bryon, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Denver, and a training candidate in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She has studied Shamanism as a Jungian and with Shamans in Peru. In conjunction with her private practice, she is an artist and a member of Spark Gallery. Additional information is available on her website at www.deborahbryon.com.

Christine M. Chao, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a diplomate Jungian analyst. She has had a longstanding interest in Asian and Asian American psychology and has published several articles in this area. Other interests include the significance and function of ancestral altars, and how Jungian work can help open up “seats at the welcome table” for people from widely diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Lyn Cowan Ph.D., Jungian Analyst has been a practicing Jungian analyst since 1980, Director of Training for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts for six years and past president of the Society, held a Professorship for ten years in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University (Minneapolis), and recently concluded two years of teaching and lecturing at the C.G. Jung Center of Houston, Texas. She is the author of three books: Portrait of the Blue Lady: The Character of Melancholy, Tracking the White Rabbit: A Subversive View of Modern Culture, and Masochism: A Jungian View.

Karen DeClerk, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Herbalist, who weaves together Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and a hearty sprinkling of the Wise Woman Herbal Tradition. For over two decades, Karen has been in intimate relationship to the Plants, who have been her soul’s psychopomps to the Divine Feminine in Nature. Karen has a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, an MBA, and Certificates in Herbalism from the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and the Western Herbal Tradition. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Boulder.

Elsbeth Pryer Diehl, C.A.P. (Certified Astrological Professional) has been a consulting astrologer for over 30 years, served as Executive Director of the Colorado Fellowship of Astrologers, VP/Program Director of Rocky Mountain Astrologers, and is a founding member of BFJ. Elsbeth and Robert are working on a book addressing Astrology, gnosticism, and the application of Astrology to counseling and psychotherapy.

Robert A. Diehl, M.A., C.A.P., is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist practicing in Boulder/Denver since 1979. He holds credentials in both Counseling Psychology and Astrology. Robert currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University where he teaches “An Introduction to Jung,” and is a founding Board member of Boulder Friends of Jung.

Nancy Dougherty, LCSW is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Naples, Florida. Nancy is a member of the teaching faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, and a senior member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Along with her co-author, Dr. Jacqueline West, she has published The Matrix and the Meaning of Character: An Archetypal and Developmental Approach.

Roland Evans is a transpersonal psychotherapist, writer and teacher in Boulder, Colorado. Born in Ireland, he attended the Universities of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania and trained as a clinical psychologist in London. He has worked with dreams from a Jungian perspective since 1979 and taught at Naropa University for 15 years. He is author of Seeking Wholeness: Insights into the Mystery of Experience and coauthor with Jerry Ruhl of “Spirituality and Relationship in Later Life”, a chapter in the forthcoming book, Jung and Aging.

Annamarie Fidel-Rice, Ph.D. is a loss and grief educator with a private practice in Arvada.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in counseling psychology with an emphasis in business and industry and her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology.  Annamarie is also an Associate Professor at Regis University where she teaches grief therapy from a depth perspective among many other courses.

Stephen Foster, Ph.D., M.A., Jungian Analyst, is a Diplomat Jungian Analyst, having graduated from the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts—Denver Seminar. He has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Regis University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Boulder.   Stephen’s Jungian interests are alchemy, the interpretation of films and fairy tales, and the Nature Archetype, which stems from his environmental consulting work in the clean up of hazardous chemicals in the environment. Stephen is a founding member of the Boulder Friends of Jung.

Timothy Freke lives with his family in the UK and is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality, specializing in ancient Gnosticism.  He has authored many books, including The Jesus Mysteries, a top 10 best-seller and ‘Book of the Year’ in the UK Daily Telegraph. His latest book is How Long is Now?  Tim is an innovative ‘stand-up philosopher’ and has been featured in many films and documentaries in the global media, including BBC 1 and the History Channel.

Barbara Friedman, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst is also a certified addictions counselor and a certified Yoga instructor. She is the published author of “Partners in Healing: Redistributing the Power in the Counselor Client Relationship.” She is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Educational Center of Cleveland and has a private practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Boulder, Colorado.

Irene Gerber-Münch, Jungian Analyst is in private practice in Küsnacht, Switzerland. She studied psychology and the history of religion at the University of Zürich, and trained in analytical psychology at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology, where she has been a member of the board since 2004. Besides various works on fairytales from a Jungian point of view, she published an extensive interpretation of Goethe’s Faust. She has researched and given lectures on this topic for almost 20 years.

Raymond Gray, M.Div., earned a bachelor’s degree at Temple University and a master of divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has spent 31 years as a professional storyteller. He also is a producer, performer and writer, and is co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Storytellers Conference. Ray has performed in London, England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and now Colorado.

Betsy Hall, Ph.D., LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Arvada,  Colorado. She also teaches courses in Jungian Depth Psychology and Counseling Techniques as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at Regis University. In 2004, she completed  a Doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Betsy’s studies and teachings are particularly influenced by her interests in epic literature, the hero archetype, cultural and personal mythologies, and depth psychotherapy. She has over twenty years experience in providing training seminars and workshops to lay and professional communities.

Martha Harrell  Ph.D. is  a Diplomat Jungian Analyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.  She teaches with the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts, and is a Senior Analyst with the IRSJA. Martha’s original training was as a psychiatric nurse and she taught at Yale University for over 20 years.  She has a private practice in Lafayette Colorado.

Bernice Hill, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, is a Senior Training Analyst , a member of the C.G.Jung Institute of Colorado, of IAAP, and is in private practice in Boulder. She has given workshops for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, The Monroe Institute and The Marpa Center at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of “Money and the Spiritual Warrior.”

John Hitchcock, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in Longmont. He is the author of four books on science and spirituality. Along with a university career teaching astronomy and physics, Dr. Hitchcock has, for over thirty years, been a leader with the Guild for Psychological Studies in San Francisco, specializing in mythology and science as myth. Dr. Hitchcock recently served on the Board of the Brunswick, Maine C.G. Jung Center where he taught courses on synchronicity and astrology, as well as on Jung’s life and ideas. He has given lectures and workshops on his books for over twenty years.

Christopher Hoffman, MBA, M.Ed., Ecotherapist, Poet – Chris Hoffman’s poems have been published in chapbooks, national journals, anthologies, and in his two books Cairns and Realization Point. He enjoys performing his work both solo and in collaboration with musicians and/or dancers. Chris is a longtime student of Zen and T’ai chi and is interested in traditional healing practices and sacred dance.

James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst trained in Zurich. He has a private practice in Houston, Texas and is the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston. He is a Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and the author of twelve books, including the popular, Middle Passage and The Power of Companionship .

Arthur C. Jones, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver and the Founder and Chair of The Spirituals Project (www.spiritualsproject.org). He is the author of the award-winning book, Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals. Since 1991, he has presented national lectures and concert programs on the Black Spirituals.

Donald E. Kalsched, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst and a Clinical Psychologist. He is affiliated with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in New York. He has a private practice in New York and New Mexico. His book, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, is a classic in the field. Don has lectured widely on this and other subjects related to Analytical Psychology.

Jeffrey Kiehl, M.A., LPC, is a Jungian Analyst in Boulder. He is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Jeffrey has presented on the topic of Psyche and Nature at workshops and conferences around the U.S. He is also a climate scientist who has worked on the issue of global warming for thirty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science and an M.A. in psychology.

Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has a private practice in Colorado Springs. Kathryn teaches at the Einseideln Conference in Switzerland, facilitates study groups at the Jung Institute in Denver, and is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University.

Linda Leonard, Ph.D. Jungian Analyst is an author, and international lecturer. She graduated from the Zurich Institute in 1972 and became a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is the author of several books including, The Wounded Woman: Healing the father-daughter relationship, which was published in several languages and a best-seller, On the Way to the Wedding: Transforming the love relationship, Meeting the Madwoman, Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the veil of addiction and Following the Reindeer Woman: Path of peace and harmony.  Linda currently lives in Boulder, lectures around the world, has a limited private practice.

Eleni Levidi, M.S., BC-DMT, LPC – Eleni practices privately in Boulder as board certified dance-movement therapist and licensed professional counselor, holds a Master of Science in Dance-Movement Therapy, and studies at the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado.  Since a very early age, attention to dreams and spontaneous movement drew her to believe in the healing power of both.  With a dual degree in Psychology and Dance while studying graduate Special Education and Counseling in the 80’s, she pioneered dance-movement therapy in her native Greece.  Eleni taught as clinical mentor and group process leader at Naropa University’s Somatic Psychology Department, and faculty in Performing Arts.  Having worked with diverse populations, ages and settings for almost three decades, she has also held certifications in group psychotherapy and geriatrics consultation.  Her interests and studies in Jungian psychology, shamanism, esoteric traditions and subtle energies, and her respect for Body Wisdom as healer and aspect of the archetypal Feminine, converge in her Authentic Movement expertise.  She incorporates this discipline in her psychotherapeutic practice, groups, and workshops she offers privately and in venues such as the Laban Centre in London, the Isadora Duncan Centre in Athens, the C. G. Jung Society of Colorado Springs and others.  Eleni directs a four-year training program in Authentic Movement.

Paula MacKinnon, M.A.C.P.  is a  Diplomate Jungian Analyst and a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. After 10 years of private practice and being continually and patiently taught by her clients to see the light within each soul, she heeded the call to Zurich. Graduating in 1998 from the C.G.Jung Inst in Zurich, she practiced both in Zurich and Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has lectured at the Jung Institute in Zurich as well as presenting many lectures, workshops and weekend retreats in Nova Scotia. She is now in private practice in Boulder.

Joe McNair, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst is in private practice in Woodland Hills, California. He is currently a senior training analyst at the Los Angeles Jung Institute, and is their resident expert in Arthurian and Celtic legend and Alchemy. He trained in Zurich (1981-1987) and Los Angeles, and co-authored the book, Jungian Analysts: Visions and Vulnerabilities, with Marvin Spiegelman. McNair conducted a weeklong seminar on animal symbolism for the New England Jung Society.

William Moats, M.A., LPC is a licensed counselor and an Integrative Depth psychotherapist in Boulder. He holds advanced degrees in art, anthropology and psychology and is a Teaching Associate with the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. His interests include the integration of Jungian concepts with existential and experiential psychotherapy.

Lara Newton, M.A., LPC, diplomate Jungian Analyst has a private practice in Denver who has been a therapist since 1982. Lara is currently coordinator of admissions and co-coordinator of training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and is president of the Jung Society of Colorado in Denver. Her book, Brothers and Sisters: discovering the psychology of companionship, was published by Spring Publications in 2007.

Susan L. Olson, M.A., LCSW – Jungian Analyst received her diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G.Jung Institute in Zurich in 1992. A Founding member of the Georgia Association of Jungian Analysts, she is also a training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and has a private practice in Atlanta. She is currently writing a book on the subject of premonitory and bereavement dreams.

Nancy Ortenberg, M.A., LMFT, is a Jungian psychotherapist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She has been in practice for over 25 years, has studied at both the Zurich and Los Angeles Jung Institutes, as well as with people like Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, and Marion Woodman, and is currently a Candidate with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  She has been on the Board of Directors and has lectured for the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado, has been past President of and is on the Board of Directors of the Board of the Boulder Friends of Jung, and teaches Jungian courses at both Regis and Naropa Universities. Out of her private practice, as an instructor of therapists interested in Jung’s psychology, Nancy offers seminars on dreamwork and sandplay, as well as individual and group clinical supervision.

Billie Ortiz, certified dreamworker, has two decades of experience creating and facilitating dream groups, workshops, and retreats. Her unique appreciation of metaphor and symbol expands her work to the realm of myth and fairy tale, which helps guide dreamers to a deeper understanding of the profound ​and archetypal messages of their dreams. Billie completed a five-year dreamworker apprenticeship with Dr. Ron Masa in 2001. She is also certified with Dr. Jeremy Taylor’s Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork and has worked closely with Dr. Taylor co-facilitating a total of 27 dream retreats from 2003 until 2015. Billie facilitates ongoing dream groups every week in Boulder, Colorado, and via Zoom Teleconferencing. 

James Palmer, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and has his Ph.D. in English and Film from Claremont Graduate School. He has taught literature and film at CU and has received several teaching and service awards. A professor of Film Studies and a President’s Teaching Scholar, he has published numerous articles and co-authored The Films of Joseph Losey (Cambridge Press). Currently the Director of the Conference on World Affairs, he also teaches several interdisciplinary courses, including Jung, Film, and Literature.

Martha Peacock, Ph.D. received her master’s and doctorate degrees in mythological studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Her educational training lends itself well to digging down deep to the perennial root of unquestioned thoughts and behaviors in order to unearth fresh perspectives.

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min, is the former President of Pacifica Graduate Institute and the author or co-author of numerous books, including: The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By; The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes; Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change; The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century (ed.); and now Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within.

Jennifer Phelps, MFA is a poet, writer and graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  She taught high school English and worked as a college administrator for her alma mater, Colorado College.  She published her first book, Grandmother God (Eyries Press), in 1998 and her poems have appeared in Monkey Puzzle Magazine and Green Fuse Press’ Poetry Saves! 2009.  In addition to writing poetry, she studies at the Colorado Jung Institute.

Lori Pye founded and directs Viridis Graduate Institute: International School of Ecopsychology. She also serves as faculty for Kaweah Delta Psychiatric Residency Program, University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB); and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Pye teaches ecopsychology internationally, has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, and serves on the Editorial Board for Ecopsychology Journal. She is a member of IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication.

Susan C. Roberts, MS, MA, LCSW, 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 has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty years. A long-time student of archetypal psychology and of the power of symbols to heal and guide, she seeks to support clients in the process of individuation through perception of their daimons and clarification of unconscious loyalties to family and larger collectives. She has a particular interest in the intersection of psyche and soma and of mind-body approaches to illness and healing.

Lynne Radomsky Ph.D. is a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst, Clinical Psychologist, Post Graduate Lecturer and Professional Supervisor.  She has 20+ yrs. experience in psychological and analytical work within both community and private practice settings, as well as international presentations and publications. A focus of her work is the integration of Jungian and African symbolism as well as the mythology and symbolism of Jewish Mysticism. As Dr Radomsky is an initiated African Healer within the Zulu culture, her direct and personal experience provides a rich backdrop to this series of lectures. She has worked closely with a variety of indigenous healers in Southern Africa.

Jeffrey Raff, PhD, trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich and has been a Jungian analyst in private practice in Colorado for over 35 years. A senior analyst of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, he is currently president of the Jung Institute of Colorado and an adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. An internationally respected analyst, author, and teacher, his many writings include articles on Kabbalah and alchemy and four books, including Jung and the Alchemical Imagination; The Wedding of Sophia; and The Practice of Ally Work.

Ken Schmitz LICSW, is a Jungian Based Clinical Social Worker.  His 30 year private psychotherapy practice in St. Paul, MN emphasized group work with men who are seeking to develop an inner life.  He is author of “Search for the Grail: A Man’s Guide for Developing an Inner Life.”

Thordis Niela Simonsen - Her Greek village odyssey began in earnest in 1982 when the Cabot Trust awarded her a grant for documentary work in the Greek village, Elika, because she expressed “bravery” and “venturesomeness” when she diverged from teaching high school biology to design and teach a course in cultural anthropology and to edit the oral history, You May Plow Here (Norton, 1986). Thordis continues to live in the once roofless and abandoned village house that she purchased and has single-handedly restored. Since 1995, Thordis has shared her love for travel and her passion for Greece by taking small groups on Excursions & Sojourns in Greece. In 2009, she introduced Astra Writing in Greece, a program for women writers who like to travel. Guided all the while by carefully chosen mentors representing the world of Jungian and art therapy and neuro-linguistic patterning, Thordis “travels the path home.”

Bruce Sindahl, B.S., M.S. is a Jungian enthusiast vis-à-vis spousal osmosis.  He is currently an independent engineering consultant, has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Vermont.

Cindy Smock, M.A., LPC, CAC-III, Jungian Analyst  has a private practice in Denver and Gunnison. She is a certified addictions counselor and has been working in the field of addictions for twenty years. She also has had an enduring interest in Jung and Zen Buddhism and in how these two powerful traditions can communicate with each other.

J. Marvin Spiegelman, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst. Dr. Spiegelman earned his Ph.D. in psychology at UCLA in 1952 and the Analyst’s Diploma at the Zurich C.G. Jung Institute in 1959. He has been in private practice in the Los Angeles area ever since. While studying in Zurich, he taught at Hebrew University. Other Professorships include: UCLA for seven years, USC for ten years, and Pacifica Graduate School for five years. He was Visiting Professor at UCLA a few years ago, returning to Pacifica in Spring 2008. He has lectured internationally and authored ten books, co-authored six, and edited four, as well as some 80 articles and reviews.

Allison Stieger is a mythologist, writer and speaker who is passionate about myth and what it has to teach us about living a more fulfilled life. She holds an M.A. in Mythological Studies in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and Toastmaster’s International. In 2004 she founded Mythic Stories, and since then she has been working with myth in modern culture in many different ways, including teaching Indian myth to yoga teachers-in-training, teaching online myth classes to gifted kids, and teaching myth, creativity, and writing at workshops and retreats. She founded the Seattle Roundtable group of the Joseph Campbell Foundation in 2004, and led the group until 2012.

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Diplomate Jungian Analyst is a founding member of Boulder Friends of Jung and previous Publicity Chair. Nora holds a degree in English literature with an emphasis on creative writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1986 she earned a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nora’s interest in pregnancy began with her Masters thesis where she explored how art could facilitate the invisible prenatal emotional experiences. Nora completed a thesis for her analytic training entitled Pregnancy: a feminine initiation. She has also co-authored papers on group dynamics and contemplative education while on the faculty at Naropa University where she taught graduate level art therapy courses. Currently Nora has a full-time private practice in Boulder, Colorado with an emphasis on adults interested in reclaiming a more meaningful life.

Robin van Löben Sels, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst studied in Zurich and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute in New York. She is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and maintains a small private practice. She recently moved from the East Coast and now lives in Newfoundland and New Mexico. Robin enjoys teaching in small groups in the United States and abroad and is the author of  A Dream in the World.

John Todd - Dr.Todd is a diplomate Jungian analyst based in Evergreen, Colorado who has been in the mental health field for the past 23 years.  A native of Florida, John began his career spending over a decade as a children and families counselor for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast before starting private practice. In 2006 he relocated to Evergreen with his wife and two children.

Leota Ann Voll, M.A., M.Div., M.A. is an Instructor of Religious Studies and a mentor in spiritual practice. Currently, she teaches courses on Contemplative Christianity at Naropa University, where she completed a Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy. She also holds a Master’s degree in literature from the University of Washington and a Master of Divinity from the University of Chicago Cluster. She was introduced to Jungian thought by Mircea Eliade, and during a variety of University posts, Leota Ann developed various Jungian approaches to teaching English, Humanities, and Religious Studies. Leota Ann combines contemplative retreat leadership with teaching and is certified as a spiritual director.

Lee Walton, M.A. is a depth-oriented psychotherapist and recent graduate of Regis University’s Master of Arts in Counseling Program. He is currently working toward his Post-Graduate Certificate in Transformative Counseling.  He is a recipient of the Regis Leadership Fellows Award.