About the Society

The Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts (PSJA) was founded in August 2003, and is an official group-member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). The organization was formed to encourage collegiality and scholarship among its members, and to contribute to the understanding of the work of C.G. Jung and Jungian analysis through facilitating educational and research activities related to Jungian analysis and training in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. Towards this aim, PSJA occasionally sponsors educational activities such as lecturers and seminars.

The PSJA supports the training of Jungian analysts through affiliation with the Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analyst (IRSJA) Training Program. Some PSJA members are teaching and training analysts who participate as faculty members of the Pittsburgh Seminar of IRSJA.

PSJA members are certified Jungian analysts who trained in IAAP accredited institutes and who are members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Memberships includes analysts who reside in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, as well as IAAP analysts who are able to and desire to travel to the Pittsburgh area to be active participants in the Society, some of whom maintain primary affiliation with another Jungian society and participate in PSJA as Associate Members. In addition, PSJA has offered Affiliate Membership to a few professionals whose training and experience in Jungian theory has been recognized as making a significant contribution to Jungian scholarship.

For information about Membership, contact Stanton Marlan.

Members

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    Stanton Marlan, Ph.D., ABPP, LP

    President
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    A clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA and an adjunct clinical professor of psychology at Duquesne University, and a supervisor in its Psychology Clinic. He is a training and supervising analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a licensed psychoanalyst (LP) in New York. ..More

    Stanton Marlan is President of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts. He is certified and holds diplomates in both clinical psychology and psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the past Editor of the Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, and a member of the editorial board of Spring Journal. He has published numerous articles on Jungian psychology and alchemy and is the editor of Salt and the Alchemical Soul (Spring, 1995), Fire in the Stone: The Alchemy of Desire (Chiron, 1997), and Archetypal Psychologies: Reflections in Honor of James Hillman (Spring Journal Books, 2008). He is a co-editor for the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion and the author of The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness (Texas A&M Press, 2005). Dr. Marlan has lectured widely at Jungian and Archetypal conferences in the United States and abroad, including: the First International Conference on Jungian Analysis and Chinese Culture, in Guangzhou, China; the IAAP International Congresses in Cambridge and Barcelona; the first conference for The International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority, in Berlin; and the Guild of Pastoral Psychology, in Oxford, UK. He has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zürich and elsewhere.

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    Jan D. Marlan, Ph.D

    Vice President
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    A licensed psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Pittsburgh. She is a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago (1996) and senior training analyst and member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (I-RSJA). ..More

    Jan D. Marlan is a founding member and the current Vice-president of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts (PSJA). She was a former Editor (from 1999-2005) of the IAAP Newsletter, the annual publication of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Jan is currently the Coordinator of Training for the Pittsburgh Seminar of the I-RSJA, and a consultant forensic psychologist in the Custody Division of Allegheny Forensic Associates, providing custody evaluations by contract with the Allegheny County Family Court. Her personal interests include criminal profiling, the psychology of law, wildlife and ecology, wolf and polar bear conservation, following the Iditarod, and caring for her two Siberian huskies.

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    Dianne Braden, MA, LICDC

    Treasurer
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    A Jungian analyst with 22 years’ experience in the mental health field. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Michigan and trained in Pittsburgh, PA to complete her diploma in analytical psychology...More

    Dianne Braden has maintained a private practice in Jungian Analysis since 2000, divided between Ohio and Washington State for a period of time, she is currently again located in Solon, OH. She is an active member and senior analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, (IRSJA) having served on their Admissions, Final Exam, and Training Committees. She is an member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) as well as a member of Jung Cleveland. She has been a visiting faculty member of the Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and past Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts (PSJA).

    Following a lifelong interest and passion for the mystique of languages, Dianne has pursued the study of fantasy, dreams and other symbolic material. She has created a number of original papers and associated workshops; topics ranging from voodoo and Jungian thought, psychological stuckness, compulsions and participation mystique comprise her list of explorations.

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    Vocata George, Ph.D.

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    A senior analyst in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in West Virgina in a coal mining town and lived there until she was 5 years old. Her father was a coal miner and she remembers her mother telling her fairy tales and about wildflowers. ..More

    Vocata George attended Fairmount University in West Virginia, where she studied art. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland where an important mentor introduced her to the works of Gurdjieff and C.G. Jung, which she feels started her on the destiny of her life path to become a Jungian analyst.

    After a ‘big’ dream, she consulted with New York Jungian analyst, Dr. Edward Whitmont, and received the impetus to travel to California to study at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, from which she received her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology. Vocata returned to the Cleveland area to begin a psychotherapy practice, and also founded the Jungian Center of Cleveland, a lay center for the study of C.G. Jung’s work.

    Vocata completed her Jungian analytic training through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she was one of the first candidate members of the Pittsburgh Seminar. She has practiced for many years as an analyst in Cleveland. Four years ago, a stroke dramatically altered her life, but she has resumed her analytic practice and, notes with humor,  “I still wear artsy clothes.” 

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    Paul Kugler, Ph.D.

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    Paul Kugler received his Pd.D. from the State University of New York and completed a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Jung Institute, Zürich (1979). While in Zürich, he worked at the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology (Klinik am Zürichberg) before returning to the United States to teach at the State University of New York and to work in private practice in East Aurora, New York...More

    He is the author of over sixty articles and chapters ranging from contemporary psychoanalysis and clinical supervision to experimental theatre, photography and postmodernism. Dr. Kugler is the author of The Alchemy of Discourse: Image, Sound, and Psyche, Raids on the Unthinkable: Freudian and Jungian Psychoanalyses, and Jungian Approaches to Clinical Supervision. He has lectured throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, China and Macau. Past President of the Inter-­‐Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, he has also served as an Officer of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists.

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    John R. White, Ph.D., LPC

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    John R. White, Ph.D., M.A., LPC, Jungian Diplomate is a Jungian psychoanalyst and mental health counselor. His original training was in philosophy, completing his graduate philosophy study (Masters and Doctorate) at the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein in 1993, where he also taught for four years. Later he taught philosophy at both the undergraduate and graduate level at two universities in the United States, specializing in among other things in phenomenology, existentialism, and philosophy of psychoanalysis. Dr. White also studied social science at a graduate level. He is currently a Scholar-in-residence at the Silverman Phenomenology Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. ..More

    At midlife, Dr. White entered analysis and, six years later, entered training at the C. G. Jung Analytic Training Program in Pittsburgh. Simultaneous to his analytic training, he completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. In 2017, Dr. White graduated as a Jungian psychoanalyst, from the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts and an associate member of the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, the training center for Freudian analysts in the Pittsburgh area. Dr. White has more than two dozen scholarly publications in philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is currently completing a book-length study entitled Adaptation and Psychotherapy. Langs and Analytical Psychology.

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    Laura Chapman, MA, LSW

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    Laura Chapman is a Jungian Analyst (2017) who trained in Pittsburgh with the I-RSJA. She is a licensed to practice as a Social Worker in the state of Ohio and has been in private practice since 1980 in Cleveland. Laura completed an undergraduate degree in Dance from Bennington College (1973). She received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch West (1977). Laura completed the three-year post-graduate Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, as well as their Intimate Systems Training (1995). ..More

    Laura’s work in improvisational dance and movement formed an understanding of the body as a vehicle for symbolic expression. Her early work as a psychotherapist included a somatic approach aimed at developing the awareness between the body and mental/emotional processes. Laura brings an embodied approach to analytic work. Her thesis was entitled The Psychoidal Aspect of Wounding; how the conscious exploration of one’s wounded places can facilitate an opening for change, growth and the possibility of transformation. Laura is an active member of Jung Cleveland as well as the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts. She is also a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

     

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Associate Members

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    Sandra E. Miller, M.P.I.A., Ph.D.

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    A Psychologist and Senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Miller is Chair of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts Membership Committee responsible for admitting new analysts into the Society. Sandra also serves as the Education Coordinator for the C.G. Jung Analyst Training Program of Pittsburgh, PA...More

    Sandra E. Miller, Ph.D. is a Psychologist and Senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Pittsburgh. Dr. Miller maintains her primary Jungian affiliation with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she is a full member and maintains her membership in the International Association of Jungian Analysts. In the Inter-Regional Society, Dr. Miller is Chair of the Membership Committee which admits new analysts into the Society, serves on a Review Committee which oversees candidates in training, and on candidate final exam committees. Dr. Miller served as delegate to the International Association of Jungian Analysts at the 2006 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Miller’s secondary affiliation is with the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts, where she is also active in the C.G. Jung Analyst Training Program of Pittsburgh. There she serves as the Education Coordinator and teaches courses on Sandtray, Dream Analysis, Analytic Theory and Case Colloquium. Dr. Miller has written and presented internationally on an archetypal understanding of shame and its manifestation in clinical practice. She offers clinical supervision to analytic training candidates, doctoral students in psychology and other clinicians. She offers analysis to adults and play therapy to children.

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    Brian R. Skea, Ph.D.

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    Brian Skea is a Jungian analyst who trained in Pittsburgh with the I-RSJA, and at the New York Jung Institute, graduating in 1992. He has a private practice in Brewster on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and is a member of the teaching faculty and President of the Training Board of the Boston Jung Institute, where he has taught courses on Jung’s life and work, Celtic mythology and alchemy...More

    At the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans, MA, Dr. Skea co-leads an ongoing Caregiver’s Group and a men’s group. Jung is best known for his work on psychological types, complexes, and the spiritual search for meaning and purpose, which often occurs after a mid-life crisis. As a Jungian analyst, Dr. Skea works with clients’ dreams, journaling and art work in relation to life challenges such as retirement or divorce. In his practice, he maintains a sliding fee scale, and offers a free initial evaluation session

    Before 2004, Brian lived and practiced in the Pittsburgh area as a psychologist and Jungian analyst. He was a faculty member in the Pittsburgh Seminar of the I-RSJA from 1995 to 2004, and served as Coordinator of Training for 6 years. Brian was a founding member and past president of the Pittsburgh Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He has presented papers on trauma and dissociation, and has published several book reviews and papers in this field, including “Jung, Spielrein and Nash, Three Beautiful Minds” in Terror, Violence and the Impulse to Destroy, ed. John Beebe (2003) Daimon Verlag, and  “Sabina Spielrein: Out from the Shadow of Jung and Freud,” JAP, 2006, Vol 51, 527-552.

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    Jody Wainer, MA, MSSA

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    Jody Wainer is a Jungian analyst and a licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio, receiving her licensure in 1986 by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. She was awarded her diploma in Analytical Psychology by the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 2003...More

    In 1978, Jody completed the three-year post-graduate Training Program at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, where she also completed their Intimate Systems Training. She holds a Master of Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University (1978) and a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of California - San Francisco (1970). Her Bachelor of Science is in Education, Speech, Hearing and Language Therapy from Ohio State University (1969).

    Jody has been in private practice since 1996. She has served as a faculty member for the Pittsburgh Seminar of the I-RSJA, and is an Associate Member of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts. Within the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she serves as the chair of a Review Committee and is a member of the Admissions Committee. Her analytic thesis was entitled The Braided Candle: The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life As Understood Through a Jungian Psychological Lens and Their Implications for Practice. She enjoys presenting and teaching in the area of folk tales. She is currently facilitating a Dream Group through Jung Cleveland. She has maintained an interest in increasing the visibility and understanding of Jungian thought and the support it can offer to daily life.

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    Randi Nathenson, LISW-S, Jungian Diplomate

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    Randi is a Jungian Analyst and has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University’s school of social work. Randi trained in Pittsburgh to complete her diploma in Jungian Psychology. Randi has a private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. ..More

    Randi is a member of IRSJA, IAAP, and serves on the board of Jung Cleveland. Her analytic thesis was titled “Finding your Inner Gun a Jungian Perspective on Mass Shootings and American Gun Culture.” She holds an interest in dreams and other symbolic material, aggression and rage, Kabbalah, and feminism. She has presented this material and is teaching about Jungian theory and concepts in Cleveland.

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The general function of our dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium.
C.G. Jung, Man and His Symbols
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Seminar & Training

The Pittsburgh Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) Training Program

The Pittsburgh Seminar of the IRSJA, a local training center for the training of Jungian analysts, has been in existence at its present site since 1980, and in the Jungian tradition, has graduated analysts from a variety of backgrounds. It follows the general training tenets of the IRSJA but has specific requirements of its own, some of which are outlined below.

Our specific philosophy of training and vision of becoming a Jungian analyst requires the attainment of a high level of clinical competence, of intellectual and personal development, an ethical sensitivity, and the capacity to work symbolically in depth. Our Seminar believes in the fundamental importance of the personal analysis as the basis for all analytic learning; second, the importance of a sound and broad curriculum, grounded in Jung’s Collected Works and amplified by archetypal material including world religions, philosophy, mythology, folklore, and a general sense of the symbolic life and relationship to the objective psyche and its numinosity; and in addition, an exposure to the wide range of post-Jungian ideas as they impact the theoretical foundations of Jungian psychology. The Seminar focuses on helping candidates to integrate this material and to find their own personal style of doing analysis, under careful supervision, which is required from the first year of training.

Perhaps most importantly, we encourage the development of individual, creative thought based on this tradition, as well as the importance of the personal integration of all of the above aspects of training.

While a main focus of the program is the assimilation of the Jungian heritage and tradition, candidates will also be expected to have a working knowledge of the developments in the broader psychoanalytic field in relationship to a varied appreciation of the history of ideas. Our focus beyond the general requirements is to tailor a program to the candidates’ individual needs, and in order to do so, it at times is necessary to require specific other work to complement what might be missing in a particular candidate’s professional background.

We reserve the right to hold a candidate in any phase of training until his/her training is judged to be adequate. As per the IRSJA guidelines, we expect that our candidates will be prepared to meet the requirements of the laws of practice in their place of residence at the point of their graduation.

Stanton Marlan is the current Coordinator of Training for the Pittsburgh Seminar, and all of of our members participate on the training faculty. For information about Training, contact Stanton Marlan.

Didactic Training 2018-2019

  • Course Title:
    Psychoanalytic Approaches to Depression
    Instructor:
    Thomas Janoski
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Gender Dysphoria: On Symptoms and Psychic Epidemics
    Instructor:
    Lisa Marchiano
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Jung's Complex Theory
    Instructor:
    Randi Nathenson
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Origin and History of Depth Psychology
    Instructor:
    Paul Kugler
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    The Red Book, Fantasies, and Active Imagination/Clinical Practice: Ways of Imagining
    Instructor:
    Leticia Capriotti
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Living in the End Times/Countertransference and Attachment
    Instructor:
    Jon Mills
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Jung's Analysis of America and Americans
    Instructor:
    Brian Skea
    Hours:
    5
  • Course Title:
    Seminal Texts: Vol. 7 of the Collected Works
    Instructor:
    John White
    Hours:
    8
  • Course Title:
    Animal Presences in Nature and Dream
    Instructor:
    Stanton Marlan
    Hours:
    8
  • Course Title:
    Transference and Countertransference
    Instructor:
    Sandy Miller
    Hours:
    8
  • Course Title:
    From Freud to Jung: Jung's Development of the Notion of the Unconscious
    Instructor:
    John White
    Hours:
    8
  • Course Title:
    Interpretation of Fairy Tales II
    Instructor:
    Jan Marlan
    Hours:
    8
Course Title Instructor Hours
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Depression Thomas Janoski 5
Gender Dysphoria: On Symptoms and Psychic Epidemics Lisa Marchiano 5
Jung's Complex Theory Randi Nathenson 5
Origin and History of Depth Psychology Paul Kugler 5
The Red Book, Fantasies, and Active Imagination/Clinical Practice: Ways of Imagining Leticia Capriotti 5
Living in the End Times/Countertransference and Attachment Jon Mills 5
Jung's Analysis of America and Americans Brian Skea 5
Seminal Texts: Vol. 7 of the Collected Works John White 8
Animal Presences in Nature and Dream Stanton Marlan 8
Transference and Countertransference Sandy Miller 8
From Freud to Jung: Jung's Development of the Notion of the Unconscious John White 8
Interpretation of Fairy Tales II Jan Marlan 8
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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
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Find an Analyst

Certified Jungian analysts are members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and are trained in their recognized Institutes in the USA and internationally. Certified analysts can be found at IAAP and individual institute websites.

The Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts is an association of professional analysts and an official society of the IAAP. The Pittsburgh Seminar is an official local training seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). Many of our members participate in and are training analysts for the Pittsburgh Seminar of IRSJA and are available for personal analysis, supervision and other professional activities. For convenience, our members contact information is as follows:

  • Stanton Marlan, Ph.D., ABPP, LP
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    5400 Hobart Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    412-889-8654 Email
  • Jan D. Marlan, Ph.D
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    242 South Highland Avenue Suite 202 Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-951-2342 Email
  • Dianne Braden, MA, LICDC
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    34305 Solon Road, #55 Solon, OH 44139
    440-349-0544 Email
  • Vocata George, Ph.D.
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    187 Seminary Street Berea, OH 44017-1962
    (440) 243-6875 Email
  • Paul Kugler, Ph.D.
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    92 North Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052-1747
    716-655-3378 Email
  • John R. White, Ph.D., LPC
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    1112 South Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    866 372 5912 Email
  • Laura Chapman, MA, LSW
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    2026 Murray Hill Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106
    216 659 1571 Email
  • Sandra E. Miller, M.P.I.A., Ph.D.
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    6301 Forbes Avenue, #210 Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1733
    412-521-5419 Email
  • Brian R. Skea, Ph.D.
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    115 Bog Pond Road Brewster, MA 02631
    508-896-5430 Email
  • Jody Wainer, MA, MSSA
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    3601 South Green Road Beachwood, OH 44122
    216-464-6705 Email
  • Randi Nathenson, LISW-S, Jungian Diplomate
    Certified Jungian Analyst
    5564 Wilson Mills HIghland Heights, OH 44143
    440 473 9679 Email
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Only a few individuals succeed in throwing off mythology in a time of certain intellectual supremacy - the mas never frees itself.
C.G. Jung, Psychology of the Unconscious
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Events

Preparing for a New Year of Jungian Training

The C. G. Jung Analytic Training Program of Pittsburgh is preparing for a new academic year, which will begin in October, 2018. Besides the resident Pittsburgh faculty, the Pittsburgh training program will host seven psychoanalysts, each presenting on a different theme related to Jungian psychoanalysis. Among the guest faculty this coming year will be well-known psychoanalyst, author and editor Dr. Jon Mills. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the C. G. Jung Analytic Training Program of Pittsburgh, please contact John White: email me.

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The dream arises from a part of the mind unknown to us, but none the less important, and is concerned with the desires for the approaching day.
C.G. Jung, Psychology of the Unconscious
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Contact Us

For more information about analytic training,

Stanton Marlan, Ph.D., President

For more information about membership or general inquiries,

Jan D. Marlan. Ph.D.

Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts
5400 Hobart Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217