Faculty of The New School for Analytical Psychology
Directors / Faculty
Ladson Hinton is a member of the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern California, the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and a founding member of the New School for Analytical Psychology in Seattle. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and practices, consults, and teaches in Seattle. In 2009 he received an Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalytic Education from the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. His paper, “Temporality and the Torments of Time,” was a finalist for the Gradiva Award in 2016. During 2017, Routledge published Temporality and Shame: Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives, co-edited with Hessel Willemsen, which is a finalist for the book prize of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis for books published in 2017. Some of his core interests are the dimensions of shame and temporality, time and ethics, and the nature of our ongoing cultural crisis.
Robin McCoy Brooks (USA) is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical consultant in private practice in Seattle Washington, USA. She is a founding member of the New School for Analytical Psychology, active analyst member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She is a nationally certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry. Robin participated in the creative direction and filming of the documentary “Climb for Life,” a film demonstrating how individuals living with HIV/AIDS may pursue what they love (in this case mountaineering) by engaging the obstacles of chronic illness. Further, she is the recipient of the Neil Passariello Award (from the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama) for her innovative group practice with persons living with HIV/AIDS during the early years of the plague. Her published works usually incorporate philosophical, psychoanalytic, biological and political perspectives into the enigma of being human. Robin is also a wife, parent, aunt, Godparent, artist, sister, deck hand, pet steward, mountaineer and artist.
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Sharon R. Green, LICSW, is a member of the IAAP and a founding member of the New School for Analytical Psychology in Seattle. Sharon earned her B.A. degree in Modern Dance and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Before this, Sharon was an avant-garde film artist whose work has been recognized by the National Institute for the Arts, as well as a professional photographer and filmmaker. Sharon’s psychoanalytic practice is informed by her engagement with the arts and her life experiences working with individuals with severe mental illness, chronic and life-threatening medical conditions, the frail elderly and persons with HIV/AIDS. In addition to her training as a Jungian analyst, Sharon has a certificate in British Object Relations psychotherapy and is a founding member of the Lacan Study Group in Seattle. Sharon has a private practice of psychoanalysis and clinical consultation in downtown Seattle. Current interests include philosophy and ethics, sexuation and sexual difference, and the impact of political/historical crises on the practice of psychoanalysis.
Hessel Willemsen is a Jungian psychoanalyst who received a Master of Science degree from Delft University of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from Leiden University. He went on to train with the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP, London) where he now is a training analyst. Hessel practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in London, UK, and also works as a clinical psychologist with children who may not live with their parents, and children who are subjected to emotional abuse in contact dispute cases. The significant levels of deprivation he encountered has made him conscious of a need to understand the bodily experience of affect and how, in turn, deprived states of mind cause unbearable shame and limited ability to live life more fully. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
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Office address: 21 A St Thomas’s Road, London N4 2QH, United Kingdom
Tony Stanton M.D. is an adult and child psychiatrist who has devoted the greater part of his career to directing and consulting with community mental health programs for adults, children, and adolescents. These have included inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential programs and programs for the developmentally disabled. He completed his training in Child Psychiatry at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute (UCSF) where he continued to serve as a member of the clinical staff (supervising residents and fellows in child psychiatry) until he moved to Washington State in 1989. He is board certified in adult and child psychiatry. He is particularly interested in the study of developmental neurobiology and the importance of the arts in the maintenance of human integrity.
Kenneth Kimmel, Jungian psychoanalyst, writer, teacher and consultant, has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Seattle since 1984. He is a founding member of The New School for Analytical Psychology while retaining membership in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has engaged in a lifelong study of dreams, having worked clinically with over thirty thousand dreams. During analytic training and beyond, Ken was past chair of the InterInstitute Committee of Seattle which provided a receptive space for candidates and analysts of the various analytic schools to share in both the diversity and common ground inherent to our evolving ideas. Kenneth has taught and lectured throughout the US and internationally, and is author of Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism (Fisher King Press, 2011). Most recently he presented a paper at the 2016 Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, in Kyoto, Japan, entitled, “Shatter, Emptiness and Divine Indwelling Presence: Beyond the ‘essentialism’ of Plato’s Anima Mundi,”. In 2017, he presented a paper in New York at The Journal of Analytical Psychology XIV International Conference on Dissociation: Trauma and the Self, entitled, “Clemency on the way to the gallows: death, dreams and dissociation.” For the past twenty years the study of Kabbalah has been of central concern. His ongoing interests lie in the intersections and gaps between inter-analytical perspectives, post-modern philosophy, theology and mystical traditions.
Michael passed away in April of 2016. He left us all with a rich collection of his distinguished works to share with the world. Below is his personal statement, in his own words.
I was lucky to be an undergraduate at the University of Sydney during the 60s when it was thought that works of literature were best studied as phenomena in their own right and not as authored products of history or culture. This stance allowed the text to speak for itself and so facilitated the emergence of the polysemic nature of the work as a whole. This reading method was the unwitting origin of the contextual rather than foundational approach that I now take towards understanding the ‘texts’ of my analysands.
In the inner city hospital in which I did my medical training I began to see the value of being simultaneously present to and outside of the dramas in which my patients and I were immersed. During my psychiatric training this gradually evolved into a rudimentary form of phenomenologically oriented psychotherapy.
When I came to Stanford University Medical School for post psychiatric residency training I was introduced to British Object Relations, to a more contemporary view of Freud than I had received in Medical School, and to Analytical Psychology. As I studied Jung’s work more closely I realized it was an object relations theory with the addition of the postulate of a largely unconscious change agent ‘the Self’. This phenomenon was to me ‘the second therapist in the room’, the manifestation of which has saved the day for me on many occasions.
Alexander Hinton is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including, most recently, Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer (Duke, 2016). The companion volume, The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia, was published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2018. In recognition of his research and scholarship, the American Anthropological Association selected Professor Hinton as the recipient of the 2009 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology “for his groundbreaking 2005 ethnography Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide, for path-breaking work in the anthropology of genocide, and for developing a distinctively anthropological approach to genocide.”
Professor Hinton was listed as one of “Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide” and is a past President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2011-13). Professor Hinton has received fellowships from a range of institutions and, from 2011-12, was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Most recently, Professor Hinton was a convener of the international “Rethinking Peace Studies” (2014-16) and “Critical Transitional Justice” (2017-2019) initiatives and, in March 2016, served as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. He has been invited to speak on six continents across the globe. Webpage
Dr. Betsy Cohen is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and has a full time private practice is in Albany, California. She is the author of the bestseller, The Snow White Syndrome: All About Envy (Macmillan Publishing, 1986), which has been published in six languages. She is the author of “The Intimate Self-Disclosure” (2004), “The Trace of the Face of God: Emmanuel Levinas and Depth Psychotherapy” (2008),“Jung’s Answer to Jews” (2012), “Dr. Jung and His Patients” (2015), and “The Flexible Frame: Holding the patient in mind” (2017) published in Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. She recently presented a paper, “The Skinless Analyst.” Also, “Tangled Up in Blue: A Revision of Complex Theory,” in How and Why We Still Read Jung(2013). Her current interests include Plato and the Song of Songs, welcoming love into analysis. She enjoys dialogue about clinical work, teaching and consultation, all regarding our humanity with our patients. Please contact me if you would like to read any of my papers at Betsy Cohen, LCSW, Ph.D. 510-527-1131.
Elizabeth Sikes, PhD, LMHC, is a practicing psychotherapist in Seattle and co-leader of Seattle University’s EcoSangha Zen meditation group. She earned her doctorate in philosophy from DePaul University after studying in Tübingen, Germany for four years on an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Scholar Fellowship. In Tübingen she immersed herself in the mad brilliance of German poet and philosopher, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Greek tragedy, which combined studies in philosophy, artistic and poetic practice, and psychoanalysis. She was an adjunct professor for thirteen years at Seattle University, during which time she also earned an MA from their program in Existential-Phenomenological psychology. Elizabeth has a long-abiding interest in the conditions of human life, value, and meaning, and how they affect us personally and in our relationships with others, culture and the rest of the natural world. Elizabeth’s office is located at 506 2nd Ave, suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98104. Her email address is email@example.com. To read more about her practice, writings, and public presentations, please refer to her website at www.interconnectedcounseling.com
Eric Severson, PhD, is a philosopher specializing in the work of Emmanuel Levinas. He is author of the books Levinas’s Philosophy of Time (Duquesne University Press, 2013) and Scandalous Obligation (Beacon Hill Press, 2011). In recent years, Severson has taken an interest in the relationship between philosophy and psychology, writing several articles and chaptersa exploring these intersections. He is co-editor of several books in this field, including The Ethical Turn (Routledge, 2016), In the Wake of Trauma (Duquesne University Press, 2016) and Memories and Monsters (Routledge, 2018). Eric lives in Kenmore, Washington with his wife Misha and their three children, and teaches philosophy at Seattle University. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey L. Eaton, MA is a graduate and faculty member of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a member of the IPA. An aspiring writer, he received the Frances Tustin Memorial Lecture Prize in 2006 and has been the Beta Rank Memorial Lecturer at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, the Margaret Jarvie Memorial Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and a guest lecturer at the Tavistock Center London. He has also been a frequent guest speaker at the International Frances Tustin Trust meetings as well as at International Bion meetings. In 2017 he was the International Guest Lecturer of the Australian Psychoanalytic Society in Melbourne. Eaton currently provides psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to children and adults and consultation to therapists and analysts around the world. He is also Senior Consulting Child Psychotherapist for the Gunawirra Foundation in Sydney. He was a founder of The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic, a project of The Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. He is the author of A Fruitful Harvest: Essays after Bion, and several chapters in edited collections. Information about his writing and practice can be found at www.jleaton.com and at his Amazon author page.
Lane A Gerber, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a graduate of the University of Chicago Interdisciplinary Committee on Human Development and the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis. I maintain a clinical practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I am an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Seattle University and also Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Health Science Center. l founded the Mental Health Section in the Refugee (now International Clinic) at Harborview Hospital, and also am a founder of the Psychotherapy Co-operative, a low fee clinic for individuals wanting long term psychotherapy. I’ve always been interested in the historical, social/political and environmental contexts into which we were thrown and into which we live out our lives. Where do I come from, and what does it all mean have been my preoccupations from earliest times on.
Lisa J. Whitsitt, MA , LMHC, CP, has a private psychotherapy practice in Seattle. She obtained her Master’s degree in psychology from Antioch University in 2003. Lisa has worked as a professional photographer, an art teacher in a teen residential setting and a bookseller. In 2001, Lisa’s graduate studies took her to an internship in Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy and Sociometry at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington DC. She became a Certified Practitioner in 2006. This training brought her into the world of people who were marginalized, grievously mentally ill and imprisoned. Her learning there continues to inform the way she thinks about power structures, “racial” identity, and cultural inheritance. Her life experiences have taught her the fundamental importance of creativity in the role of healing and finding one’s humanity in the face of adversity. She is psychoanalytically oriented, continues to study Lacan and Laplanche and is a working artist. Lisa can be contacted at 206-226-0999. Her office is located at 600 N. 36th St., Suite 426, Seattle, WA 98103.
I have had the good fortune to train in various localities and specialties in North America and Britain (London). I trained as a child psychiatrist before entering psychoanalytic training in Seattle in the 80s. And then had the opportunity to study at the British Psychoanalytic Society for 8 years, returning in 1992, to help found the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, a British Object Related Institute. I have responsibilities as a Training and Supervising Analyst at the NPSI, the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.
My thinking has evolved in the last 25 years: ranging from a contemporary Kleinian to a Bionian and now post-Bionian perspective. My writing efforts date back to my days in London, but most currently I have a book The Wisdom of Lived Experience (Karnac, 2016) which emphasizes the deep value of embodied, lived experience that embraces intuition, over the often more valued intellectual approaches to experience. A second book, triggered by the 2016 election and nearing completion (likely to be published in 2019 by Routledge) tries to bring to attention how the mechanisms of splitting and projection fracture the thinking mind, inflame the passions and incite invective rather than discourse. The book suggests that rescue for the beleaguered mind resides in the capacities of spacious, reflective thought and the capacities to appreciate the vulnerability of the human psyche. As well, having transcendent ideals such as truth and beauty as guardrails aids in this whole process.
Mylor E. Treneer, M.A. Education, is currently a Union Training Coordinator, with a 40 year career in labor relations and a life long interest in anthropology, philosophy and social justice. He writes on these topics at selfstates.com. A former local union president and union business agent, the labor movement has been a source of “long circuits” for Mylor. He is still a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and has been fortunate in his life to have also been a member of the United Steelworkers, the U.F.C.W. and the NEA. United we bargain, divided we beg.
Nicole is a medical anthropologist and clinical social worker with over 10 years of teaching experience. She has served as a college instructor at the University of Washington (Seattle and Bothell) and as a part-time instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. She is also currently the co-editor of a peer-reviewed journal, Anthropology of Consciousness.
She is also a published author. In 2015 her doctoral dissertation was released as a book entitled, Walls of Indifference: Immigration and the Militarization of the U.S. – Mexico Border. Her research examined the social and psychological effects of militarization among borderland communities in Arizona and analyzed the effects of institutionalized discrimination (e.g. racial profiling, incarceration, and its link to historical trauma). Nicole has also collaborated on an assortment of research projects which have resulted in peer-reviewed published academic papers.