About Robin McCoy Brooks, MA, LMHC, TEP
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.
Book Chapters (peer reviewed)
2019 (forthcoming), A critique of C. G. Jung’s philosophical basis for self-hood: Theory vexed by an incorporeal ontology. In J. Mills (Ed), Philosophizing Jung. Routledge.
2016, “The intergenerational transmission of the catastrophic effects of Real world history expressed through the analytic subject,” Ethics of Evil: Psychoanalytic Investigations. Eds. Ronald C. Naso & Jon Mills, New York: Karnac Books.
2014, “Accounting for the Material Reality in the Analytic Subject,” In The Behavioral Sciences in Dialogue with the Theory and Practice of Analytical psychology. Ed. Lucy Huskinson. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI AG.
Articles (in peer-reviewed journals)
2018, Self as political Possibility: subversive neighbor love and transcendental agency amidst collective blindness. International Journal of Jungian Studies. 10, 48-75.
2018, Collective shadows on the sociodrama stage. International Journal of Jungian Studies 10(2), 48-75.
2013, “Accounting for Material Reality in the Analytic Subject.” Behavior Sciences, 3(4) 619-633.
2012, “The ethical dimensions of life and analytic work through a Levinasian lens,” International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5, (1) 88-91.
2011, “Un-thought out metaphysics in analytical psychology: a critique of Jung’s epistemological basis for psychic reality,” Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56 (4) 492-513.
Journal and Book Reviews
2014, Spring 91: Woman’s Voices, Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism. Kimmel, Kenneth, (2011), Carmel: CA: Fisher King Press.
2014, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 58 (4). 578-581, Waintrater, Régine, “Intersubjectivity and French Psychoanalysis: A Misunderstanding?” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, (2013), 13 (4) 295-302.
2012, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 57, 559-562, Frosh, Stephen, “The relational ethics of conflict and identity.” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, (2011), 16 (3) 308-324.
2011, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56 (4) 566-568, Lear, Jonathan, “Technique and final cause in psychoanalysis: Four ways of looking at one moment.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, (2009), 90, Part 6 1299-1317.
Unpublished Manuscripts, essays, conference presentations and other:
2015, October 24, “A Political Notion of Psychoanalysis,” Panel presentation with the New School for Analytical Psychology, Seattle, WA
2013, October 6, “ADHD on the COUCH,” Conference panel presentation, Psychology & the Other, Cambridge, MA.
2013, “Moving towards a materialistic account of female subjectivity,” Invitational essay presented through the IASJ online discussion group (sponsored by the International Journal for Jungian Studies) on the topic of “What is feminism about in Jungian Parlance.”
2009, “An Interpretation of Carl Jung’s Use of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics,” Unpublished peer-reviewed manuscript.
2005, “Dream work within the contemporary psychoanalytic group context.” Paper presentation at the Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network, Seattle, WA.
2003, Between Life and Death: Community within the ritual of mountaineering,” Paper presentation, 61st ASGPP Annual Conference, with Greg Fowler and Aaron Hornstein, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 15- 19.
2003, June, “Climb for Life,” a documentary released for public broadcasting demonstrating how individuals living with HIV/AIDS can overcome some of the cultural/ physical/psychological obstacles of living with HIVdisease in the pursuit of mountaineering. Participated in climbing expeditions, creative direction and filming with Greg Fowler and Christopher Carloss.
1998, “Changing Patterns/Changing Lives: An evolving model of healing with HIV disease and other chronic illnesses,” Paper presentation with Lusijah Marx at the 56th Annual Meeting, American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, San Francisco, CA.
1996, “Building Community for HIV positive women,” Presentation with Lusijah Marx, Center for Integrative Medicine, Government Camp, Oregon.
1996, Building Community embedded with multiple grief and Loss,” Presentation with Lusijah Marx, Center for Integrative Medicine, Breitenbush, Oregon.
1995, “Living Fully with HIV Disease and Other Chronic Illnesses,” Presented with Lusijah Marx, 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, Washington DC: Neil Passariello Award Recipients with Lusijah Marx.
Seminar: March 18, 2017, “Existential and Clinical Implications”, with Elizabeth Sikes PhD. with the New School for Analytical Psychology seminar series titled Ominous Transitions: Ongoing Reflections on Finding our Ethical Bearings in Today’s World.
Paper Presentation: April 8, 2017, “Subject as political possibility: One community’s revolutionary response to the impossible demand of our neighbor,” with Lusijah Marx PsyD at the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study Forum Conference on Theory and Practice, Seattle, WA.
Conference Presentation: July 28, 2017, “Collective Shadows on the Sociodramatic Stage” with Siyat Ulon, MD, at the International Association for Jungian Studies “The Specter of the Other in Jungian Psychology” Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
Paper Presentation: October 20, 2017, “Can psychoanalysis become a subversive enterprise again? Contemplating the radical actions of the Apostle Paul via the secular readings of Jung, Badiou and Heidegger” at the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysis (IRSJA), Invitation-Only Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Seminar four-part Series: Spring 2018, “Termination” for the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SPSI) Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Seattle, WA.
Seminar four-part Series: Fall 2018, “A Seminar on Transference through the lens of Jean Laplanche” sponsored by the Northwest Alliance for Analytic Studies, Seattle, WA