San Antonio Office: 210-732-5000
Mary Ley is a graduate of the IRSJA. She is a senior training analyst and past-president of the Texas Seminar of the IRSJA. Mary speaks Spanish and has traveled widely in the Americas, Europe and Egypt. She is a writer and painter, a prolific collector of folk art, and has a deep appreciation of the relationship, and healing function, of dreams, the archetypes, and all the arts. Mary lives in Austin, Texas, where she has served on the City of Austin Environmental Board and the Planning Commission. While she has retired from private practice as a Jungian Analyst she remains active as a senior training analyst with the Texas Seminar.
Rockwall Office: 972-722-1104
St. Augustine, Florida Office: 904-607-8899
As a Captain in the U.S. Navy, Harry introduced the practice of group therapy to North America, at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. The 1961 Emmy-nominated TV docudrama, “People Need People”, starring Lee Marvin, was based on Wilmer’s book detailing this pioneering experiment, Social Psychiatry in Action. In the late 1960’s, Wilmer moved away from his Freudian training roots, to become a Jungian analyst and subsequently became professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX, where he created one of the first wards for the training of AIDS patient caregivers, as well as studied the effects of PTSD on Vietnam Veterans, assisting their recovery by listening to, and analyzing, the dreams and nightmares that haunted them. Upon retiring from the University of Texas, Wilmer founded the Institute for the Humanities at Salado, Texas, where he brought together many of the nation’s brightest educators, artists and scholars, including many Nobel Laureates, to lecture and conduct workshops. Harry published hundreds of papers and articles, and more than 15 books, many illustrated with his original drawings. We remember Harry for many things, not the least of which was his wisdom.
Austin Office: 512-477-6122
Wynette is in private analytic practice in central Austin, and in Kyle, where she lives in her country home. Active in IRSJA since 1985, she has served on Admissions, Training, and Executive Committees and as a representative to national and international Jungian organizations. Her special interest is in the origins of depressions, with collateral interest in myth, history and literature, the individual in collective life and activities of the Isis Institute of Women's Studies. A board member of the Foundation for International Jungian Training, Zurich, she acts as coordinator for its annual conferences, Civilization in Transition, focusing on individual influence on social, psychological and environmental world changes.
Joe Wakefield completed medical school at Stanford in 1968, psychiatric residency at the University of California San Francisco in 1972 and analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute San Francisco in 1976. Since 1980 he has been a member of the IRSJA and has served in several capacities including Director of Training, Chair of the Ethics Committee and Vice President. Since 1980 he has lived in Austin, Texas. While he as retired from the practice of Jungian analysis and psychotherapy he remains active as a senior training analyst in the Texas Seminar.
Jungian analyst and West Texas native, Jim was described as a cowboy with Ivy League credentials, winning a scholarship to Yale, where he majored in religion and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He subsequently received advanced degrees at Harvard and the University of California-Santa Clara before earning his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. Jim was known for his warmth, gentles, and ability to inspire others. We appreciated him deeply for his wry sense of humor and his dedication to training candidates in understanding the unconscious.
Mary Eileen Dobson 1916 - 2006
Trained as an analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Mary Eileen was a warm and wise woman who was known for her wit and for a heart that “knew no strangers.” Mary Eileen loved life and lived it fully, participating and traveling with a delegation of women for world peace. In the last 23 years of her life, she took seriously her work as a Jungian analyst. Her graduate thesis topic for the I-RSJA addressed Demeter and Persephone’s journey to the underworld. Mary Eileen remained active in the Texas Seminar of the I-RSJA until just a few years before her death and never lost interest in what was taking place in the wider Jungian world with her colleagues and good friends.
A distinguished psychologist descended from early Scottish settlers in the northern Hill Country, June graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University and went on to pursue her Masters and Doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology from the University of Texas. She joined the faculty and taught there for the next twenty years, serving as Director of Counseling Psychology Training for four of those years. Professor Gallessich was the author of many published articles and of the book "The Profession and Practice of Consultation." In 1982 she led work with the Texas Legislature to develop state guidelines for licensing psychologists. She began a second career in 1987 as a Jungian Analyst and for the next decade she maintained an analytic practice in Austin. Throughout her professional life, she was highly admired for her wisdom and valued as a mentor by many, and she was particularly a champion and role model for women.
Karen Magee was a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and served as a senior training analyst in the Texas Seminar. She was Chair of both the Inter-Regional's Ethics Committee and Membership Committee and taught ethics for Saybrook University's graduate program in Jungian Studies. Karen lectured and presented workshops locally in Houston and nationally on a variety of Jungian themes and for over 20 years, she was an instructor at the Houston Jung Center. In June 2018 the Jung Center honored Karen for her continuous teachings on ethics by naming part of the Haman Professional Series The Magee Ethics workshops, which are open to a wide variety of licensed mental health professionals. Karen's dedication to teaching ethic from an astute psychological perspective was rooted in her recognition that we are to deepen our relationship to our psychological lives.
Wordsworth's comment harkens the image and personage of Julia: "The exterior semblance doth belie the soul's immensity." The first candidate to complete training in the Texas Seminar of the IRSJA, Julia opened many students to a deep respect for the value of fairy tales, which offered her hours of fascination in her early life. Her passion for the depth material throughout the Collected Works is paid testimony by the words engraved in her headstone: "Dreams are the facts from which we must proceed."
Austin Office: 512-346-3788
With Priscilla's death the Jungian world lost an analyst possessed of a remarkable and deep understanding of the symbolic world. Priscilla earned her PhD at the University of Zurich and studied at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich, where she received her diploma in 1985. During her time in Central Texas she devoted much time to studying the rock art of Native American peoples in the Southwest. She was president of Austin Friends of Folk Art for many years and a mainstay with the Jung Society of Austin. Her interest in Rock art arose from her deep commitment to the reality of the unconscious anad her interest in whatever form it might appear in the human psyche. Retirement from her analytic practice did not lessen her devotion to the exploration of dreams; Priscilla always maintained an abiding appreciation of the unconscious. The theories of C.G. Jung, and her personal relation to the unconscious, remained the center of her life.
Nancy Dougherty is a Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Austin Texas. She received her analytic training from the C.G.Jung Institute of Chicago. She is a senior training analyst and faculty member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. She is a former Director of Training of the IRSJA. She is a faculty member of the Texas Seminar. Nancy has written and lectured widely on art and accessing creativity, spirituality, and authenticity. Along with Jacqueline West, Ph.D., Nancy has co-authored The Matrix and Meaning of Character: An Archetypal and Developmental Approach - Looking for the Wellsprings of Spirit, published in 2007 by Routledge Press. Currently, she is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytic Psychology.
Austin Office: 512-474-0506
Donna Cozort is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in Dallas, TX. She writes: "My search for meaning in the healing arts took me to the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. When I returned to the states in 1998, one of my greatest challenges was working with the traumatized combat nurse whose story is documented in my book, "PTSD and the Archetype of Job." A Diplomate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, I am a training analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Texas Seminar, where I served as Coordinator of Training for four years. I am a professional sponsor of the Jung Society of North Texas and a member of the Dallas Institute, A.G.A.P., and I.A.A.P."
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In addition to Jungian analytic training, Barbara’s experience includes grief recovery, sandplay, trauma, EMDR and addictions in her work with clients who seek to recover their balance and peace of mind. She is a nature enthusiast, music lover and quilter.
Mary Burke is a senior training analyst and teacher in the Texas Seminar, as well as the Local Training Coordinator for Texas. She also serves the IRSJA on the Admissions Committee, as well as serving as Chair of a Review Committee. Mary worked at the University of Texas Counseling Center prior to opening a private practice in 2001. She has presented lectures and workshops related to her thesis topic, "Greed: Hunger and Individuation." The provocative questions remain: what are we hungry for and how do we try to fill the void?
Carolyn Bates is a psychologist and senior training analyst. She has served as Seminar Coordinator of the Texas Seminar of the I-RSJA and on the Executive Committee of the I-RSJA. She practices Jungian analysis in Austin, Texas, where she also offers case consultation to mental health professionals and trainees. She conducts lectures and workshops across the country on the history, theoretical perspectives, and applicable methodologies of Jungian analysis to individual, institutional, cultural, and socio-political dynamics. She has been in private practice in Austin since 1991.
Michelle Halsall is a senior training analyst with the IRSJA. In private practice in Austin, Texas she works with individuals concerned with depression, panic, anxiety, transitional and/or work-related issues. She teaches and lectures in depth psychology.
The analysts of the Texas Seminar bring their diverse and rich experience to the didactic and clinical branches of the Seminar, as well as to the communities of Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, Rockwall, San Antonio, and St. Augustine, Florida. In addition to their contributions as faculty members, they offer dream groups, individual and group supervision, personal analysis, lectures, and workshops. Several are published authors, lending their unique perspectives to the literature of analytic and depth psychology.
Cheryl is a graduate of the I-RSJA and has a private practice in Rockwall, Texas, where she offers analytic psychotherapy, Jungian analysis, marriage and couples therapy, and family and group therapy.
Marga Speicher holds degrees in clinical social work (MSW), Psychology (MA), Psychoanalytic Studies (PhD) and is a graduate of the Training Program in Analytical Psychology of the C.G. Jung Institute in New York. She lives in San Antonio and has been active in national professional organizations in clinical social work & psychoanalysis and in Jungian analysis. A lover of literature and folklore, she has particular interest in symbolic understanding of images in stories, art, dreams, and experiences of everyday life, seeing such images as opening doors to the core of our humanity, individually and culturally. Marga is semi-retired and is no longer accepting new patients for psychotherapy or analysis, but remains active as a senior training analyst in the Texas Seminar.
Susan Clements Negley has a private analytic practice in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated in 2012 from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, of which she has been a member for sixteen years. Susan is a graduate of the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and had her first career as a professional chef. Her thesis, titled The Coniunctio Gastronomique, looks at the individuation process as it appears in dreams of food and feasting. She continues her studies in alchemical cooking and has a special interest in understanding one's own personal myth. She lectures and gives workshops on these topics. She also facilitates dream groups focusing on embodiment and groups which use fairy tales as active imagination.
Austin Office: 512-474-8857
Kyle Office: 512-262-1110
Jim Shultz has been a psychiatrist since 1973 and graduated as a Jungian Analyst from the I-RSJA in 1991. Jim has retired from the practice of psychiatry in Austin but continues to work as analyst/groundskeeper near Wimberley. He remains active in the Texas Seminar as a senior training analyst.