The C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is an organization that has been in existence since 1976. We have as one of our central goals the promotion and continuation of research in the field of Analytical psychology.
Board of Directors
Christine M. Chao, Ph.D.is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained her doctoral degree in 1981 from the University of Denver. She is a 2012 graduate of the IRSJA. Dr. Chao is currently in private practice. She is a past clinical director and interim executive director of the Asian Pacific Center for Human Development, where she continues to consult and provides clinical supervision. She is also an adjunct clinical supervisor at the University of Denver and has taught at the Iliff School of Theology. Dr. Chao has conducted numerous workshops on cultural diversity and Asian mental health. Her interests include identity formation, the significance and function of ancestral altars in a variety of cultures around the world, and how Jungian work can help open up “seats at the welcome table” for people from widely diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Dr. Margaret Dozier is a Jungian analysis who has been practicing in Alabama since obtaining her analytic degree in 2001. She is currently in the process of relocating to Colorado and hopes to make a home in Denver over the next few months. Margaret is a diplomate of the C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich. She is on the faculty of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar, and is a member of the International Association of Analytic Psychologists (IAAP) as well as of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). In her capacity as a Jungian Analyst, Margaret has lectured in Switzerland, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas and Colorado. Prior to completing her psychoanalytic degree, Margaret obtained her M. D. degree at USA College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. She completed her psychiatric internship and residency at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, New York. Her interests include Jungian Fundamentals, mythology, and alchemy. Her diploma thesis, "A Candle for Medusa," explores the myth of the Gorgon from a more feminist perspective.
Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D. (Vice President)
Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and holds a PhD in analytical psychology from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. Dr. Kuisle has on-going groups on dreams and fairy tales. She teaches at the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado in Denver and is on the staff of the Jung Conference on Spirituality and Psychology in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. She is also an adjunct faculty member for Regis University, teaching in the Masters in Counseling Program.
Paula MacKinnon, M.A. (Director of Admissions)
Paula MacKinnon is a Jungian Analyst residing in Boulder , Colorado and is a Board member of the C.G.Jung Institute of Colorado. She initially trained as a family therapist and was in private practice in Burlington, Vermont for 10 years. Subsequently Paula moved to Zurich where she trained at the C.G.Jung Institute in Kusnacht. After graduation in 1998 she continued to live in Zurich and held a practice there for four more years. She then moved 'home' to Nova Scotia where she again had a private practice for five years. In 2007, Paula and her husband moved to Boulder to be closer to two of her children, and now she has a private practice in Boulder. Paula is married, has three children, their respective spouses and six grandchildren.
Lara Newton, M.A. (Director of Training)
Lara is a senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. She is Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and president of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado. Lara was introduced to Jungian psychology in 1974 while still an undergraduate English Literature student, and she went on to get a masters in literature before studying at the Jung Institute in Zurich (1980). She then returned to the states, completed a masters degree in psychology and resumed her formal Jungian training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She graduated from that program in 1993.
Lara has a passion for deep introspective study of archetypal material in our world. Over the past several years, her main focus of study and teaching has been centered on Jung's work with alchemy. She is also interested in Celtic Mythology, female alchemists (particularly Maria Prophetissa), and fairy tales from all cultures. She has published one book, BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship, and several articles, and has presented lectures and workshops locally and internationally.
I trained in Zurich in the early 1970's where I had the great good fortune to study with such analysts as Marie-Louse von Franz, Barbara Hannah and Arnie Mindell. Since that time my interests have focused on Alchemy, dream work, and active imagination. Moving to Denver in 1976 I co-founded the C.G. Jung Education and Research Institute which has morphed over the years into the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. I have watched our community grow from three analysts to almost twenty. As the current President of the Institute I hope to observe our continued growth both in numbers and diversity.
I am a Senior Analyst member of the Interregional Society of Jungian Analsyts, a member of The International Association of Analytical Psychology and an Adjunct Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I have written four books, including Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, The Wedding of Sophia, and The Practice of Ally Work. In addition I have published several articles on Kabbalah and Alchemy. I am at the moment enjoying the delight of my three grandchildren as I ponder the prospect of growing old and the relationship of aging to individuation.
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I am a senior classical Jungian Analyst, having trained in Denver and graduated from the IRSJA in April 2004. I am currently on the Board of the C G Jung Institute in Denver. I am also a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor; I have had a private practice in Gunnison, CO since 1987. In addition, I manage a small family ranch in Gunnison County, which my family has had since I was a child. I have beef and dairy cows, chickens, an organic garden, a hay field and a team of draft horses: a busy and meaningful life.
My Jungian thesis was on the confluence of Jungian work and Buddhism, and those continue to be some of my central interests. I am also interested in sustainable living, religious studies, literature, mythology, and quantum mechanics.
John Todd, Ph.D., LP.C (Secretary)
John Todd is a Jungian Analyst based in Evergreen, Colorado. He received his doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a graduate and member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, in addition to the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. 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 entering into private practice. In 2006 he relocated to Evergreen with his wife and two children where he established his current practice.
Glen Carlson is a Senior Jungian Analyst in Denver, Colorado. He received an MA in English from San Francisco State and received his analytic diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland in 1977.
Prior to his work as a therapist, Glen was a music teacher in Northern California, teaching Guitar and composition. In addition, Glen is a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Asia where he “flew the hump” (Gasoline tanker flights from India to China over the Himalayas) and was a radio man on a B-29 crew. Glen’s varied life experiences served to inform his work later in Analytical Psychology.
In 1971, Glen and his wife Jean departed their home in northern California and traveled to Europe where they met up with an old friend who was studying in Zürich on a sabbatical. It was here that Glen discovered his life’s work, Jungian Psychology. He and Jean remained in Zürich for the next 6 years. While at the Institute, Glen worked and studied with Arnold Mindell, Barbra Hannah and Marie Louise Von Franz, among others.
Glen and Jean returned to California after his graduation, and they moved to Denver, Colorado shortly after, in 1980, to begin their practices.
Glen joined the CG Jung Institute of Colorado in that year and was an active member for many years, serving as President until his retirement. Glen retired from practice in 2002.
During his years as a Jungian Analyst, Glen’s work focused on individual analysis, as well as teaching and lecturing in Colorado.
My life began in the wild and beautiful upper peninsula of Michigan. One of 7 children, we had enormous freedom to wander the fields and deep woods around our town, being required only to be home when the church bell rang.
Later when my family moved down to Gross Point, a suburb of Detroit all that changed, and my three brothers and I struggled to become civilized.
At age 21 and influenced by an older friend from NY, I was seized by a desire to live in Greenwich Village and find a job writing. In spite of my parents pleading, I headed east, stumbled into a job copywriting, and found a place in the Village. My brother Martin was enrolled in Columbia Law and this helped satisfy my parents concerns.
Several years later I married and we had three children: Sarah, Ernie and Liz Stires.
My restless young husband moved us first to Washington state and later to San Francisco and then across the bay to Mill valley, after which he took himself back east and we were divorced.
Seeking to restore my life, I opened an art gallery in Mill Valley with 2 friends. We held Saturday night events and one of these was a group called The New Albion Trio in which Glen Carlson was a member. We struck up a friendship and a year later we married. In time his son Minor Carlson came to live with us.
In 1970, a friend in training at the San Francisco Jung Institute introduced us to the work of C.G. Jung. When he went on a grant to Zurich, his letters kept saying “this is your kind of place, you should come here”. How to do it? One night the way forward came to me and we began planning. We arrived in Zurich March 1971 and subsequently Glen was accepted into training.
I had no advanced degree, but took nearly every class offered and loved it; at the same time I completed a BA through an external program from Skidmore College in New York. In 1977 Glen graduated and we returned to Mill Valley where I applied and was accepted into a Masters program at Sonoma State University for which Dr. James Hillman was a visiting professor. I wrote my thesis on the Archetype of the Outsider.
In 1980 we pulled up stakes and came to join the newly formed Jung Institute of Colorado, and I applied to the IRSJA and was accepted for training. My thesis was entitled “The Female Hero on the American Landscape.”
In 1984 I graduated from Jungian training and later served on the admissions committee for 4 years. Additionally, I served for many years on the board of the newly founded Jung Institute here in Colorado. It has been an interesting life.