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Conference Director

David Solem MSW, MAPC, MA, LCSW
Jungian Analyst NMSJA, IRSJA

David is currently in fulltime private practice as a Jungian analyst in Santa Fe, NM where he lives with his partner Dan Clark and their canine companions Tito and Presto. David and Dan own the Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe. He is on the teaching faculties of both the Santa Fe Seminar and the Memphis-Atlanta Seminar for IRSJA. He is the Nominating Committee Chair for IRSJA and serves on the training committee for the Santa Fe Seminar of NMSJA. Since graduating from IRSJA in 2015, David presented a paper for CNASJA , “The Scapegoat Complex in Hansel and Gretel” in September, 2015 and also for The C.G. Jung Center of New York, “Befriending, Not Becoming, the Dragon,” in March, 2016. In October of 2016, David presented a paper in Charlotte, NC, “Genders as Theater: The Dionysian Dismemberment of the Culturally Normative Narrative.” David is the new director of the C.G. Jung Conference on Psychology and Spirituality.

David holds M.S.W. in clinical social work , M.A. in Pastoral Counseling, and M.A. in Spirituality degrees from Loyola University Chicago where he held a staff position as university organist and director of liturgy and a faculty position teaching choral arts and applied organ. Previous to becoming a clinician, David’s career was in music. He holds M.M. and B.M. degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied organ, harpsichord, and piano. His teachers include Lillian Freundlich, Leon Fleisher, Shirley Matthews, and Peggy Haas Howell. David has 36 years of experience in music and has held music director positions over the years in six different states. David continues to be active in his music career in Santa Fe. He is currently the assistant organist for First Presbyterian Church and plays harpsichord and organ for the Santa Fe Pro Musica orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble.