2017 Conference Presenters
Jerome Bernstein, MAPC, NCPsyA
Jerome S. Bernstein is a clinical psychologist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a graduate of the C G Jung Institute of New York (1980). Jerome has a forty year relationship with Navajo and Hopi peoples. His analytic work has been influenced by Navajo healing through his collaborative clinical work with a traditional Navajo medicine man and a Navajo cultural translator. He is the author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma and is co-editor, along with Philip Deloria, of the groundbreaking book, C G Jung and the Sioux Traditions by Vine Deloria, Jr. and Guest Editor of Spring Journal Vol. 87 (2012) “Native American Cultures and the Western Psyche: a Bridge Between, “Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership , and “Beyond the Personal: Analytical Psychology Applied to Groups and Nations,” Published in “Carl Gustave Jung: Critical Assessments: 1994, edited by Renos Popadopoulos. He is a senior training faculty at the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe and teaches and lectures internationally.
Thomas Elsner JD, MA
Thomas Elsner is a certified Jungian analyst, faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and a member of the C G Jung Study Center of Southern California. He trained as a lawyer, and then as a Jungian analyst at The Centre for Depth Psychology. In his research and teaching of Egyptian, Islamic and European alchemy he continues in the lineage of Jung and Von Franz's work. The author of numerous articles, Thomas has taught courses at Pacifica on alchemy for over seven years, as well as presenting this material in England, Ireland, Switzerland, and throughout the United States. He has a private practice in Santa Barbara and is completing a book on Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner as seen from the alchemical and depth psychological perspectives. Thomas’ credentials include: Antioch University Los Angeles (1998), California Medical Board Psychoanalyst (2005) and Certificate from the Jung Center for Depth Psychology, Zurich/Jungian Analyst (2005).
Sandra Easter, PhD
Sandra Easter has an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in the process of council, Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies, Dream Tending and therapeutic uses of puppetry. In addition to providing individual and group counseling, Sandra has worked nationally with diverse groups in both urban and rural communities: Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Seattle and rural Louisiana, providing education, advocacy and community organization support for 35 years. She is adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute & Sandra maintains a private practice in Denver, CO and offers workshops in ancestral soul work and transformational visioning for individuals and organizations. Her creative approach to teaching and counseling is informed by her love for and training in modern dance, puppetry, story-telling and indigenous ways of knowing. The foundation of her work lies in the experience of the natural, undivided relationship between embodied world and psyche. Sandra is author of Jung and the Ancestors Beyond Biography, Mending the Ancestral Web. By exploring the unconscious psyche as the ancestral land of the dead, Easter argues we can also find greater meaning for our lives and better understand our own personal myth. "Jung and the Ancestors" is an important contribution to depth psychology, focusing on an area of Jung’s thought largely overlooked, yet rendered increasingly significant in the wake of the publication of "The Red Book." Easter’s work will change the way you understand yourself and your relationship to those in your past and your future.
Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD
Jeffrey Kiehl is a diplomate Jungian analyst in Santa Cruz, California. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a senior climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He holds a masters degree in psychology and is a senior training analyst at the CG Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is the author of the recently published a book Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, which provides a Jungian, phenomenological perspective on climate change. Originally trained as a PhD climate scientist, Jeffrey returned to school to get an MA in psychology from Regis University. He completed his analyst training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and is a senior Diplomate Analyst with the C G Jung Institute of Colorado, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Jeffrey has given workshops and lectures on Jungian topics around the United States, including teaching a workshop at Esalen Institute.
Puddi Kullberg, MA
Puddi Kullberg’s experience draws upon over twenty years of helping people make positive life changes. Her work is characterized by warmth, intuition, optimism, humor and collaboration. Puddi is comfortable with such issues as depression, anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress and trauma-related difficulties, life difficulties associated with relationships, family, career, creative blockages, spirituality and grief and loss. Although she specializes in Jungian Analysis, her background includes training in Cognitive-Behavioral, EMDR, Psychodrama, Existential and Solution-Focused methods. Her licensure, certification and training include: certified Jungian Analyst, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Licensed Professional Counselor, MA in Agency Counseling, The International Association for Analytical Psychology and The International Association of Jungian Studies.
John Todd, PhD
Dr. John Todd is a diplomate Jungian analyst based in Evergreen, 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 starting private practice. In 2006 he relocated to Evergreen with his wife and two children. His credentials include Diplomate Jungian Analyst, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, PhD in Depth Psychology (2007) Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA in Counseling and Psychology (University of South Florida) and a BA in Psychology (University of South Florida), C G Jung Institute of Colorado, International Association of Analytical Psychology, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Monika Wikman, PhD
Monika Wikman works as an Astrologer and Jungian Analyst along the Tesuque Creek in New Mexico, the land of paradox; home to the invention of the atom bomb, the still vibrant Pueblo cultures, deep poverty, and birthplace of innovation in the healing arts. Monika graduated from the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology according to Carl Jung and M. L. von Franz in Zurich, Switzerland, taught graduate students in counseling for seven years at California State University LA, and conducted a several-year research study on dreams of the dying at the University of California, San Diego, Medical Center. She is author of the book, Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness (2005) and numerous transcripts: Alchemical Archetypes in Jungian Analysis, Jungian Active Imagination, and Archetypal Phenomena Surrounding Death. Monika’s psychotherapy practice draws strongly on the work of Carl Jung. Her doctoral work involved the study of dreams of patients with cancer at the UC, San Diego Medical Center. Her PhD in Psychology was earned at the California School of Psychology and she completed the training program with the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology according to Carl Jung and M. L. von Franz in Zurich, Switzerland.
Frank Morgan, BA
Frank Morgan is a full-blood Navajo from the Navajo Nation. He was in pharmacy school on a full scholarship when the Vietnam War draft took him. He later received his degree in psychology, primarily experimental psychology. He got involved in cultural research and ethnography in the 1970s and 80s. He did ethnographies of the Navajo People’s losses of their homes and traditional lands and extraction of natural resources. He learned to read and write his language and began translating and interpretation of psychological and life experiences. Language is beautiful when it is used in healing, medicine, art, music, and relationships, but it can also be used to deny the needs of the soul and inflict harm. Frank assisted medicine men and women to develop teaching materials to help prevent suicides, promote wellness, public health, nutrition, self-awareness, and philosophical perspectives. Frank and his wife, Diane Schmidt, have published numerous books. Frank has done much clinical research and has been a consultant to numerous entities including Duke University, University of California, Indian Health Services, State of New Mexico Department of Public and Environmental Health, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Frank has published numerous books and articles on health, psychology, education, and environmental issues, in particular interest of Native Americans.