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In 1992, an early participant in the Jung Working Group, Jungian analyst Jerome Bernstein, announces his plans to leave Washington, D.C. for New Mexico. Bernstein notes in the WSJP newsletter his pride in the cooperation built between the Society and the Jungian Analysts Association. Programs expand to include full-day workshops, dramatic performance, dance works, film series, and social occasions for fundraising. Two years later, in 1994, in an event co-sponsored with Jungian Analysts Association of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area (JAAGWMA), Donald Kalsched, Jungian analyst, author, and educator presents on the topic:  “Trauma, Transference, and Transformation.  In 1995, Erminia Scarcella, M.D., working at Veterans Administration Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, assumes the responsibilities of program director and in 1999 begins her first term as president of the WSJP—a position, which she holds today.

In 1997, James Hollis, noted Jungian analyst and author, presents the C.G. Jung Memorial Lecture: “Psyche and Soul.” The library relocates from the residence of Marguerite and Julius Fogel to the home of Jungian analyst Irene Gad, M.D., and later it moves to the office of psychologist and Jungian analyst Julie Bondanza.

From 1995 to 1997, the WSJP resides in Cole Hall, Mount Vernon College, when the College affiliates with George Washington University.  In 1998, the WSJP relocates to the Palisades Community Church, in Northwest Washington, D.C., and centralizes its office, library, and program venues.


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung, “Alchemical Studies, Vol 13”



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The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
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