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Education

1998 – 2004 Diploma of Analytical Psychology, PhD
C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich, Switzerland
Thesis: ‘Exploring the Phenomenon of Creativity’
1987 – 1988 Bachelor of Education (Dean’s Honours List), BEd
University of Toronto
Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
Primary/Junior, Senior Visual Art speciality
1983 – 1985 Master of Fine Art, MFA
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax
1981 – 1982 Banff Centre of Fine Arts
Independent Study Program (scholarship)
1977 – 1981 Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA
York University, Toronto
1975 – 1977 Nation Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
Foundation Arts and Master Studio
1974 – 1975 Heidelberg University, Germany
Biology

Workshops

2017
  • Workshop – ‘Unity as a Gateway to the Divine 4’
    Bethany Centre, Antigonish, NS
    March 31-April 2
2015
  • Lecture –  ‘Canadian Wilderness, A Realm for Individuation’
    Symposium of Canadian Jungian Analysts, Banff, Alberta
    May 29 -June 1
  • Lecture – ‘Creativity and the great Mystery’
    ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’ Conference, Chicago, USA
    October 20-25
  • Workshop – ‘Creativity and Psyche’
    St. John, NB
    November 13-15
  • Workshop -‘Nature as a Gateway to the Divine 3’
    Bethany Centre, Antigonish, NS
    December 4-6
2014
  • Lecture and Visiting Artist
    University of Southern Florida, Visual Art Department, Gainesville, USA
    February 12-16
  • Lecture – ‘The Creation of the Ego’
    Dartmouth Shambhala Centre, NS
    July 15
  • Workshop – ‘Gateways to the Divine 2 – Various Traditions’ 
    Bethany Centre Antigonish, NS
    November 7-9
2013
  • Lecture – ‘Understanding Dreams’
    Dr. A.J., Health Professional Working Group, Halifax, NS
  • Workshop – ‘Gateways to the Divine 1 – Individuation’
    Bethany Centre, Antigonish, NS
2012
  • Interviewed and Filmed – Vision TV, ‘Coincidence and Synchronicity’, documentary
  • Lecture –  ‘Dreams and their Significance’
    Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS
  • Talk – ‘The Significance of Dreams’
    Northwood Seniors Residence
    November 20
2011
  • CBC Radio – Maritime Noon with Norma Lee MacLeod
    Invited twice as a guest of the program to discuss dreams
    June 2 and August
  • Workshop -‘Dreams and the Unconscious’
    Bethany Centre, Antigonish, NS
    November 18-19
2010
  • Lecture –  ‘Dreams and Creativity’
    Veith St. Gallery, Halifax, NS in conjunction with the co-curated exhibition ‘Excavations’
  • Lecture –  ‘Interpreting your Dreams’
    Keshen Goodman Public Library, Halifax, NS, Adult Program
    October 27
  • Workshop – ‘Dreams and their Interpretation’
    NSCAD, NS
    March 6-7
  • Workshop – ‘Reducing Anxiety and Stress at Work and in Life’
    TEAM Work Cooperative and The Work-Bridge, Halifax, NS, Department of Community Service
    March 26
  • Workshop – ‘Working with Dreams an Interactive Experience’ 
    Mi’Kmaq Learning Center, Halifax, NS
    November 10
  • Workshops – ‘Visual Art Fundamentals’
    Veith St. Gallery Studio Association, Halifax, NS, (elements and principles of design, and creative projects)
  • Studio Visits – Veith St. Gallery Studio Association
    Halifax, NS with the artists in residence
  • Mentoring Artists with Disabilities
    Veith Street Gallery, Halifax, NS
    Consulting Residence Program Artists
 2009
  • Lecture – ‘Bringing Heart to Head’
    CG Jung Society of Halifax
    April 24
  • Lecture and Workshop – ‘Individuation and Alchemy’
    Codroy Valley Hermitage, NL
    September 11-13
  • Lecture and Workshop – ‘Dream Work and Creativity’
    Bethany Centre, Antigonish, NS
    November 13-15
  • Workshop – ‘Creativity and Individuation’
    April 25
  • Workshops – ‘Visual Art Fundamentals’
    Veith St. Gallery Studio Association, Halifax, NS, (elements and principles of design, and creative projects)
  • 6 week Public Course – ‘Typology’
    CG Jung Society, Halifax, NS
  • 5 week Public Course – ‘Jungian Dream Work’
    CG Jung Society of Halifax, NS
  • 6 week Public Course – ‘Creativity and Jungian Fundamentals’
    CG Jung Society of Halifax, NS
 2008
  • 8 week Public Course – ‘Jungian Fundamentals’
    CG Jung Society, Halifax, NS
    September 30-November 25
2007
  • Lecture – ‘Healing through Images’
    C.G. Jung Society of Ottawa, ON
    January 19

    • Workshop – ‘Healing by Giving Form to Images’
      January 20
  • Lecture
    The Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville, ON
    ‘Soundings’, solo exhibition
    July 1
  • Workshops – Marriage Preparation Courses
    The Diocese of Ottawa, ON
    May 11-12
  2006
  • Lecture – ‘An Exploration of the Phenomenon of Creativity’
    C.G. Jung Society of Montreal, QC
    March 17

    • Workshop – ‘An Exploration of Creativity’
      March 18
  • Lecture – ‘Creativity, Play and the Psyche’
    C.G. Jung Foundation, Toronto, ON
    September 15

    • Workshop – ‘An Exploration of Creativity’
      September 16-17
  • Lecture – ‘Mindfulness Stress Reduction’
    St. John the Divine, Ottawa,ON
    November 15
  • Workshops – Marriage Preparation Courses
    The Diocese of Ottawa
    May 5-7, June 2-4
 2005
  • Lecture – ‘Active Imagination and the Psyche’
    C.G. Jung Society of Ottawa, ON

    • Workshop – ‘Active Imagination, Creativity, Play and Individuation’
  • Lecture – ‘Active Imagination’
    C.G. Jung Society of Halifax, NS

    • Workshop – ‘Active Imagination, Creativity and Individuation’
  • Symposium
    C.G. Jung Society of Alberta in Calgary

    • Workshop (3 days) – ‘Imagination and Creation’
 2004
  • Lecture –  ‘Communing with the Mystery – Exploring the Phenomenon of Creativity’
    C.G. Jung Society of Ottawa, ON

    • Workshop – ‘Meeting Your Own Creative Potential’
  • Lecture –  ‘An Exploration of the Phenomenon of Creativity’
    C.G. Jung Society of Halifax, NS

    • Workshop – ‘An Exploration of Creativity’
  • Lecture – ‘An Exploration of the Phenomenon of Creativity – Image Creation and Individuation’
    C.G. Jung Society of Denver, CO, USA
  • Course – ‘A Brief Course in Dreams’, Ottawa, ON 5 sessions on dream theory and dream interpretation
 2002
  • Lecture – ‘Introduction to Jungian Analytic Psychology’
    Memorial University of Newfoundland: Medical Faculty and Staff, Interns, Nurses, Psychologists
 2001
  • Lecture – ‘Creativity and the Psyche – Perspectives from Jungian Analytic Psychology’
    Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
 2000
  • Lecture – ‘The Symbolic Significance of the Earth as a Rock Planet’
    C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich Switzerland
  • Lecture – ‘Introduction to Jungian Analytic Psychology’
    Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland., Psychology Department
  • Workshop – ‘Creativity and Healing’ – for counsellors and social workers
    Blomidon Place Interagency Counselling Services Corner Brook, NL
 1999
  • Lecture / Workshops – ‘Creativity, Nature and the Classroom’
    Summer Institute in Environmental Education , Centre for Forest and Environmental Studies, College of the North Atlantic, NL
 1998
  • Lecture / Workshop – ‘The Creative Visual Process and Analytic Psychology’
    Nfld. and Labrador Addictions Research Foundation Conference
 1997
  • Workshop and Consulting for Counsellors – ‘Art as a Therapeutic Process’
    Humberwood Treatment Centre for Addictions Corner Brook, NL

Conferences & Continuing Education

 2017
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Boulder, CO, USA
    April 26-29 (Examination Committees)
 2016
  • Conference – ‘Inner Ways of Knowing, Jungian Conference’
    Zermatt, Switzerland
    May 28-June 4
 2015
  • Symposium of Canadian Jungian Analysts
    Banff, AB
    May 29-June 1 (Paper Presented)
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Chicago, USA, October 20-25, (Review Committee and Paper Presented))
 2014
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Birmingham, AL, USA
    October 14-17, (Review Committee)
 2013
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Boulder, CO
    April 10-13
  • Conference – ‘An Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective On Trauma, Child Development and Well-being with Dr. Dan Siegel’
    Charlottetown, PEI
    July 2-3
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    St. Louis, MO
    October 22-26, (Review Committee)
 2012
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Boulder, CO
    April 18-21
  • Conference – ‘Mindfulness Training’
    The Atlantic Centre for Contemplative Science and Technology
    Halifax, NS
    November 1-3
 2011
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Boulder, CO
    April 13-17
  • Conference – ‘Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts’
    Louisville, KY
    October 19-23
 2010
  • 18th World Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology
    Montreal, QC
    August 22-27
 2006
  • Conference – Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, ‘Counter-transference and Supervision’
    Boulder, CO
    April 19 – 23
  • Conference – The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies
    University of Toronto, ON
    June 22 – 25

University Teaching & Facilitations

2008 – 2014 Professor (Regular Part Time),
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

  • Critical Studies Department (Psychology for Artists and Designers),
  • Foundation Studies Department (2 D Design, 3D Design, Studio Practice)
  • Fine Art Department (Drawing),
  • Art Education (Creativity in the Classroom)
 2006 – 2008 Professor (course appointment)
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

  • Gen. Arts and Science Dept., BA in Advanced Technology Program
    (Introduction to Psychology (2007))
  • Media and Design Department (Visual Perception – Elements and Principles of Design)
 2007 – 2008 Facilitator, ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses’,
Education Program, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, ON
 2007 – 2008 Facilitator (contractual), Marriage Preparation Courses,
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
 2006 – 2007 Instructor / Facilitator (contractual)
Artswell, Ottawa, ON

  • Alzheimer Patients, facilitating group sessions
    healing through creative arts projects
 2004 – 2006 Facilitator
Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Ottawa, ON

  • Facilitating Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses
 2005 Professor (course appointment)
Department of Visual Art,
University of Ottawa

  • Sculpture Course
 1990 – 2000 Associate Professor of Fine Arts (promoted 1997),
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
(study leave 1998 – 2000)
 1990 – 1998 Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Teaching
    • Foundation Studies – 3 Dimensional Design
    • 2 Dimensional Design
    • Second Year Drawing
    • Third Year Sculpture
    • Fourth Year Independent Studies
    • Art Theory
    • Organizing and taking students on Study Trips to New York, Toronto, St. John’s and Gros Morne Park
  • Academic Service
    • Chair: Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Member:
      Research Committee
      Women’s Study Cognate Working Committee
      Sexual Harassment Hearing Pool
      Library Planning Committee
      Principal’s Discovery Centre Committee
      Search Committee for Purchasing Agent
      Academic Planning Committee
      Counselling Services Advisory Committee
      Gallery Advisory Committee
      Arts and Letters Committee
  • Departmental Academic Service
    • Participated in the development of the Visual Arts Department
    • Visiting Artist Program Committee
    • Coordinator of the Sculpture Department
    • Visual Arts Program Review Committee
    • Various Search Committees
    • Chair of various Search Committees for Sculpture Positions
    • Organized Seminar Meetings for the Fourth Year Students
    • Canada Council Foreign Visiting Artist Grants