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  1. PERSONAL DATA

            Name:  Charles Asher (805-705-2451)

                        633 Cherry Street

                        Santa Rosa, CA 95404    Email: [email protected]   Website: drcharlesasher.com

Summary of Accomplishments:

            Educated, Experienced, Clergy, Jungian Analyst, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Former Provost of a Graduate School in Depth Psychology

           Seventeen plus years of executive leadership roles in developing a depth psychological accredited educational institution, including numerous teaching roles. Extensive educational training, experience and practice in the relationship and integration of psychology, psychotherapy and theology and religious practice with emphasis in Jungian psychology and the western Christian traditions.

             Published novelist, nonfiction writer, California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Research Psychoanalyst under the California Medical Board and extensive experience as a practicing certified Jungian analyst and an ordained Episcopalian clergy.

            Forty plus years of counseling experience as a pastor, Jungian analyst and Marriage Family Therapist.

           

  1. EDUCATION

            1974 - Certified Jungian Analyst:  Diploma C. G Jung Institute for Analytical Psychology, New York City  (Five-Year Training Program - Individual and Group Supervision, Personal Analysis, Theoretical Courses)

            1973 - Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling:  Department of Clinical Studies, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, MA

            1970 - Master of Arts in Psychology:  New School for Social Research, New York City

            1967 - Master of Divinity:  Union Theological Seminary, New York City

            1964 - Bachelor of Science:  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

  

III            PROFESSIONAL DATA

  1. ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

                        CURRENT:

                       

                        EDUCATIONAL AND BUSINESS CONSULTANT

            PRIVATE PRACTICE AS JUNGIAN ANALYST AND MARRIANGE FAMILY THERAPIST, PETALUMA AND SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

           

            EPISCOPALIAN PRIEST, PRIEST ASSOCIATE, ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA

Career History:

Private practice:  l970 to present in Santa Rosa, CA.

PROVOST - PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE

                        (1996-2005)

Core Faculty, Professor of Psychology, 1988-2005

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, CA 93013

                       

                        Academic Vice President

Academic Dean

Core Faculty, Professor of Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, CA

1994 - 1996

Acting Dean - MA Program

Core Faculty, Professor of Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, CA

1993 - 1994

Dean, Ph.D. Program

Core Faculty, Professor of Psychology

Chair and Advisor for Dissertation Committees

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, CA

1988 - 1993

                        Santa Barbara Continuing Education

Santa Barbara, CA

1987 - 1988

Faculty

  1. G. Jung Educational Center

Houston, Texas

1983 - 1986

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (Faculty)

1975 - 1976

   

  1. CLINICAL

           

            Private Practice, Marriage Family Therapist

            Jungian Analyst, Santa Barbara, CA  (1987 - )

  1. G. Jung Educational Center  (Private Practice and

            Teaching Faculty)

            Houston, Texas

            1983 - 1986

Pastoral Counseling Center  (Director and Founder)

F.U.M.C.

Santa Monica, California

1980 - 1981

Westport Pastoral Counseling Center (Co-Director)

  1. G. Jung Educational Center

Westport, Connecticut

1977 - 1979

Tenafly-Englewood Pastoral Counseling Center (Director)

New Jersey

1972 - 1976

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center (Staff)

Fairlawn, New Jersey

1970 - 1974

Foundation for Religion and Mental Health (Staff)

New York City

1970 - 1972

  1. G. Jung Institute (Trainee)

New York City

1969 - 1974

           

  1.             PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS

                        United Methodist Minister, Elder in Full Connection

                        1968 - 1994

            McAllen First United Methodist Church

            Associate Pastor            1982 - 1983

            Westport Pastoral Counseling Center

            Co-Director

            1977 - 1979

            Tenafly Pastoral Counseling Center

            Director

            Tenafly, New Jersey

            l975 - 1977

            St. Paul's United Methodist Church

            Student Pastor

            West New York, New Jersey

            1968 - 1969

            Melvindale United Methodist Church

            Pastor

            Melvindale, Michigan

            l967 - 1968

            Hillcrest Center for Children

            Chaplain

            Bedford Hills, New York

            1966 - 1967

            Mountainview United Methodist Church

            Student Assistant

            Wayne, New Jersey

            1965 - 1966

            United Methodist Church

            Summer Assistant

            Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

            l961 - 1963

   

  1. PUBLICATIONS

“Secrets, Lies and Lapses”, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Volume 9, Number 4, 2015, pp. 76-79 Print ISSN 1934-2039.

“The Good Enough Prayer”, Jung Journal:  Culture and Psyche, Volume 8, Number 4, 2014 pp. 65-68 Print ISNN1934-2039.

“How Becoming Is the Divine Self”, Charles Asher, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Volume 8, Number 2, pp.8-19. 2014. Print ISSN 1934-2039.

Charles W. Asher (2012): Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story. (2012). By Dennis Patrick Slattery. Carmel, CA: Fisher King Press., Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, 55:4, 494-495(reviewed by Charles Asher).

Simon’s Crossing.  A Novel  (with Dennis Patrick Slattery)  iUniverse Press, Bloomington, IN, 2010. (www.iuniverse. com.

             “The Contemplative Self, The Spiritual Journey and Therapeutic Work,” in Depth Psychology:  Meditations in the Field, edited by Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. & Lionel Corbett, M.D., Daimon Verlag, 2000.      

 “A Tribute to Dianne Skafte” in Pacifica Newletter, Volume X (2000), pp.  4-5.

             "Choosing the Contemplative Life," Psychological Perspectives, Fall-Winter, l995.

             "The Contemplative Self in Analytical Practice" - Published in Spiritual Hunger in the Age of the Quick Fix from the proceedings

              of the 1995 California Spring Conference of Jungian Analysts and Candidates.  Carmel, CA, March 4, 1995.

             "(Bull) And Other Depotentiated Matters," Spring:  A Journal of Archetype and Culture, 56 (1994), pp. 125-131.

              "The Communitarian Self as (God) Ultimate Reality:  9.5 Theses," Spring:  A Journal of Archetype and Culture54 (1993), pp. 71-99.

              Soundings.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Desert Springs Publications, l988.

            "The Divine and Human in Jesus Christ," Psychological Perspectives, Fall l976.

            "A Jungian Approach to the Emotion-Laden Dream Image," in  Emotional Flooding, edited by Paul Olsen, Human Sciences Press, l976.

            "Dream Responses to the Jungian Training Process," in Journal of National Jungian Conference Proceedings, l974.

  1. TELEVISION PROJECTS

            (National Television Programs on Psychology and Religion)

            St. Luke's United Methodist Church

            Houston, Texas

            Summer l986

  1. COURSES TAUGHT

            Jungian-Based Psychotherapy I, II, and III

            Clinical Practicum I and II

            Myth, Literature & Religious Studies III

            Introduction to Dream Work

            Myth & Dream

            Psyche & the Sacred

            Mystical Religious Traditions

           

  1. PRESENTATIONS

            “How Becoming is the divine Self” San Francisco Society of Jungian Analysts, April 4, 2013.

            “Holy Darkness” – Depth Psychology:  Mythologies of Soul, Santa Barbara, CA, April 18, 1998.

            "Our Father - Our fathers" - New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, CA, March 13, 1993.

            Lecture/discussion presentations on psychology and religion - All Saints By the Sea Episcopal Church, Montecito, CA, November 29, December 6 & 13, 1992.

            "Archetypes and the Monastic Life" - New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, CA, August 21, 1992.

            "The Way of the Dolphin" - Response to Peter Schellenbaum's "Interpretation Through Therapeutic Resonance", Chiron Conference, Einsiedeln, Switzerland, March 14-18, 1992.

            "God/Self Imaginings:  9.5 Theses and the Intersubjective Imaginal Field", Chiron Conference, Einsiedeln, Switzerland, March 14-18, 1992.

            "Journey into the Desert" - lecture presentation  - St. Marks University Parish, U C - Santa Barbara, CA, March 9, 1993.

            "The Contemplative Self in Analytical Practice" - 1995 California Spring Conference of Jungian Analysts and Candidates.  Carmel, CA, March 4, 1995.

   

  1. LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP           

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

International Association of Analytical Psychology

  1. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

               Certified Jungian Analyst, New York Institute for Analytical Psychology

            Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor - MFCC. #24322

Registered Research Psychoanalyst R.P. #60

                        Division of Allied Health Professions

                        Medical Board of California

  

Benedictine Camaldolese Oblate of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California.  (March, l993)

ORDAINED DEACON IN EPISCOPAL CHURCH, JUNE 9, 2005

ORDAINED PRIEST IN EPICOPAL CHURCH, JANUARY 14, 2006

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