Past & Present Speakers
Lahab Al-Samarrai, Ph.D.
Dr. Lahab Al-Samarrai is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a master’s degree clinical psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychotherapy and a sub-specialty in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He has been practicing for over 19 years in residential settings, clinical settings, schools, universities, and private settings. Dr. Lahab has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. He also lectures and provides clinical supervision to new professionals.
He is active in research and writing and has a relationship with the Jung Institute and the Institute for Konflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich. Dr. Lahab is the CEO of the Institute for Conflict in the United States. The Institutes focus is to apply specific techniques for conflict management and conflict resolution that has successfully reduced incidents of bullying and improved conflict resolution challenges in schools, companies, and organizations. He is currently Assistant Professor at Bastyr University, and he has taught seminars in various universities, schools, and social service agencies throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Allan Guggenbühl, Ph.D.
Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Dr. Allan Guggenbühl completed his studies in psychology and education in Zurich. He was seminary teacher for psychology and education in the Kindergarten and Horteminar of the Canton of Zurich, as well as serving as head of the psychotherapy groups for children and adolescents in the educational counseling of the canton of Bern. Today he heads the Institute for Conflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich and Bern (www.ikm.ch). Additionally, he is a professor at the College of Education of the Canton of Zurich. Guggenbühl has published numerous publications on violence and aggression among children as well as male identities, including "Kleine Machos in der Krise," "Anleitung zum Mobbing," and "Pubertät echt ätzend."
Dr. Adrian Thompson
Dr. Adrian Thompson is currently a staff psychologist at the Washington State Department of Corrections. He has a passion for both clinical interventions and innovative research. He has specialized in the research and treatment of trauma in specialized populations. Dr. Thompson has experience working with adjudicated youth, physically abused and sexually abused children, and many other vulnerable populations. As the co-founder of a minority mentoring program, he has mentored several African American men ranging from middle school to medical school. Dr. Thompson believes in the strength of the narratives that we tell ourselves, adaptive and maladaptive, and how systematic and environmental interventions can help individuals and groups thrive.
Tonya Bibbs, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor at Erikson Institute
Tonya Bibbs, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago where she has two areas of research foci. She investigates both how policy supports families’ capacity to achieve well-being, and the means by which families and communities advocate for effective policies. In addition to this focus Dr. Bibbs studies Black girls’ civic developmental trajectories. Dr. Bibbs is the director of Erikson Institute’s Policy Concentrations. She has served on the research advisory board of a two-generation women in the trades intervention, as well as a fathers’ economic development project.
Christy Foster is a CranioSacral therapist and a pioneering educator, speaker, and mentor in the field of BodyMind Integration. She specializes in teaching Health and Wellness practitioners on how to interpret the subconscious language of the body.
Christy is the first certified teacher of the Psychosomatic Therapy Process in the United States by the Psychosomatic Therapy College, Australia. Her proven system is derived from her 25 years of practical application and education in advanced therapeutic techniques, including CranioSacral Therapy, Emotional Release Trigger Point Therapy, Spinal Touch Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapy, and Energetic-balancing Techniques.
As a teacher, Christy guides practitioners to deeply understand and implement the techniques of BodyMind Integration. Her students learn to systematically decode the two-way communication of the BodyMind. With this integral understanding of how the BodyMind profoundly impacts the physical, mental, and emotional health of every human being, practitioners become healers.
Christy’s mission is to empower and create self-awareness for her students and clients. The education she provides serves as a supplement to the expertise of a broad range of Health and Wellness practitioners, therapists, and individuals -- empowering them to enhance their practices and lives to facilitate more comprehensive and effective therapy.
EFT Professional and Author
Marti Murphy is an Emotional Fitness Coach, Certified EFT Practitioner, and Psychosomatics Practitioner (Body/Mind Connection).
Marti has been a life-long spiritual junkie, but nothing worked until she identified her forbidden emotions.
She was exhausting herself “trying” to think positive, under highly stressful financial circumstances, and it wasn’t working. When she gave up “trying” to change, she accessed her forbidden emotions. Forbidden emotions that were attached to her most negative thoughts.
As she gave these emotions full expression, she felt better without “trying” to think positive, and her life changed for the better.
She now specializes in helping her clients resolve conflicts in their personal and business lives, opening their eyes to their forbidden emotions. This helps allow guidance and direction to come through, creating inspired action. As this happens, life unfolds with more grace and ease.
Dr. Murray Stein
Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist, Author, & Lecturer
Murray Stein, Ph.D. (Switzerland) is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP-ZURICH). He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012. He has lectured internationally and is the author of Jung’s Treatment of Christianity, In MidLife, Jung’s Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Outside Inside and All Around and most recently The Bible as Dream. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich.
Consultant & Senior Learning Practitioner
Nolan Wade is a Senior Learning Practitioner and Consultant with a focus on learning technology and instructional design. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Wade currently serves as the Chief People Officer for Above PAR Advisors, a boutique consultancy based in New York city which offers services in healthcare and healthcare education. His clients have included Fortune 50 organizations and higher educational institutions whose medical, dental, and nursing academic rankings are among the best and highest. Mr. Wade holds a Bachelors in Psychology and M.Ed in Curriculum Development and Adult Learning from DePaul University. He also enjoys endurance sports and is an active tri-athlete, cyclist, and marathon runner.
Photojournalist & Filmmaker
George Kurian is a filmmaker (Production/Direction/Camera/Writing), photojournalist, and writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has worked in India, Afghanistan, Syria, Nepal, UK, Spain, Norway, Kenya, Turkey, and other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Kurian's film work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Channel 4, Canal +, ZDF, Arte, TV2 (Norway), and Doordarshan. He has had photographs published in The Daily Beast, The Sunday Times, Maclean's/Rogers, Aftenposten (Norway), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Australian, Lancet, IRIN, and through AFP. Mr. Kurian has also worked on a range of TV documentaries, from current affairs and history, to human interest and wild life in Asia and Europe. These documentaries have been broadcast on international networks like BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Arts, ZDF, and Canal+.
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A.
Dr. Fanny Brewster is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a writer of nonfiction including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows ((Routledge, 2017), Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018) and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race. (Routledge, 2019) Her poems have been published in Psychological Perspectives Journal where she was the Featured Poet, as well as in other journals.Dr. Brewster is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Jungian related topics that address American Culture, Diversity/Equity and Creativity. She is a faculty member at the New York C.G. Jung Foundation and an analyst member with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.
Partner at Ghandour Law, LLC
Rima Ghandour is the principal of Ghandour Law, a full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon. For the last twenty years, Ms. Ghandour has concentrated her work in complex construction defect lawsuits, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, product liability, insurance coverage, and personal injury claims in state and federal courts. She is licensed to practice law in four states and is able to manage client concerns throughout the Northwest. Ms. Ghandour has presented on various legal and equity, diversity, and inclusion topics. She Ghandour earned a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1998. Ms. Ghandour is active in the community and is a co-founder and Immediate Past President of the board of the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon. She was chosen by the Oregon State Bar for their Leadership College. She was also the recipient of the Oregon State Bar 2017 President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award. Rima has served on the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity Section Executive Committee and is past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee.
Bette R. Joram, Ph.D., LMHC
Co-President of C.G. Jung Society, Seattle
Bette R. Joram, Ph.D., LMHC is the current Co-President of the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle. She has practiced Jungian oriented psychotherapy since 1989. Bette obtained her M.Ed. from the University of Washington in 1979, and her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. Beginning in 1989, she was an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University and Antioch University, Seattle, where she taught Introduction to Jungian Psychology, a 10 week 400 level course, which she most recently taught for the C. G. Jung Society, Seattle in 2019-2020. Her doctoral dissertation, Experientia Testi Est: This is the experience of the Witness, explores the process of transformation and change through the lens of alchemy as it applies to the practitioner.
Ann B. Blake
Ann B. Blake, a Jungian-oriented licensed counseling psychologist, provides individual psychotherapy and pre- and post-licensure clinical supervision in her private practice in Seattle, Washington. Formally retired from Antioch University Seattle (AUS) in 2016, Dr. Blake continues to advise students in their Integrative Studies in Psychology master’s projects and continues to supervise Psy.D. doctoral students in their clinical placements at the Antioch Psychology and Community Clinic in Belltown. In 2019, Dr. Blake was appointed to Professor Emerita status at AUS. Current community presentations focus on Jungian strategies for addressing personal and collective trauma. Dr. Blake is a charter member of the Seattle-based Jungian Psychotherapists Association. For creative activities, Dr. Blake is an acting member of the ShrinkRapt Theater Company; Dr. Blake writes both poetry and prose.
D. Min, Ph.D.
Dr. Jan Johnson has over 25 years experience in the area of human services with a background in pastoral care, chemical dependency, and employee assistance counseling. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington State with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Capella University.
His practice includes psychological assessment as well as individual and couples counseling. His areas of interest are mood disorders (depression and anxiety), chemical dependency, sexual compulsive behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Johnson holds memberships in the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association.
Suzanne Gieser, Ph.D.
Suzanne Gieser (1960) has worked with research and education since 1985 with a specific focus on the history of psychotherapy. In 1996 she received the doctoral degree with the dissertation The Innermost Kernel. Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli’s Dialogue with C.G. Jung. She is the editor of the forthcoming volume issued by the Philemon foundation Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process: Notes of C. G. Jung's Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli's Dreams. She has a private practice since 2004 where she works as a licensed psychotherapist, couples therapist and supervisor. In recent years specialized in crises management and intervention, treating PTSD and trauma and teaching on those and many other subjects.