International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

Presenters’ Biographies


  • AGAP = Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists; all ISAP Faculty are AGAP Members
  • CGJI-ZH = C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht
  • JOS = Jungian Odyssey Series, published by Spring Journal Books

Special Guests

Prof. Andrew Samuels DHL, Keynote Speaker, has been a Jungian analyst since 1974. He is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in practice in London, and Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He is former Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. He works internationally as a political consultant. His books have been translated into 21 languages and include Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985); The Father (1986) A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986); The Plural Psyche (1989); The Political Psyche (1993); Politics on the Couch (2001), and A New Therapy for Politics? (2015). His website is famous for its spontaneous and controversial talks delivered directly to camera:

Prof. Ginette Paris, PhD is a psychotherapist, and trained as a psychologist at the University of Montreal, where she was a tenured professor for 15 years. In 1995 she became a permanent US resident and core faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she is now Prof. Emeritus. She teaches also elsewhere in the USA, and in Canada and Europe. Dr. Paris is an Honorary Member of the C.G. Jung Society of Montreal and serves on the editorial board of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. She herself is a widely published author, whose works have been translated in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian. Several of her books focus on the need for depth psychology, e.g, Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience (Routledge 2010/ 2016). Her newest book is Heartbreak, Mourning, Loss, Vol. 1: Detach or Die (World Book Collective, 2015). Her website:

Prof. John Granrose, PhD is a Jungian Analyst, and an awarded professor and teacher of philosophy. As an AGAP Member, John has long supported ISAPZURICH and will teach there during the Odyssey Prelude in May 2017. He studied as a Fulbright Scholar in Heidelberg Germany from 1961–1962, and received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1966. In 1996 he graduated from CGJI-ZH, and served there as Director of Studies from 1998–2002. Today he is retired, while remaining Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia, USA, and continuing to present occasional lectures, workshops, and magic performances. It was John’s father, an Olympic athlete and passionate amateur magician, who initiated his son into the art of magic, allowing the boy his first on-stage performance at age ten. Among John’s abundant published works are: “Life’s Meaning,” in Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching, ed. Frederick J. Stephenson, Jr. (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001); and Introductory Readings in Ethics, co-editor W.K. Frankena (Prentice-Hall, 1974), which was a standard textbook in the US for many years. Many more of his titles can be viewed at:


Peter Ammann, Dr. phil. studied music (cello) and musi­cology. He later trained at CGJI-ZH and is now a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH, maintaining his private practice in Zurich and Geneva. He has lectured in South Africa, the UK, Canada, USA, and Taiwan. Peter is moreover an avid documentary filmmaker, having discovered this path in the 1960’s, after apprenticing in Rome with Federico Fellini. Peter’s documentaries include: Hlonipa: Journey into WildernessSandplay with Dora KalffSpirits of the Rocks, and Mabi’s Feast—Sangomas Celebrating San. Anticipating the commemoration of Marie-Louise von Franz’s 100th birthday in 2015, Peter contributed along with others to produce a new edition of the documentary film by Françoise Selhofer (1982/2015), Marie-Louise von Franz, which now has been released with subtitles and voice-overs in several languages.

Irene Berkenbusch-Erbe, Dr.phil. studied German language and literature as well as theology and psychology in Tübingen and Heidelberg. She received her doctorate in German Literature from the University of Heidelberg. She is a graduate of CGJI-ZH (2004) and a Training Analyst and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH, where she has been teaching since 2006. She maintains a private analytic practice in Ludwigshafen and also works as an analyst, supervisor, and lecturer in Poland, Lithuania, and Bulgaria. She specializes in trauma therapy and in dealing with problems that arise in the analytic practice at cultural and historical crossroads.

Paul Brutsche, Dr. phil. is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH. Born in Basel 1943, he studied philosophy and psychology, and received his doctoral degree from the University of Zürich. He trained at CGJI-ZH, and has been in private practice since 1975. The founding president of ISAPZURICH, he was as well president of CGJI-ZH, and a president of SGAP, the Swiss association for Analytical Psychology. He lectures at home and abroad, often on the subject of art and picture interpretation. His essay, “Paul Klee and the Symbol of the Mountain: On the Uncertainties of Human Existence,” appears in JOS Vol. I, 2009. The Zurich Lecture Series 2016 features his in-depth exploration of creative fantasy as it manifests in the visual arts; book forthcoming from Spring Journal Books.

Diane Cousineau Brutsche, PhD was born in Montreal, Canada. She earned a doctorate in French literature from the University of Paris and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the CGJI-ZH. She has a private practice in Zurich and is a Training Analyst, Supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH. Among her publications are her book, Le paradoxe de l’âme. Exil et retour d’un archétype (Georg Editeur, 1993); and the essays, “Lady Soul,” in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Symbolic Life, Vol. 82, 2009; “Betrayal of the Self, Self-Betrayal, and the Leap of Trust: The Book of Job, a Tale of Individuation” (JOS Vol. III, 2011); and “Even Fairy Godmothers Can Fail” (JOS Vol. VII, 2015).

Brigitte Egger, Dr. sc. nat. ETH is a scientist with a private analytic practice in Zürich, and she serves as a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH. As an ecologist she introduces to the field of environmental protection the psychic and symbolic dimensions of collective matters related to such phenomena as energy, water, predators, market globalization, and dance. She lectures and publishes regularly in four languages, e.g., “Dante’s Cosmogonic Love Moves the Stars: May It Move Me!” in JOS Vol. V, 2013; “Reading Collective Events: Ecological Issue of Energy and Globalization of the Market;” “La sacralità dell’acqua; Raubtiere, mythologisch und tiefenpsychologisch betrachtet.”

Prof. Allan Guggenbühl, Dr. phil. received his degree in education and psychology from the University of Zurich and his diploma in Analytical Psychology from CGJI-ZH. He is Director of the Institute for Conflict Management in Bern and is well known in Swiss schools for his method, Mythodrama and Crisis Intervention. Among his publications are: Die vergessene Klugheit: wie Normen uns am Denken hindern (Bern: Hogrefe, 2015); “Silence is Unbearable: Make More Noise!” in JOS Vol. VI, 2014; The Incredible Fascination of Violence (Spring, 1998); and Men, Power and Myths (Continuum, 1997).

John Hill Hill, MA received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at CGJI-ZH, has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973, and is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH. His special interests have extended to the association experiment, Celtic myth, James Joyce, dreams, and Christian mysticism. His recently published works include his book, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging, Zurich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology (Spring Journal Books, 2010), and the essay, “Fairy Tale Drama: Enacting Rituals of Play, Laughter, and Tears,” in Jung and Moreno: Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature, ed. Craig E. Stephenson (Routledge, 2014).

Lucienne Marguerat, lic. phil. is a sociology graduate and was a computer specialist for 20 years before she completed her training in analytical psychology at CGJI-ZH in 1992. She has a private practice in Zurich, and is a Training Analyst and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH. Her areas of interest include visual art, especially Art Brut/Outsider Art; the experience of time; and the influence of collective projections on the individual psyche. Her interest in Otherness is developed, among other places, in her essay, “Balancing Between Two Cultures: An Uneasy Swiss Posture,” in Unwrapping Swiss Culture, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 86, Fall 2011. Among her other publications are: “The Importance of Kissing: The Embrace in the Crayon Drawings of Aloise,” in JOS Vol. V, 2013; and “Shameful Hush: Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence,” in JOS Vol. VI, 2014.

Prof. Urs H. Mehlin, Dr. phil., an analyst and psychotherapist with his private practice in Zürich, received his doctorate in psychology and German and French literature from the University of Basel. He graduated from CGJI-ZH in 1980 and served there from 1998 to 2004 as a Training Analyst and Supervisor, specializing in the psychology of early childhood and adolescence. Since 2004 he has been a Training Analyst and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH. Urs’s passion for theater was realized among other ways in his work as a stage manager and assistant director at the Grand Théatre of Geneva from 1967-1969. From 1969-1972 he was employed at the Institute of Applied Psychology in Zürich. From 1972-2002 he was a professor at the Zürich Teachers Training College, teaching in the areas of psychology and musical theater. In that context he produced and directed 16 publically performed musicals and operettas with his students. Among his publications are: Die Fachsprache des Theaters (Dusseldorf 1969); “Who is Worthy To Be an Analyst,” in Open Questions n Analytical Psychology: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology (Daimon, 1997); and “Love and Hate, Intimacy and Estrangement: Patterns and Pathologies,” in JOS Vol. I, 2009.

Michael Péus, lic. phil., Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist, studied philosophy, psychology, and journalism in Mainz and Zürich. He graduated from CGJI-ZH, and is now a Training Analyst and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH. As a private practitioner in Einsiedeln and a psycho-oncologist at the Kantonsspital St. Gallen, he specializes in trauma therapy, psycho-oncology, and the integration of sound, voice, and bodily movement in the analytic practice. Michael’s special interests include also cultural psychology and the archetype of Sophia. His most recent publication is “Symbolon und Diabolon – ‘Totalitäre’ Massenmedien und ihre Wirkung auf die Seele,” in Analytische Psychologie 3, 2016.

Dariane Pictet, AdvDipExPsych holds a degree in comparative religion from Columbia University, an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from Regents College in London, and a diploma from the CGJI-ZH. She also completed the Marion Woodman Foundation’s Body-Soul Leadership program. She is currently a Training Analyst with ISAPZURICH, GAP, and IGAP. Among her published essays are, “An Exploration of Silence in Christian Mysticism: With the Desert Fathers, the Gospel of Thomas, and Meister Eckhart,” in JOS Vol. VI, 2014; and “Compassion in Buddhism: Practices and Images,” in JOS Vol. V, 2013. In addition, she edited two issues of the Literary Review Anthology of Poetry (Peterborough, UK).

Bernard Sartorius, lic. theol. received his degree in theology from University of Geneva in 1965 and worked for several years as a protestant minister, first in a parish and then in youth work. He graduated from CGJI-ZH in 1974, maintaining his private analytical practice first in Geneva, and since 1997 in Lucerne and Zurich. He is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH. Among his publications are his book on the Orthodox Church, L’Eglise orthodoxe, Grandes religions du monde, Vol. 10 (Edito-Service, 1982); and the essays, “La Mecque où/ou on meurt,” in VouivreCahiers de psychologie analytiquePèlerinages, Numéro 11, 2011; “The Silence of ‘God,’” in JOS Vol. VI, 2014; and “Failure is the End,” in JOS Vol. VII, 2015.

Yuriko Sato, MD was born in Kyoto, studied medicine, and worked as a psychiatrist in Osaka. She graduated from CGJI-ZH in 2005, and in 2007 returned to Switzerland, where she now conducts her private analytic practice in Zürich and Bern. Yuriko is a Training Analyst and Supervisor-in-Training at ISAPZURICH, where she teaches on such topics as narcissism, the Eastern (Japanese) psyche, and psychiatry. In Kyoto, August 2016, at the 2oth Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, she presented her lecture, “‘Mottainai’: A Japanese Sense of Anima Mundi.” Among Yuriko’s special passions are gardening, hiking, and nature.

Kristina Schellinski, MA is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Geneva. She is a Training Analyst and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH and CGJI-ZH. Her publications include: “When Psyche Mutters Through Matter: Reflections on Somatic Counter-Transference,” in JOS, Vol. IV, 2012; “Who am I,” in Journal of Analytical Psychology 2014; “A Cause for Home: How the Repeatedly Uprooted in a Global Society May Find a Home in the Soul,” Paper 319 in The Guild of Pastoral Psychology 2014; and “The ‘Ghosts’ of Two World Wars: Is the Replacement Child Complex a Layer in the Cultural Complex of the European?” in Europe’s Many Souls: Exploring Cultural Complexes and Identities, eds. Jürg Rascher, Thomas Singer (Spring Journal: 2016). She is currently writing a book on the replacement child (forthcoming, Routledge).

Jody Schlatter-Müller, was born in Canada and studied Medicine in Vancouver and Zurich, training in psychiatry in the Zurich area. She has practiced as a psychotherapist since 1992, and as a Jungian analyst since 1996. She is a training analyst and supervisor with ISAPZURICH, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Jung Center in Bangalore, India. Her special interests include the I Ching and mysticism. Her publications in-clude articles on Julian of Norwich, individuation, and life after death. She lives with her husband and grown-up children in the Zurich Oberland.

Joanne Wieland-Burston, PhD is a Jungian analyst who received her diploma from CGJI-ZH in 1981, where she was a Training Analyst from 1991 to 2005. She is currently on the faculty of ISAPZURICH. Joanne has conducted her private analytical practice in Germany since 1988, after having worked for nine years as an analyst in Switzerland. She lectures internationally and has published several books and many articles, among them, Chaos and Order in the World of Psyche (Routledge, 1992/2015), translated from the German, Chaotische Gefühle: Wenn die Seele Ordnung Sucht (Kreuz Verlag, 1989); Contemporary Solitude: The Joy and Pain of Being Alone (Nicolas Hays, 1996); and “Grandparents: Between Grandness and Betrayal,” in JOS Vol. III, 2011.

Ursula Wirtz, Dr.phil. holds a doctorate in literature and philosophy from the University of Munich, and a degree in clinical and anthropological psychology from the University of Zurich. She graduated from CGJI-ZH in 1982. Today she is academic chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee, and a lecturer, Training Analyst, and Supervisor at ISAPZURICH, internationally active in teaching and training. Her recently published works in English include her essays: “Yearning to be Known: Individuation and the Broken Wings of Eros,” in JOS Vol. I, 2009; “The Symbolic Dimension in Trauma Therapy,” in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Symbolic Life, Vol. 82, 2009; and “The Power of the Unconscious: Descent into Madness or Spiritual Emergence?” in JOS Vol. II, 2010; and her book, Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation, Zürich Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology (Spring Journal Books, 2014).

Penelope Yungblut, MA is a graduate of CGJI-ZH and a Training Analyst at ISAPZURICH, where she has presented lectures, seminars, and exams for many years. She also teaches groups in the USA. The otherness of the Other is one of her favorite topics, which she explores in lectures on developmental psychology, in seminars on ethnology and psychology, and in workshops using active imagination. Penelope has private analytic practices in Washington, DC and Round Hill, Virginia.

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