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Morgan Stebbins, Rev, M.Div, LMSW, LCPsyA, Certified Jungian Analyst, DMin

Jungian analyst in private practice in New York.  Faculty member, Director of Training, and supervising analyst at the JPA (Jungian Psychoanalytic Association).  Also a faculty member of the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.  Academic career: College was a long and winding road!  After trying many majors I finally settled on studying comparative religion and philosophy at UC Berkeley.  At the same time I studied Tai-Chi and was a student and resident at Green Gulch monastery under the tutelage of roshi Richard Baker.  Later I was drawn to Union Theological Seminary, especially the program in Psychiatry and Religion - which culminated in writing my thesis on Jaques Lacan and Carl Jung.  After this came a clinical social work degree from Columbia University with internships around New York from NY Children's Psychiatric Hospital, to the emergency room to the Gay and Lesbian Center.  After this I felt the call of Jungian analytic training, and attended the CG Jung Institute in New York, where I wrote my thesis on the psychological meaning of the Decalogue.  I became licensed in New York State in clinical social work and also licensed as a psychoanalyst. After a break from academia during which teaching and practice filled my time, I recently went back and completed my doctorate at New York Theological Seminary; my thesis was called Bible as Psyche, Translation tools for Chaplains in Contemplative Care.  This was to enable Zen chaplains to develop a relationship with the Bible in order to relate to people of different faith backgrounds. It is probably obvious that my personal interests have always been somewhat divergent.  I equally love the wild natural outdoor world, the study and practice of Zen, the bookish arena of academics and the formal practice of Jungian analysis.  However, having been through the gauntlet of undiagnosed dyslexia, the arena of academic study came quite late to me, and is still something of a struggle.  In this regard Jung (not to mention Zen) was a lifesaver - in many respects - since one paragraph can take years to deeply integrate and reading backwards yields as much fruit as forwards!  With this as a brief introduction, let us proceed!

Welcome to Contemplative Jung Studies!  This page includes information about me.  Although no set of credentials ensures either expertise nor the living connection that makes enhanced wellness possible, this description should give you an idea of my interests and path through life.  It also shows what I am accredited to offer in terms of teaching and supervision, since these things are governed by state law.