Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, JD, PhD
Psychologist and Jungian Analyst
I am certified as a Jungian Analyst and a member of the CG Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 22774).
I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Meridian University (formerly Institute of Imaginal Studies) in Sonoma County, California, which provided extensive training in imaginal and Jungian oriented psychotherapy, as well as somatic, mindfulness, psychodynamic, shamanic and ecopsychology approaches. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley, and my Juris Doctor (JD) from UCLA.
I serve as a member of the core faculty in the Masters’ Program in Depth Psychology at Sonoma State University. Previously, I served as a member of the core faculty at Meridian University in Petaluma (2006-2010). In my role as Director of Student Development, I served as graduate student advisor and as Director of Research, I chaired numerous dissertation committees.
My book, Jungian and Jewish Mystical Perspectives on the Healing Journey: Exodus, Trauma and the Cultural Collective Unconscious is scheduled to be published in March 2021. In it I explore how engaging mythic imagination and collective memory provides a pathway to reconnecting with the sacred.
I trained at the Lomi Clinic in Santa Rosa and completed the Lomi Applied Somatics Program, an extensive training in mindfulness, Gestalt and somatic therapy approaches.
In addition to my psychology training and experience, I worked as an attorney advocate for community and social justice organizations, Native Americans, and environmental organizations to protect the sensitive habitats of the north coast region. I am a certified mediator, and am trained in nonviolent communication and conflict resolution.