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Curriculum Vitae




Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.



Psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice


UCLA, Pomona College, UC Berkeley, B.A. 1958
University of California San Francisco Medical School, M.D. 1962


Internship: Los Angeles General Hospital, 1962-63
Residency: UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 1963-66
Analytic Institute: C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, 1966-74


California Medical License, 1963 to present
United States Drug Enforcement Administration, 1963 to present


Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology 1971
Diplomate in Jungian analysis, 1974


Professional Experience

University of California Medical Center, San Francisco
    Department of Psychiatry

    Clinical Instructor 1967-69
   Assistant Clinical Professor 1969-76
   Associate Clinical Professor 1976-84
   Clinical Professor 1984-2010
C.G Jung Institute of San Francisco: faculty, control analyst 1978-present
Private practice, 1967 to present


Awards and Recognition

Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award 2020-2021

Top Doctor of the Year in Psychology by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), 2020-2021

Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Publication Board 2020-2021


Women Economic Forum, Women of the Decade in Thought Leadership, 2018 New Delhi

Girl Source, San Francisco: 26th Annual WAVE awardee:
“Woman of Achievement, Vision, and Excellence,”2009

Milly Award, City of Mill Valley, Creative Achievement Awards: in Literary Arts, 2009

San Francisco Library Laureate

American Psychiatric Association: Distinguished Life Fellow, 2003

Women of Vision and Action: Woman of Vision and Action Award, 2003

Institute for Health and Healing, California-Pacific Medical Center.
"Pioneers in Arts, Sciences, and the Soul of Healing Award," 2002

The Friends of Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute UCSF, Distinguished Psychiatrist Award 1987


Public & Professional Service

NGO Delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (2002 -2018)

Represented Women’s World Summit Foundation/ Pathways to Peace/The Millionth Circle


Representative to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, International Association of Analytical Psychology


National White House Conference on Aging: National Technical Committee on Training 1970-72, Delegate 1971

American Psychiatric Association: Council on National Affairs 1974-83, Chairperson, 1982-83; Council on Psychiatric Services 1983-86

American Journal of Psychiatry: reviewer 1980-86

UCSF: Clinical Faculty Review Committee 1978-80

Founder and Co-chair, Psychiatrists for ERA 1979-84 (evolved into the Association for Women in Psychiatry)

C. G. Jung Institute: founder and first chairperson of the Candidates Organization 1973, Board of Governors 1973-75, 1983-85, Certifying Committee 1978-81, Chairperson of Certifying Committee and Joint Certification Board of the Northern and Southern California Societies of Jungian Analysts 1980-81

American Orthopsychiatric Association Board of Trustees 1984-87

Ms. Foundation for Women Board of Trustees 1983-86

International Transpersonal Association Board of Trustees 1994-96

Northern California Psychiatric Society, Fellowship Committee 1997-2001


Professional Associations

American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Life Fellow
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry Fellow
C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
International Association for Analytical Psychology
Northern California Psychiatric Society


Publications: Books

The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self
   (HarperCollins 1979, 25th anniversary edition, 2004)
Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives
   (HarperCollins 1984, 20th anniversary edition, 2004, 30th anniversary edition, 2014)
Gods in Everyman: Archetypes that Shape Men’s Lives   
   (HarperCollins 1989, 25th anniversary edition, 2014)
Ring of Power: Symbols and Themes in Wagner's Ring Cycle and in Us
   (HarperCollins 1992, Nicolas-Hays 1999)
Crossing to Avalon: A Woman's Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine
   (HarperCollins 1994)
Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness as a Soul Journey
   (Scribners 1996, Simon & Schuster 1998, Red Wheel /Conari, Revised Edition, 2007)
The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World
   (Conari Press 1999)
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty
   (Harper Collins 2001)
Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women
   (Red Wheel/Conari 2003)
Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
   (Conari Red Wheel 2005)
Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
   (Red Wheel /Conari, 2011)
Moving Toward the Millionth Circle: Energizing the Global Women's Movement
   (Red Wheel /Conari, 2013)
Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
   (Red Wheel /Conari, 2014)

Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women
   (Red Wheel/Conari 2003, Mango Publications 2021)
Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
   (Conari Red Wheel 2005)
Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
   (Red Wheel /Conari, 2011, Mango 2021

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