April Author of the Month: Fanny Brewster

Fanny Brewster, author of African Americans and Jungian Psychology, are our Routledge Mental Health Author of the Month for April! Read our exclusive interview and learn more about their fantastic new book!

"I think it is important to highlight the racial disquiet that can sometimes exist between a Eurocentric oriented form of psychoanalysis and its unexplored existence in a multicultural society."

I decided to write African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows because as a Jungian analyst and being of African ancestry I wanted to do research on an important but unexplored area of Jungian Psychology. I hoped it would add to current Jungian Psychology literature.

I hope they develop a historical understanding of American Jungian Psychology and its connection with African Americans.
I think it is important to highlight the racial disquiet that can sometimes exist between a Eurocentric oriented form of psychoanalysis and its unexplored existence in a multicultural society.
I believe a common misconception about this topic is that culture can be dismissed in service to theories.

I’m currently completing my next book project entitled Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss.

I will be presenting a paper at the Journal of Analytical Psychology 14th Annual Conference in New York City on April 22. This paper is on racial complexes, trauma and dissociation.

I’m in the beginning stage of a memoir to film project.

I begin facilitating a workshop at the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York in the month of April on creating an Imaginal Journal following Jung’s Red Book.

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York and Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, and has been twice nominated for the Gradiva Award for her nonfiction writing.

African Americans and Jungian Psychology

  • African Americans and Jungian Psychology

    Leaving the Shadows

    By Fanny Brewster

    African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows explores the little-known racial relationship between the African diaspora and C.G. Jung’s analytical psychology. In this unique book, Fanny Brewster explores the culture of Jungian psychology in America and its often-difficult…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge