Portraits in Pathology Presented by James Hollis, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 2,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: First Congregational Church UCC
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 63105  Map it!

CEs: 4

Pre-registration prices:    Friends – $40; Others – $50; Full time students – $5.00
At the door prices:              Friends – $44; Others – $55; Full time students – $5.50

$55.00 $50.00


Student Rate

Valid ID required


Given that “psychopathology” translates as “the expression of the suffering of the soul,” what are the generative forces that produce pathology?  What are some examples of common pathologic states?  What are our reflexive protections against pathology?  What are the challenges of living in a pathogenic world, and with a pathologized soul?   This program will examine three pathologies in their literary form, and then zero in on our various anxiety management systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn that psychopathology is the suffering of the soul and will explore the generative forces behind it
  • Participants will be able to identify common pathological states
  • Participants will be able to identify the reflexive defenses against pathology
  • Participants will be able to identify the challenges of living in a pathologized world
  • Participants will be able to identify what it is like to live in a world with a pathologized soul

James Hollis Jungian Lecturer

James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977–82). He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas, for many years and was Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington until 2019, and now serves on the JSW Board of Directors.

He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He lives with his wife, Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, D.C. Together they have three living children and eight grandchildren.

He has written a total of fifteen books, with the sixteenth due next summer. The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Serbian, and Czech.