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Dr John Merchant specialises in providing private psychological services (including psychotherapy and supervision) to adults in Sydney. Further details about these services as well as John’s consulting, training and publications can be found on the other pages in this website.

Publications

2012 Shamans and Analysts: New Insights on the Wounded Healer. London: Routledge.

 

 

2016a ‘The image schema and innate archetypes: theoretical and clinical implications’ Journal of Analytical Psychology, 61, 1, 63–78.

 

2016b ‘The use of Skype™ in analysis and training: A research and literature review’ Journal of Analytical Psychology, 61, 3, 309-8.

 

2015 Introduction to ‘Forget me not – My journey through Jungian analysis – A case presentation’ by Toni Woodward in Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice (Oxford University Press)

 

2015 'Foetal trauma, body memory and early infant communication: a case illustration' Journal of Analytical Psychology, 60, 5, 601–617.

 

2011    ‘Jung and the shamanic wounded healer: implications for psychotherapists’

World Congress for Psychotherapy (Sydney, Australia) http://www.psychevisual.com/John_Merchant.html

 

2010 'Response to Erik Goodwyn’s "Approaching archetypes: reconsidering innateness"' Journal of Analytical Psychology, 55, 4, 534-542.

 

2009 'A Reappraisal of Classical Archetype Theory and its Implications for Theory and Practice' Journal of Analytical Psychology, 54(3), 339-358.

 

2008 'The essence of Jungian analysis and the challenges and benefits of it in this changing world: The uses of psychic infection'. CAPA Quarterly, 4, 36-37.

 

2006a 'Jung's shaman' Australian Broadcasting Corporatin, The Ark. Interview with Rachael Kohn, February 5:

http:// www.abc.net.au/rn/ark/stories/2006/1558993.htm

 

2006b 'The developmental/emergent model of archetype, its implications and its application to shamanism' Journal of Analytical Psychology, 51(1), 127-146.

Conference Papers

  • 2016 ‘When erotic feelings emerge in the journey: problems and possibilities’

    CAPA (NSW) 40th Anniversary Conference (Sydney)

  • 2015    'The use of Skype in analysis, supervision and training: A research review'

    3rd European Conference on Analytical Psychology (Trieste, Italy)

  • 2015   'The image schema and innate archetypes: theoretical and clinical implications'

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (London, UK)

  • 2014    'The erotic countertransference – an aspect of relationally attuned identification or conduit to the infantile/erotic? A case illustration'

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (Berlin, Germany)

  • 2013    'Jung and the Wounded Healer Origin: an Update'

    International Association of Analytical Psychology (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • 2013    'Abortion trauma and foetal body memory: a case presentation'

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (Boston, USA)

  • 2012    'The analyst as shamanic wounded healer'

    2nd European Conference on Analytical Psychology (St Petersburg, Russia)

  • 2011    'Jung and the shamanic wounded healer: implications for psychotherapists'

    World Congress for Psychotherapy (Sydney, Australia)

  • 2011    'The wounded healer tradition: an update'

    Australian College of Applied Psychology (Sydney, Australia)

  • 2010    'The shaman archetype: template for individuation or the wounded healer?'

    International Association of Analytical Psychology (Montreal, Canada)

 

  • 2010    'Jung's alchemical metaphor and the space between'.

    Counsellors & Psychotherapists Association (NSW) (Sydney, Australia)

  • 2008    'The uses of psychic infection'.

    Counsellors & Psychotherapists Association (NSW) (Sydney, Australia)

  • 2008    'A contemporary reappraisal of traditional archetype theory and its implications for clinical practice and training'.

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (Orta, Italy)

  • 2007    'Siberian shamanism, borderline states & analytic training' and 'Reactions to Jung – an Australian situation'.

    International Association of Analytical Psychology (Cape Town, South Africa)

  • 2006    'Shamanism and Psychotherapy'.

    Psychotherapists & Counsellors Federation of Australia (Melbourne, Australia)

  • 2006    'Shamanic Processes as the Heart of a Contemporary Analytic Training Program – an Australian Perspective'.

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

  • 2005    'The New Biology of Developmental Systems Theory and Archetypes: Theoretical and Clinical Implications'.

    Journal of Analytical Psychology (Oxford University, UK)

  • 2002    'The shaman archetype: certain use and abuses'.

    First International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology (Essex University, UK)

  • 2001    'In defence of psychic reality'.

    Masters in Analytical Psychology Study Day, University of Western Sydney (Sydney, Australia)