Garden waves

“Increased consciousness of character structures leads to the recognition of both their restraints and potentials. Formerly restricted by rigid defenses, one’s character structure can be freed so that consciousness can become realigned with the Self and the potentials of one’s spirit.”

The Matrix and Meaning of Character, P17

Authors

Authors Nancy J. Dougherty, M.S.W. and Jacqueline J. West, PhD.

The context for our work has grown out of our personal and professional relationship of 20 years. Becoming curious about, getting to know, understand, battle with and appreciate the depth of our characterological differences has enriched our relationship with each other and with our patients. Our differences are temperamental and characterological, but also archetypal and have a concurrent telos that has brought us to this point in our work together.


Nancy J. Dougherty, M.S.W., is senior training analyst in the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. She is currently Director of Training in the InterRegional Society and is in private practice in Austin Texas.

Jacqueline J. West, PhD., is President and Training Director of the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, a senior training analyst in the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts and Jung Institute in Santa Fe. She is in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.