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Erminia Scarcella, Board President

Erminia Scarcella, M.D., DLFAPA, is a specialist in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the U.S., and neuropsychiatry in Italy. She is the Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University and is the Designated Physician of the Embassy of Italy, Chair of the International Medical Graduated and Founder of Embassy Disaster Preparedness of the Washington Psychiatry Society. She is in private practice for many years after working as an attending physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at the Veterans Administration Hospital. She is presently working part-time at the Amazing Love Health Center clinic. She speaks Italian and English and is also an active member of the Rotary International Club of Washington, D.C.

April Barrett, Vice president

April Barrett is in service to the dissemination of Jung's thought through her participation and training with the Creative Initiative Foundation, the Guild for Psychological Studies, and the Jung Society of Washington.

Carolyn Bain, M.F.A., Ph.D., president of award-winning, creative media services firm, Bain Pugh & Associates, Inc. Carolyn writes and produces marketing and communications projects for corporations, non-profits, and the U.S. Military. Her scholarly research and academic publications focus on the eventification of celebrity and commodification of identity. She completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies in 2007 at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a fellow of the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Clara and Robert Vambery Foundation. Before moving to media services, Carolyn served as Associate Professor with tenure and Head of Theatre at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Jane E. Byerley, M.B.A., M.S.W. has a strong background in problem-solving. She has had a career in management consulting and a private practice focusing on individual and couples counseling. She is on the Planning Committees for both the Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology and the Washington Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, serving as Registrar and Clerk. She has a working knowledge of anthroposophy as a member of the Waldorf community. She came to Jungian studies through knitting, and stayed. She originated in Kansas, but has lived in the DC area most of the last 40 years.

Oxana Holtmann, M.A., is a Conscious Leadership and Relationship Coach, author of the Shake It Up book-journal, and an advisor to globally mobile professionals and international families. Oxana values beauty, depth, mystery and wonder. The foundation of her work is appreciation, innovation, creativity and play. Oxana joined the Jung Society of Washington in 2014 as a volunteer for social media and video production projects. She's been a participant of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar since 2015. She loves writing, organizing things and noticing everyday beauty. Oxana grew up in Siberia and now lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

John King, Treasurer

John King has been attracted to the ideas of Carl Jung, depth psychology, and mind-body work for many years. He completed the Advanced Professional Training Program at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the Meditation Teacher Training Program at The Mindfulness Center, and he has led courses on mind-body work and mindfulness. John is also a filmmaker and has produced and directed documentaries for television including “New Orleans Rising” and “Gearing Up: First Robotics” for PBS. Originally from Ohio and Pennsylvania, John resides with his wife in Maryland and enjoys spending time with his family and along the nearby Potomac River.

Pat Silbert, M.F.A. has lived and worked in the Washington area for more than forty years. As a graphic designer, she was assistant Art Director at the Office of Economic Opportunity, then turned to painting full time. She still is painting, currently a partner at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, her paintings evoking the natural world, the river, trees, and Buddhist iconography. Along the way Silbert earned a degree in women’s psychology and an M.F.A. in writing. She facilitated a healing-clay workshop for five years at a women’s shelter in Washington, D.C., and also gave this workshop in numerous healing centers in the U.S. and in Findhorn, Scotland. Silbert also has taught basic nutrition at the Washington School for Girls in S.E., D.C. She has been married for over forty years and is close to her two daughters and three grandchildren.

Joe Zappala, B.S., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.C., is currently in private practice in Catonsville, Maryland. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers for the Maryland Chapter, and he is the Chairman of the Organizational Development Committee for the Howard County Department of Social Services. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry and painting and he is currently in the process of writing a book on the intersection between mysticism and psychoanalysis. 

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung, “Alchemical Studies, Vol 13”

I'm always excited by the materials the Faculty of the Jung Society chooses for the programs 
whether it's poetry, literature, drama, philosophy, meditation, or expressive arts.

- Carolyn Bain

The Jung Society  of Washington, dedicated to the experience of the Self, serves the "still small voice" of human longing (sometimes called "holy longing") that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of silence, contemplation, creativity, and imagination. Our programs support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the "heroic struggle" for personality integration and wholeness that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation." We offer lectures, courses, workshops, evenings with distinguished analysts, that help guide our unique inner venture.

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: JungSociety@jung.org

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
For summer hours, please call

BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.

Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

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