Episode 8: David Schoen

David E. Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, has a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has a background as an alcohol and chemical dependency counselor, and as a clinical social worker. He is cofounder and past coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar, and is currently an advisor to the C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. He is also a senior analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, as well as Chair of their Ethics Committee.

Mr. Schoen speaks nationally and internationally on various aspects of Jungian Psychology, and is a Louisiana Poet. He has a private practice in Covington, Louisiana, centrally located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

His first book, Divine Tempest: The Hurricane As a Psychic Phenomenon, was published by Inner City Books in 1998.

He is also the author of The War of the Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil, published by Spring Journal Books in 2009.

His latest book, Always a Fighting Tiger: Memoirs of an Ordinary LSU Football Fan, was released last year by Tate Publishing, and will be the topic of a future interview.

This episode was recorded on Oct. 24, 2015 at the Fall Conference of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts held in Chicago. It is 55 minutes long and around 53 MB. You can also listen to this interview on iTunes and on Stitcher.


The Neurosis of Psychology by Wolfgang Giegerich

Man & His Symbols by C.G. Jung

The Bill W. – Carl Jung Letters are reprinted in full in the Blog section

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous {During the interview I erroneously referred to the “higher power” as being in Step 1. It’s actually in Step 2. ~LL}

Mr. Schoen’s page on the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans’s website explains What is Jungian Analysis?

The website for Mr. Schoen’s book, Always a Fighting Tiger

Speaking of Jung, Episode 38 Mr. Schoen returned to the podcast on Nov. 27, 2018

This episode is dedicated to the friends of Bill W.