Episode 17: Tom Lavin

Jungian analyst Thomas Patrick Lavin at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, IL, on Apr. 1, 2016. Photo by Laura London.

Thomas Patrick Lavin is a Zürich-trained Jungian Analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. He completed his doctorates in both clinical psychology and moral theology {ethics} at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

He is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and established and ran eleven drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers for the US Army in Europe. Dr. Lavin’s area of clinical expertise is the movement from religion to spirituality in a personal and developmental context. He has lectured on Jung’s work for over four decades.

This interview was recorded on April 27, 2016. It runs for a little over 90 minutes and is 91 MB. You can listen to the episode right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. It is also available on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play


Trump’s Il Duce Routine by Roger Cohen, New York Times, Feb. 29, 2016

Donald Trump Retweets Post With Quote From Mussolini by Maggie Haberman, New York Times, Feb. 28, 2016

The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes by Seamus Heaney

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong {Sunday Book Review}

Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity & Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change by James Kenney

Collected Works, Vol. 18: The Symbolic Life by C.G. Jung

TIME Magazine - Apr. 25, 2016 Republican National Convention preview

TIME Magazine - Mar. 14, 2016 Donald Trump cover

The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche & Society Edited by Thomas Singer and Samuel L. Kimbles

Jung: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

Collected Works, Vol. 10: Civilization in Transition by C.G. Jung {Contains “Wotan” and “After the Catastrophe”}

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung

Collected Works, Vol. 11: Psychology & Religion – West & East by C.G. Jung {Contains “The Terry Lectures”}

Donald Trump As an Opportunistic Infection by Robert Magrisso, M.D.

The Dream: The Vision of the Night by Max Zeller

God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I Ching: Book of Changes Richard Wilhelm & Cary F. Baynes, Translators


A Clear & Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump Includes the chapter, “The Trump Phenomena,” by Thomas Patrick Lavin; published in July 2016

The Trump Phenomena Dr. Lavin’s presentation at the C.G. Jung Center, Evanston, IL

Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist and Dr. Lavin’s wife

Mythology in Relationships & Relationships in Mythology by Thomas P. Lavin, Ph.D., Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D., Quadrant Journal, Summer 2013


The Divine is Moving from Stable Parochial to Chaotic Universal Tom Lavin, Ph.D. & Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D., February 2, 2018 from 1-4:00pm, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago

The Psychology & Mythology of Depth from Aesklepios to the Greeks & Romans Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D., February 23, 2018 from 7-9pm, C.G. Jung Center Evanston

The Tale of Two Cities, Zurich & Chicago: Sabina Spielrein & Edith Rockefeller McCormick Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D., March 30, 2018 from 7-9pm, C.G. Jung Center Evanston

This episode is dedicated to Dr. Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Jessica Hart, & Kaitlyn Whitebread.