Episode 46: Margaret Klenck

Margaret Klenck is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.

After training with the American Conservatory Theater, Ms. Klenck embarked on a 20-year acting career, appearing on stage, television, and film. Later, she entered the Union Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Divinity, and then went on to the C.G. Jung Institute of New York where she became certified as a Jungian analyst.

For seven years, Ms. Klenck served as president of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, where she currently teaches and supervises. She is also an associate member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and represents the JPA on the Executive Council of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She has lectured and taught both nationally and internationally, including stints as guest lecturer for the Jung Institute of Lithuania and the British Jungian Analytic Association.

Ms. Klenck is co-author of The Rest is Silence: Selected Letters of Sigmund Freud & Carl Jung, a staged reading which she has performed at various psychoanalytic institutes and conferences, including the Freud Museum in London in 2015 (full audio available through the link). And she was a participant in Nine Conversations (link includes full text and video), roundtable discussions on the PBS series The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis.

Her most recent publications include Jung In The Academy & Beyond: The Fordham Lectures 100 Years Later, for which she served as co-editor, and two books in which she is a featured interviewee – Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity & the Unconscious by Jungian analyst Christopher Hauke, and There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak by the journalist Jonathan Cott.

This month, Ms. Klenck presented at the annual Jung on the Hudson conference in upstate New York. Her presentation, “Analysis as Self-Portraiture,” and her workshop on self-portraits, are the subjects of our talk today.

This interview was recorded on Monday, July 15, 2019. It’s 53:35 long and 46 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and now on iHeartRadio.


The Red Book by C.G. Jung

International Association for Analytical Psychology IAAP Executive Committee

University Marks Centennial of Famed Fordham Lectures Fordham News, Nov. 8, 2012

Lithuanian Association for Analytical Psychology

Anima Mundi in Transition: Cultural, Clinical & Professional Challenges IAAP Congress Proceedings, Kyoto 2016; co-edited by Margaret Klenck

Two episodes of Speaking of Jung on BTS’s Map of the Soul: Persona – Ep. 42 & Ep. 44

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis; contains “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 Contains “Love After Love”


Her website

Jung & Film II, The Return: Further Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image Edited by Christopher Hauke & Luke Hockley; includes “The Decisive Image: In Documentary Film & Jungian Analysis” by Tom Hurwitz & Margaret Klenck

Psychoanalytic Terms & Concepts Edited by Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D. & Eslee Samberg, M.D.; with contributions by Margaret Klenck