Books by John R. Van Eenwyk
ISBN 0-919123-76-7. 10 illustrations. Index. 192 pp. 1997. $30.00
Is chaos in our lives a sign that things have gone terribly wrong? Not necessarily. Just as the material world oscillates between states of order and chaos, so also the individuation process involves stages of psychic balance and disruption.
ISBN 9781894574372. Sewn. Index. 192 pp. 2013. $30.00
John Van Eenwyk’s in-depth knowledge of trauma, gleaned from forty years of analytic experience, shines through in this book, as does his compassion for the formidable challenges we all face on our journey of individuation.
Clinical Chaos is a significant sequel to the author’s previous book in this series, Archetypes and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols. With multiple case examples showing how theory may appear or be applied in the consulting room, Clinical Chaos is not only the first book on the subject, but quite simply the most important contribution to the logistics of trauma ever written from a Jungian perspective.
John R. Van Eenwyk, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. His doctorate in religion and psychological studies is from the University of Chicago. He is also an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is the clinical director of the International Trauma Treatment Program (ITTP), which he founded in 1998 to train counselors in the treatment of complex trauma survivors. He publishes widely and lectures internationally on both Jungian psychology and the treatment of torture survivors. He has a private practice in Olympia, Washington.