Black History Month Community Member Spotlight: Fanny Brewster

Posted by Guest on Feb 17, 2023 11:16:19 AM

Fanny Brewster

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we honor those within our community for their contributions and achievements to Pacifica, local communities, and their field.  We are pleased to share more today about core faculty member, Dr. Fanny Brewster.

Dr. Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A., LP

  • One of the first African American/Black Students at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 1993.
  • She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. She is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and Certified School Psychologist.
  • Core faculty member in Pacifica Graduate Institute Depth Psychology Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices; faculty member in Pacifica Graduate Institute Clinical Program and adjunct within the Depth, Archetypal, and Jungian Psychology (DJA), and Depth Psychotherapy Departments (DPT).
  • Chair of Pacifica Graduate Institute  Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • Analyst member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. A former Board Member of the New York Analytical Psychology Club. A faculty member of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York.
  • An international speaker, lecturer, and workshop presenter on Dreamwork, Africanist Culture, Diversity,  and Creativity.
  • Nominee of three Gradiva Awards for her writing from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Her most recent nomination was for The Racial Complex:  a Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race. (Routledge)
  • A Jungian analyst and author of poetry and nonfiction:
    • The Racial Complex:  A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race (2020) published by Routledge
    • Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (2018)
    • African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (2017)
    • Her poems from Journey: The Middle Passage has appeared in the Psychological Perspectives Journal (2016)

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