Faculty Profile: Alan Vaughan

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Alan Vaughan

Dr. Vaughan holds dual academic credentials in clinical psychology and law. He is a certified Jungian analyst. He received his jurisdoctorate degree from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate of philosophy, in Clinical Psychology, from New York University. He was certified as Jungian analyst byt he C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco where he is member analyst and serves on the editorial board for the Jung Journal of Culture and Psyche.

He has offered a range of doctoral level courses in the following areas: Cognitive Assessment, Child and Adolescent Development, Adult Development and Aging, Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Ethnically Diverse Populations, Diagnostic and Clinical Interviewing, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, African- American Cultural History and Psychology, Psychology of C.G. Jung, Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Ethics and Laws in Psychotherapy and Psychological Research, and Group Psychotherapy. His governance responsibilities have included, Co-chair of Faculty, Chair of Research Committee, Admission Committee, Chair of the Faculty & Student Diversity Committee and current Director of the Consciousness and Spirituality Concentration.
His professional consultation practice is in the areas of Jungian or Analytical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Education Program development and evaluation. His current research investigates American Jurisprudence through the lens of Analytical and Cultural/Ethnocultural Psychology. """

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

July 2013: Congress on International Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam Netherlands.

Analytical Perspectives on the U.S. Affordable Care Act: Implications for Mental Health Care Services and Delivery; and Health Care Disparities.

This presentation adopts Analytical psychology, as a critical theory, to interrogate the U.S. Affordable Care Act (Act), the constitutionality of which is to be determined by the U. S. Supreme Court in the fall, 2012. A summary of the new health care reforms is offered, along with a statement of challenges to the constitutionality of the Act. Other factors highlighted in the presentation include:  Comparative global and U.S. health care costs; comparative global and U.S. mental health care services and costs; implications of the Act, for U.S. mental health care services and delivery; and epidemiology of U.S. health and mental health disparities among Populations of Color.

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

6/82  University of Virginia:  School of Law,  Juris Doctorate; Charlottesville,Virginia .

1/78  New York University:  Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,  Master of Arts  and  Doctorate of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology; New York,  New York.

6/71  University of Southern California:  Graduate School of Education,  Master of Science;  Los Angles, California .

6/69   Seattle University:  Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration /Economics;Seattle Washington.

                           Professional Certification and Licensure                       

License granted to practice psychology in:  New York; the District of Columbia; and California.

9/09  C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco:  Certified Jungian Analyst; San Francisco, California.

6/82 - 8/82   Hague Academy of International Law: Certificate, Private and Public International Law;  Den Haag, Netherlands .

9/75 - 9/76 Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute:  Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; Pre Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology   Internship; San Francisco, California .

Current Projects and Professional Activities

Director of doctoral psychology program, Jungian studies specialization

Analyst-member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

International editorial board member: Jung Journal of Culture & Psyche

Member of Jung Journal Committee, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

Private Practice: Certified Jungian Analyst

Private Practice: Licensed Clinical and Consulting Psychologist


Important Conference Presentations

July 2012: International Association for Analytical Psychology and International Association for Jungian Studies Conference, Braga Portugal


Archetypes, Myths and Clinical Work

Pedre Guilherme das Neves Mendes : Alfonso Henriques, King and Hero ? A Portuguese founding legend.
Alan G. Vaughan: Case Study: Resurrection of Dismembered Spirit Found in the Healing Properties of the Trinitarian Kemet-Egyptian Myth of Osiris, Isis and Horus. 

Susan Wyatt : Research: The Mythic Standpoint.



Research Interests

Analytical and Cultural Perspectives on U.S. Constitutional Jurisprudence

Mythology, Religion and Art of the African Diaspora and Southern Hemisphere of the World

Analytical Psychology Theory and Practice

Historiography, Culture, and Psychology of the African Diaspora

Globalism Studies from the Archetypal Perspective

Psychology of Capitalism 

Lifespan: Performance, Academic Achievement and Career Development among People of Color

U.S. Health Care Reform

Cultural, Ethnocultural and Cross Cultural Psychology 


Research Expertise

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students


Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling