Faculty Profile: James Hollis

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James Hollis

James Hollis is a Zurich-trained, licensed Jungian analyst, author, and Director of the Jungian Studies program in Houston, TX. He taught in various colleges and universities in the humanities, retrained in analytic psychology, and graduated from the Jung Institute in Zurich in 1982.

In addition to various topics related to analytic psychology, he is particularly interested in myth, various forms of spirituality, and the interpretation of culture from a psychological perspective.

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 James Hollis, Ph.D. (Resume Summary) Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, TX (1997-2008) Diplomat Graduate of C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland in Analytic Psychology in 1982. Private practice as Jungian Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (1982-97) and Houston, TX (1997-present) Vermont Licensure as Psychoanalyst Lic. # 098-0000152 Board Certified by American Boards for Accreditation and Certification, Inc. since 1989. Lic. #P891023 Author of c. 50 articles and reviews and the following 13 books: Harold Pinter: The Poetics of Silence. The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life. Under Saturn's Shadow: the Wounding and Healing of Men. Tracking the Gods: the Place of Myth in Modern Life. Swamplands of the Soul: New Life from Dismal Places. The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other. The Archetypal Imagination. Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path. On this Journey We Call our Life Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Why Good People Do Bad Things: Exploring our Darker Selves What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life (2009) (plus translations of these books into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Japanese). International Association of Analytic Psychologists (IAAP) Association of Graduate Analytic Psychologists (AGAP) National Association for Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) Senior Training Analyst for Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (ret.) Vice-President of Philemon Foundation Co-Founder of Philadelphia Jung Institute; past Director of Training Twenty-six years as tenured Professor of Humanities at various colleges and universities, (several distinguished teaching awards. Retired in 1989). Distinguished Faculty Member and Chair of Jungian Studies at Saybrook Graduate School

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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