James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas, where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston. He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and therapist, and together they have four adult children. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was the first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is vice-president of the Philemon Foundation, which is dedicated to the publication of the complete works of Jung.
He has written nine books published by Inner City Books, a Jungian-oriented press located in Toronto, Canada; he has also written two books published by Gotham Press, a division of Penguin. Total sales for all his books have reached more than 100,000 copies over 11 years; these books have already been translated into Russian, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, and Japanese.
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Books:Why Good People Do Bad Things, March 2008