Leslie Zimmermann is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich Switzerland. The Diploma, which takes 5-6 years to complete, is rated by UNESCO accredited educational evaluation services as equivalent to a PhD in the philosophy of psychology. A Diploma in Analytical psychology is the only degree that is recognised by the International Association for Analytical Psychology as granting the title of Jungian Analyst.
She also has an Honours Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology and her post graduate degree was a Masters in Research Psychology, which she obtained cum laude. The title of her Master’s thesis was, “Using Dreams To Explore The Hypothesised Relative Consistency Of Psychic Structure Over Time In Female Major Depressive Patients Whose In-Patient Treatment Has Been Defined Solely By Pharmacology.” These degrees were both obtained from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
In addition to her academic studies in psychology, Leslie trained in Voice Dialogue for a year. Also known as the psychology of the selves, this discipline facilitates the differentiation, experiential recognition and conscious awareness of the opposite selves.
During her 6-year training in Switzerland, Leslie worked analytically with clients from every continent. This included working for two consecutive years at IMD International university, Lausanne with corporate executives and leaders from all over the world who were engaged in post-graduate studies for an MBA degree.
Before training to become a Jungian Analyst, Leslie was a partner in a small family business. Her roles included marketing, structural organization, systems consolidation and conflict resolution. She is a specialist consultant in the unique problems found in family and home-based businesses.
Leslie also offers a process for managing negative emotions, aligned to the way in which the body/brain/mind have developed evolutionarily over tens of thousands of years.
Leslie brings her psychological training and twenty five years of counselling experience to her work in these various fields.
IAAP International Association of Analytical Psychology (International)
SAAJA Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts (South Africa)
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