#507 – Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life with Mary Harrell PhD

Mary Harrell


Mary H. Harrell, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., is the author of a new book, Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life: Stories from the World Between Matter and Mind. It comes as a result of research, personal experience, and professional accomplishments in the area of Jungian-oriented psychotherapy.

Dr. Harrell, a licensed psychologist, earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and her M.Ed. in developmental reading from University of Delaware. She is Associate Professor Emeritus at State University of New York at Oswego, Curriculum and Instruction Department School of Education. As an Associate Professor Dr. Harrell served as Professional Development Schools (PDS) Specialist, which allowed her to partner with administrators and teachers in Oswego County, New York, building bridges between the university and the public schools for richer learning experiences for education candidates, as well as k-12 students.

She served as a K-12 teacher and reading specialist for three decades in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and California. During 8 of those years she also was a consultant and presenter of teacher effectiveness programs, classroom management skills, learning styles, and teaching strategies for Performance Learning Systems, Inc., in California.

Her writings have been published in numerous publications, including, School Science and Mathematics, Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature, and Social Commentary, and four invited chapters in edited books.

Dr. Harrell has also delivered a number of presentations, including appearances at The Imaginal Institute, American Educational Research Association Convention, and Professional Development Schools National Conference.

As for the past eight years she has treated patients at her Jungian-oriented psychotherapy practice.

She resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina. For more information, please consult: www.maryharrellphd.com

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  1. thistle
    Posted June 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Really outstanding interview. Her assessment of the mass shootings and rites of initiation were spot on. Look forward to reading her book.

  2. Mike
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Very good point about the role society plays in the psyche.

  3. Posted August 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    To thistle and Mike, please accept my gratitude for the deep listening you brought to this interview. It nourishes an author to know that her thoughts matter, that her thoughts resonate “out there.” Dr. Dave carefully read IMAGINAL FIGURES which allowed questions that enriched the interview. He’s amazing. Glad you follow him.

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