Mary-Anne Johnston is originally from Peterborough where she received undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Classical Literature from Trent University. She received a Master’s degree in Jungian Analytical Psychology from Norwich University.
In Zürich, Switzerland, Mary-Anne trained at the C.G. Jung Institute for five years where she received the diplomate in Analytic Psychology, graduating as a Jungian Analyst. Training at an accredited institute takes a minimum of 5 years and involves lectures, seminars, a psychiatric internship, hundreds of hours of personal analysis, supervised clinical analytical work, two sets of comprehensive examinations and a thesis. Such a diplomate is the only degree recognized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology as granting the title of Jungian Analyst.
Since Zürich, Mary-Anne wove the approaches of ‘Internal Family Systems’ (IFS) into her work. (There is an outline of this approach on the page entitled Working with Inner ‘Parts’ as well as links to related sites). Mary-Anne received Level III training with Hal & Sidra Stone in their Voice Dialogue method. In 2012 Mary-Anne completed the Level 1 training IFS, the second week of which was led by Dick Schwartz.
As a Jungian Analyst, Mary-Anne was affiliated with AGAP (Association of Graduate Analytic Psychologists),and the ruling body for Jungian Analysts worldwide, the IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology). In Ontario, as a Registered Psychotherapist, Mary-Anne was affiliated with OSP (Ontario Society of Psychotherapists) and was a member of CRPO, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario .
At present,Mary-Anne has retired from practicing, what the new Ontario College of psychotherapy refers to as “the controlled act of psychotherapy”, and is doing some dream work and IFS facilitation.
“Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”