Saturday, February 2, 2013

James A. Hall, M.D.: 1934-2013

         James A. Hall, M.D. died at his home in Dallas, Texas on January 22, 2013, after living for almost 22 years with “locked-in” syndrome as the result of a stroke in 1991.  Dr. Hall graduated from Southwestern Medical School in 1961.  After a residency in Psychiatry at Duke Medical School and Hospital, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 1965 to 1968.  In 1968, he moved to Zürich, Switzerland, to pursue certification as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C. G. Jung Institute - graduating in 1972. 
Dr. Hall was the author of seven books in the field of Jungian psychology: 1) Clinical Uses of Dreams: Jungian Interpretations and Enactments, 2) The Unconscious Christian: Images of God in Dreams,  3) Hypnosis: A Jungian Perspective, 4) The Jungian Experience: Analysis and Individuation, 5) Jungian Dream Interpretation: A Handbook of Theory and Practice, 6) Patterns of Dreaming: Jungian Techniques in Theory and Practice, 7) Locked in to Life (with Patton Howell).  He also authored many articles on Jungian psychoanalysis and was a well regarded lecturer on the same. 
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hall was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Southwestern Medical School and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Perkins School of Theology. He was a member of the Texas Medical Society, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Hall was also a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts; the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; the Dallas Group Psychotherapy Training Institute; and the Dallas Training Seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

1 comment:

  1. The other day, I pulled out an older cassette of Dr. Hall who presented Jung's Interpretation of Dreams. The tape, though obviously shortened of necessity, was a wonderful reintroduction to Jungian thought and his approach to the area of dream interpretations. I was saddened to hear of Dr. Hall's passing, but his wonderful teaching will live on in anyone who came in contact with him, including this 59 year old psychiatrist who greatly valued just hearing his voice and his own thoughts on tape. May God bless him and give him eternal peace. Terry Parrish, MD


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