Dr. Mark Winborn
why choose a psychoanalyst? 

Why choose a psychoanalyst?  A psychoanalyst has the most rigorous and extensive training of all practitioners in the mental health field and are uniquely trained to understand the unconscious forces that influence our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.  Only graduates of accredited psychoanalytic training institutes can ethically present themselves to the public as psychoanalysts.  Applicants for psychoanalytic training have already completed graduate training as a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or other mental health field.  Analysts-in-training then receive, on average, about eight additional years of psychoanalytic specialization beyond the training they have already received in their graduate programs.  The training includes extensive coursework and in-depth supervision by experienced analysts.  Analysts-in-training are also required to be in therapy throughout their training to help them recognize and confront their own emotional issues which might interfere with providing the best possible treatment for their patients. 

Dr. Winborn initially trained as a clinical psychologist and then completed training as a Jungian psychoanalyst through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  Currently, there are only three psychoanalysts practicing in the Memphis area and approximately 3,100 Jungian psychoanalysts worldwide.

books by Dr. Mark Winborn


Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond
brings together Jungian analysts and psychoanalysts from across the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Carl Jung's concept of participation mystique is used as a starting point for an in depth exploration of 'shared realities' in the analytic setting and beyond. The clinical, narrative, and theoretical discussions move through such related areas as: projective identification, negative coniunctio, reverie, intersubjectivity, the interactive field, phenomenology, neuroscience, the transferential chimera, shamanism, shared reality of place, borderland consciousness, and mystical participation. This unique collection of essays bridges theoretical orientations and includes some of the most original analytic writers of our time. An essential read for psychoanalysts, Jungian analysts, psychotherapists, and analytic candidates. Published by Fisher King Press.

Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey explores the archetypal journey of the human psyche through an examination of the blues as a musical genre. The genesis, history, and thematic patterns of the blues are examined from an archetypal perspective and various analytic theories – especially the interaction between Erich Neumann’s concept of unitary reality and the blues experience. Mythological and shamanistic parallels are used to provide a deeper understanding of the role of the bluesman, the blues performance, and the innate healing potential of the music. Universal aspects of human experience and transcendence are revealed through the creative medium of the blues. The atmosphere of Deep Blues is enhanced by the black and white photographs of Tom Smith which capture striking blues performances in the Maxwell Street section of Chicago. Jungian analysts, therapists and psychoanalytic practitioners with an interest in the interaction between creative expression and human experience should find Deep Blues a worthy contribution. Deep Blues also appeals to ethnomusicologists and enthusiasts of all forms of music. Reviews and other information about Deep Blues are available at

Dr. Mark Winborn
Psychologist - Psychoanalyst

5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 1633
Memphis, TN 38157
phone/fax (901)766-1890

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