Singer, June (Kurlander) 1918-2004
SINGER, June (Kurlander) 1918-2004
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born October 23, 1918, in Cleveland, OH; died of a spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage, January 29, 2004, in Beachwood, OH. Psychologist and author. Singer was a leading Jungian psychologist and founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago. Originally, she was interested in art, and received a degree in art education from Ohio State University in 1939. But when her rabbi husband took the family to Zurich, Switzerland, where he was studying at the C. G. Jung Institute, Singer decided to take classes there and became interested in Jungian psychology as well. Receiving a diploma in analytical psychology in 1964, she later completed a doctorate at Northwestern University in 1968. Her husband died while they were in Zurich, and Singer settled in Chicago and began a private practice. It was here that she founded the Analytical Psychology Club, which later merged with the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts to form the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Singer lectured at the University of Chicago in 1970 and was a training analyst at the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in the 1970s. Later, in 1980, she moved to Palo Alto, California, and taught at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, where she also directed the clinical training program, before returning to Ohio for good a few years later. Among her publications are Boundaries of the Soul: The Practice of Jung's Psychology (1972), Androgyny: Toward a New Theory of Sexuality (1976), and Energies of Love (1983).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
American Women Writers, 2nd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 2000.
Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2004, section 2, p. 14.
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), February 4, 2003, p. B7.
San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2004, p. A25.