Roland George Rothwell 1943 – 2018

We were deeply saddened by the news in January that our dear colleague and friend Roland George Rodwell had passed away. Known as George by some of us in New Zealand and Australia, he was born on November 7th1943 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and died in Stowmarket, Suffolk, following a long illness, on January 1, 2018.

After originally working as a social worker in the UK during the 1970s and early 1980s, George went on to complete his training in Analytical Psychology at the SAP in London and it was this training that lead to his unique clinical commitment to Analytical Psychology and working in the transference. In the early 1990’s he returned to New Zealand and established himself in private analytic practice in Parnell. During this time George developed strong collegial bonds as a professional member of ANZSJA. Craig San Roque remembers him warmly and with appreciation:

“While George was here, according to my memory, we introduced into the ANZSJA annual meeting events over several years, the role of ‘process observers’. Their task was to observe and then comment on the dynamics of the group as we worked our way through this or that experience or dilemma or task. As I recall, George was very pleas ed with this attempt at ‘meta view’ in the developing society, and his contributions were always valid, attentive to process and discerning. I, for one, while President of ANZSJA, was grateful for his common sense. His presence was greatly missed when he returned to the UK. Missed, not only as a very human human being but also because his discernments helped us develop as a group, a group of eccentrics seeking a collective ‘alpha function.’ “

Following his departure from New Zealand in the early 2000’s George practiced briefly in London but retired following illness.

He is remembered very fondly for his gentleness and compassion, his intellectual astuteness and witty sense of humour, and his clinical rigour – which included a steadfast regard for the value of analytic clinical practice.

“I remember when George left for the UK being struck by how at the next couple of AGMs our group would affectionately leave an extra chair “for George”.  I thought it very touching the way he was kept in mind”.
Patrick Burnett, ANZSJA

George continues to be remembered, and missed, by the ANZSJA community.

One can never know in what form a man will experience God”
(Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol.11, Para 482).

Rachael Feather and Andrew Gresham
July 2018

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Dr Dale Dodd 1.12.1941 – 12.10.2015

Dale Dodd was born in Oklahoma on 1st December 1941 and I was privileged to be with him and his wife and family when he died on 12th October 2015 at North Shore Hospital, Auckland after an unexpected series of strokes.

Educated at the University of Texas, he obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1971. Although born and raised in the American Bible Belt Dale was a Buddhist from about thirteen years of age.

Following three years in New Zealand, first as a Senior Psychologist at Porirua Hospital in Wellington, and then as Principal Psychologist for Wellington Hospital, Dale went to New Mexico in 1978 to train in Santa Fe with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He returned to New Zealand in 1981 and completed his training with Dr. Dorothea Wraith in the late 1980s. On this return, Dale went into private practice in Wellington. In the middle 1990s Dale moved to Auckland with his wife Mary where they worked in private practice until his recent demise. Dale acted as Co-Director of Training for a number of years.

Dale is survived by his wife, Mary Lane Dodd, his son, Mark Dodd, grandchildren, Marissa and Allison, stepchildren Lynn Lacy-Hauck and Paige Lacy, and step-grandchildren, Emma Hauck and Jessica Woulfe.

On hearing of his death Dale’s colleagues have said of him: “Dale is a treasure to us all”; “A wise, wonderful and compassionate man”; “I experienced Dale’s generosity and good mind on numerous occasions during my training and as a colleague and I’m very grateful for that”; “a very loving being”; “warm, encouraging and immensely supportive”; “Dale’s gentle humour, kindness and wisdom were formative in the health of our culture and our training”; and “a wise and compassionate colleague, with a great depth of professional experience and with an irrepressible, radiant sense of humour”.

At times I can lucidly capture the sense of Dale in my mind, at other times I lose it. What will come to mind: coffee, irreverence, humour, a serious concern for others, patient pausing before acting, striving for equanimity, wisdom, exchanging emails in poor German, spirituality, creativity and being artistic, an architect and builder, becoming sleepy, a lover of the environment, huge generosity, being a Trickster, naïveté, intuition, a capacity to listen, speaking too softly, a capacity to formulate from many vertices, bad puns, a commitment to foregrounding empathic attunement, a capacity nonetheless to interpret, getting off topic and just wanting to chat, more coffee. Where does this end? These thoughts will come back again and again as will others that hide at this time.

Dale was a polymath, a truly educated man whose kindness, understanding, support, wisdom and humour I shall greatly miss.

by Chris Milton

Rev Dr Wilson Daniel 24.1.1929 – 8.2.2015

The Members of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts were deeply saddened to hear the news of our colleague Wilson’s passing on 8 February 2015. He was known to be a solid, warm, supportive man, an astute mentor and friend.

Wilson joined ANZSJA in the late 1980s. He had returned from finishing a PhD in Psychology at Claremont University, to finish his Jungian studies in Wellington with Dorothea Norman-Jones (Wraith), the New Zealand founder of what was to become ANZSJA.

His contribution to ANZSJA was enormous. He worked for ANZSJA with passion and dedication. Wilson is remembered as a warm, interesting and interested man who cared for people. In the training sphere Wilson put much effort into supporting and nurturing trainees. He was experienced by trainees as very encouraging and supportive. He was ANZSJA’s first official “Convener of Training.” Wilson also worked extensively on the Protocol Committee and on changes to the Constitution. Many members recall with appreciation his wisdom, experience, humour and kindness. We also recall his vivacious spirit and his immense energy for ANZSJA. We knew Wilson as a Jungian analyst but he was also a violinist, a language teacher, a Presbyterian Minister and a Barrister. He held Doctorates in both Psychology and Theology.

MARGARET CAULFIELD 30.4.41 – 2.1.15

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts mourn the death of our esteemed colleague Margaret who died January 21st, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

Margaret was a big presence in ANZSJA bringing a feisty energy reminiscent of her favourite Irish Goddess Bridget. Margaret was one of the first two analysts to emerge from a wholly ANZSJA training in the 1990s. Margaret went on to contribute generously to the professional life of ANZSJA working especially with the development of training. Initially Margaret functioned as the ANZSJA Training Secretary. She was Director of Training from 2005 to 2011. Her commitment to the trainees was wholehearted, passionate and devoted.

Her fierce spirit, pulling together various people’s ideas and experience, allowed a different training project within ANZJSA to emerge into a new structure culminating with the Songlines and Haerenga Model of Training which began in 2006. Margaret presented this model at the Montreal conference in 2006 and had an article on training published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology in 2008. Margaret served on most committees in ANZSJA, including the Ethics Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the ANZSJA Executive Council.

She mentored many analysts into new functions in their professional life.

Margaret was initially raised in Melbourne and then in the interior of Australia, before relocating to Perth as a young woman. Margaret married and had three children of whom she was very proud. Prior to engaging in the Jungian world Margaret worked as a nurse, and later as advocate for equal opportunity. Margaret lived in various cities prior to her final years in Melbourne, living in Perth and Sydney for many years.

She was a traveller, cherished her Irish ancestry, loved driving her BMW, and immensely enjoyed watching her favourite football team the Sydney Swans – it was best not to telephone her when a game was on. She loved all things Italian and she was a wonderful hostess making the best minestrone around. Margaret was a passionate feminist, devout Catholic and a soul woman. She was devoted to her analytic work with her patients, trainees and colleagues.

She is missed by her community and we acknowledge with love her contribution.

by Joy Norton

Peter Reid 5.5.35 – 19.4.98

Peter Reid was born in Dunedin on 5th May 1935 and died 19th April 1998 due to a melanoma. Up until his passing he had been working in Wellington as a Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist for some 15 years.

After a variety of occupations, he came to university late in life and loved being a student. He looked forward to retiring and having the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. Peter loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time tramping in the mountains throughout New Zealand.

Peter is survived by his wife Tina and his two daughters to whom he was devoted: Ema (now Sundarangi Kelly) and Jessica.

Peter contributed generously to ANZSJA. He initiated ANZSJA’s original Code of Ethics, was involved in the training and eventually accepted the role of President; a position he occupied until his passing. His colleagues recall Peter as “being a strong man, particularly when ‘hard stuff’ had to be said.” “He was a robust advocate for ongoing professional development, analysis, and supervision for analysts”. “We had a great memorial for him at our AGM at North Head, Manly. We, and particularly Sally Kester, sang some Gilbert and Sullivan of which Peter was very fond.” “I was very fond of Peter and had a very high level of respect for him.” “A great loss to/for all of us.”

ANZSJA has instituted the annual Peter Reid Memorial Lecture which is delivered at the ANZSJA Annual Congress.

by Barbara Bassett

Gilles Andrew de Brassey Clark 17.12.1947 – 23.3.2019


Zarathustra’s Rundgesang
Friedrich Nietzsche

Giles Clark was a Jungian analyst, anthropologist, philosopher, historian of ideas, with vast erudition across a range of fields. He also studied art history and architecture. He loved classical and contemporary music, literature, poetry, film, politics, spit-fires, shirts, cricket, nature documentaries … and Hippos, whose visceral muckiness, growls, wheezes, and chuffs he managed to weave into clinical writing on primitive psychoid and borderline states and associated embodied counter-transference experiences.

Giles was born in London in 1947 and grew up in rural Essex. He was sent to boarding school at a young age, matriculating to King’s College, Cambridge to study anthropology. This had him setting forth with youthful folly to do preparatory field work on the Jains and then Zoroastrians in India. A spinal neurofibroma led to emergency repatriation back to England. Chronic spinal pain dogged him throughout his life and drew him to Nietzsche, psychoanalysis, Jung, Spinoza and Santayana and a lifelong concern with mind-body problems.

Unexpected and tragic death from cancer in March 2019 leaves behind an aching hole in our hearts. As well as a good friend, wise analyst and exceptional mentor, he was a devoted family man. He is sorely missed by his family, in-laws, out-laws, extended family, godchildren and circles of family friends. They speak of his kindly eye, his twinkling eye, his perceptive eye that knew when to intervene and went to sit back, watch and wait, his generous eye that knew just what gift would really make the recipient’s heart sing. They remind us he was not just an influential analyst and armchair philosopher, but had a great sense of humour. He loved British sketch comedy, such as Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. His children recall with nostalgia the wonderful road trips taken to the tunes of Talking Heads and, aptly, Hot Chocolate’s ‘Heaven’s in the Back Seat of My Cadillac.

He was well known for his humility, kindliness, friendliness and generosity of spirit. A deep thinker, he listened with the ‘third ear’ of intuition enabling Baruch Spinoza’s ‘knowledge of a third kind’ to emerge. Those who sat in his presence, those whose path he crossed — whether patients, supervisees, students, colleagues, friends, children of colleagues, shop-keepers, book-binders, strangers, homeless beggars, café owners — all felt a chord of connection, their unique essence valued.

He was an avid collector of rare books, as well as antiques, old clocks, works of art, well-wrought objet d’art. Such mementos transmitted a story: of the one who made it, the who gave it, where it was found and what it symbolised.

Although not ‘religious’, nor even ‘spiritual,’ (he had a healthy distrust of modern usages of ‘spirituality’ as implying philosophical mind-body dualism and etherealising), he was a true contemplative in the tradition of Santayana. His love of architecture particularly focused on cathedrals.

He was also deeply concerned about political and social injustice, the plight of the oppressed, environmental devastation and climate change.

Turning now to Giles’ professional self, his analytic practice spanned over 40 years, from 1975 to 1994 in London and from 1995 to March 2019 in Sydney. He took a vital clinical role in analysing, supervising, lecturing, writing, training. His contribution to the development of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA) was pivotal, working tirelessly as both a training analyst and Convenor of Training from 1995 to 2004. He gave papers at analytic conferences world-wide, including England, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Russia, Canada and Denmark, also for Temenos in Canberra, Jung Societies throughout Australia and New Zealand, the University of Western Sydney and elsewhere.

Giles intended to publish his life’s work, terminal illness sadly intervening. He was consoled by an undertaking of members of his writing group to have this collection published posthumously. His oeuvre covers such topics as: ‘The theory and clinical treatment of borderline and narcissistic disturbances; psycho-somatic contagion and psychoid states in the analytic field; the role of insight, reason, interpretation and capacity to think analytically in the midst of destructive borderline attacks; the symbolic, pre-symbolic, and developmental failures in symbolising function; the analyst as wounded healer recycling (putting to good use) their own (hopefully) analysed/resolved madness; the jouissance grid. The influence of German Romantic antecedents on Freud and Jung was exemplified in lectures on ‘Depth Psychology, the History of Ideas’. Another passion was ‘The Mind-Body problem in philosophy and dynamic psychology’. His collected works also analyses the relevance of Spinoza, Santayana and the German Romantic philosophers to psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, not merely in historical or theoretical terms but as a vital resource to guide clinical practice.’ This list by no means does justice to Giles’ clinical innovations, revealed in due course with this proposed publication.

Inspired by the spirit of Herder’s heteropathic Einfühlung, Giles crossed disciplines, cultures and analytic divides, seeking to bring together members of diverse psychoanalytic, philosophical and cultural lineages. In Sydney his pioneering meetings with members of different psychoanalytic groups paved the way for what later became PACFA and The Australasian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies.

The reader is referred to the excellent in-depth obituary in the Journal of Analytical Psychology by Warren Colman, Sue Austin and Leon Petchkovsky, June 2020, Volume 65:3l pp. 609‑614, (click here).

Judith Pickering© August 2020