Andrew Sherwood, B.A., M.A., MSW, Ph.D., Diploma of Analytical Psychology - OAJA, IAAP I am a Jungian Analyst. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York - LMSW I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Massachusetts - LCSW I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I am a Licensed Social Worker in Missouri - LMSW
Member, Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA) International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) American Psychological Association (APA) American Sociological Association (ASA) Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
I am a graduate from the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA) Analyst Training Program. I began training with OAJA in 2003 (and graduated in 2014). Before I joined the Analyst Training Program I worked in a variety of community and residential/institutional psychology/psychiatry settings since 1989.
I have a Ph.D. from York University, Toronto, Canada with an emphasis in Social Psychology and Theory. My M.A. work focused on suicide and crisis intervention and my Ph.D. work focused on self-destructive behavior.
I have offices in Canada and the USA.
I am a Canadian by birth, born just outside Montreal, Quebec. My parents moved when I was quite young, and I was raised slightly north of Toronto, Ontario, and later, as a teen, in Toronto. I graduated from North Toronto Collegiate Institute in North Toronto.
I was interested in music and played with a New Wave band in Toronto during the late 1970's. I recorded several albums at that time, and then left for the United Kingdom. I lived in London, England, for eight years, wrote and recorded music. I pursued my interest in painting and installation art as well.
In 1987 I attended Frazer Boa's film series entitled: The Way of the Dream. And it was then that I realized that my life work was related to dream interpretation and understanding the psyche through understanding dreams.
Hoping to attend the C. G. Jung Analyst Training Program in Zurich, I began to satisfy entry requirements, one of which was a Masters educational level.
I was accepted at Glendon College, Toronto, where I completed a B.A. in Sociology / Psychology. During this time I was able to work at (named at that time then) The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Madison Avenue Housing, and Sunnybrook Health-Science Centre. I took several art courses at Glendon, and had the privilege of having Peter Kolisnyk as my professor.
I then completed a M.A. program at York University, focusing on Suicidology and Crisis Intervention. I worked closely with Toyamasa Fuse, Japanese Suicidologist, who agreed to be my Supervisor for my Master's Review Paper.
My Ph.D. followed, again at York University, specializing in extreme forms of self-destructive behaviour. I am indebted to Livy Visano, Gottfried Paasche, and Ray Morris for their support and assistance throughout my Ph.D. process. I was a teaching assistant for James Moore and Livy Visano, as well as Doug Smith.
I defended my Ph.D. thesis in the autumn of 1998 and secured a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in Durant, Oklahoma. Life there was certainly different from either Canada, or England. People speak more slowly when the temperature rises above 100 degrees on a regular basis.
I applied to, and was accepted in, the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA) Analyst Training Program in 2003. As this program is located in Toronto, I moved from Oklahoma, leaving my position wherein I had been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Having applied for a Visiting Faculty position at the State University of New York - Potsdam in the summer of 2004, I completed the contract in summer 2006 so as to move closer to the training program in Toronto.
Ottawa was my home for several years until I secured a tenure-track position in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown. I left University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown a year before successfully sitting my final exams with the Analyst Training Program (OAJA) in the autumn of 2013 and received my Diploma of Analytical Psychology in January, 2014.
I moved to Springfield, Missouri at this time and then returned to Canada so as to pursue a quick Master of Social Work degree at Carleton University in Ottawa, from which I graduated in June of 2016.
I have an office in Lee's Summit / Kansas City, MO.
In the words of C. G. Jung: "We are always assuming that we know even the unconscious, which of course is perfect nonsense; the unconscious is what we don't know."