Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

Michael Conforti is a Jungian psychoanalyst, and founder/director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G. Jung Foundation - New York, and for many years, served as a Senior Associate faculty member at Antioch New England Graduate School in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and the master's programs in Counseling Psychology and Organization and Management.

A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute - Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche. His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.

Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Vermont, where he also serves as a state-appointed advisor to the Board of Psychoanalysts. He provides his insights as a sought after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. Dr. Conforti served as a script consultant on the recently released film, Pride and Glory. He has also been asked to consult on the application of field theory to the understanding and resolution of international border disputes. He was selected by The Club of Budapest and the University of Potsdam, to be part of a 25-member international team of physicists, biologists, and dynamical systems theorists to examine the role and influence of informational fields. Dr. Conforti is a recipient of the 1995 Vision Award, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Conforti was recently appointed Senior Fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. He is currently working on a new book, Hidden Presences: Archetypes, Spells, Possession and the Complex.