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Lee Robbins

Part-time Faculty
(212) 998-7314
1 Wash Pl, Room 429

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Lee Robbins's teaching and research interests are in the history and Culture of depth psychology, particularly as it applies to the tradition of C. G. Jung and early Buddhist thought and practice. She teaches a wide variety of interdisciplinary seminars that focus on topics such as alchemy, post modern religious thought, and the history of the idea of the unconscious. Her paper, "Healing with the Alchemical Imagination in the Undergraduate Classroom," (Routledge, 2008) grew out her alchemy seminar at Gallatin. She is also working on a book entitled Archetypal Parenting: Towards a Poetics of Personal History. Robbins lectures nationally and internationally and has been a Jungian psychotherapist for 30 years.

Teaching and Research Interests

history, mythology, and philosophy of depth psychology; Freud, Jung, and postmodern psychoanalytic thought; Buddhist psychology; literature and psychoanalysis

Lee Robbins


B.A., St. Louis University, 1969
M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis, 1972
M.A., Columbia University, 1980
Ph.D., The Union Institute, 1993


2017 Fall

Buddhist and Western Psychology: A Comparative and Historical Approach

2015 Spring

The Emergence of the Unconscious: From Ancient Healing to Psychoanalysis

2014 Spring

Buddhism and Psychology

2013 Spring

Alchemy and the Transformation of Self

2013 Fall

Jung and Postmodern Religious Experience