In her early career, Shirley Fontenot was in elementary education. Part of who she is was formed by teaching six-year-olds for sixteen years. Vatican II gave her hope (temporarily) for the Catholic Church and she moved into the area of religious education. The first six years were learning, growing ones, which led to Shirley's discovery of Morton Kelsey, John Sanford, and the Jung Center in Houston. In 1977 she left Louisiana and moved to Chicago where she studied psychology and spirituality, took classes at the Jung Center in Evanston, entered analysis, and eventually trained as an analyst. From 1982-86 she worked as a psychotherapist at a wholistic health center; then in private practice until the present time. In 1994 Shirley graduated from the C.G Jung Institute of Chicago, and in 2003 moved to St. Louis where her work continues, both in private practice and teaching for the Jung Society of St. Louis.
DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. (1994)
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: Chicago Theological Seminary. (1982)
MASTER OF DIVINITY IN THEOLOGY: Chicago Theological Seminary. (1981)
M.P.S. IN THE INTEGRATION OF THEOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP: Loyola (1979)
MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN COUNSELING: Our Lady of the Lake. (1973)
B.A. IN EDUCATION: Our Lady of the Holy Cross. (1960)
C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
International Association for Analytical Psychology
Certification of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts to train analysts is granted by The International Association of Analytical Psychology. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago is accredited as a psychoanalytic training institute by The American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc. The Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists (License No. 268000106), Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers (License No. 159-000215), Marriage and Family Therapists (License No. 168-000123), Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors (License No. 197-000022).