Polly Young Eisendrath, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst; Psychologist; Author; Clinical Supervisor, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont;Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; and in private practice in central Vermont. She is chairperson of the non-profit “Enlightening Conversations: Buddhism and Psychoanalysis Meeting in Person” that hosts conferences in cities around the USA. She has published many chapters and articles, as well as fifteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent books are “The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery(Rodale, 2014); “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” (Little, Brown, 2008); and “The Cambridge Companion to Jung: New and Revised,” of which she is co-editor with Terence Dawson (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Polly’s forthcoming book, “True Love Ways: Relationship as Psycho-Spiritual Development,” will be published in 2018.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel From Becoming Human to Dehumanization

Moderators: Carol Worthman
Panel: Lasana Harris, Polly Young Eisendrath, Robert Roeser, Carol Worthman