Life artistry centre Founding Director
Suzanne Cremen PhD
Having worked in more than 20 occupations from lawyer to conference producer to publisher to career counsellor, Dr Suzanne Cremen knows first-hand the challenges and rewards of finding and following the work you love. Studying for years at postgraduate level with leading scholars and practitioners in depth psychology, Dr Cremen’s vision has been to pioneer vibrant and engaging educational programs in this field in Australia. Read more about that vision here.
Dr Cremen holds two MA degrees (in Depth Psychology, and in Engaged Humanities with an emphasis in Mythology), from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, as well as degrees in Law and Arts from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is the only Australian-based faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she teaches a Masters/PhD course on 'Our Soul’s Code: A Depth Psychological View of Vocation', Dr Cremen has served on the board of Pacifica's Alumni Association; and currently serves on the faculty of the International Assisi Institute. She was awarded a full scholarship to complete her PhD research on Jungian and archetypal approaches to vocation and career development at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Dr Cremen is passionate about envisioning and fostering new and meaningful possibilities for extending depth and archetypal theories and practices into the world. In 2012 she was a plenary presenter in NYC at the Art and Psyche in the City Conference, sponsored by New York University, IAAP, ARAS and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. In 2014 she was Chair and presenter at a symposium on 'Vocation as Psyche’s Call' at the International Conference in Guidance and Career Development in Québec. She is published in scholarly journals including Quadrant and the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. In 2013 she co-edited a ground-breaking special issue of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches on 'Depth Psychological Research Methods: Multiple and Engaged Approaches'.
Dr Cremen has served as president of the Queensland Jung Society, a founding board member of the National Interfaith Association of Australia, and co-founder of scholarly publishing house eContent Management (acquired in 2014 by Routledge). She also produced Australia’s first National Children’s Summit at Parliament House, Canberra, supported by the Governor-General Sir William Deane and in collaboration with over 50 non-profit organisations including UNICEF and the Human Rights Commission, to give young people a voice in government, business and community decisions which affect them.