Tanya Wilkinson received her Ph.D. (1979) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and consultation from a Jungian/feminist perspective.
Tanya has been teaching at the Institute since 1980, and she was awarded the Institute's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987. The Center for the Story of the Universe awarded Tanya a grant for the 1991-92 school year to pursue a psychohistorical investigation of the psychological effects of the death of mythological systems. Tanya recently has published two books: Medea's Folly: Women's Relationships and the Search for Intimacy(1998), and Persephone Returns: Victims, Heroes, and the Journey from the Underworld (1996).