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DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within  DSM-5-TR and ICD-10

New DSM Edition!
A Revised Version

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DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within 
DSM-5-TR and ICD-10
Releasing March 31, 2022

The publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 (DSM-5, 2013) and the more recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 – Text Revision edition (DSM-5-TR, 2022), together ushered in a major change to the field of mental health diagnosis. DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified provides a summary of key concepts of the new diagnostic schema introduced in DSM-5 as well as the updated DSM-5-TR. It utilizes a variety of techniques to help clinicians master the new spectrum approach to diagnosis and its complex criteria.

Cartoons, mnemonic devices, and summary tables allow clinicians and students to quickly grasp and retain broad concepts and subtle nuances related to psychiatric diagnosis. DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified fosters quick mastery of the most important concepts introduced in DSM-5 and continued in DSM-5-TR, while offering an entirely new way of looking at mental health along a continuum. This new approach goes beyond simply “labeling” clients with various diagnoses, but rather places them along spectrums that range from normal to problematic symptoms. Mental health professionals and laypeople will appreciate the synthesis of deep psychology and modern approaches to the diagnosis of mental illness.

About the Authors 

Steven Buser, MD trained in medicine at Duke University and served 12 years as a physician in the U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate of a two-year Clinical Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is the co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. He is board certified in psychiatry as well as addiction medicine. He has worked for over 30 years as a psychiatrist with a focus on Jungian oriented psychotherapy. He currently works in the field of addiction and serves as Publisher at Chiron Publications.

Leonard Cruz, MD is the Editor-in-Chief of Chiron Publications and co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. He holds graduate degrees in medicine and business. With more than 40 years in psychiatric practice, he currently focuses on the treatment of substance use disorders. He is the Chief Medical Officer of a 72-bed substance abuse hospital.  

Luke Sloan was a 5th grade student in Asheville, NC when he completed the illustrations for this book. When he’s not drawing, Luke enjoys playing soccer, reading books, snow-skiing, and just plain having fun!


DSM-5-TR Summary Pages

Section I: Overview
1. Introduction
2. History of the DSM
3. What is new in DSM-5-TR
4. What was new in DSM-5

5. The 8 Primary Psychiatric Spectrums of Mental Illness

Section II: The 8 Primary Spectrums of Psychiatry
6. The Depression Spectrum: Shallowness vs. Despair
7. The Mania Spectrum: Boring vs. Bipolar
8. The Anxiety Spectrum: Carelessness vs. Anxiousness
9. The Psychosis Spectrum: Visionless vs. Psychotic
10. The Focus Spectrum: Attention Deficit Disorder vs. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
11. The Substance Abuse Spectrum: Ascetic vs. Addicted
12. The Autism Spectrum: Codependent vs. Autistic

13. The Personality Spectrum: Neurotic vs. Obnoxious

Section III: The Secondary Areas of Diagnosis
14. The Specialty Areas (Trauma, Neurodevelopmental, Neurocognitive, Behavioral, Dissociative, Somatic, Eating, Elimination, Sleep, Sexual, Gender, Paraphilia)
Section IV: Conclusions

15. The Harmony of the Lotus Flower

16. Carl Jung and his Relationship to DSM-5-TR

Frith Luton Discusses  Volume 6 of the Collected Works of  Marie-Louise von Franz on Speaking of Jung

Jungian analyst Frith Luton joins Laura London to discuss Volume 6 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of their Visions
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Volume 6 of the 
Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz – Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 6, releasing March 31, heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.

Saint Niklaus von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland, was held in the highest esteem by both CG Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz. Jung even declared him the Patron Saint of Psychotherapy, due to the Saint’s deep inward reflections and profound experiences. His visions reportedly began while still in his mother’s womb and continued until his death. One of his later visions was a terrifying image of the face of God. Von Franz saw Niklaus as the shadow brother of Christ and wrote of him as the alchemical Anthropos, a universal man. His visions were an evolution of Christian mysticism.

Saint Perpetua was a young Christian woman put to death in 203 AD in the Roman arena at the age of 22. Her profound visions occurred days before her death. Von Franz penetrates these images, suggesting they were revelations of a new, Christian God-image breaking through from the collective unconscious into the animus of young Perpetua.

Marie-Louise von Franz is at her very best as she unravels the mysteries held within the visions of these two saints.

Note: Volumes 4 and 5 are currently in production and we look forward to their release when translations are complete.
Remembering Marie-Louise von Franz
From Fairy Tales to Alchemy

ISAPZurich presents a two-day special event celebrating the life and work of 
Marie-Louise von Franz
April 22-23, 2022
Peter Ammann, Dr. phil.
Nathalie Baratoff, lic. phil.
Steven Buser, MD
Regine Schweizer-Vüllers, Dr. phil.
Ursula Ulmer, MA
Volume 3 
The Maiden’s Quest

Volume 3 turns to the Maiden’s Quest within fairytales.

The maiden/heroine navigates a complicated maze of inner and outer relationships as she builds a bridge to the unconscious. The heroine contends with the animus in many forms like a devouring and incestuous father, demonic groom, the beautiful prince, an androgenous mother, a cold dark tower, and through conflict with the evil stepmother.

Dangers and pitfalls await her as the conscious feminine strives to make connections with the unconscious masculine. The maiden is the undeveloped feminine and the promised fruit of her struggle with the animus is the coniunctio. Volume 3 is a masterwork of cross-cultural scholarship, penetrating psychological insight, and a strikingly illuminating treatise. With her usual perspicacity and thoroughness, von Franz gathers countless fairytale motifs revealing a myriad of facets to the maiden’s quest.
Volume 2 – 
The Hero’s Journey
Volume 2 – The Hero’s Journey is about the great adventure that leads to a cherished and difficult to obtain prize. In these fairytales, the Self is often symbolized as that treasured prize and the hero’s travails symbolize the process of individuation. In its many manifestations, the hero embodies the emerging personality. “In the conscious world, the hero is only one part of the personality—the despised part—and through his attachment to the Self in the unconscious is a symbol of the whole personality.”

Von Franz’s prodigious knowledge of fairytales from around the world demonstrates that the fairytale draws its root moisture from the collective realm. This volume continues where Volume 1 left off as von Franz describes the fairytale, “suspended between the divine and the secular worlds (…) creating a mysterious and pregnant tension that requires extreme power to withstand.” The resistance of the great mother against the hero and his humble origins, as well as the hero freeing the anima figure from the clutches of the unconscious are universal archetypal patterns. The spoils retrieved by the hero symbolize new levels of consciousness wrested from the unconscious.
Volume 1 – 
The Profane and Magical Worlds
Volume 1 – Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life’s events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.

March Book Spotlight Continues!

The Mythmaker
by Mary Harrell

The Mythmaker
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A 2018 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner, The Mythmaker is a personal myth, a fiction, based on author and depth psychologist Dr. Mary Harrell’s life. After the sudden death of her mother, seven young children and an overwhelmed father were left to figure out what to do. Acknowledging that seminal happenings enwombed in our past seek re-membering, and in the tradition of personal mythtelling, Dr. Harrell, began a writer’s journey, to re-collect the meaning of her story. She proceeded in a series of spiralic returns gathering meaningful shards of symbolic experience.
Dr. Harrell, as we all do, found herself asking, “Who or what is here right now, to inform this long ago, and also, present moment?” Such self-reflective activity took her back to memories, not as they were, but as she perceived them to be. With each return, she found a different fiction, an echo, a fabrication, and also the better truth that brought her closer to coherence, that soulful state best described as wholeness. Through this process the past emerged and the full story found its way to the pages of this book. Beyond the death of Dr. Harrell’s mother, an additional reality within The Mythmaker story is irrefutable. An angel, an imaginal figure, began entering the author’s life when she was fifteen years old. The angel’s aim was to be an ally, thereby transforming grief into a story of healing. Her presence reminds us that preposterous aspects of our own myth may inform the deeper truth of our experience.

Also from Author Mary Harrell
Imaginal Figures In Everyday Life


Mary Harrell unflinchingly greets a cast of imaginal figures who inhabit her life, and encourages all of us to welcome their wisdom into our own inner landscapes. These very real beings dwell in a realm between matter (nature) and mind (reason), appearing in dreams, intuitive callings, visions, feelings, and sometimes frightening events.

In Support of Ukraine

During this troubling time in the world, we offer our thoughts and prayers to those suffering in Ukraine and offer the following Chiron titles that reflect on the destruction of war and the healing of peace.

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace is a harvest of creative, redemptive storytelling—nonfiction, fiction, and poetry—spanning five wars and written by those most profoundly affected by it.

This poignant collection, compiled from Maxine Hong Kingston’s healing workshops, contains the distilled wisdom of survivors of five wars, including combatants, war widows, spouses, children, conscientious objectors, and veterans of domestic abuse.

Making It Through: Bosnian Survivors Share Stories of Trauma, Transcendence, and Truth

Bosnia, once the proud multicultural heartland of Yugoslavia, its villages treasured for Ottoman-era mosques, arched stone bridges, and red-tiled roofs, lay in ruins in 1995, destroyed by three-and-a-half years of murder and rape known to the world as ethnic cleansing.

Dr. Demaris Wehr, Quaker, Jungian therapist, peacebuilder, and the author of Jung and Feminism (Routledge), came to Bosnia after the war to assist in peacebuilding trainings, and she returned several times to bear witness as survivors of the genocide told her their stories in one-on-one interviews. She asked each of them, “How did you make it through?”

On That Day, Everybody Ate: 
One Woman’s Story of Hope and 
Possibility in Haiti
Following her husband’s untimely death, Margaret Trost visited Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. Struggling to make sense of the extreme poverty and touched by the warmth and resilience of those she met, she partnered with a local community and together they developed a program that now serves thousands of meals a week to those in need.

Memories of a Vietnam Veteran: 
What I Have Remembered and 
What He Could Not Forget

Barbara Child put her heart and soul into a letter to her partner, Alan Morris, while he was at the cottage they shared in Florida and she was away at school in California. He was a Vietnam War veteran, and she was taking a seminary course on war—in particular, the Vietnam War. A little more than two years later, the war finally took its toll on Alan. He put a Colt .45 to his head and pulled the trigger.

That letter led to one thing, then another. Eventually, Barbara began analysis with a Jungian psychologist and shared the letter with him. She began talking more and more about Alan. She began writing more and more about Alan. From those writings came this book.

Not One More Mother’s Child

Cindy Sheehan lost her son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, in an ambush in Sadr City, Baghdad, in early 2004. As information became available revealing that the war in Iraq was based on lies, she began speaking out against it and demanding the troops come home. In August 2005, she went to Texas, to ask President Bush to explain “the noble cause” for the war he cites in his speeches, and her efforts attracted thousands to create Camp Casey, and drew worldwide attention. This anti-war movement book is a clear, well-written statement of her case against the war and her plea for ending this senseless adventure.

Equal parts compelling memoir and call to action, Not One More Mother’s Child tells in Sheehan’s distinctive voice how historical events and personal tragedy transformed her from grieving mom to ardent activist.

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Now available –   Murray Stein’s Collected Writings Volume 4 

The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis is the fourth volume in The Collected Writings of Murray Stein. It includes works by the author with special relevance to analytic practice. Among them are the Ghost Ranch papers from 1983-1992, essays on transference and types of countertransference, the problem of sleepiness in analysis, sibling rivalry and envy, the aims of analysis, the faith of the analyst, and reflections on spirituality in analysis.

Watch Murray Stein on Speaking of Jung
Dr. Stein join’s Laura London on Speaking of Jung to discuss Psychological Types, the MBTI & BTS

Audiobooks Available for Volumes 1 & 2

 Volumes 1 and 2 of the Collected Writings of Murray Stein are now available as audiobooks.

Also Available in Print from Murray Stein
The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 1
 – Individuation

 The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 2 
– Myth and Psychology

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 3
– Transformations

Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis

The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation

Men Under Construction: Challenges and Prospects

Map of the Soul – 7: Persona, Shadow 
& Ego in the World of BTS

Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate student at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003, he was a training analyst at the C.G. Jung
Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and president from 1980-85. In 1989, he joined the executive committee of IAAP as honorary secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch (1989-1995) and served as president of the IAAP from 2001-2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is currently a training and supervising analyst
there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland. His special interests
are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic
treatment, and the individuation process. Major publications include In
Map of the Soul – PersonaThe Principle of IndividuationOutside, Inside and All AroundThe Bible as Dream and Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis


In Memory of  Meredith Oenning-Hodgson



Chiron Publications was saddened to hear of the passing of Meredith Oenning-Hodgson, author of The Hiss of Hope: A Voyage with Parkinson’s Towards an Intimate Autonomy.
Meredith was born in Denver, Colorado, on June 19, 1941. She lived a geographical collage in Colorado, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Pakistan, Oregon, Austria, and Germany, where she lived 32 years, earning her second MA at the University of Frankfurt. 
In 1985 she began working as a Jungian Analyst after earning her diploma at the Zürich Institute, where she later taught. In 1999 she moved to Edmonton. In April 2019 she published her book The Hiss of Hope, an account of her relationship with Parkinson’s Disease, diagnosed in 1997.   In this book the geographical collage takes on colors of physical and psychological experiences and Meredith’s life journey becomes complete. She died suddenly on January 22 at 80 knowing that she had lived a full and awesome life, still curious.

The Hiss of Hope

The diagnosis of a chronic illness can separate a person’s timeline into two spaces: the before and the after of the onset of the disease.

For author Meredith Oenning-Hodgson it is Parkinson’s Disease. The disease has been with her for 20 years. For the first few years the relationship between her and Parkinson’s remains moderate. But the symptoms gradually become worse. And the battle begins. Her psychoanalytic practice has to close. Patients are referred to colleagues. Her days and nights consist of dualistic power battles, of feelings of resignation, or of enduring the hours when her body freezes and she becomes a statue, at the mercy of Parkinson’s Disease.

Even though The Hiss of Hope is about living with a chronic disease, the book does not dwell on a life of suffering and desperation, but rather, it also depicts the adventure leading to places, to encounters and to depths of experience that would not have been possible without first having been ambushed by Parkinson’s.

In memory of Meredith, 
Chiron Publications will make a contribution to the 
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research 
for each copy of The Hiss of Hope sold between now and March 15.