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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jon Mills  

Pen Name: None


Born: Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Lived in Cass County from 1964 to 1983.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jon Mills is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology, Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is past President and Fellow of the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. A Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, he is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and is the editor of two book series as well as the author of 11 books, He maintains a private practice and runs a mental health corporation in Ontario, Canada.

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Titles At Your Library

The Unconscious Abyss: Hegel's Anticipation of Psychoanalysis (SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies)
ISBN: 0791454754

SUNY Press. 2002

The first extended treatment of Hegel’s theory of the unconscious and his anticipation of Freud.

When God Wept
ISBN: 1576041638

Whittier Pubn. 2002

Chicago psychologist, Dr. Owen Ross, is a man who after enduring a lifetime of personal pain realizes that his life has become empty and meaningless. He has been afflicted by an insidious apathy which has suppressed all his ability to care or feel compassion for others. Upon getting divorced, he reassesses the events that constitute his life, and throughout the course of one day, becomes horrified by his existence. Living in a godless universe, Ross is forced to come to terms with his mother s suicide, his father s religiosity, his daughter s death, and the undisclosed love he has for a female co-worker. Depicting the toils of human existence within the decay of modern society, this novel is a journey into the human soul which examines the greater questions of authenticity, life and death, immortality, and the personal power of transcendence. Regardless of one s background, the reader will identify with the universal themes that preoccupy us all.

Origins: On the Genesis of Psychic Reality
ISBN: 0773536809

McGill-Queen's University Press. 2010

In the first comprehensive work to articulate a psychoanalytic metaphysics based on process thought, the author uses dialectical logic to show how the nature and structure of mental life is constituted. Arguing that ego development is produced not only by consciousness but also evolves from unconscious genesis, he makes the controversial claim that an unconscious semiotics serves as the template for language and all meaning structures. A thought-provoking account of idealism, Origins confronts the limitations of materialism and empiricism while salvaging the roles of agency and freedom that have been neglected by the biological sciences.



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