Dr. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Israel. He is a training and supervising analyst, and past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology (ISAP).
He is Founder and Director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. He is a past Director of the Shamai Davidson Community Mental Health Clinic, at the Shalvata Psychiatric Centre in Israel.
Dr. Shalit has served as liaison person of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) with the Jung Society of Bulgaria, including establishing the Jungian Psychotherapy Program in Sofia. In 2010-2013 he served as Honorary Secretary of the IAAP Ethics Committee.
Erel Shalit has served as officer in the IDF Medical Corps, and is a member of The Council for Peace and Security. He is on the board of the Jung Professorial Endowment, UCLA.
He is the author of The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey (2011; the book received the Eric Hoffer Book Award Honors in Culture, 2012), Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return (2010), Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero’s Path (2008; the book was a nominee for the 2009 Gradiva Award for Best Theoretical Book, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis), The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel (2004, 2012), and The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego (2002), and with Nancy Furlotti, he has edited The Dream and its Amplification (2013).
Entries and chapters of his appear in Leeming, Madden & Marlan (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (2010), [Jerusalem, Dreams in the Bible, The Sacrifice of Isaac]; ‘Jerusalem – Archetypal Wholeness, Human Division’ in Tom Singer (ed.), Psyche and the City (2010), ‘Silence is the Center of Feeling’ in Rob and Janet Henderson, Living With Jung: “Enterviews” With Jungian Analysts (2010), and elsewhere.
Articles of his have appeared in Quadrant, The Jung Journal: Psyche and Culture, Spring Journal, Political Psychology, Clinical Supervisor, Midstream, and other professional and cultural journals. He is on the editorial board of Quadrant.
Dr. Shalit lectures at professional institutes, universities, and cultural forums in Israel, Europe and the United States.