Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

Scholar, Poet, Diplomate Jungian Psychoanalyst, Post-trauma Specialist, Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate Senior Jungian psychoanalyst and Post-trauma recovery specialist. As cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition), she is the author of the bestselling "Women Who Run with the Wolves" (Ballantine 1992, 1995), with over two million copies in print; the multi-volume audio series "The Dangerous Old Woman" (, 2010, 20110. Her newest book, "Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul" (Sounds True, November 2011). She is Managing Editor for the political newsblog For her work she has received awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Mexican American Womens' Foundation, the Joseph Campbell Foundation. For more information about the author and Untie the Strong Woman, please visit

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