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Jean A. Olson

Jean A. Olson, American psychotherapist. Licensed professional clinical mental health counselor, New Mexico; approved clinical consultant in hypnosis; clinical specialist adult psychiatric nursing. Recipient Linnea Henderson award for scholastic excellence Delta Xi chapter Sigma Theta Tau, 1985.


  • Olson, Jean A. was born on September 9, 1956 in Homewood, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John W. and Florence Mae Olson.

  • Education

    • Associate of Science in Nursing, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma Heights, Ohio, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1980. MSN, Kent State University, 1985.


    • Staff nurse critical care various hospitals, Tucson, Cleveland, 1977-1980. Nursing supervisor, staff development St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, 1980-1983. Staff development, clinical specialist Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center, 1983-1985.

      Teacher-practitioner Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 1985-1988. Psychotherapist, clinical coordinator Associate Mental Health Services, 1986-1990. Facult, program consultant College Nursing, Division Continuing Education, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1990—1996.

      Psychotherapist, consultant, educator Catalyst...Facilitating Change, since 1990. Coordinator Southwest regional conference on dissociative disorders Division Continuing Education, University New Mexico, 1991-1995. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional clinical mental health counselor, New Mexico. Approved clinical consultant in hypnosis. Clinical specialist adult psychiatric nursing.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Fellow American Society Clinical Hypnosis (workshop and annual meeting faculty since 1992, executive committee 1992-1994, 2003-2004, Presidential award 1996). Member American Nurses Association, New Mexico Nurses Association (clinical nurse specialist council).



    Writing, gardening, baking, reading.


    • Married Paul Duncan, May 27, 1990.
    • father: John W.
    • mother: Florence Mae Olson
    • spouse: Paul Duncan
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    Born September 9, 1956
    (age 61)