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June 6, 1926 - February 24, 2017 Janet Ruckert, EdD, was a graduate of UC Berkeley and UCLA. Dr. Ruckert was a trainer at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, Pacific Gestalt Institute, and Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles. She supervised therapists at the Southern California Counseling Center. Dr. Ruckert continued her fifty-year private practice until her illness in January 2017. Jan began painting at and writing poetry in the 1960s, continuing for decades. Author of The Four-Footed Therapist and Are You My Dog?, she was dedicated to training her furry friends. She was a longtime member of the WLA Dog Obedience Club. Jan was a determined optimist with unending energy. We thought she could go on forever. Her warmth, engaging style, humor, and laugh will be long remembered and missed by her clients, friends, and colleagues.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 7 to Mar. 11, 2017
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