Sonoma State U Depth Students, Alumni, & Faculty


Sonoma State U Depth Students, Alumni, & Faculty

A place for those interested in Depth Psychology in the SF Bay Area--including students, alumni, and faculty from Sonoma State University--to chat, network and support one another with current endeavors.

Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2014

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Soulscapes/Landscapes Symposium this Friday at CIIS in SF

Started by Bonnie Bright Nov 16, 2011. 0 Replies

This looks like an awesome event. I may try to catch at least a few of the talks. Anyone else planning to go? …Continue

Tags: ecopsychology, soul, CIIS, Area, Bay

SF Bay Area Event TONIGHT: An Integrative Approach to Madness: A Conversation with Michael Cornwall

Started by Bonnie Bright. Last reply by Julie Ann Perkins Oct 18, 2011. 3 Replies

This is last minute, but I wanted to pass it on in case any of you are interested and able to attend tonight. It looks fascinate. It's at CIIS in SF at 7pm. Sadly, I have another commitment or I…Continue

Tags: illness, psychosis, mental, Cornwall, francisco

Dr. Vandana Shiva lecture this evening in San Rafael

Started by Bonnie Bright Sep 14, 2011. 0 Replies

I know this is last-minute, but I thought many members of this group may live in the Bay Area and might like to attend the lecture with Dr. Vandana Shiva this evening. I am planning to go so if you…Continue

Tags: San Francisco Bay Area, vandana shiva, environment, ecopsychology, ecology

This Saturday's Public Program at SSU with Barry Spector

Started by Bonnie Bright Sep 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I wanted to make sure you know about the upcoming Public Program this Saturday with Barry Spector: Madness at the gates of the city: The myth of American innocence. It sounds fascinating.…Continue

Tags: lecture, SSU, Spector, mythology, America

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Comment by Chris Winner on September 29, 2011 at 10:10am
I am also interested in Sonoma States depth program, does anyone know how many students are accepted into it each year or have any insight on the application process? anything information would be greatly appreciated!
Comment by Julie Ann Perkins on April 7, 2011 at 8:25pm

Beebe's presentation on the Self in film was fabulous and smooth.

Maybe we can swap notes - Did you go to M Conforti.'s class yesterday?

PS my notes are by hand...

Comment by Bonnie Bright on April 5, 2011 at 7:10pm
Did anyone make it to John Beebe's presentation for the Public Programs a couple of weeks ago? I had a conflict but would love to know what your experience of it was...
Comment by Melissa Jane on January 17, 2011 at 9:39am
Jane:  Thank you, again. I like your advice. I like being practical. However, I will do more research into the idea of what is needed to obtain MFT licensure in New Mexico. And how I might accomplish licensure with a master's in depth psych from SSU.  Melissa
Comment by Jane Ferris on January 17, 2011 at 9:27am
Melissa Jane: I don't know anyone who has done this but I did research that one can apply for licensure if one has the courses required and the number of internship hours. I would contact your state licensing board for particular details. It may be more practical, especially since you have depth oriented therapy, to go to a school set up for the process and just continue with your depth studies extra curricular. There is a regular MFT program at SSU. Even out of regular MFT programs people usually need to do extra studies before taking the licensing exams.
Comment by Melissa Jane on January 17, 2011 at 9:03am

Jane--Really?!  I did not know that you could apply for the MFT license after doing the SSU program. That's a revelation. Do you know any one who has accomplished that? Could the extra classes be taken at SSU? I have 20 years of therapy under my belt (on and off, mostly on) 7 of those years were Jungian-oriented. But I am prepared to do a great deal more, of course.


Comment by Jane Ferris on January 17, 2011 at 8:54am
Melissa Jane: It is possible to apply for the MFT license after the SSU Depth Program. It would mean setting up your own internships and taking extra classes but it can be done. Alternatively, going through a clinically oriented MA state program while in your own depth-oriented personal therapy would also be a good plan.
Comment by Melissa Jane on January 17, 2011 at 8:45am
I was seriously looking at the SSU training, but with a clinically oriented MA I can practice counseling. With the SSU MA I can't. So I am leaning toward the clinical master's.
Comment by Melissa Jane on January 17, 2011 at 8:39am
Bonnie, Thanks so much for your input. It's very helpful as well!  I'm in the process of applying for an MA in counseling at a state school b/c it's relatively cheap. My plan is to put real money toward my doctorate and/or analytical training. The Jung Institute of Boston will accept any kind of MA. I am thinking about doing my analytical training with them.
Comment by Bonnie Bright on January 16, 2011 at 11:31pm

Melissa Jane: I'm so excited to see you are considering options for a degree in Depth Psych. I now have two master's in it because of the process Dorene alluded to. I completed the program and thesis at SSU and moved on to the PhD at Pacifica because I love the field so much.

However, Jane is absolutely right! Though initially hesitant at the thought of investing time and money in "re-doing" the master's there (because it is combined with the PhD) I quickly realized there isn't likely another program in the country where you can get a PhD in less than 3 years anyway, and frankly, having the headstart because of the strong foundation I got at SSU was priceless.

I felt I was light years ahead because of my previous work and of course, every class and every instructor was new anyway, so its not like anything was repeated. It just gave me an excuse to go to school and learn and immerse myself in Depth Psych a little longer...

Please don't hesitate if you have any questions as you move further down the road. I'd be happy to answer based on my own experience.


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