"Thank you, Bonnie! It turned out really well. My purpose is to create Edu-tainment for the broader community. People I talk to seem uninformed and frankly skeptical and afraid when I bring up psychoanalysis. I am hoping to add to the movement of…"
"Hi Joy, Yes, I think you're right. How do you talk about something when the other person doesn't realize it exists. Hopefully potential clients have an awareness that something is missing, just as an aspect of what brings them to us.…"
"John, you may be on to something. Most of us are talking about windows INTO the depth: myth; countertransference; poetry; ceremony. Even the words sacred and profane speaks only to the surface of our experience. Why have we not defined THE DEPTH…"
"Hi John, I am excited about finding the Alliance website. I have had Jungian supervisors and am interested in comparative approaches, especially between my Freudian/Kleinian training, the Jungian, and the Transpersonal. By the way, I DO have a…"
"What a wonderful exercise, thank you for the opportunity!
As a matter of introduction, I am a Freudian analyst in the US. My training was classical, although my perspective is now much more Kleinian.
I love and agree with Pamela…"
Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. There are many areas of interest expressed within the many blogs, groups, forums, etc. I hope you will add your experiences, learning, and thoughts to these dialogues. Now, on…"
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Jungian Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Other
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Other type of Psychology, Other degree not listed here
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Dallas Psychoanalytic Center
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My training is Freudian, I am interested in the different point of view that Analytic Psychology has.
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Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. There are many areas of interest expressed within the many blogs, groups, forums, etc. I hope you will add your experiences, learning, and thoughts to these dialogues. Now, on to the official welcome...
As you may know, we currently have about 2200 members here on the Alliance from all over the world and we're growing. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from various walks of life including artists, writers, doctors, scientists, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared. On that note, please take a moment and introduce yourself in the Forum and let the community know what brings you here or what your background is. Also, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like. The January online book club featuring "The War of the Gods in Addiction" with David E. Schoen (http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/january-2013-online-book-club-the-war-of-the-gods-in-addiction-wi) has ended but you can read the archived comments and listen to the four weekly archived teleconferences with David if you want--or browse the written discussions from past months as well. We'll have more Book Club groups in coming months. Otherwise, we've recently launched an ongoing special study group on the Red Book with Robert Bosnak (http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/special-study-group-jung-s-red-book-with-jungian-analyst-robert-b?xg_source=activity) which you can join anytime, and are offering a special group on Zen and Jungian thought with Zen Master Genpo Merkel (http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/events/event-listing-special-study-group-with-genpo-merzel-4-week-introd) in March. In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link----http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community.