Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
M.A., Other type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
University of San Francisco
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
The writings of Carl Jung have had a profound influence on my life, as has working with depth psychology methods. My particular interests currently are ecopsychology and nature connection/healing in general.
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Hi Amos. Welcome to the Alliance. It looks like you know Kayleen and perhaps she had a hand in getting you here. If so, I'm glad. She's a remarkable woman. Since you're in the Bay Area, you may also want to join the Bay Area Chapter group. We are planning meetups at some point in the near future and all the info will go there if you're interested.
Meanwhile, I believe once you've had a chance to explore the site a bit, you'll find a dynamic group of likeminded people who are all interested in the field of depth psychology. And, while there are quite a number of certified psychologists and analysts here, it's actually a very interdisicplinary community. Many of our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people--not to mention lots of Pacifica students, faculty, and alumni---so there is much knowledge and experience here to be shared from different perspectives.
On that note, there are also many opportunities to engage as you begin browsing the vast content and interacting with others--all depending on what level of time investment you choose to make based on your current situation. You may want to consider joining the new online book club if you haven’t already—you can jump in anytime (there will be a new author each month)—and you can participate at whatever level you wish. The January book is available as a download for $.99 or even free! February's selection is an entirely different genre and promises to be wonderful as well. Of course, as you can see, there are many groups on various topics as well.
Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. I found the Council/Circle process most energizing and genuine in practice with my cohort at Pacific. It was as important an experience as the academic work and complemented the academic with the visceral. Happy to see your work continuing. There are several areas in the Alliance where ecopsychology is being discussed so I know those areas will be enriched by your sharing. Again, welcome to the Alliance. I look forward to your posts.