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?
In progress, Other degree not listed here
If so, from what institution?
I'm a first year student at Pacifica Graduate Institute for the doctorate in depth psychology with emphasis in Jungian and archetypal studies
Have a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York
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?
I'm getting my doctorate in depth psychology and feel drawn to connecting with others interested in DP
In a sense, there is a seeking of a relationship with the intentional and aware collective unconscious represented by all our psyches
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Hello, Ava. Welcome to the online depth psychology community! I'm so glad you've joined us, and grateful for Susan's recommendation. There are many Pacifica students, faculty, and alumni here--myself included--so you're in good company.
As you may know, we currently have over 1700 members 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 many 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, 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.
Also you may want to consider joining the discussion in the online book club if you haven't already: In November & December we're featuring "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth Of American Innocence,” a mythological and cultural look at our current belief systems with Barry Spector. Since the Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion anytime, even if you don't have the book.