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?
If so, from what institution?
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've come to realize the degree to which my childhood complex trauma and certain other events in my life that are amplified by my childhood trauma have affected my very identity (and my perceptions of everything non-me). From a fairly young age, I have been naturally drawn to existentialism (even before I knew the name for it) and exploring concepts of time and personal narrative... and dreaming... and taoism... and generally the idea of how much I don't know and can't know, especially when I close myself off to the possibilities...
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)?
Hi Lisa. Welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm so glad you've joined us.
As you may know, we currently have nearly 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, like you, 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 participating in the online book club if you haven't already: In November 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 even if you don't have the book.
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. ~Bonnie Bright, Founder