"Hello Mary and a huge welcome to the online depth psychology community! I love your desire (and action) to bridge the academic community with the lay community. I feel that this is so important and it is a main focus of the Alliance.
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 Northern Iowa
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 interested in my own inner development, with applications for clients in my life and wellness coaching practice. I see myself as a bridge from the academic community and their understandings to the community who are not as informed, but who would be empowered by these insights. I have observed evidence of this in my own practice.
How did you hear about Depth Psychology Alliance?
friend or colleague
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
Yes, the MBTI community/David Keirsey community.
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Hello Mary and a huge welcome to the online depth psychology community! I love your desire (and action) to bridge the academic community with the lay community. I feel that this is so important and it is a main focus of the Alliance.
As you may know, we currently have over 2000 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 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, 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 be aware of the January online book club featuring "The War of the Gods in Addiction" with David E. Schoen who is, of course, also offering a free 4-week teleseminar which started January 9 - though you can listen to the archived version and join any future week. Since the online part of the Book Club is 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. Also on January 19th a special study group on the Red Book with Robert Bosnak started, which you may join at any time.