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 type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI.
I'm currently entering my second year as a graduate student in the MA in Depth Psychology program at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
No, but many of my best friends are. I was the director of the Sonoma Institute in Bodega, CA, back in the day. The Institute was the first accredited graduate training program for clinical psychotherapists with a humanistic-transpersonal theoretical orientation. Way before Pacifica! Faculty included James Hillman, Robert Bly, Virginia Satir, Theodore Roszak, Joan Halifax, Arthur Deikman, Robert Hall, Frances Vaughan and many other major figures in the Human Potential/Depth Psychology field. I was also involved in the initial curriculum development for Saybrook University (formerly Humanistic Psychology Insitute), as a co-author with Stanley Krippner.
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?
Depth Psychology is my primary field of interest as a scholar, teacher, and author. My niche is mythic structure in storytelling, and will completing my first college teaching internship in that area in Spring 2012. This seems like a perfect network for me to connect up with.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
Yes, many. The Joseph Campbell Foundation stands out.
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
If you have a Twitter, Facebook, Blog, or LinkedIn account and would like to have people "follow" you, list it here
All members should feel free to connect on Facebook and LinkedIn. I don't have my URLs handy, but just look me up: Ron Boyer. My self-published articles in the field, most recent papers assigned in my Depth Psychology graduate program, can be found www.academia.edu/RonaldLBoyer/papers/
And me too, Ron! I'm just a couple of blocks from the SSU campus! Welcome to the group Encountering the Numinous. I look forward to you starting or participating in some rousing discussions!
I'm intrigued by your interest in mythic storytelling. I have witnessed the astonishing power of ritual and intention in causing people and the world to move differently, and I think storytelling has the potential to "dip in the same pond." It was a chance happening upon a Michael Meade presentation that gave me that connection.
Hi Ronald. From one SSU Alumni to a soon-to be, I would also like to add my welcome to Ed's. It's a pleasure to see you have embraced the community full force, and your breadth of experience will certainly be welcome in many discussions to come, I'm sure.
I look forward to seeing you around the Alliance.~Bonnie Bright, Founder.
You have already jumped my normal welcome and suggestion to join in one of the discussions in the Alliance. :) I am delighted to see your full interest in us and your willingness to be so engaged. I look forward to your posts.