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, Jungian, No
If so, from what institution?
finishing PhD at Simon Fraser Univeersity in mythopoesis.
Did one year in myth program at Pacifica Grad Institute
Registered art therapist
undergraduate degree in fine arts
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
registered art 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?
Depth Psychology is the first discourse that has allowed me to becomer articulate about what happens in my art making practice. It also informs and frames my practice as an art therapist in orivate practice as well as groups in the community. I believe the archetypal approach is actually very practical and I have seen the results of this with my clients and myself - a different way of being in the world and withing oneself, if such a distinction can even be made.,
Depth Psychology, starting with Hillman has moved me into the area of researching image as a part of the mythopoetic inquiry of my dissertation.
Joining this community I believe would expand this inquiry beyond my doctoral research..
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
International Assicoation for JUngian Studies email discussion list
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Hi Susanna. Greetings, and a (somewhat belated) welcome to the online depth psychology community! You seem to have a broad background in the "depths" and I'm so glad you've joined us.
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 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