Roberta McDonnell
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  • Belfast
  • United Kingdom
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
PhD, Other type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. Included psychology and my PhD focused on lived experiences of mental health recovery, ethnographic research and recovery narratives.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
I am a registered mental health nurse with experience and qualifications in counselling.
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?
Having been fascinated by Jung's insights and by depth psychology for many years, I am keen to build my knowledge and experience in how these ideas can be applied in mental health promotion. More recently my work has turned to authorship of several articles and books on creativity and mental health. I hope to find out about the work of depth psychologists and really just to enjoy reading about it, it has enriched my life so much both personally and professionally. In the long term I would like to find a way into further training as a therapist.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
Anthropology Discussions on Linked In, follow a lot of psych, therapy and creative writing - related blogs and tweeters.
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
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Facebook, LinkedIn and Academia.Edu all under Roberta McDonnell; twitter @mcdonneller and blog

Roberta McDonnell's Blog

Meanings of The Matrix

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

Wondering if any members are as intrigued by the symbolism of the Matrix films? Struck me as very much in the mode of a hero myth, especially the archetypal features of the characters Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and The Oracle, as well as the challenges and transformations that take place throughout the narrative. Here's a post I did recently - glad to hear of further or different ideas and if there are any other Matrix fans (or Dune for that matter, another source of intrigue!). Thank you for…


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