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Join us for an exciting inquiry into the field of depth psychology!
As an Alliance member, you already have some unique concept of what depth psychology is and why it is meaningful and relevant in the modern world.
Depth psychologist, educator, and Alliance boardmember Craig Chalquist PhD notes that depth psychology, from the German Tiefenpsychologie, was coined by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler to refer to “psychoanalytic approaches to therapy and research that take the unconscious into account.”(http://www.terrapsych.com/depth.html)
The unconscious reveals itself to us through dreams, art, nature and story; through somatic urges, bodily symptoms and events taking place in the world around us. It is revealed in patterns, symbols, archetypes, and mythological forms.
As Jung wrote, “The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. . . . In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted” (MDR, 1989, p. 325)
About the Event
This exclusive event for Alliance members includes the premiere of a 22-minute video created by Alliance boardmember James Newell, “Introduction to Depth Psychology,” followed by a live panel discussion, “What is Depth Psychology?” with board members of Depth Psychology Alliance and including a Q&A with the Alliance community.
We will also touch on future plans for Depth Alliance and invite discussion about how to bring additional value to our members.
This will be the first of an ongoing series of community events that enliven and expand on the topic, “What is Depth Pyschology—Now and in the Future?”
How It Works
A link to screen the video will be posted at 11am PDT on Sat, May 9 so all participants can watch it via our own computers at essentially the same time. While viewing, you are encouraged to log responses, comments and questions via the text chat on Depth Psychology Alliance.
At 11:30 PT, we will start the live panel discussion, accessible by clicking a link to GoToWebinar.
Panelists: Bonnie Bright, Craig Chalquist, Jesse Masterson, Donna May, James Newell, Brent Potter, Eva Rider
About the Filmmaker
James Newell PhD earned his doctorate in Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University after completing his MA in pastoral counseling/theology from Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
In addition to being a boardmember for Depth Alliance, James is a vocalist, entertainer and songwriter with interests in jazz, blues, folk and world music. He has worked with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
James currently teaches online religious studies courses for Excelsior College and Thomas Edison State College and continues to work as a performing vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, appearing locally and internationally