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.
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Other
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?
M.A. Mental Health Counseling from the University of Indianapolis
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
Currently I am completing a M.A. of Mental Health Counseling at the University of Indianapolis. Upon completion in August 2013 I will work towards achieving my Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) designation. Currently I have a psychotherapy internship with IU Health Psychiatry and a research position with the Kinsey Institute
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?
Throughout my studies, I have been progressively curious about Analytic Psychology. The more I study and investigate the works of Jung, the more I am compelled and drawn to it. I hope participating in this community will help me to see how different clinicians implement Jungian principles in psychotherapy as well as other Depth Psychology modalities.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
*APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women, student member *APA Division 41: American Psychology-Law Society, student member *APA Division 44: Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, student member
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Please feel free to investigate my personal account of my foray into Depth Psychology. The blog will be home to my essays on Analytic and Depth Psychology as well as many unaligned, esoteric branches of philosophy and psychology. www.mentalsundries.wordpress.com
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All in good time. Glad to hear from you. I'll be in Indie in a few weeks. Maybe cross paths?
Hi Ian. I'd like to add my (belated) welcome to Ed's. I'm so glad you've joined us.
As you may know, we currently have nearly 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 participating 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
I just spoke with a person in Indianapolis who is part of a Friends of Jung group in your city. Are you aware that one exists there? If you would like contact information, just shoot me a note. I'm a bit envious of your student status in that I have always wanted to be an eternal student. But then again, to follow a depth psychological path, you will always be learning, and at times amazed. At least that is my take on the journey. Again, welcome.