Additional BoardMember Profiles

Depth Psychology Alliance launched the advisory board in January 2013. Email us at

Gary Bobroff

Jeffrey Kiehl

James Newell

Bonnie Bright*

Jennifer Selig

Brent Potter

Jesse Masterson**

Eva Rider

Dorene Mahoney

Donna May

Mark Sipowicz


Gary S. Bobroff, M.A. is an international speaker, author and workshop leader. He is a dynamic presenter and prides himself on delivering the depth of Jungian approaches in an accessible, engaging, visual-oriented and modern form. Gary has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Canada and an M.A. in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the primary developer and facilitator of the Archetypal Nature workshop. His first book, Crop Circles, Jung & the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine, was published in August 2014 by North Atlantic Books (

Gary is passionate about bringing insight from depth psychology into the world and excited about helping the Depth Psychology Alliance serve this mission! Using a pragmatic and strategic vision, he hopes to find pathways where imagination can meet the unspoken needs of soul.

You can follow Gary's soulful in-depth Jungian writing on modern questions at

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Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. (Founder) holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where she also earned her Ph.D. She is the founder and director of Depth Psychology Alliance, the world's most inclusive online community for depth psychology, and of, a free-to-search database of Jungian and depth psychology-oriented practitioners. She is the creator and executive editor of Depth Insights Journal, and she regularly produces audio and video interviews on depth psychological topics.

Bonnie is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst via the Assisi Institute. She has trained extensively in the Enneagram, a psycho-spiritual personality typology system, and in Dagara-inspired ritual and medicine with West African Elder Malidoma Somé. She has served on the board for AHBI, the Association for Holotropic Breathwork created by Stanislav Grof, M.D., and for AWRT, American Women in Radio and Television.

She has presented nationally and internationally on depth psychological topics and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled; Occupy Psyche: Jungian and Archetypal Perspectives on a Movement, and in Towards Beginnings: Images of End, as well as in the Jung Journal, Depth Insights, and Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation. She recently edited and published an anthology, Depth Psychology and the Digital Age, for Depth Insights Press.

Bonnie is working on an upcoming book, Culture Collapse Disorder: Ecocide, Exile, and the End of Home. Look for her blogposts on,, and

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Dorene Mahoney, M.A. (Alliance Board Operations Committee) launched Stepwell Consulting to help client businesses to develop exceptional, values-centered leaders. As a leadership and career coach, she also helps individuals to bring more of themselves to all areas of their lives by developing a particular kind of mastery that amounts to continuously reflecting upon and aligning one's gut, mood, energetic stance, and intellect. The result is increased creativity, vitality, confidence and  success. All of Dorene's work is within the context of career and work.

Dorene’s corporate roles include executive-level positions in human resources and customer services. As a management consultant, she used to ghostwrite do-it-yourself textbooks in HR subjects and travel the country presenting how-to seminars in employment law, leadership skills, hiring practices, designing pay program design, and other human resources topics.

Combining study in depth psychology and intuition make her a different kind of observer and participant in the work environment. Fully anchored in what is rational, she also draws on the invisible realm and the Jungian notion that whatever else an experience is—painful or positive—it is also symbolic of something more than and different from what it appears on the surface to be. Such a perspective often makes visible new possibilities for action and positively influences outcomes.

Dorene has a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University in Northern California, and an undergraduate degree in business from Fresno State University. She is a Certified Practitioner of Myers Briggs psychological type instruments and has professional designations in human resources.

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Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and senior climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He has Masters degrees in psychology and theoretical physics. Jeffrey has worked on the issue of climate change for over thirty years. He has authored over 120 publications in scientific journals. He is also a founding member of the CG Jung Institute of Colorado, where he served on the institute’s board of directors. Jeffrey is also a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He had a private practice in Boulder, Colorado until his recent move to Santa Cruz, California.

Jeffrey teaches at the CG Jung Institute of Colorado and has lectured nationally and internationally on the intersection of Jungian psychology and climate change. He is the author of the forthcoming book Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, published by Columbia University Press, which provides a Jungian perspective on the issue of climate change.

Jeffrey also lectures on the history and development of Jungian psychology, the archetypal nature of films, finding meaning in our technological age, and the evolution of archetypal images in Western civilization. His interests include: Jungian thought and philosophy, phenomenology, and Buddhism.

For more information about Jeffrey please see:

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5-jennifer_selig.jpg?width=150Jennifer Selig, Ph.D., is the founding chair of Pacifica Graduate Insitute's Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization and the M.A. Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life Program, and currently teaches in both programs at Pacifica .she is a published author of many books including Integration: The Psychology and Mythology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and His (Unfinished) Therapy with the Soul of America, and is a photographer and writer of non-fiction and screenplays. She is also the founder of a small niche publishing press called Mandorla Books.


Jesse Masterson, (1961-2016) —"Board Member Emeritus in Perpetuity"

To read a short tribute to Jesse, visit the Depth Insights Journal, Issue 8, and scroll toward the bottom of the page

Jesse holds a M.S. in Counselor Education from Emporia State University, a M.Div from Naropa University and is in the 3rd year of the Ph.D program in Depth Psychology: Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization. His thesis work for the M.Div. focused on individual and communal despair and healing and transformation can occur. For the Pacifica Ph.D. program, his 1st year fieldwork was an autoethnography in the gay male community in San Diego, CA. His 2nd year fieldwork studied the alternative healing modalities and communities in the San Diego a. Currently, Jesse is researching alternative healing in conjunction with Ecopsychology and Archetypal Psychology and Pagan psychologies through a Depth Psychological lens.

Jesse considers himself a “DreamWalker,” a person who works with dreams from the inside and the outside. Jesse trained extensively in Tibetan and Zen meditation techniques and completed Meditation Instructor Training at Naropa University. Jesse also is an ordained Inter-Faith Minister and an Inter-Faith Chaplain, trained in Tibetan Buddhism, studied modern Druidry, is in the 2nd level of Shamanic healing training, and is a Priest of the Circle of the Silver Vale in San Diego.

Jesse taught at multiple universities and most recently taught in the Master of Arts in Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy and the Master of Divinity programs at Naropa University. His teaching specializations in diversity, multi-cultural awness and power and privilege training, group process, family therapy, and applied spirituality. He also trained in Non-Violent Communication, Council Practice, the Work That Reconnects, Matrix Leadership, World Work, and Process Work. Since moving to San Diego, Jesse completed the LGBT Leadership Academy and the Power, Privilege and Visions of Justice in LGBT Communities training. And, in a unique collaboration between Equality Alliance of San Diego County and the LGBT Community Center, he completed the LGBT-Immigrant Community Engagement Academy. Jesse runs groups on healing, process work, and men’s issues in the San Diego area.

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Donna May: I am excited to be a board member here at Depth Alliance. My mission and purpose is to put the soul back into psychology – both in and out of the therapeutic container. I am committed to making depth psychology concepts and tools understandable and accepted by as many people as possible. I am honored to serve here at the Depth Psychology Alliance, with a community of others with like-minded goals and interests. Currently I am on the Education, Program & Events, and Hospitality Committees, which I find very rewarding (I encourage you to think about getting involved by joining a committee &/or group, as it is very meaningful & will help you to get to know more like-minded folk!).

A little about me: I live and work in gorgeous Siskiyou County, California. I offer counseling services in my Etna Office and dream consultations, groups, and classes via teleconferencing (including my Portal of Dreams Course, Psyche Salon, and Story Tending Circles). I also supervise interns at Siskiyou County Behavioral Health, with emphasis on depth psychology methods & tools. I have been in private practice full time since 2007; prior to that time I had worked in both non-profit agencies and governmental settings, treating both mental health and substance abuse issues, since 1994.

I am an adjunct faculty member at College of the Siskiyous and also teach and facilitate classes, groups and workshops on writing, story and dreams. I did my thesis work on the use of writing and story to treat trauma and abuse and have utilized my Writing for Recovery methods for over two decades. I received advanced training in DreamTending and have incorporated dream work in my work for since 2001. For four years, I have been awarded a grant from the Josephine Taylor Endowment Fund to conduct my Soul Callings workshops in Mt. Shasta, CA. I also conduct these workshops in other areas, too (workshops in San Francisco & Mt. Shasta pending).

As part of my on-going commitment to bring depth psychology principles to my community, I have done yearly writing series at our Juvenile Hall, as well as sponsor and participate in the local Poetry Out Loud competitions; an advanced writing and storytelling program at juvenile hall is scheduled to begin in Fall, 2015. I am also co-facilitator of The Hearth-Scott Valley Community Storytelling Events. I offer free Psyche's Call Writing Prompts, which you can sign up for here:

I am currently working on my first book, Psyche’s Call: Putting Soul Back in to Psychology.
To learn more about me and my work, go to I can also be found on Facebook (Psyche's Call with Donna May), Twitter (@Psyches_Call), Linked-In and Pinterest.

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JamesNewell150.jpg?width=150James R. Newell, Ph.D., MTS, (Director) earned his Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007), and holds a master's degree in pastoral counseling and theology from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School (2001). In addition to offering private counseling and coaching, James teaches online religious studies courses for Central Michigan University, Excelsior College, and Young Harris College. James has spent much of his working life as a professional musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with interests in jazz, blues, folk, world, and devotional music. Since his youth, James has worked with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and others.

James' most recent recorded effort is The Songs of Hafiz. With this CD, James has broken new artistic ground by setting to music the poetry of 14th century Persian Sufi poet Hafiz of Shiraz. James has taken the classic images of Persian ghazal poetry and set them to an eclectic blend of world, folk and blues melodies.

James has also produced the video, An Introduction to Depth Psychology, for Depth Psychology Alliance. This brief introductory video traces the origins of depth psychology and examines some of its core tenets, leaving us with an open door to wonder about the future of depth psychology, its relevance for individuals and for our culture, and what might be the spiritual and practical implications of its trajectory.
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Brent Potter, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist, child mental health specialist, and ethnic minority mental health specialist (WA). Potter earned his master’s degree in existential-phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience providing clinical services in a range of settings including inpatient, hospital, outpatient, and private practice.

Brent has published numerous articles, plus Elements of Self-Destruction (Karnac, 2013), Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis (co-authored with Jacqueline Gunn) (Praeger, 2014), and Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith & Transformation in the Work of Heidegger, Bion, & Beyond (Karnac, 2015). He has three forthcoming books.

Potter has participated in numerous radio interviews and delivered keynotes as well as workshops at various conferences. He welcomes email correspondence at


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Eva Rider MA, MFT, is a Jungian-oriented depth psychotherapist and workshop leader based in Santa Cruz, California. She holds a BA in history from McGill University and a Master’s in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University, where she has taught as adjunct instructor. Eva is certified as a Hypnotherapist, Movement-Expression® Teacher and SoulCollage® Facilitator, and is a graduate of Marion Woodman Leadership Training (2007).

As a workshop and group facilitator, Eva incorporates Dream Work with fairy tale, myth, creative process, music, art and movement into the BodySoul Rhythms®, as well as her continued exploration of correspondences between Jungian theory, alchemy and Psyche/Soma as revealed through the glyph of the Hermetic Tree of Life.

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Mark Sipowicz loves adventure, good conversation, books and wild places. He holds an MA in depth psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Jungian Wilderness Guide. All of his work with psyche and nature fall under the title of Soul and Stream. This includes his seasonally offered men’s wilderness retreats, the Heart Arrow Quest; his ongoing dialogue with community in the Meetup, A Bolder Conversation With Nature; and his private practice offering experiential teachings in the Art of Quest.

He plays ice hockey and climbs mountains with sons and other fathers. He commercial fished in Alaska, survived an avalanche, opened and ran a bookstore, and studied literature in Missoula. He has trained extensively with Animas Valley Institute, the School of Lost Borders and Rites of Passage (Santa Rosa). His first vision quest in Death Valley almost a decade ago, changed everything for him. He is a father and husband living in Boulder.

He enjoys and finds support in his affiliation with the broad, international and soul-full memberships of both the Depth Psychology Alliance and the Wilderness Guides Council...oh yes, and he still reads books, sometimes cover to cover!

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