The Spiritual and Depth Psychology (SDP) specialization of the MA in Clinical Psychology program now hosts a podcast on itunes that explores the recesses of the mind, spirituality, and depth psychology. Titled “Antioch’s Spiritual and Depth Psychology Conversations,” host and alumna Gaea Woods recorded thought provoking conversations with students, faculty, and alumni to apply her knowledge of the program and put it into practice.
In the summer of 2017, Woods took an independent study with faculty member Jacqueline Pinn. This course had to fulfill certain requirements: 12 hours of community service as defined by the student as well as three projects using non-verbal media. Woods brought her talents as a professional interviewer to this project and redefined what “community service” means.
“She used community service as a vehicle for inner work,” said Pinn. “Each episode features a conversation with either faculty, former alumni, or current students to get their unique perspectives as well as further her own understanding of the self.”
The podcast is an extension of a core class in the SDP program called “Life as Practice: Inner Work, Social Responsibility, and Community Service.” The class works to combine servicing others as well as self-discovery, the inner work that each student has to accomplish during this course.
Woods melded her own passions and talents and tailored it to fit the course guidelines. This showed how she actively put into practice the philosophy of the class. Pinn hopes that others take an example from Woods’ work and use their own talents and passions to creatively redefine what “service” means.