Bridging psychological type and depth psychology

Editors: Carol Shumate, Mark Hunziker, and Jenny Soper

Next Issue: November

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History and Mission

The idea for Personality Type in Depth grew out of an online conversation between Carol Shumate and Mark Hunziker about the need for a publication that bridges the gap between personality type and depth psychology. Its first issue was published in the fall of 2010, and Jenny Soper joined the editorial team in 2016. Subscription is free, and all issues are accessible online, with no membership fees or advertising. The journal provides a platform where type practitioners and Jungians can interact; where authors can put forth ideas and theories that are not necessarily fully formed or polished; and where researchers, theorists, and professionals from diverse fields can share insights and innovations. Article submissions are welcome from any individual regardless of credentials and on any topic that sheds new light on the relevance of depth typology to contemporary life.

Editors’ Bios

Carol ShumateCarol Shumate, PhD, (ENFP), the publisher of the journal, teaches the course on psychological type at Pacifica Graduate Institute of Analytical Psychology. She has co-taught classes with psychiatrist and Jungian analyst John Beebe, M.D., whose model she uses in teaching, coaching, and assessment. She led the design and research that went into the Function-Archetype™ Decoder, a software tool that reports how each type experiences the eight mental processes according to the Beebe model, and also developed the original archetype webinars for Type Resources, Inc. Carol has taught at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Yale University, and served on the Board of the Association for Psychological Type International from 2005-2007 and as Interest Area Consultant in Education. Before that, she was a professional editor of publications in science, law, and medicine. She is currently at work on two books on the trickster archetype in leadership.

MarkHunzikerMark Hunziker (INTJ) is a teacher, coach, consultant, and author who specializes in team building and personal development. His new book, Depth Typology: C. G. Jung, Isabel Myers, John Beebe and the Guide Map to Becoming Who We Are (2016), has received enthusiastic endorsements from Jungian analysts and personality type practitioners alike. His 2006 book, Building Blocks of Personality Type coauthored with Leona Haas, is a staple of personality type training programs. He is the founder of Wellness Resources of Vermont, through which he provides coaching and counseling services to individuals and training and human resource development assistance to businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits of all sizes. Mark is a certified personality type Master Practitioner, has served as Health and Wellness Interest Area Consultant to the Association for Psychological Type International, and has trained fellow type professionals and presented before many business and professional organizations. 

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESJenny Soper (INFJ) has an honors degree in English from the University of Manchester in the U.K., where she worked as a career counselor with adolescents and young adults. Her editing skills are considerable, and she has a deep knowledge of Jung scholarship and psychological type. A licensed professional counselor in North Carolina, she introduced psychological type to Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh over twenty-five years ago. As a result, the use of psychological type as a tool to identify and enhance student learning styles has spread to the College’s five campuses, and now the 23,000 students there are exposed to Jung’s typology. Jenny counsels students in the Individualized Learning Centers at the college, helping them improve their writing through the use of psychological type. She has published in both Personality Type in Depth and the APTi Bulletin, and she specializes in the intersection of psychological type and Bloom’s taxonomy.