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A Dedicated Faculty

The members of Pacifica's faculty bring a passion for education and a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom. As leaders in the fields of depth psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, the members of Pacifica's faculty include authors of international acclaim, renowned lecturers, practicing psychologists, active psychotherapists, registered nurses, theologians, and philosophers. They all share a passion for education and are dedicated to working with adult learners.

Faculty are listed below in alphabetical order, last names first.

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faculty Joan Ellen Abraham
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psyche Soma Connections; Jungian and Object Relations Psychotherapy; Dreams; Creativity and Personal Mythology
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steve aizenstatStephen Aizenstat
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Institute
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth Psychotherapy; Dream Research; Archetypal Psychology. For more information on Dr. Aizenstat's dream research teaching, visit www.dreamtending.com
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Dream Tending; Imagination and Medicine (co-editor)
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faculty Avrom Altman
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Licensed Professional Counselor
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Hakomi Body-Centered Depth Psychotherapy, the Matrixial Borderspace and Psychotherapy, the Process of Psychotherapy, Clinical Practice, Research in Psychology, Seminars in Directed Research, Group Dynamics, Clinical Applications of Group Process, Human Sexuality in the Therapy Context, the Gurdjieff Work and the Gurdjieff Movements.
www.pacifica.edu/avrom_altman.aspx
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faculty Kathleen Baggarley
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Goddard College, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Trauma from Child Sexual and Physical Abuse, Couples and Families, Multicultural Issues and Transracial Adoption.
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faculty Barnaby B. Baratt
Ph.D., Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University; Certified Psychoanalyst, Licensed Psychologist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse: Knowing and Being since Freud's Psychology; The Way of the BodyPrayerPath; Sexual Health and Erotic Freedom
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Human Relations, Spirituality, and Bodymind Functioning; Special emphasis on Cultural Studies, Intellectual History, and Comparative Cross- Cultural Scholarship as it relates to Healing Practices, Spirituality and the 'sexual body'
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faculty Matthew Bennett
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders; Comparative Personality theory; Psychology in Literature and Art; Psychological assessment and testing; Internet-enabled and telehealth applications in Psychology
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faculty Allen E. Bishop
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Southern California; Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Center of California; Licensed Psychologist; Certified Psychoanalyst
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychoanalysis; Music & Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic Practice
www.pacifica.edu/allen_bishop.aspx
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Bloom,KatyaKatya Bloom
Ph.D., Psychosocial Studies: University of E. London / Tavistock Clinic; Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, member American Psychological Assn.; Certified Movement Analyst
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Embodied Self: Movement and Psychoanalysis (Karnac: 2006); Moves: A Sourcebook of Ideas for Body Awareness and Creative Movement (Routledge: 2001)
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Preverbal/Nonverbal Communication; Clinical Practice; Movement Observation and Analysis in Research, Embodied Learning, Depth Movement as Integrative Practice
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faculty Linda Branch
Ph.D., Human Development, Fielding Graduate University
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Cultural Diversity; Social Justice; Art; Writing; Healing
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faculty James Broderick
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology & Community Change, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Evidence-Based Practices and Diagnostics; Phenomenology; Critical Theory (of Frankfurt School of Social Research); Sand Tray Therapy; Humanistic-Existential Psychology; Innovative Approaches to Serious Mental Illness; Depth Psychology in Management
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faculty Linda Buzzell
M.A, Social Science, Azusa Pacific University; M.J., Journalism, UCLA; Marriage & Family Therapist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind; How to Make it in Hollywood
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Ecopsychology; Ecotherapy
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faculty George Callan
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Embodied Depth Psychotherapy; Couple and Family Therapy/Depth Perspectives; Depth Psychology in Image, Film, and Literature; Mytho-poetic Approaches to Global Concerns; Dreamwork
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faculty Felicia Carroll
M. Ed. Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma; M.A. Child Development and Counseling Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara; Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist; Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor; CAMFT Certified Supervisor; Certified Gestalt Therapist, Gestalt Institute of Los Angeles.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and parents. Training in Gestalt therapy with children.
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faculty Edward Casey
Ph.D., Philosophy, Northwestern University
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Imagining: A Phenomenological Study; Getting Back Into Place; Spirit and Soul: Essays in Philosophical Psychology
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Phenomenology; Philosophical Psychology; Environmental Philosophy; Post-Structuralism; Contemporary European Thought
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faculty Nuria Ciofalo
Ph.D. University of Hawaii
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth psychology applied to community studies; Jungian approaches to youth development; Ethno-cultural aspects in depth psychology; Indigenous psychologies, Participatory action research; Indigenous approaches to knowledge generation; Depth psychology and psychodrama; Archetypal psychology and cultural issues; Liberation Psychology
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faculty Joseph Coppin
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective, Co-Authored with Elizabeth Nelson, Ph.D.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth Psychology; Clinical Practice; Therapeutic Dialogue; Organizational Psychology; Depth Psychological Approaches to Research
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faculty Lionel Corbett
M.D., University of Manchester Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute, Chicago
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Religious Function of the Psyche
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Religious Function of the Psyche; Interface of Analytical Psychology and Psychoanalytical Theories
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faculty Erik Craig
Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Boston University; Licensed Psychologist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Existential Depth Psychotherapy; History of Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy; The Life and Works of Sigmund Freud; Hermeneutic Research; Existential Theory of Personality; Analysis of Dreams; East-West Psychotherapy; Tao Psychotherapy
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faculty Claudia David
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Human Sexuality, Domestic Violence, Jungian Psychology
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faculty Jorge De la O
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Chicano Studies; Process of Psychotherapy; Group Process; Domestic Violence; Jungian Psychology; Sand play
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faculty Mike Denney
M.D., University of Michigan, Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Second Opinion; a Matter of Choice
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: The Union of Science and Spirituality - Body and Soul, Soma and Psyche - in Healing; Complexity Theory and Quantum Mechanics at the Frontiers of Depth Psychology; Emergence, Discontinuity, and Self-referential Paradox in the New Sciences of the 21st Century as Related to Depth Psychology and Cultural Issues
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faculty Christine Downing
Ph.D., Religion & Culture, Drew University
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Luxury of Afterwards; Prelude: Essays in Ludic Imagination; Disturbances in the Field: Essays in Honor of David L. Miller (editor); Gleanings. Essays 1982-2006
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Greek Mythology; Women's Studies; Psychoanalysis
www.pacifica.edu/christine_downing.aspx
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faculty Richard Dunn
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, International College; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Clinical Supervision, Jungian Analysis, Object Relations, and the Application of Attachment Theory to the Practice of Analytic Psychotherapy
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faculty Michael Elliot
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, with Emphasis in Marriage And Family Therapy, United States International University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; MFT Certified Supervisor.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Philosophical Psychology; Archetypal, Existential, and Imaginal Psychotherapy; Soul-Centered and Eros-Focused Couples and Family Therapy; The Narration and Phenomenology of Desire. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
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faculty Thomas Elsner
J.D., University of San Diego Law School; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Certified Jungian Analyst; Certified Psychoanalyst
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Western State; The Night-Sea Voyage of Coleridge's Ancient Mariner
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Psychology; Alchemy; Dreams; Relation between Literature and Depth Psychology
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faculty Diana M. Ferrari
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychoeducation of Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder; Process of Psychotherapy; Clinical Practice; Group Dynamics; Group Process
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faculty Alexandra Fidyk
Ph.D., Philosophy of Education & Interpretive Inquiry, University of Calgary, AB; Certified Jungian Psychotherapist, C. G. Jung Institute, Chicago; Family Constellation Therapy & Body Psychodynamics, Bert Hellinger Institute of Western PA
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:
Democratizing educational experience: envisioning, embodying, enacting (Ed.); Jung and the classroom: Education for diversity and meaning (Ed., forthcoming); Silence and eros: Beckoning the background forward (forthcoming).
AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
Education & Depth Psychology; Process Philosophy; Taoist & Buddhist Thought; Curriculum Studies; Poetic Inquiry; Interpretive Research; Arts-informed Methods; Family Systems Constellation Work
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faculty Sukey Fontelieu
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian and Archetypal Theory; Mythological Studies; Clinical Issues
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faculty Jennifer Freed
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Ultimate Personality Guide; Lessons from Stanley the Cat; Nine Lives of Everyday Wisdom; Democratizing educational experience: envisioning, embodying, enacting (Ed.);
AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
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faculty Paul Gabrinetti
Ph.D., University of Southern California; Certified Jungian Analyst
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychology & Alchemy, the Odyssey from an analytical perspective; role of Faust in Jung's Psychology
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faculty Veronica Goodchild
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Thought and Practice; Imaginal Perspectives in Research; Dreams; Religious Experience; Synchronicity; Anomalous Encounters
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faculty Mel Gottlieb
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Licensed Social Worker
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Myth, Literature, & Religious Studies: Theoretical Foundations of Psychotherapy; Depth Psychology and Hebrew Myths; Kabbala, Existentialism, and Spiritualit
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Laura Grillo, Ph.D.Laura S. Grillo
Ph.D., History of Religions, The University of Chicago, M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Theory and Method in History of Religions; Comparative Religions; Cultural Anthropology; African and African Diaspora Religious Traditions; Psychology and Religion; Theology and Biblical Scholarship
www.pacifica.edu/laura_grillo.aspx
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faculty Gary Groth-Marnat
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego; Diplomate American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical); Diplomate American Board of Assessment Psychology; Licensed Psychologist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide to Test Interpretation and Integration; Handbook of Psychological Assessment; Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychological Assessment; Eating Disorders; Dreams of Terminally Ill Patients; Clinical Hypnosis; Near Death Experience
http://www.pacifica.edu/gary_groth_marnat.aspx
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Cynthia Hale, 2014Cynthia Anne Hale
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; MSW, University of Buffalo
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Red Place: Transforming Past Traumas through Relationships; "What is it Like? Being Touched by the Arts and Humanities" in The Soul Does Not Specialize; International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches; Psychological Perspectives; Spring Journal
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Archetypal Psychologies and Research; Higher Education and Organizational Learning Processes; Depth Psychotherapy; Dreamwork, Embodied Imagination, Creative Processes, Life Transitions, Trauma
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faculty Maren Tonder Hansen
Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School; M. Div., Starr King School for the Ministry; Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist; Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Mother Mysteries; Teachers of Myth
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychological and Educational Uses of Myth; Women's Spirituality; Human Development
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faculty C. Doyle Hollister
MA English, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara; MA Counseling, University of Santa Clara; Marriage and Family Therapist; Neurolinguistic Programming Certificate
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Jung Journal, "Letter to Jane Wheelwright"
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Relationship Counseling, Couples and Families, Mens' Issues
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faculty Robert Kalter
M.D., Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Board Certification in Psychiatry and Neurology; Board Certification in Psychosomatic Medicine; Licensed M.D.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Clinical Psychopharmacology; Clinical work in areas of interaction between Psyche and Soma
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faculty Ian Kaminsky
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Phenomenology of Addictive Behavior; Adolescent Depression; Group Process; Greek Mythology
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faculty Patricia Katsky
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Dreamwork; Training and Growth of Therapist; Culture and Psyche
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faculty Richard J. Kelliher
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy; Psychological Assessment; Developmental Psychology; Addictions; Transformation Psychology
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faculty Alan Kilpatrick
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Night has a Naked Soul
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Shamanism and Folk Healing
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faculty Cynthia King
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute; M.A. Intercultural Communication, California State University at Chico
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Unleashing Collaborative Power in the Workplace
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Organizational Mythology; Conflict Transformation; Co-creating Collaborative Partnerships and Communities; and Power Dynamics
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faculty Aaron Kipnis
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Knights Without Armor; What Women and Men Really Want; Angry Young Men
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Gender Studies; Depth Psychology; Psyche and Culture; Clinical Psychology; Eco-Psychology Research
www.pacifica.edu/aaron_kipnis.aspx
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faculty Jim Kline
M.F.A, Creative Writing, Antioch University, Los Angeles
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Complete Films of Buster Keaton
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth Psychological Studies; Mythological Studies; Cinema and Myth
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faculty Allen D. Koehn
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angeles; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Theological Foundations of Depth Psychology; Myth, Literature, and Religion; The Trickster; The Creative Process
www.pacifica.edu/Allen_Koehn.aspx
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faculty Richard Kradin
M.D. Thomas Jefferson University; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Institute, Boston
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Herald Dream: An Initial Approach to the Dream in Psychotherapy; The Placebo Response and the Power of Unconcious Healing
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Neuroscience and Somatic Depth Psychology
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faculty Thomas Lane
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Yale University
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Classical Literature and Mythology, 19th and 20th Century Literature, Cultural History, Buddhist Meditation Practice, Hatha Yoga Practice
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Keiron Le Grice, Pacifica FacultyKeiron Le Grice
Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Archetypes, Synchronicity, Mythology and alchemy
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faculty Christine H. Lewis
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California; Psychoanalysis: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanlaysis; Licensed Psychologist; Certified Psychoanalyst; MA Literature, University of California
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Literature & Psychoanalysis, Buddhism and Psychoanalysis
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faculty Michael Madden
M.A., Experimental Psychology, Northeastern University; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Trauma and Recovery; Couples and Family Systems Therapy; Domestic Violence Assessments and Treatment; Spiritual and Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy & Transformation
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faculty Patrick Mahaffey
Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Comparative Religions; Psychology and Religion; Hindu Traditions; Buddhist Traditions
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faculty Jerry Martin
M.D., Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia and University of California, Los Angeles
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Psych-Neurodynamics and Personality Disorders
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faculty Elizabeth McAnally
M.A., Philosophy with a Concentration in Environmental Ethics, University of North Texas
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Religion and Ecology; Embodied Spirituality; Environmental Philosophy; Comparative Religion
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faculty Sam Mickey
M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Texas
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: "Contributions to Anthropocosmic Environmental Ethics" (Worldviews); "Cosmological Postmodernism in Whitehead, Deleuze, and Derrida" (Process Studies).
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Philosophy; Environmental Ethics; Religious Studies; Integral Ecology; Postmodernism.
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faculty Kathee Miller
M.A., Antioch University, Santa Barbara; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Process of Psychotherapy; Clinical Practice; Imaginal Psychology; Active Imagination and Sandplay; Authentic Movement—A Pathway to Psyche; The Body as Sacred Text; Symbol & Image in Visual Art
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faculty Angela Mohan
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Couples, Adolescents, Family Systems; Interpersonal Dynamics; Philosophy and Rituals; Multi-cultural Issues; Legal and Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions; Use of Literature and Film in Therapy
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faculty Mark Montijo
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Native American Healers; Anima Mundi; Sacred Work of a Psychotherapist
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faculty Ana Mozol
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Registered Clinical Counselor
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Dreams; Depth Psychology; Archetypal Theory; Human Sexuality; Sacred Feminine; Shamanism
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faculty Elizabeth Nelson
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective, Co-Authored with Joe Coppin, Ph.D.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Research Methodologies and Dissertation Development
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faculty V. Walter Odajnyk
Ph.D., Public Law and Government, Columbia University; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich; NAAP Certified Psychoanalyst; Research Psychoanalyst (Med. Bd. of CA)
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Gathering the Light: A Psychology of Meditation; Jung and Politics: The Political and Social Ideas of C.G. Jung; Marxism and Existentialism
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Psychology; Egyptian Mythology; Folklore and Fairytales; Post-Jungian Depth Psychology
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faculty Jean Palmer-Daley
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; MFT
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jung Analysis and Psychotherapy; Alchemy; Shamanism; Marital Therapy; Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; Psyche and Soma; Human Development
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faculty Avedis Panajian
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, U.S. International University; Certified Psychoanalyst; Training and Supervising Analyst; Licensed Psychologist; Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Clinical Psychoanalysis; Psychopathology; Primitive Mental States
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faculty Tina Panteleakos
Ph.D., Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Registered Psychological Assistant
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychopathology; Trauma; Assessment; Psychotherapy
www.pacifica.edu/tina_panteleakos.aspx
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faculty Ginette Paris
Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Montreal; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Pagan Grace; Pagan Meditations; Mythology: A CD-ROM Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology; The Wisdom of Psyche
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth & Archetypal Psychology
www.pacifica.edu/ginette_paris.aspx
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faculty Craig Park
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, San Francisco; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Chemical Dependency; Family Systems Therapy; Dual Diagnosis and Adolescent Treatment
 
faculty Elizabeth Perluss
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; LMFT and Credentialed School Counselor
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psyche and Nature; Wilderness Rites of Passage; Jungian Psychotherapy; Use of "Council" as a Means for Facilitating Transformative Dialogue; Expressive Arts Therapy; Child Psychotherapy
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faculty Chris Peterson
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Licensed Psychologist, Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners; Certificate from National Board of Addiction Examiners; Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Clinical Supervision; Treatment of Addictive Disorders
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faculty Wendy Phillips
Ph.D. in Psychology, Georgia State University
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Double Personality: The Relationship Between Human and Animal-Tono in Chautengo;"Eleggua in La Costa Chica of Guerrero, Mexico: The Persistence of Indigenous African Spiritual Beliefs in an Afromestizo Community"; "The Black Body in Mexican Visual Art: Evidence of an African Presence, or a Cultural Myth?"
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Art practice as a component of Psychotherapy, Culturally relevant Psychotherapy, Symbols in Visual Art, Archetypes of traditional indigenous African religious systems such as the Yourba and Vodun, Hip Hop Music and Culture, Healing Rituals.
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faculty Lori Pye
Ph.D., Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: A Depth Psychological Perspective on Environmentalism. Ed. Murali Sivaramakrishnan, Nature and Human Nature: Literature, Ecology, Meaning, New Delhi, India, 2008
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Ecopsychology, Mythology, Archetypal and Depth Psychology
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faculty Robert Romanyshyn
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University; Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Ways of the Heart: Essays Toward an Imaginal Psychology; Mirror and Metaphor: Images and Stories of Psychological Life; Technology as Symptom and Dream; The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation; and Psychological Life: From Science to Metaphor
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Imaginal Psychology as the Outcome of a Dialogue Between Phenomenology and Jungian Psychology and Its Application to Research, Cultural Issues, and Psychotherapy; Exile, Homecoming and the Mythic Roots of Technology; Writing Down the Soul and the Creative Process; Dialogues Among Jungian Psychology, the Poets, and Quantum Physics.
www.pacifica.edu/robert_romanyshyn.aspx
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Safron Ross, Ph.D.Safron Rossi
Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute; MA Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine by Joseph Campbell (editor)
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Goddess Traditions, Western Astrological Tradition, and Feminist Studies.
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Susan RowlandSusan Rowland
Ph.D., University of Newcastle; MA University of London; MA Oxford University
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: C.G. Jung and Literary Theory; Jung: A Feminist Revision; Jung as a Writer; Psyche and the Arts (editor); From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendel; C.G. Jung in the Humanities; The Ecocritical Psyche
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Depth Psychology and The Arts, Gender, Literary and Cultural theory, Ecocriticism, and Jung.
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faculty Mady Schutzman
Ph.D. Performance Studies, New York University
PUBLICATIONS: The Real Thing: Performance, Hysteria, and Advertising; Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism; A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Ritual; Theatre and Social Justice; Trickster Figure in Culture; Humor/Comedy/Parody
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jennifer selig facultyJennifer Selig
Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS: Thinking Outside the Church:110 Ways to Connect With Your Spiritual Nature; Reach for the Stars; What Now? Words of Wisdom for Life After Graduation; Reimagining Education: Essays on Retrieving the Soul Learning
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Multicultural Studies and Diversity Issues; The Application of Therapeutic Principles to Cultural Settings; Psyche and the Humanities; Depth Psychological Approaches to Writing and Research
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faculty Jennifer Seyler
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Marriage & Family Therapist; Clinical Psychologist.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Symbol in the Visual Arts; Interdisciplinary Research; Portfolio Development
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faculty Barbara Shore
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Myth, Literature, Religion; Psychology through a System Lens; Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress; Eating Disorders
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faculty Michael P. Sipiora
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Dallas
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Phenomenological Psychology; Archetypal Psychology
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faculty Glen Slater
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Senex and Puer (editor)
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Psychology; Archetypal Psychology; Psychology of Religion; Cinema and Psyche
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faculty Dennis Patrick Slattery
Ph.D., Literature & Phenomenology, University of Dallas
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: The Beauty Between Words: Selected Poetry of Dennis Patrick Slattery and Chris Paris; Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Persoanl Myth Through Divine Comedy; Reimaging Education: Essays on Religion, Psyche, and Culture (co-edited with Jennifer Leigh Selig); Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor; Twisted Sky: Selected Poems; Varities of Mythic Experice: Essays on Religion, Psyche, and Culture (co-edited with Glen Slater); Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture; Casting the Shadows; Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life; Just Below the Water Line; Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (editor)
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psyche and Nature; Literary Classics; Genre Theory; Theories of Mytho-poeisis; Pedagogy; Body and Psyche; Epic Narrative; Phenomenology; Joseph Campbell's Theory of Myth
www.pacifica.edu/dennis_slattery.aspx
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faculty Lisa Sloan
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Psychotherapy; Imaginal Psychology; Shamanism and Jungian Theory
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faculty Evans Lansing Smith
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Claremont Graduate School
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Sacred Mysteries: Myths About Couples in Quest; The Descent to the Underworld in Literature, Painting, and Film: The Modernist Nekyia; Figuring Poesis: A Mythical Geometry of Postmodernism
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Myth in Literature from Antiquity to Postmodernism; Arthurian Romances; The Hermetic Tradition
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faculty Zaman Stanizai
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Southern California; M.A. Linguistics, University of Washington
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Islamic Studies; Theosophy, Political Philosophy; Islamic Mysticism; Sufism; Poetic Expression in Mystic Thought
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faculty Maurice Stevens
Ph.D., History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Trans(per)forming African-American history and identity
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Critical Trauma Studies; Critical Race Studies; Critical Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies
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faculty C.D. Taylor
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Clinical Process; Group Therapy; Depth Psychology; The Creative Process; Chemical Dependency; Dual Diagnosis
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faculty Priscilla Taylor
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Psychopathology from DSM IV and Archetypal Psychology Perspectives; Psyche and Landscape; Mythodrama: Storytelling Blending Theater, Psychology and Mythology
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faculty Judatha Temple Kline
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Tibetan Buddhism
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faculty Andrew Teton
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Theories of Psychotherapy; Marriage, Couples, and Family Systems; Law and Ethics; Clinical Skills; Group Psychotherapy; Trauma Recovery; Body Inclusive Therapeutic Approaches; California Licensing Preparation
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faculty Paula Thomson
Psy.D., Psychology, American Behavioral Studies Institute; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Developmental Psychology through Adolescence, Strong Focus on Neurobiology and Attachment Theory
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faculty Lou Anne Wallner
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Family Systems from a Depth Perspective; Adolescent Psychology; Myth and Narcissism in Western Culture; Eco and Wilderness Psychology
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faculty Mary Watkins
Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Clark University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:Waking Dreams; Invisible Guests; Talking with Young Children about Adoption; Toward Psychologies of Liberation (co-author with Helene Shulman).
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Imaginal/Archetypal Psychology; Object Relations Theory; Liberation Psychology; Participatory and Phenomenological Research; Dialogue Theory/Praxis
http://www.pacifica.edu/mary_watkins.aspx
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faculty Dana C. White
Ph.D., Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute
AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
Psyche and Nature
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Gary WhiteGary White
M.A., Antioch University; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Sexual Violence; Sexuality; Multi- Cultural Issues; Men's & Women's Issues; Multiple Personality Disorder
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faculty Keikilani M. Williams
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Loma Linda University; M.P.H. Health Promotion, Loma Linda University
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faculty Oksana Yakushko
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Holistic Professional and Scholarly Development; Work with Recent Immigrants and Refugees; Sacred Approaches to Motherhood and Parenting.
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Young,WillowWillow Young
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute; Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Jungian Psychology; Alchemical and Archetypal Research; the nature of Psyche, Dreams, and Active Imagination; World Arts, Culture, and Mythology.
http://www.pacifica.edu/Willow_Young.aspx
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faculty Paul Zolbrod
Ph.D., English with Emphasis on Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature, University of Pittsburgh
PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Diné bahane': The Navaho Creation Story; Reading the Voice: Native American Oral Poetry on the Written Page; Weaving a World: Textiles and the Navajo Way of Seeing (with Roseann Willink): A Story of the Korean War in Four Movements
AREAS OF EMPHASIS: Native American Oral Traditions; Medieval and Renaissance Literature; Early American Literature, Epic Traditions
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