depth psychologyPacifica'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 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.

Since its inception in 1996, the Depth Psychology Program has made a radical commitment to tend the history and the future of depth psychology. The program has held in the center of its mission two related commitments: to educate students in the history and lineage of depth psychology and to explore the non-clinical frontiers of the field.

Note: Specializations are abbreviated in the following way

DJA=Jungian and Archetypal studies
CLE=Community psychology, Liberation psychology, Ecopsychology
DPS=Somatics studies

Department Chair

Allen Bishop, Ph.D., Dr. Bishop is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified psychoanalyst, and performing pianist. Dr. Bishop served for 10 years as Chair of the Clinical Psychology program. In conjunction with chairing the Psychotherapy program, Dr. Bishop currently serves as the WASC Liaison Officer for Pacifica. He has been a leader in the Santa Barbara psychoanalytic community for over 31 years and is a training and supervising Analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. His research interests include interdisciplinary studies and the impact of music on human behavior.

Core Faculty

Nuria Ciofalo

Nuria Ciofalo is co-Chair of the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization. Born in Mexico, she gained her B.A. and first M.A. in Germany where she specialized in psychoanalytic theories, particularly Jung and Adler, and, her latter M.A. and Ph.D. in a community focused psychology program at University of Hawaii. From 1982-1987, she was a professor of psychology and chair of the Psychology Department for five years at University of Xochicalco (Mexico), for two summers in an M.A. psychology summer program at University of Las Americas. Since her doctorate in 1996, she has worked in wide variety of research situations in the U.S. and Mexico, training others to do research and managing and evaluating large-scale research projects. For the last seven years she has been a Senior Evaluation Analyst at The California Endowment.

Courses taught: Introduction to Critical Community Psychology (CLE), Indigenous Psychologies II (CLE), Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE), Dissertation Development (CLE), Community Program and Organizational Evaluation (CLE), Liberation Pedagogy (CLE)

Susan James

Susan James, Ph.D., is co-Chair of the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization and a community psychologist and digital media producer. Dr. James' work focuses on understanding cultural ecologies and disseminating social science research findings using visual design solutions and film, a practice she pioneered over a decade ago. James established innovative action research agendas and directed large-scale projects while holding senior positions at New York University, University of Chicago, and the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. Her own research focuses on structural violence as a determinant of well-being, and is published in American Journal of Community Psychology and Violence Against Women. She created Research Imaging Productions, a research and design consultancy that conducts social research and produces digital communications products for the nonprofit sector. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. James has been a guest member of the psychology faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, and a faculty member in the department of Africology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Courses taught: Foundations for Research (CLE), Community Program and Organizational Evaluation (CLE), Participatory Research Practicum (CLE), Dissertation Development (CLE), Research Writing: Conceiving the Dissertation (CLE), Libertory Pedagogy (CLE), Research Methods (DPS)

Caylin Huttar

Caylin Huttar, Ph.D., L.Ac., is the Chair of the Somatics Studies specialization. Cally received her doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and holds a master's degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Cally has been deeply immersed in Eastern healing and spiritual traditions, as both a practicing acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and ordained Buddhist dharma teacher within the Tibetan Nyingma tradition. She has worked extensively on developing compassionate practices with chronic illness, terminal illness, death and dying and has conducted fieldwork and research in female circumcision in Kenya, brain and spinal injuries in the neurological ward at the Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital, and cerebral palsy and developmentally delayed children in the Shanghai Children's Home, an orphanage in China. For the past decade Cally has been integrating the depth psychological perspective with her Chinese medicine and Buddhist meditation practices and finds them to be equally supportive and transformative disciplines that hold a deep understanding of the interdependent reality of the bodymind dynamic. She remains active with the Dharmata Teacher's Council under the guidance of her teacher Tibetan Lama Anam Thubten.

Course taught: Complementary and Alternative Medicine I (DPS), Complementary and Alternative Medicine III (DPS), Chronic Illness, Terminal Illness, and Conscious Dying (DPS), Fieldwork, Practice and Case Presentation (DPS)

Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D.

Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D., is Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization in the Depth Psychology program at Pacifica. Keiron Le Grice was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors, Philosophy and Psychology, 1994) and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (M.A., Philosophy and Religion, 2005; Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion, 2009), where he studied under Richard Tarnas, and later taught courses on archetypal cosmology and Joseph Campbell's approach to myth. Keiron began teaching for the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica in 2012, offering courses on archetypes, synchronicity, and alchemy.

He is the author of three books––The Archetypal Cosmos, Discovering Eris, and The Rebirth of the Hero––and is founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology (www.archaijournal.org). Keiron has also taught for Grof Transpersonal Training (UK) and is commissioning editor for Muswell Hill Press in London. Alongside Jungian depth psychology, his research interests include the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, cultural history, and esoteric Christianity. He is married to the artist Kathryn Le Grice, and has a five-year-old son, Lukas.

Courses taught: Archetypes: Universal Patterns of the Psyche (DJA); Synchronicity and the New Sciences (with Joseph Cambray) (DJA); and Alchemy of Transformation (with Thomas Elsner) (DJA)

Jennifer Selig

Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D., joined Pacifica's faculty in 2005, and has served as Chair and Research Coordinator in the Depth program before moving into her current role as the Associate Chair of the Jungian & Archetypal Studies specialization and the Academic Director of Hybrid Programs. Her books include Thinking Outside the Church: 110 Ways to Connect With Your Spiritual Nature; Reimagining Education: Essays on Retrieving the Soul of Learning; The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination which she coedited with Dr. Dennis Slattery, a Mythological Studies professor at Pacifica; and Integration: The Psychology and Mythology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and His (Unfinished) Therapy With the Soul of America. Her website is www.jenniferleighselig.com.

Courses taught: Foundations for Research in Depth Psychology (DJA), Complexes: Jung's "Royal Road" to the Unconcious (DJA), Our Soul's Code: Depth Psychological Views of Vocation (co-taught with James Hollis, Ph.D.) (DJA), Dissertation Development (DJA), Reflective Studies (DJA)

Mary Watkins

Mary Watkins, Ph.D. is core faculty in the Depth program and serves as Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist and was an early member of the archetypal/imaginal psychology movement. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings and with groups on issues of peace, diversity, social justice, reconciliation, immigration, and the envisioning of community and cultural transformation. She is the author of Waking Dreams, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, co-author of Toward Psychologies of Liberation, and Talking with Young Children about Adoption, and co-editor of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace.

Courses taught: Psychologies of Liberation (CLE), Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE), Community Dreamwork (CLE), Foundations for Research in Depth Psychology: Participatory Qualitative Research (CLE), Public Conversation (CLE), Phenomenology and Communication of Depth Psychological , Cultural, and Ecological Work (CLE), Participatory Research Practicum (CLE), Peacebuilding and Reconciliation (CLE), Dissertation Development (CLE)

Susan Rowland

Susan Rowland, Ph.D., Chair of the Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life MA, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle and her MA's from the University of London and Oxford University. She was the first Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS). She is author of many studies of Jung, literary theory and gender including C.G. Jung and Literary Theory (1999), Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jung as a Writer (2005) and also edited Psyche and the Arts (2008). Another recent book is C.G. Jung and the Humanities (2010), showing how Jung's work is a response to the creative, psychological, spiritual, philosophical and ecological crises of our age. In 2012 her book, The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Complexity Evolution and Jung was published by Routledge, showing how the Jungian symbol is a portal to nature. Susan's work is not so much "about" Jung as an attempt to develop his special insights into myth, technology, the feminine, nature and the numinous for today's wounded world.

Courses taught: C.G. Jung in Context (DJA), Imaginal Ways of Knowing: Active Imagination, The Red Book and Psychic Creativity (DJA), and Mythopoetic Imagination: Viewing Film, Art, and Literature From a Jungian Perspective (DJA)

Joseph Coppin

Joseph Coppin, Ph.D., has been on the faculty at Pacifica since 1996 and has taught across several programs focusing on studies in Archetypal Psychology, Research, and Depth Psychotherapy. He chaired the Depth Psychology Program for four years and the Depth Psychotherapy Program for its first three years. He has most recently served for three years on the institute's Executive Management Council. Dr. Coppin has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1980 and has written and published in the field of Depth Psychology, including co-authoring the text, The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Approach. In addition to his teaching at Pacifica, Dr. Coppin is a contributing faculty member at the Instituto de Psicologia Profunda in Mexico City.

Courses taught: Archetypal Psychology (CLE), Selected Topics I (DPS), Enacting the Oral Tradition (DPS) Archetypal Psychology (DPS), Introduction to Depth Psychology (CLE, DPS, DJA),

Ginette Paris

Dr. Ginette Paris is a psychologist, therapist, and writer who is core faculty in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica. She is the author, among other books, of Wisdom of the Psyche (Routledge 2007), Pagan Meditations (Spring Publications), and Pagan Grace (Spring).

Course taught: Eros, Isolation, and Relationship (DPS)

Aaron Kipnis

Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D. is core faculty in the Counseling program at Pacifica and is the author of Knights Without Armor and Angry Young Men; co-author of Gender War, Gender Peace and What Women and Men Really Want and a contributor to many anthologies and journals. In 2006, he produced an award winning feature length documentary film, Awakening, about women's poverty eradication in Afghanistan and India. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and core faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica, where he has taught for 13 years. Aaron has been an advisor to many organizations such as the Little Hoover Commission's Task Force on Youth Crime and Violence, The Center for Psychology and Social Change, The California Youth Authority and The Harvard School of Education. He's currently working on a book on the Deep Psychology of Money titled The Midas Complex (Indigo Phoenix Books, 2010).

Courses taught: Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE), Psychology of Violence and its Prevention (CLE)

Stephen Aizenstat

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a private graduate school offering masters and doctoral programs in psychology and mythological studies. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a credentialed public school teacher. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Institute in 1982, and his Master of Education from the University of California in 1975. Dr. Aizensat's areas of emphasis include depth psychology, dream research, and imaginal and archetypal psychology. His original research centers on a psychodynamic process of "tending the living image," particularly in the context of dreamwork.

Courses taught: Imagery in Somatic Studies I: The Technique of Active Imagination and the Practice of Dream Tending (DPS), Dreams: Tending the Living Images (DJA)

Thomas Elsner

Thomas Elsner is a certified Jungian analyst who trained in Switzerland at the Center for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz. He is President of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California. In addition to being core faculty in Pacifica's Counseling Psychology Program, he has taught in four of Pacifica's other degree programs, including the Alchemy and Mystery Traditions class for Depth students. He maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, where he also founded the Santa Barbara Friends of Jung Society.

Courses taught: Jungian Psychology (CLE), Post-Jungian Psychology (CLE), Alchemy of Transformation (DJA)

Elizabeth Nelson

Elizabeth Nelson, Ph.D. is core faculty and Dissertation Policy Director at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaching a broad range of courses in research process, methodology, and dissertation development along with courses in dream, imagery, and cultural studies. Her own research interests include personal and cultural expressions of the shadow, gender, and power, with a particular fascination with how we construct, encounter, and understand the monstrous. More recently, Elizabeth has been able to bridge her professional experience in high-tech, background in literature, and expertise in depth psychology to teach courses in the profound impact of digital technology in contemporary life. Elizabeth is a lifelong athlete, a certified massage therapist, and an avid student of Tarot, Runes, and archetypal astrology. She is the author of two books, The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Spring Publications, 2005, coauthored with Joseph Coppin) and Psyche's Knife: Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power (Chiron, 2012). A professional writer and editor for nearly 30 years, she coaches aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles.

Courses taught: Foundations for Research (DPS), Dissertation Development I & II (DPS), Scholarly Writing & Publication (DPS), Qualitative Methodology (DPS), Special Topics: Cyborg Culture, Imagery in Somatics: Dream Tending (DPS), Foundations for Research (DPS), and The Body in Literature (DPS)

Christine Downing

Christine Downing, Ph.D., is a core member of the faculty at Pacifica. She has made extensive scholarly contributions to the fields of Religious Studies, Mythology, and Gender Studies. She is Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies from San Diego State University where she taught for almost twenty years. She has also taught concurrently at the San Diego campus of the California School of Professional Psychology, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She lectures frequently to Jungian groups both here and abroad. Her undergraduate degree is in literature is from Swarthmore College, while her Ph.D. in Religion and Culture is from Drew University. Dr. Downing is the author of numerous scholarly essays and important books in the field: The Goddess; Myths & Mysteries of Same-Sex Love; Psyche's Sisters; Long Journey Home; Women's Mysteries; and Gods in Our Midst. Collections of her essays have also been published: The Luxury of Afterwards; Preludes; and Gleanings. Her areas of emphasis include: Greek Mythology; Women's Studies; and Psychoanalysis.

Courses taught: History of Healing Traditions I (DPS) and Depth Psychology and the Mythic Tradition (CLE)

Glen Slater

Glen Slater, Ph.D., studied psychology and religious studies at the University of Sydney before coming to the United States in 1992 for doctoral work in clinical psychology. He has been a core faculty member at Pacifica since 1998, now serving in the hybrid programs and teaching in the Mythological Studies department. He is the author of many articles in the areas of depth psychology, psyche and film and cultural mythology. He edited and introduced volume three of James Hillman's Uniform Edition of writings and coedited Varieties of Mythic Experience.

Courses taught: Jungian Psychology (DPS, CLE), Jungian Psychology: The Individuation Journey (DJA), Jungian Psychology III (DP), Archetypal Psychology (DJA), Reflective Studies I (DJA), Reflective Studies II (DJA)

Lionel Corbett

Lionel Corbett, M.D., received his Medical Degree from the University of Manchester, England, in 1966; served as a military physician; and became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1974. In the USA, he did fundamental research into the biochemistry of the brain; began one of the first programs in the psychology of aging; was a hospital medical director of in-patient psychiatry; trained as a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago 1978-1986; helped found a training program for Jungian analysts in Santa Fe, while carrying on a private practice and teaching psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Corbett has studied various spiritual disciplines including Christian and Jewish mysticism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, and Yoga and has had a personal meditation practice for 20 years. He now teaches depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, California, where he founded the Psyche and the Sacred program, a highly successful series in its 5th year that integrates spirituality with depth psychology. This program has developed a powerful approach to spirituality that is based on personal experience of the sacred, avoiding all forms of doctrine and dogma. He is the author of 5 books, several training films, and about 40 professional articles.

Courses taught: Depth Psychology & the Sacred: Approaching the Numinous (DJA), Introduction to Depth Psychology (DJA), Depth Psychology and the Sacred (DJA)

Nancy Galindo, Ph.D.

Nancy Galindo, Ph.D. received her doctoral degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and her M.S. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. She has been an educational and business consultant, college professor, guest lecturer, and public workshop leader. Her publications include Tending the Living Dream Image, A Phenomenological Study. She has co-authored with Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.: "Soul Centered Education" in Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning (Slattery, D. & Selig, J. Eds.); and "Wellsprings of Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation: An interview with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat" in The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination (Slattery, D., Selig, J. & Aizenstat, S., Eds). Her areas of expertise include depth psychology, dream work, and active imagination.

Course taught: Dreamwork: Tending the Living Image (DJA)

Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D

Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D., has been a student of C. G. Jung's for over 30 years. She has practiced as a Jungian psychotherapist during this time. She has trained at the Jungian Institutes of New York and Los Angeles and is a member of the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology According to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland. Dr. Goodchild has published one book, Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (2001, 2008), and has recently completed two other books, The Songlines of the Soul: A New Vision for a New Century (Foreword by Thomas Moore), and The Songlines of the Soul: Mystical Cities and Healing Sanctuaries. Her introduction to an edited volume on the Gnostic Mary Magdalene for a book titled Mary of Magdala will appear this year in the journal Spring. Her current research interests are focused on Jung's later works and their intersection with the new emerging sciences such as quantum theory and consciousness.

Course taught: Psyche and the Sacred (DPS)

Safron Rossi, Ph.D.

Safron Rossi, Ph.D., is Associate Core Faculty in the Depth psychology Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, teaching courses on mythology and depth psychology. Safron is also Curator of Collections at Opus Archives & Research Center, home of the archival and manuscript collections of scholars including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marija Gimbutas, Marion Woodman, and Christine Downing. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies. Safron edited and introduced a volume in Joseph Campbell's Collected Works based on his Goddess mythology lectures titled Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (2013). She has published articles in Jungian and Archetypal journals and has contributed essays to various volumes including: The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination; and Breaking the Plates: Fracturing Fictions and Archetypal Imaginings.

Courses taught: Depth Psychology and the Mythic Tradition (DJA), Reflective Studies II (DJA)

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Ed Casey

Edward Casey, Ph.D. is Distinguished Visiting Faculty in the Depth Program. He is also Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook, where he was chairperson of the department for ten years. He is the author of eight books, among them Spirit and Soul (2nd ed. 2001), Imagining (2nd ed. 2000), Remembering (2nd ed. 2000), and most recently The World at a Glance (2007). He is perhaps best known for his descriptions of the role of place in human experience; Getting Back into Place (1993) and The Fate of Place (1997) are the two major expressions of this research. He is currently writing The World on Edge. Dr. Casey is the President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.

Courses taught: Ecopsychology I: The Ethics of Place (CLE), Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Traditions (CLE), Frontiers of Depth Psychology (DP), Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE)

Adjunct Faculty

Eduardo Almeida

Eduardo Almeida, received his Ph. D. from Cornell University. His publications include Conocimiento y Acción en Tzinacapan [Knowledge and Action at Tzinacapan] (Co-edited with María Eugenia Sánchez); Las Veredas de la Incertidumbre [Paths of Uncertainty] (Co-authored with María Eugenia Sánchez); International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems, Vols. I and II (Main editor of the 2010 Proceedings); and chapters on "Research Experiences in Community Social Psychology" and "The informality of Community Psychology in Mexico." His areas of emphasis include Community Social Psychology, participatory research, community experiences, indigenous and community education.

Course taught: Frontiers of Liberation Psychology (CLE)

Dorothy Anderson, Ph.D.

Dorothy J. Anderson, Ph.D., brings a Jungian perspective and experience as an artist to her teaching for the Marion Woodman Foundation, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Former assistant dean and professor at UCLA, she specialized in group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and leadership development. She directed the UCLA Senior Fellows Program and the Transition into Management Program for graduate students from minority groups. She leads Authentic Adult Woman workshops on spiritual and psychological growth, and creates art projects designed to open participants to the wisdom of the unconscious. She teaches in the LeadershipTraining Program of the Marion Woodman Foundation. She is also a Life Coach and a SoulCollage facilitator who carves wood and stone in her California studio.

Course taught: Post-Jungian Psychology: Marion Woodman and the Embodied Psyche (SOM)

John Beebe

John Beebe, M.D., a physician specializing in psychotherapy, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is the author of Integrity in Depth, editor of C. G. Jung's Aspects of the Masculine, and co-author of The Presence of the Feminine in Film. He is the founding editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (now titled Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche), and a was the first American co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. An international lecturer is widely known for his work on psychological types, the psychology of moral process, and the Jungian understanding of film. Recently he has been engaged in training the first generation of analytical psychologists in China.

Course taught: Psychological Types (DJA)

Kesstan Blandin

Kesstan Blandin, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychosocial researcher in dementia at the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging in Lebanon, NH. She provides consultations to families and clinical lectures to professionals at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, as well as education programs to the public, families, and professionals on all aspects of dementia. Dr. Blandin's academic interests are in structures of self and identity in consciousness, somatic psychology, understanding Jungian theory in a postmodern age, and aesthetic philosophy. She has published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is co-author, with Dr. Bob Santulli, of a book on grief and Alzheimer's disease to be released in spring 2014 by the University Press of New England. Dr. Blandin is a graduate of Pacifica's depth psychology program.

Course taught: Somatic Studies: The Psyche-Soma Connection (DJA)

Robert Bosnak, M.D.

Robert Bosnak, M.D., is a Dutch Jungian psychoanalyst, and diplomate of the C.G.Jung Institute, who trained in Zurich, Switzerland from 1971 to 1977. In the late 1970's he pioneered a radically new method of dreamwork, based loosely on the work of C.G.Jung, especially on Jung's technique of active imagination and his studies of Alchemy. His books include A Little Course in Dreams (translated into 12 languages) and Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel.

Course taught: Dreams: Tending the Living Images (DJA)

Fanny Brewster

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A., LP, is a Jungian analyst certified through the C. G. Jung Institute of New York and is a licensed psychoanalyst with a New York City based private practice. Dr. Brewster is a faculty member of the New York C.G. Jung Foundation where she teaches a variety of classes and gives public forum lectures on Jungian related topics. In her capacity as Board Member with the New York Analytical Psychology Club, Dr. Brewster developed experiential workshops on Dreams, Creative Writing and Mythology, which are open to the local community. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction and her most recent writing, "Wheel of Fire: The African American Dreamer and Cultural Consciousness" appears in the Jung Journal Psyche and Culture (Winter, 2013).

Course taught: Imaginal Ways of Knowing: Active Imagination, The Red Book and Psychic Creativity (DJA)

Linda Buzzell-Saltzman

Linda Buzzell-Saltzman- Psychotherapist and ecotherapist Linda Buzzell is the co-editor with Craig Chalquist of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books 2009). She is a blogger at The Huffington Post on ecopsychology and ecotherapy; and a member of the Editorial Board of Ecopsychology, the foremost US peer-reviewed journal in the field. She is Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California in the MA/PhD Depth Psychology program specializing in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Ecopsychology. She founded the virtual organization The International Association for Ecotherapy in 2002, edited its journal Ecotherapy News for many years and is an active member of the Ecopsychology Network of Southern California and the Ecopsychology Network of Clinicians, where she teaches "The HOW of Ecotherapy." She and Craig Chalquist are now writing a new book, Ecoresilience: Personal and Cultural Adaptation to a Changing Planet.

Course taught: Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE)

Joe Cambray

Joe Cambray, Ph.D., is President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; he has served as the U.S. Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, The Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, and Israel Annual of Psychoanalytic Theory, Research and Practice. He has been a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Cambray is a Jungian analyst in Boston and Providence, RI. His numerous publications include the book based on his Fay Lectures: Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe and a volume edited with Linda Carter, Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology. Some of his recent papers include: "Cosmos and Culture in the Play of Synchronicity," Spring Journal, Jungian Odyssey Series, 4, 133-147, 2012; "Jung, science, and his legacy," in International Journal of Jungian Studies, 3:2, 110-124, 2011; and "Moments of complexity and enigmatic action: a Jungian view of the therapeutic field," in Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56 (2) 296-309, 2011.

Course taught: Synchronicity and the New Science (DJA), Scholarly Writing and Publication (DPS)

Patricia Cane, Ph.D.

Patricia Cane, Ph.D. is founder and director of Capacitar International, a project in multicultural wellness education that focuses on personal and societal healing and transformation. For 23 years, Pat has worked with thousands of grassroots and professionals throughout 35 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, utilizing a popular education approach to trauma healing in areas affected by poverty, disasters, and domestic and political violence. She has developed programs in "body literacy", involving healing methods and wellness education for psychologists, social workers, teachers, care givers, medical professionals, grassroots leaders, spiritual leaders and people living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities. She is author of Trauma Healing and Transformation, Capacitar for Kids, Living in Wellness, as well as other Capacitar manuals in different languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, Kinyarwandan, Swahili, Setswana and Tetum).

Course taught: Somatic Approaches to Healing Trauma (CLE)

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. is core faculty in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University, where he served as acting department chair (Consciousness & Transformative Studies), designing and launching the world's first ecotherapy certificate. He earned his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and also holds a Master Gardener certificate and another in permaculture design. He is the author of Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place (Spring Journal Books, 2007) and co-editor with Linda Buzzell, MFT of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009). He is currently involved in conducting grant-funded research on green spaces and mental health in Oakland, CA and actively setting up other ecotherapy certificates.

Course taught: Ecopsychology II: Engaged Deep Ecology

Alfred Collins

Alfred Collins, Ph.D., is a Sanskritist and clinical psychologist with Ph.D.s in both areas. Formerly a core faculty member in East/West psychology at CIIS, he is the author of a book on the self psychology of the father-son archetype, and has lectured and published widely on films, music, visual art, and the interface between Indian psychological thought and Western depth psychologies. His current research aims at a critical depth psychology of culture, which he views as being in its essence a third thing (a "tertium") mediating between the finite ordinary world and the transcendent realm of awareness and bliss that we all know intimately, although (in the present-day absence of authentic culture) mostly in absentia.

Course taught: Introduction to Depth Psychology (DJA)

Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

Michael Conforti, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst, and is the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. Dr. Conforti's work has resulted not only in a training institute based on his discoveries, but also the development of a new discipline, Archetypal Pattern Analysis. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served ais a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti is actively investigating the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences.

Course taught: Archetypes: Universal Patterns of the Psyche (DJA)

Roger Dafter, Ph.D.

Roger Dafter, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and since 1994 Associate Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, in the UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Dafter helps cancer and other medical patients access their inner resources through hypnosis, archetypal imagery, somatic therapy and mindfulness work to communicate with and help heal the body. His research interests include defining healing presence through a convergence of variables from infant attachment, empathic attunement, and meditative (compassion) research in understanding the strength of therapeutic relationships. Dr. Dafter is committed to training a new generation of psychotherapists about common mind/body pathways of therapeutic change and individuation identified by neuroscience, across all schools of psychotherapy. He has a private practice in the greater Los Angeles area.

Course taught: Neuroscience I (DPS)

Sandra Easter

Sandra Easter, Ph.D., received her MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and her doctoral degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has additional training in the process of council, Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies, Dream Tending and the therapeutic uses of puppetry. In addition to providing individual and group counseling, Sandra has worked nationally with diverse groups in both urban and rural communities including Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Seattle and rural Louisiana, providing education, advocacy and community organization support for over 35 years. Her creative approach to teaching and counseling is informed by her love for, and training in, modern dance; puppetry; and story-telling and indigenous ways of knowing. She maintains a private practice and offers workshops in ancestral soul work and transformational visioning for individuals and organizations. The foundation of her work lies in the experience of the natural, undivided relationship between embodied world and psyche.

Course taught: Dissertation Development (DJA)

Maria Eugenia Sanchez

María Eugenia Sánchez, received her Ph.D., from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. Her publications include Interioridad y Crisis del Futuro Humano [Interiority and Human FutureCcrisis]; Las Universidades de América Latina en la Construcción de una Gglobalización Alternativa [Latinoamerican Universities in Building an Alternative Globalization]; LasVveredas de la Incertidumbre [Paths of Uncertainty] (Eduardo Almeida was a co-author); Identidades, Globalización e Inequidad [Identities, Globalization and Inequity]; La Ideología Mestizante, el Guadalupanismo y sus Repercusiones Sociales [Mestizo Ideology, Guadalupanism and their Social Impact]; Interioridad, Subjetivación y Conflictividad Social [Interiority, Subjectivation and Social Conflict]; Como las Mariposas Monarcas. Identidad y Métodos Biográficos [As Monarch Butterflies. Identity and Biographical Methods] (Luis Hernández was a co-author). Her areas of interest are globalization and identities, social ethic, spirituality, biographical methods and participatory research.

Course taught: Frontiers of Liberation Psychology (CLE)


Ruth Fallenbaum received her Ph.D. in social and clinical psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley in 1983. She has maintained a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy practice in Berkeley since that time, treating adults, children, couples, and families. She works extensively with injured workers, and has written about issues of class, race, and gender as they play out in the work place. Since 1995 she has been affiliated with Survivors International in San Francisco, providing mental health services for survivors of torture and other asylum seekers. She is on the board of Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility and co-edits its publication, Psychoanalytic Activist. She has taught about psychotherapy with immigrants and refugees at Alliant International University, San Francisco, and The Wright Institute in Berkeley, and continues to provide clinical supervision for graduate students from The Wright Institute. She is also on the steering committee of Psychologists for an Ethical A.P.A., a grassroots organization that has worked since 2005 to end psychologist presence at Guantanamo or at any U.S. detention facility that operates outside of the Geneva Conventions.

Course taught: Psychoanalytic Tradition (CLE)

Jennifer Freed, Ph.D.

Jennifer Freed, Ph.D. has taught at Pacifica for 20 years. She is a seasoned Marriage Family Therapist, a professor of depth astrology, and the co-founder, co-director of an enormously successful non profit program for teens and families entititled AHA! (www.ahasb.com). She has written curriculum for Character, Compassion, Creativity, and Sexual Wisdom for young adults, which helped decrease suspensions at Carpinteria High School by 70%. Currently she is hosting her own radio show FREED UP! and will have her book Lessons From Stanley the Cat published by Penguin books in 2010.

Course taught: Council Practice (CLE)

Gary Glickman, Ph.D.

Gary Glickman holds a BA from Brown University, a counseling MA from Pacifica, a writing MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a PhD in somatic psychology from The Chicago School and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (SBGI). He is a certified Somatic-Experiencing Practitioner, as well as a dance-movement facilitator, voice teacher, cellist, songwriter and novelist, and uses elements of all those studies in his private psychotherapy practice in Santa Monica, and in retreat settings on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has taught counseling skills on the faculties of SBGI and TCS, and creative writing skills on college faculties across the country, including the UCLA Writers Program. Twice the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, he is the author of Years From Now, Aura, and the forthcoming The Scrolls of Nef (May 2014), as well as composer of an album of song-settings of Walt Whitman lyrics, Full of Life Now.

Course taught: Trauma, Pain, and Dissociation (DPS)

Maren Hansen

Maren Hansen has a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook Graduate School. She is a founding member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. She has taught courses in the Humanities Program, and Counseling Psychology, Depth Psychology CLE, and in Pacifica's public programs. Hansen has the following areas of emphasis: The Psychological Function and Experience of Myth; A Depth Psychological Approach to Business and Sociopolitical Change; and the Divine Feminine. Her publications include: Mother Mysteries, Teachers of Myth, and Increasing Organic Agriculture at the Local Level.

Course taught: Depth Psychology and the Sacred (CLE)

Katherine Hirsch

Katherine W. Hirsh, DPhil, is a writer, facilitator and consultant devoted to working with clients worldwide to improve the performance of individuals, groups, teams and organizations in their decision making, reintegration experience, leadership, team work and teaching in order to increase personal and professional satisfaction and development. She has been entranced by psychological type for over thirty years and is the co-author of Introduction to Type® and Reintegration: Managing the Transition Home; Introduction to Type® and Decision Making; Introduction to Type® and Teams and The MBTI® Teambuilding Program: Leader's Resource Guide. In addition, she and her sister Elizabeth Hirsh also co-author the Self-Discovery Digest, a monthly blog dedicated to encouraging people to live their best life possible despite the ups and downs of human experience.

Course co-taught: Psychological Types (DJA)

George Hogenson

George Hogenson, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst and member of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. His undergraduate degrees in philosophy and Asian studies from St. Olaf College included extensive work on the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard, as well as on the Buddhist hilosopher, Nishida Kitaro in Kyoto, Japan, under the direction of Prof. Masao Abe. He subsequently received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University with a dissertation on the relationship of Jung and Freud. He earned his degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, and the diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Jung's Struggle with Freud and numerous articles on Jungian theory and the history of psychoanalysis.

Course taught: Archetypes: Universal Patterns of the Psyche (DJA)

James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas, where he served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston from 1997-2008. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was the first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, which is dedicated to the publication of the complete works of Jung.

Course co-taught: Our Soul's Code: Depth Psychological Views of Vocation (with Jennifer Selig) (DJA)

David Anderson Hooker

David Anderson Hooker (J.D., M.Div., M.P.H., M.P.A., A.M.) For more than 30 years Hooker has utilized his training and expertise in Conflict Transformation by serving as mediator, community builder, scholar, and advocate. Hooker's primary focus is in the transformation of multi-party disputes and post conflict community reconciliation, especially those conflicts where race, class, religion, and other socially constructed variables significantly impact the disputed context. He also has both practice and academic interests in the interruption of the multi-generational transmission of trauma. He has served as mediator for more than 700 court-connected mediations, several dozen public policy conflicts, environmental justice disputes, and congregational conflicts. Hooker is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia where he represented the Departments of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse, and Medical Assistance (Medicaid). He later had a private legal practice focusing on civil rights (including prisoner rights and special education) He has worked in Bosnia, Croatia, Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Southern Sudan, and Somaliland. He currently holds the posts of Senior Fellow for Community Engagement Strategies at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia and Associate Professor of Conflict Studies at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Peace Academy, JustPeace, the United Methodist Center for Conflict Transformation, Literacy Action, Inc. and the Atlanta Beltline. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (BS); Washington University in St. Louis (AM); University of Massachusetts in Amherst (MPH & MPA); The Emory University School of Law (JD); The Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M. Div); and is completing his Doctorate (Ph.D.) at the University of Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Hooker is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) currently serving as the Minister for Local and Global Mission at the Historic First Congregational Church (UCC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Course co-taught: (CLE)

Rae Johnson, Ph.D.

Rae Johnson, PhD, RSW, RSMT is a somatic movement therapist, educator, and researcher. She is the former Chair of the Somatic Psychology Department at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, former Director of the Body Psychotherapy Program in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department at Naropa University and the founding Coordinator of Student Crisis Response Programs at the University of Toronto. Her research and clinical interests include the somatic impact of oppression, embodied critical pedagogy, and feminist somatic research methods.

Courses taught: Research Methods II: Qualitative Methods (DPS)

Kelly Kagan Law

Kelly Kagan Law, PhD, is Vice President, Programs at New Visions Foundation, a non-profit that provides mentoring and educational programs to at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles. Dr. Law specializes in program design, creating strategic partnerships and community building through council. She is a council trainer through the Ojai Foundation where she also served as a leader on the board of directors for a decade.
Dr. Law also leads national and international trainings on council and private/public collaboration and is an instructor in the Education Program at UCLA extension. She earned her MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology and a MA/PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. Dr. Law is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and continues to work with youth and their families through her private practice.

Courses taught: (CLE)

Alan Kilpatrick

Alan Kilpatrick is an anthropologist who received his Ph.D. from UCLA where he was a student of archeologist Marija Gimbutas. As a scholar, he has won many academic awards such as a Bienecke Fellowship (Yale University), an Irvine Teaching Fellowship (Stanford University) and two Fulbrights. He is the author of The Night Has a Naked Soul: Witchcraft and Sorcery among the Western Cherokee and has conducted fieldwork on folk healing in Peru, Mexico, and Spain.

Courses taught: Indigenous Psychologies (CLE), History of Healing Traditions II: Non-Western and Indigenous Healing Traditions (DPS)

Melissa Klay Ph.D.

Melissa Klay, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT, is a licensed, registered, and Board Certified Art Therapist with a Limited-Permit to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in New York. She received her Masters in Art Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In the past 17 years she has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and in an alternative high school. She completed her psychology internship at the Child and Family Institute in St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center where she provided clinical services in the child and adolescent outpatient clinic. Over the past 6 years, she has been an adjunct instructor in the Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department at Pratt Institute and The College of New Rochelle. She has presented at conferences and workshops in and out of the NYC area. She currently has a private practice in NYC and in Croton on Hudson, NY and is in the middle of conducting a study on the emotional and cognitive effects through the integration of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Art Therapy with PTSD adolescent females in an alternative high school.

Course taught: Jungian Psychology (DJA)

Kathryn Madden

Kathryn Madden, Ph.D., earned her doctoral degree in Psychology and Religion from the Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, NYC, and is a licensed psychoanalyst. Her areas of emphasis include Depth Psychology: Jungian & Psychodynamic focus; Early Developmental Trauma--Creative Illness--Religious, Abyssal Experience--Cyclical Nekyia and the Creative Process; Archetypes in Transformation in the Live Ritual Space of Theatre. She is the author of Dark Light of the Soul, and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion.

Course taught: Dreamwork: Tending the Living Images (DJA), The Psychoanalytic Tradition: The Ongoing Conversation (DJA)

Ana Mozol

Ana Mozol, Ph. D., received her MA in counseling psychology and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in the fields of Jungian, Psychoanalytic and Archetypal psychology including mythological studies. Ana is a core faculty member at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, BC. She has been teaching courses in depth psychology and dreamwork at Pacifica since 2006. She has extensive training in Trauma and Recovery and focused her doctoral research on the connection between ancient goddess mythology, women's contemporary dreams, and trauma as it relates to the individuation process in women personally and collectively. Ana has a private practice in Vancouver. Her main areas of interest and experience include: Dreams; Depth Psychology; Archetypal Theory; Human Sexuality; Sacred Feminine; Shamanism and Creativity.

Course taught: Psyche and Eros: The Psychology and Mythology of Relationships (DJA)

Maureen Murdock, Ph.D.

Maureen Murdock, Ph.D. is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA. She previously served as Chair and Core Faculty member of the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica. She teaches memoir classes and workshops internationally and is the author of the best-selling book, The Heroine's Journey, which explores the rich territory of the feminine psyche and delineates the feminine psycho-spiritual journey. Murdock is also the author of Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind; Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine's Journey Workbook. She edited a anthology of memoir writing entitled Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life and has completed a memoir about addiction and mental illness in the family entitled Hooked on Hope: A Mother's Tale. She has also written pieces for the Huffington Post on criminal justice and mental illness. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages.

Sabine Oishi

Sabine M. Oishi, PhD, MSPH is currently a health services researcher with the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, and she has participated in numerous qualitative and quantitative research projects at the VA and UCLA. She has a master's background in Public Health Epidemiology, a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica, and a strong interest in depth psychological research methods and writing. Her personal research interests include archetypal inquiry into the collective images of cultural trauma, particularly in relationship to war and genocide, with a recent focus on issues of military and gender culture in healthcare delivery for women Veterans.

Courses taught: Research Methods I (DPS)

Patrizia Pallaro

Patrizia Pallaro, LCMFT, BC-DMT. A licensed psychotherapist, a registered dance/movement therapist, and a Fellow of the International Psychotherapy Institute, Patrizia Pallaro focuses her practice in Bowie, Maryland, on the integration of body and mind through the creative arts and movement expression. A native Italian, she is bilingual with experience in cross-cultural and acculturation issues, works with families, couples, individuals and groups. Formerly director of a psychiatric residential and day treatment program in San Francisco and clinical supervisor at John F. Kennedy University's Transpersonal and Holistic Counseling Center in Oakland, Patrizia has an extensive background in mental health, counseling and partial hospitalization philosophy. Faculty of Art therapy Italiana, clinical supervisor and lecturer in the Dance/Movement Therapy Department of the Institute of Applied Psychology and Psychoanalysis in Moscow (Russia), a writer and editor, Patrizia Pallaro's articles have appeared in scholarly journals, in English and Italian, and her books are published by Jessica Kingsley.

Courses taught: Transference and Counter-transference in Somatic Healing Practice (DPS)

Betsy Perluss, Ph.D.

Betsy Perluss, Ph.D., is a wilderness guide for the School of Lost Borders (www.schooloflostborders.com), a training center for wilderness rites of passage located in Big Pine, CA. Betsy is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in a variety of clinical, educational, and outdoor settings. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles, where she teaches graduate studies in marriage and family therapy.

Course taught: Ecopsychology: The Psyche in Nature (DJA)

Betsy Perluss, Ph.D.

Dr. Wendy Phillips is a researcher, visual artist, and psychotherapist. Her research involves ethnographic interviews with women of African and North American indigenous descent in communities of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Black and white photographs an aspect of the presentation of this research. Her interviews with women about their metaphysical beliefs and traditional healing practices inform her conceptual artwork. She also works with immigrant families from Latin America who live in Atlanta and have problems in the criminal courts and immigration deportation systems and jails. She does this work in collaboration with her husband who is an attorney. She is especially interested in the ways psychoanalysis may be effectively and appropriately used to inform psychotherapy with persons of non-European descent. Wendy is presently a member of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar, the first step in Jungian analyst training. She is also a student of the three-year long Embodied Imagination training program presented by Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak and psychotherapist Jill Fischer.

Course taught: (CLE)

Harry Polkinhorn, Ph.D.

Harry Polkinhorn, Ph.D. is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where he is Director of SDSU Press. He is a permanent visiting professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction, translation, and edited collections. His work has been translated into Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages. He has a clinical practice in psychoanalysis. He is an affiliate member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is the librarian of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, as well as the Ralph R. Greenson Archivist of SDPSI.

Course taught: Literary and Poetic Imagination (DP)

Meghan Rudd

Meghan Rudd Van Alstine, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist working with adults and adolescents in Ventura County. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Meghan's dissertation was on the Archetypes of Ecopsychologists. She has worked as a naturalist, as a rites of passage guide, as a facilitator of progressive rural community development projects in South Africa, and as a psychotherapist in psychiatric hospital, clinic, and private practice settings. Experienced in psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic modalities, her particular therapeutic interests are nature's role in healing, rites of passage, and the psyche-matter connection. Currently Meghan has a private practice in Ojai, CA.

Course taught: Ecopsychology (DJA)

Gregor Sarkisian

Gregor V. Sarkisian, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor at Antioch University Los Angeles where he directs the Master of Arts in Psychology, Individualized Concentration (MPIC) and teaches primarily within the Applied Community Psychology specialization. Dr. Sarkisian has been in active member in the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1997. He has served as the Chair of the Council of Education Programs, co-chaired a special task group between the CEP and the Community Psychology Practice Council and recently began as acting Co-Editor of The Community Psychologist (TCP) (2012-2015), the professional newsletter of the SCRA. Dr. Sarkisian's current research interests are focused on pedagogy and professional training in community psychology. He has over fifteen years of professional experience working with groups, organizations, and social institutions to address issues affecting local communities. His professional roles have included an MFT Therapist Intern, Child Protective Social Worker, a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer (Certified with Children and Adults), Mental Health Case Manager, Program Consultant and Evaluation Consultant. Dr. Sarkisian has worked on grants funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (i.e., National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative), the French Foundation for Medical Research and Education, the San Francisco Unified School District, the California Student Aid Commission, EdFund, and the SCRA.

Course taught: Community Building and Empowerment (CLE)

Jennifer Sasser

Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., is currently Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Human Sciences and Director of the Gerontology program at Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Her interdisciplinary graduate studies at University of Oregon and Oregon State University focused on the Human Sciences, with specialization areas in adult development and aging, women's studies, and critical social theory and alternative research methodologies. While conducting her doctoral work at OSU she was a graduate teaching and research fellow, as well as the first recipient of the AARP/Andrus Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Gerontology. Her doctoral dissertation became part of a book published by Routledge in 1996 and co-authored with Dr. Janet Lee, titled-- Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary US Society. Over the past twenty years Jennifer has been involved in inquiry in the areas of creativity in later life; older women's embodiment; sexuality and aging; critical Gerontological theory; and transformational adult learning practices.

Courses co-taught: Dissertation Development (with Jennifer Selig) (DJA), Reflective Studies III (with Jennifer Selig) (DJA)

Siri Sam Nat Singh

Siri Sat Nam Singh (Ph.D., LMFT) was appointed by Master Yogi Bhajan as the first Director of Teacher Training for Kundalini Yoga in 1992; after the completion of that course participating individuals were certificated to teach yoga within the community at large. Since that time Siri has gone on to receive his license as a Marriage Family Therapist which has qualified him to serve in a host of social service agencies, primarily in South Central Los Angeles, in the capacity of therapist, Clinical Director and/or Supervisor. The populations with whom he has worked have been perpetrators/ victims of domestic violence, substance dependent individuals, those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and foster youth. After receiving his doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, he continued to host a private practice with a specialty, "Difficult to Incurable Diseases and Severe Emotional Problems." It is his private practice which serves, not only individuals dealing with physical, emotional and mental challenges, but families as well. In 2003 at the first Depth Psychological Conference designed by Dr. Mary Watkins held at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Siri presented his film, "Going Back Home" which detailed the experience of 40 African Americans’ trip to Ghana. Presently, Dr. Siri is a MAT assessor where he utilizes a multi-systemic approach to assess DCFS foster youth removed from the family home. In addition, each semester Dr. Siri teaches within the Masters Program for Clinical Psychology at Antioch University where he received his Masters in Clinical Psychology. Just recently Dr. Siri was the guest speaker for the San Fernando Valley CAMFT chapter where his topic was "The Psychotherapist, The Intended Spiritual Teacher of the West"; in addition he served as a panelist on the presentation of "Psychotherapist Authenticity" for the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles.

Courses co-taught: (CLE)

Jeanne M. Schul

Jeanne M. Schul, Ph.D., RSMT, is a Dance Specialist at Berry College, as well as a choreographer for and Artistic Director of the Berry College Dance Troupe. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA and a trainer for Eastwest Somatics Institute, where she became certified. She received her doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and earned a master's degree in Dance from Texas Woman's University. Jeanne has more than 30 years of experience making connections between soma, soul, and psyche in her teaching, choreography, and therapeutic work with dreams, dance, and yoga. In her private practice, she leads dream groups, Reiki and somatic movement therapy sessions, along with therapeuti​c yoga classes. Jeanne has numerous articles and national presentations that focus on the intersecti​on of dance and dreams, as well as the yogic chakra system and dance improvisation. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Eastwest Somatics Network and held the position of the association's first president from 2005-2010. Dr. Schul received the 2010 New Mythos Award from the OPUS Archives and Research Center in Santa Barbara, CA to conduct dream-insp​ired scholarly research in a project focusing on the divine feminine. She received an International Immersion Grant to study Latin dance and culture in Costa Rica in 2012.

Courses taught: Somatic Studies: The Psyche-Soma Connection (DJA), Imagery in Somatic Studies II: Embodied Dreamwork (DPS)

Mady Schutzman

Mady Schutzman is a writer, teacher, and theatre artist with an MA in sociocultural anthropology and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. She is a free lance practitioner and renowned scholar of the techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) and co-editor of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism (Routledge, 1994) and A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2006). Schutzman's current research focuses on forms of resistance that rely upon the ambiguous and paradoxical strategies of comedy and trickery. She is currently Assistant Dean and full time faculty in the School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts.

Course taught: Community Theater: Theatre of the Oppressed (CLE)

Lisa Sloan, Ph.D.

Lisa Sloan, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in Jungian and Mind-Body approaches to psychotherapy. She completed her Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute and has taught at Pacifica as adjunct since 2000. She was past director of training for the Clinical Program and has enjoyed serving on dissertation committees and helping students in dissertation development. Lisa has studied and practiced the healing arts of various spiritual and indigenous traditions including Shamanism. Lisa also has an MFA degree in Theater and Performing Arts and has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, Regional Theater, Television, and Film. She is deeply interested in imaginal and oracular ways of knowing and is devoted to listening for and tending to the images of the soul that speak to our imaginations of individual and collective suffering, transformation, and healing.

Courses taught: Imaginal Ways of Knowing (CLE)

Paul Speer

Paul W. Speer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Associate Chair in the Department of Human & Organizational Development. His research is in the area of community organizing, participation, social power and community change. Currently his work is focused on studying organizational strategies for sustained civic engagement, organizational networks in violence prevention and the relationship between affordable housing and educational outcomes. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in a variety of journals including the American Journal of Community Psychology, Health Education & Behavior and the American Journal of Public Health. He currently teaches courses in Action Research, Community Development Theory and Community Organizing.

Courses taught: Social Network Analysis (CLE)

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens received his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and works in the areas of American, ethnic, critical gender, and cultural studies. He is a professor at Ohio State University in Comparative Studies, and he teaches adjunct at Pacifica each spring quarter. He is particularly interested in the formation of identities in and through visual culture and performance, and in historical memory in relation to trauma theory, critical gender studies, critical race theory, psychoanalytic theory, and popular cultural performance. One of his books is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African American History and Identity, and he's currently working on a book in the area of trauma studies.

Courses taught: Individual and Collective Trauma (CLE), Depth Psychology (CLE)

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D.

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DTR, is a Jungian analyst and faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, in private practice in San Francisco. A Board Certified Dance/Movement therapist and Somatics educator she is past co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley and a core faculty member of the Marion Woodman Foundation where she co-facilitated BodySoul Rhythms® leadership training programs with Marion Woodman and her team.  A founding faculty member of the Women's Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral studies, her interest in the cross cultural dimensions of the healing process has led her to teach at universities and healing centers in many parts of the world.  With 40 years of clinical experience and a background in dance and theater, her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, brain, psyche and soul in healing and transformation.  Dr. Stromsted is the developer and founder of Soul's Body® Center, providing a unique integration of Jungian Depth Psychology and embodied practices including Authentic Movement, Marion Woodman's BodySoul Work®, Somatics, and the Creative Arts Therapies. Her Dreamdancing® approach, developed in the 1980s, integrates verbal dream sharing with conscious embodiment practices.

Course taught: Embodied Alchemy (DPS), Post-Jungian Psychology: Marion Woodman adn the Embodied Psyche (DPS)

Julie Sushytska

Julia Sushytska completed her PhD in Philosophy at Stony Brook University, and from 2008 to 2013 held a faculty position at the University of Redlands. Her areas of expertise are ancient Greek and 20th century Continental philosophy. Her research focuses on convergences between ideas of Ancient Greek philosophers—especially of Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Plato—and the work of 20th century thinkers, in particular Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Julia Kristeva. Her essay on Plato’s Republic, “On the non-Rivalry between Poetry and Philosophy: Plato’s Republic, Reconsidered,” appeared in an interdisciplinary journal Mosaic, and an article on Tarkovsky’s film Nostalghia is forthcoming in the Journal of Aesthetic Education. Her work on the philosophical notion of Eastern Europe appeared in a special issue of Angelaki, as well as in edited volumes published by Routledge and Wehrhahn Verlag. She recently co-edited a volume entitled Gilles Deleuze and Metaphysics (forthcoming from Lexington Books). Julia is currently working on a manuscript Minor Metaphysics: Metics and the Creation of Places, in which she argues that metics, or resident aliens are indispensable for the existence of political, cultural, and philosophical places.

Course taught: Dissertation Development I: Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Traditions (DPS)


Carol Tanenbaum has been working in the field of psychology since 1978 and is a practicing psychoanalyst. She is also an artist who has also involved herself in working with people who have suffered trauma resulting either from cycles of violence within the family or the result of civil strife and war. As part of the psychoanalytic community of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Carol chairs the Ernest S. Lawrence Trauma Center, a community outreach project that provides pro bono psychotherapy to "at risk" populations. One of those projects is The Soldiers Project, which is now a group of over 100 psychotherapists who provide support and psychotherapy to soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and their families. She offers her time and expertise to work with teen mothers from the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.

Courses taught: Phenomenology and Communication of Depth Psychological, Cultural, and Ecological Work (CLE), Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research (CLE)

Beverly Title, Ph.D

Beverly Title, Ph.D is an international consultant and trainer on restorative justice and school violence prevention. Dr. Title is the founder and director emerita of the Longmont (Colorado) Community Justice Partnership that provides restorative justice services in the criminal justice system and restorative discipline in local schools. She is the program developer of the No-Bullying Program and worked with the Ministry of Education in Chile to train his taskforce and develop national policies to prevent school violence. Dr. Title was honored with the Virginia Mackey Award for Leadership in Restorative Justice and currently serves on the Colorado Restorative Justice Council. She was an adjunct professor at Naropa University and is the author of Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships. She now works with ReSolutionaries,Inc to bring restorative practices to schools and other communities.

Course taught: Restorative Justice (CLE)

Dr. Kristi Walsh

Dr. Kristi Walsh is a certified psychoanalyst and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in full time practice for 32 years. She received her Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis in 1999 from Newport Psychoanalytic Institute where she was the director of the Pasadena branch of NPI while serving on the Board of Directors for 13 years. She continues to function as a Training and Supervising Analyst at NPI as well as for the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. Kristi's research interests include clinical practice, psychosomatics, and interspirituality. In her spare time, she is an artisan cheese maker and enjoys West Coast swing dance.

Course taught: The Psychoanalytic Tradition (DPS)

Meg Wilbur, MFA, MA

Meg Wilbur, MFA, MA is a Jungian Analyst with a practice in Cambria, CA. She is a founding member, previous vice president, and training faculty of the CG Jung Study Center of Southern California. She was a professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, directing plays and teaching acting and voice for the stage. She was faculty at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She taught with Marion Woodman and her BodySoul Rhythms® team. She is core faculty for the Marion Woodman Foundation, whose aim is to integrate psyche and soma through Jung's psychology, and Woodman's work on the embodied feminine. She leads Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal intensives for the MWF at Pacifica, and writes plays from fairy tales, as teaching stories for her workshops.

Course taught: Post-Jungian Psychology: Marion Woodman and the Embodied Psyche (DPS)

Jonathan Young, Ph.D.

Jonathan Young, Ph.D., played an important role in Pacifica's formative years, including serving as founding curator of the Joseph Campbell archives as well as the James Hillman and Marija Gimbutas collections. He also created and chaired the Mythological Studies program. More recently, he's been lecturing in academic settings such as Oxford, UCLA School of Medicine, and Notre Dame. He especially enjoys making presentations for arts organizations, including the San Diego Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, expressive arts therapy conferences, and screenwriting programs. A psychologist and storyteller, he also leads workshops at C.G. Jung Societies in various parts of the world. Jonathan currently teaches film studies at Meridian University in Petaluma, and does trainings for psychotherapists around California through his Center for Story and Symbol. Jonathan also consults on films for major studios, tells stories at folklore festivals, and appears as a mythology expert on the History Channel. He has written several books and selected articles on personal mythology.

Course taught: Mythopoetic Imagination: Viewing Film, Art, and Literature from a Jungian Perspective (DJA)

Past Faculty and Guest Lecturers

Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D

Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D., has been a student of C. G. Jung's for over 30 years. She has practiced as a Jungian psychotherapist during this time. She has trained at the Jungian Institutes of New York and Los Angeles and is a member of the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology According to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland. Dr. Goodchild has published one book, Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (2001, 2008), and has recently completed two other books, The Songlines of the Soul: A New Vision for a New Century (Foreword by Thomas Moore), and The Songlines of the Soul: Mystical Cities and Healing Sanctuaries. Her introduction to an edited volume on the Gnostic Mary Magdalene for a book titled Mary of Magdala will appear this year in the journal Spring. Her current research interests are focused on Jung's later works and their intersection with the new emerging sciences such as quantum theory and consciousness.

Course taught: Synchronicity and the New Sciences (DJA)