Find out more about the Depth Psychology Doctoral Program.
Creating Community With Youth:
Perspectives From Depth and Liberation Psychologies
This event was a Pacifica Graduate Institute conference held on May 18-19, 2002 and hosted by the Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research Council of the Depth Psychology Doctoral Program.
Depth Psychology has much to contribute to the creation of spaces for dialogue, the hosting of marginalized voices, the seeing-through of cultural myths, and the cultivation of community vision and imagination. Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research at Pacifica Gradate Institute strive to nurture vocational leadings that nourish these capacities, working toward critical and interdisciplinary understanding that span the psychological and the cultural. This interactive conference explored how depth and liberation psychologies are inspiring and informing restorative community work with youth. Pacifica faculty, graduate students, and distinguished guest presenters turned their attention to the shape of this work where our focus is on creating soulful communities with our younger members.
Stephen Aizenstat, Founder and President of Pacifica Graduate Institute
Restoring Justice, Hope and Resilience in an Uncertain Time
Keynote, Aaron Kipnis, author of Angry Young Men
Amde Hamilton, Founder of the Watts Prophets, and Hip Hop Poetry Choir
Creating Community Coalitions for Youth:
Child Abuse and Gang Involvement
Pete Williams and Babatunde Folayemi
The Secret: Listening Deeply to Young People's Lives
Jose Santana's documentary film debut chronicling City at Peace
What Is a Depth Psychological Approach to Cultural Work?
Helene Lorenz and Mary Watkins (PDF document)
The Use of Participatory Adventures and Metaphors with Abused Children
Darrel Ranken and Kathryn Ranken
Central to Love: Reclaiming Romeo with Incarcerated Teens
Brent Blair (PDF document)
Witness to the South African Aids Pandemic:Related web sites: Seeds of Light | Kali's Follies
Working with HIV-Positive Child Rape Survivors and Orphans
An Ecological-Depth Psychological Approach to Working with Teenage Youth in a School Setting
Betsy Perluss (HTML document)
Reflections on Working with Latino Youth: The Challenge of Moving from 'Making a Difference' to 'Tending the Soul'
Matthew Green. (PDF document)
Adolescent Girls Imagining Worlds of Their Own A Self-Initiated Rite of Passage: Dark Moon: Rising Sun.
Laura Mitchell. (PDF document)
Creating Intimate-Community Containment for Self-Initiated Rites of Passage
Perspectives on Inner City Youth by Prison Inmates
Recipient: Jack Zimmerman, President of the Ojai Foundation and Founder of The Center for Council Training
Closing Comments and Council
For more information on future Pacifica conferences contact:
Pacifica Graduate Institute,
Public Programs & Conferences Department
Phone: 805-969-3626, ext. 103 Fax: 805-565-5796