Current Public Programs

Shakespeare in Depth
Online Program
and Onsite Workshop
January 29-February 26
Saturday, February 28
9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, March 1
9:00 am-12:00 pm

$765 General Admission
$715 Special Admission 
$665 Active Pacifica Students

Fees include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch; 
extra meals available are Friday breakfast ($13), lunch ($19), and dinner ($23)

24 CECs for MFTs, LCSWs,
and RNs 
The weekend workshop will be held at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
Accommodations are available on campus.

Online Program Only
January 29-February 26
$380 General Admission
$330 Special Admission  
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors) 
$300 Active Pacifica Students 

12 CECs for MFTs, LCSWs,
and RNs 

Shakespeare in Depth

Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is Chair of Pacifica’s M.A. Program in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life, where she teaches on C.G. Jung and the Symbolic Life, Ecopsychology and Art and Engaged Shakespeare. She also teaches courses on Jung’s Red Book, the Mythopoetic Imagination and on Scholarly Writing. Her books include Jung as a Writer, C.G. Jung in the Humanities, and The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Complexity Evolution and Jung. She was founding chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies from 2003 to 2006.

Shakespeare in Depth
A Four-Week Online and Weekend Residential Workshop with Susan Rowland
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

This is a unique opportunity to explore Shakespeare in the context of depth psychology, archetype, myth, and self-exploration. Susan Rowland, a member of Pacifica’s core faculty, will guide a small group of online learners through a week-by-week syllabus that includes downloadable lectures, photographs, readings, key websites, and small discussion groups. All lectures and discussions will be taught and facilitated by Professor Rowland, who has published widely on depth psychology and the arts, including works on Shakespeare and archetypes. 

Four plays will be studied in relation to dreams, explorations of the psyche, magic, and self-transformation through the use of guided reading, active imagination, creative writing, cultural context, and experimental performance in Pacifica’s beautiful gardens. No prior study of Shakespeare or performance experience is necessary. Everything will be gentle and hospitable to the delicate spirit of the imagination. 

Online Program
Week One • January 29-February 4
Shipwrecked and War-torn Lives with Much Ado About Nothing

Week Two • February 5-11
Alchemical Transformationswith King Lear

Week Three • February 12-18
Vision and Underworldwith an individually assigned play

Week Four • February 19-26
Enter the Wild Woodwith As You Like It

This program is being offered in two formats: participation in the four weeks of online sessions only, or participation in the online sessions plus the residential workshop. The program is limited to 45 participants.

General Information


Space is Limited! Register Early!
The program is offered in two formats: four weeks of online only OR four weeks online plus the weekend onsite workshop. To register, submit the form on the webpage, or print and mail it to the Public Programs Department, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 or call the Public Programs Department at 805.969.3626, ext. 103. Full payment is required with your registration. An email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receiving your registration. 

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist and we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed the processing fee onsite. 

For a refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with a full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

The onsite workshop will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking.

Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus
A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus:
    $87 per night single occupancy (one twin or standard full size bed)
    $120 per night couple occupancy (one standard full size bed; not a queen)
    $132 per night double occupancy (two twin beds)
plus 10% occupancy tax
Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with a shared bath and shower. Bed linens and towels are provided. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Programs Department. 

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. For early arrivals, these extra meals are available for an additional fee: Friday breakfast ($13), lunch ($19), and dinner ($23). Extra meals must be ordered and paid for in advance. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, gluten free, or vegetarian meals or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.

Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miiles  north of the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.

A limited number of financial need scholarships are available for this program. To apply, please fill out the registration form including payment information, and send a letter of request detailing your financial circumstances. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to approve processing of payment. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. 

24 CE credits for the online/workshop option or 12 CE credits for the online only option are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177) and for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.   

It is the policy of Pacifica’s Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact disability services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit

This program is taught using Pacifica's Online Learning Management System, Desire2Learn (D2L), which is utilized in Pacifica's graduate programs. D2L works best using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox browser, however the following browsers are supported: Internet Explorer 9, 10 and Safari 5.1, 6 and the latest version of Chrome. Participants will need a Broadband Internet connection. The software needed to view the video presentations is Adobe Flash Player. To download the latest version of this application, visit Participants also need to ensure that pop-up blockers are turned off.

249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California, 93013 | Telephone: 805.969.3626