Faculty Biographies M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Jungian and Archetypal Studies
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 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. The Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization of the Depth program continues this tradition.
Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D., is Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization in the Depth Psychology program at Pacifica. He is the author three books including The Archetypal Cosmos: Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology (Floris Books, 2010) and The Rebirth of the Hero: Mythology as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation (Muswell Hill Press, 2013), and is founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. Keiron was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors Philosophy and Psychology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco (M.A. and Ph.D. Philosophy and Religion). He serves as commissioning editor for Muswell Hill Press in London, and has also taught in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS.
Courses Taught: Archetypes: Universal Patterns of the Psyche; Synchronicity and the New Sciences; Alchemy of Transformation; Introduction to Depth Psychology
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: Introduction to Depth Psychology
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; Introduction to Depth Psychology
Ginette Pairs, Ph.D. 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).
Courses Taught: Psyche and Eros: The Psychology and Mythology of Relationships
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; Imaginal Ways of Knowing: Active Imagination; The Red Book and Psychic Creativity; Mythopoetic Imagination: Viewing Film, Art, and Literature From a Jungian Perspective; Reflective Studies I; Reflective Studies II
Jennifer 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 core faculty. 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; Complexes: Jung's "Royal Road" to the Unconcious; Our Soul's Code: Depth Psychological Views of Vocation, Dissertation Development; Reflective Studies I; Reflective Studies II
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: The Individuation Journey; Archetypal Psychology; Reflective Studies I; Reflective Studies II
Associate Core Faculty
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. Her areas of expertise include depth psychology, dream work, active imagination, and psychic creativity. She currently serves as faculty in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization and the Engaged Humanities Program.
Courses Taught: Dreamwork: Tending the Living Image; Reflective Studies I; Self Directed Studies
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; Reflective Studies I; Reflective Studies II
Kesstan Blandin, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychosocial researcher specializing in dementia for the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, Dartmouth College, Lebanon NH. Dr. Blandin provides clinical lectures and training in dementia, consultations to families, and designs therapeutic research interventions. As a scholar and researcher, her interests are in structures of self and identity in consciousness as correlated with brain functions, body-mind relationships, humanistic-existential psychology, the unique experience of dementia grief, authenticity and individuation. She has published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and is co-author with Robert Santulli, M.D., of The Psychological Journey of the Alzheimer's Family. Dr. Blandin received her PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Courses Taught: Somatic Studies: The Psyche-Soma Connection
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A., LP, is a Jungian analyst certified through the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Dr. Brewster is a licensed psychoanalyst with a New York City based private practice. She 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. While a Board Member with the New York Analytical Psychology Club, Dr. Brewster developed and led experiential workshops on Dreams, Creative Writing and Mythology. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction and a recent writing, "Wheel of Fire: The African American Dreamer and Cultural Consciousness" appears in the Jung Journal Psyche and Culture (Winter, 2013). Dr. Brewster has received two Gradiva Award nominations for her writing, from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
Courses Taught: Imaginal Ways of Knowing: Active Imagination, The Red Book, and Psychic Creativity
Joe Cambray, Ph.D. is past 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.
Courses Taught: Synchronicity and the New Science; Introduction to Depth Psychology
Suzanne Cremen Davidson, M.A.,hold two MAs in Jungian and Archetypal Studies and in Engaged Humanities from Pacifica, as well as degrees in Law and Arts from UNSW, Sydney. She serves on the board of Pacifica’s Alumni Association and chairs the Alumni Services Committee. Suzanne is passionate about envisioning and fostering new and meaningful possibilities for extending depth and archetypal theories and practices into the world. She has presented at international conferences and published in journals including co-editing an issue of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (2013) on “Depth Psychological Research Methods: Multiple and Engaged Approaches.” Suzanne served as president of the Queensland Jung Society, a founding board member of the National Interfaith Association of Australia, and co-founder of scholarly publishing house eContent Management. Having worked as a lawyer, conference producer, publisher, screenwriter, and career counsellor for adults in midlife, Suzanne received a full scholarship to complete her doctoral research on Jungian and archetypal approaches to vocation and career development using film studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Courses Taught: Our Soul's Code: Depth Psychological Views of Vocation (with Jennifer Selig)
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.
Courses Taught: Dissertation Development; Foundations for Research; Reflective Studies III
Sukey Fontelieu, L.M.F.T., Ph.D., has been on the faculty of Pacifica since 2000. She received her doctoral degree in Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Essex where she studied with Andrew Samuels. She earned an MA in Counseling Psychology with a Depth Perspective at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing depth psychotherapy in her private practice in Santa Barbara. She brings a creative background in film and creative writing to her teaching in both the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization in Depth Psychology Program and the Counseling Psychology Program.
Courses Taught: Complexes: Jung's "Royal Road" to the Unconscious
Kathryn Madden, Ph.D., is a licensed psychoanalyst of Jungian/Psychodynamic focus in private practice in NYC. She received her doctorate in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University (2002). Kathryn served for a decade as first, Academic Dean and, then, President and CEO of the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute in New York where she was awarded the New York Society of Executives Distinguished Social Responsibility Award for the program “Project Care” that she developed to address conditions of trauma for returning U.S. Veteran from Iraq and their families. Her publications include Dark Light of the Soul (2008), the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (co-editor with Stanton Marlan & David Leeming) (2009), The Dream and Its Amplification (editors Erel Shalit and Nancy Furlotti) (2013). She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Quadrant for ten years. Kathryn offers speaking engagements in the U.S. and abroad and is a Lecturer at UTS, Columbia University. Her primary research and writing interests reside in dream work and the phenomenology of individual, group and collective within the space of liminality in ritual. She is currently studying the individual and collective dreams and rituals of the San Bushmen in Botswana and Namibia and the effects of socio-cultural crisis on the collective psyche of these 100,000 year old clans. She brings to her work 13 years of professional work from her pre-academic years in Broadway and Regional Theatre.
Courses Taught:Traditions and Jungian Psychology; The Individuation Journey
Ana Mozol Ph.D., received her M.A. 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.
Courses Taught: Psyche and Eros: The Psychology and Mythology of Relationships
Megan 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.
Courses Taught: Ecopsychology
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 therapeutic yoga classes. Jeanne has numerous articles and national presentations that focus on the intersection 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-inspired 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
Carol Shumate, Ph.D., is the founding editor of Personality Type in Depth, a journal that bridges the fields of psychological type and depth psychology. Her doctoral thesis in comparative literature focused on enantiodromia in medieval texts, and she has taught writing and literature at Eastern Connecticut State University, Yale University, and Duke University’s division of continuing studies. She is a partner in Type Resources, Inc., where she co-developed the Function-Archetype Decoder (2009), a software tool that reports how the sixteen MBTI® types have reported experiencing the eight Jungian functions. A frequent contributor to the Bulletin for Psychological Type, she also served on the board of the Association for Psychological Type International. She is currently working on a book on the trickster archetype in leadership, showing how leaders are pushed to acknowledge and grapple with this paradoxical aspect of the psyche.
Course Co-Taught: Psychological Types
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, Notre Dame, and the UCLA School of Medicine. A psychologist and storyteller, he also leads workshops at C.G. Jung Societies in various parts of the world. His trainings for health professionals around California and online are offered through the Center for Story and Symbol. Jonathan also lectures for arts organizations, including the San Diego Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, expressive arts therapy conferences, and screenwriting programs. He consults on films for major studios and appears as a mythology expert on the History Channel. His books and articles focus on personal mythology.
Courses Taught: Mythopoetic Imagination: Viewing Film, Art, and Literature from a Jungian Perspective; Our Soul’s Code.
Steve Zemmelman, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in San Francisco and Berkeley since 1984, working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. Concurrent with his clinical practice he has taught at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley and the Child and Adolescent Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Zemmelman also teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco where he serves as Chair of the Extended Education program, as well as at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley and the Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy. Courses taught include psychoanalytic traditions, developmental psychology, child psychotherapy, attachment and neuroscience, contemporary approaches to transference and countertransference in analytical psychology, and introduction to practice methods in social work. Over the last several years he has published papers on initiation, suicide, Jung and Kabbalah, Jung and Freud, liminality, surviving the Alaskan wilderness, and the Coen brothers.
Courses Taught: Psychoanalytic Traditions