Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy
This doctoral specialization is designed to deepen and energize each student’s psychotherapeutic practice, as well as their own individuation work, so they can address a wide range of contemporary personal, social, and cultural issues.
Pacifica's Depth Psychotherapy specialization offers students the opportunity to engage in the exciting conversations taking place in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy and gain clarity about their own unique psychotherapeutic approach. Depth Psychotherapy is based upon the premise that becoming an excellent clinician is a life-long process of personal and professional transformation, embodying C. G. Jung’s process of individuation. At its heart, there lies an intrinsic connection to the collective psyche that crosses the boundaries of separation, time, and culture.
Courses are offered in the following three areas:
- THEORY AND TRADITIONS OF DEPTH PSYCHOTHERAPY
- PSYCHOTHERAPY INFORMED BY THE HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SCIENCES
- INTEGRATED PRAXIS: RESEARCH AND CASEWORK
This curriculum cultivates the intellectual and imaginal capacities to address a wide range of personal, social, and cultural challenges that are emerging in our complex world. Students also learn to sustain a profound reciprocal relationship with unconscious processes and deepen their ability to share complex emotional connections with others. Graduates are often drawn to work as clinical supervisors and to teach in college and university settings.