Program Format: Ph.D. in Depth Psychology Emphasis in Psychotherapy

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Program Format

When students begin their studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, they join a cohort of like-minded students who are also enrolling in that particular degree program. The majority of students remain with the same cohort throughout their academic journey. A very real sense of community is soon established as students collaborate within their cohorts and share the intense experiences that are part of graduate-level work at Pacifica. Close personal and professional bonds are formed, often lasting long after studies are completed and extending into graduates' new careers.

Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy classes take place during three-day sessions (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) approximately once each month during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Summer quarter coursework is offered in a single five-day session.

The Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy includes three years of course work and the successful completion of an original dissertation.

 
FIRST YEAR
  FALL  

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I – DPP 763, 2 Units
Psychotherapy Informed by the Mythic Tradition – DPP 921, 2 Units
Foundations for Research in Depth Psychotherapy I – DPP 784, 2 Units

  WINTER   Jungian Psychotherapy I – DPP 761, 2 Units
Depth Approaches to Psychopathology – DPP 760, 2 Units
Practicum II: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 781, 2 Units
  SPRING   Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology – DPP 730, 2 Units
Practicum III A: Processes of Therapy and Supervision – DPP 783, 2 Units
Practicum III B: Scholarly Research and Writing – DPP 785, 2 Units
  SUMMER   Practicum I: Working with Dreams – DPP 780, 2 Units
Arts, Psychology, and the Poetic Imagination – DPP 896, 2 Units
 
SECOND YEAR
  FALL   Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II – DPP 863, 2 Units
Dissertation Development I – DPP 832, 2 Units
Psychotherapy and Culture I: Diverse Healing Traditions – DPP 830, 2 Units
  WINTER   Foundations for Research in Depth Psychotherapy II: Imaginal Perspectives – DPP 882, 2 Units
Jungian Psychotherapy II – DPP 861, 2 Units
Practicum IV: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 880, 2 Units
  SPRING  
Archetypal Psychotherapy - DPP 762, 2 Units
Literary Foundations for Depth Psychotherapy – DPP 835, 2 Units
Practicum V: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 890, 2 Units
Qualifying Exam
  SUMMER   Practicum VI A: Processes of Therapy and Supervision – DPP 883, 2 Units
Introduction to Research: Overview of Qualitative Methods – DPP 782, 2 Units
 
THIRD YEAR
  FALL   Jungian Psychotherapy III – DPP 961, 2 Units
Interpersonal Neurobiology, Affective Neuroscience, and Depth Psychology – DPP 870, 2 Units
Practicum VIII: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 985, 2 Units
Dissertation Development II – DPP 932A, 2/3 Unit
  WINTER  

Psyche in Nature – DPP 732, 2 Units Practicum VII: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 980, 2 Units
Selected Topics in Theory and Practice II – DPP 993, 2 Units
Dissertation Development III – DPP 932B, 2/3 Unit

  SPRING  

Psychotherapy and Culture II: Culturally-Based Symptoms – DPP 831, 2 Units
Psyche and the Sacred – DPP 920, 2 Units
Practicum IX: Face-to-Face Group Case Consultation – DPP 990, 2 Units
Dissertation Development IV – DPP 932C, 2/3 Unit

  SUMMER   Oral Comprehensive Presentation – DPP 994, 2 Units
Imaginal Psychotherapy – DPP 962, 2 Units
 
CONTINUING
      Dissertation Writing—DPP 999, 15 Units
 

*This curriculum may vary depending upon changing academic needs. Selected courses may have online components.