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Psyche and the Sacred:
A Depth Psychological Approach
 
Lionel Corbett and Guest Presenters 

Six-Month Intensive
October 2006 – March 2007
 

Session Dates:
October 20–22
November 10–12
December 15–17
January 12–14
February 16–18
March 16–18

Session Times:
Friday 10:00 AM –5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM –12:00 PM

Tuition 
$2,550

Other Fees
Residential Fee $1,575
Commuter Fee $585
Fees include Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast; and break service. Residential Fee also includes two night’s accommodation fee plus 10% occupancy tax; additional nights available for $75 per night plus tax.

CEUs
90 hours of continuing education credit are available for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors


Five-Day Advanced Seminar
June 25-29, 2007

Session Dates
June 25–29

Session Times
Monday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Tuition

$850

Other Fees
Residential Fee $630
Commuter Fee $220
Fees include breakfast, lunch, and dinner and break service for 5 days. Residential Fee also includes five night’s accommodation fee plus 10% occupancy tax; additional nights available for $75 per night plus tax.

CEUs
31.5 hours of continuing education credit are available for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Phone: 805.969.3626 ext 103
Email: publicprograms@pacifica.edu 

Spiritual structures require periodic renewal. Today our understanding of the sacred is being re-imagined both inside and outside traditional cultural containers. Depth psychology is a method that gives us a contemporary way to express an evolving step in the history of religious consciousness. This unique six-month intensive, created by Lionel Corbett, M.D., integrates depth psychology, Nonduality, and the study and the experience of the sacred. The need for such a program arises because a new spiritual sensibility, and with it a new God-image, are emerging alongside and within the Judeo-Christian tradition. This form of spirituality expresses itself from the depths of the psyche.

A psychological approach seems to be helpful to at least two groups of people. For some of us, traditional ideas about God and religion do not express our personal spirituality, because we experience the sacred in ways that are not fully articulated in the traditional teachings. For those of us who are committed to a traditional religious practice, depth psychology can deepen our relationship to the tradition and our understanding of its archetypal significance. Sometimes a new language enables things to be said that have not yet been articulated, and depth psychology is providing this voice.

This course will have both an academic and an experiential component. The academic focus will explore various religious ideas through the lens of depth psychology, in order to unfold the archetypal structures that underlie traditional assumptions. The experiential aspect will focus on personal experience of the numinosum, or the sacred, its relationship to the psychology of the individual, and its effects within the personality. Because we have no presuppositions about the ways in which the numinosum may appear, the depth psychological approach is open to personal manifestations of the sacred that may not be recognized as such within traditional Judeo-Christian thought. The depth psychological approach to the sacred focuses on revelation by means of dreams, synchronistic events, creativity, relationships, the earth, the body, sacred places, and attention to our complexes. A background in either depth psychology or religion is recommended.

Two programs will be offered on this material—a six-month intensive and a five-day advanced seminar. The advanced program will allow participants to deepen their understanding of the depth psychological approach to spirituality. The advanced program is open to participants of either a past Psyche and Sacred intensive or the recent Beyond Traditional Religion: Spirituality, Depth Psychology, and Nonduality intensive.

Lionel Corbett, M.D., trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Dr. Corbett is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute teaching depth psychology. He is the author of The Religious Function of the Psyche, and is co-editor, with Dennis Patrick Slattery, of Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field and Psychology at the Threshold: Selected Papers, and the forthcoming book, Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion. He also produced a set of audiotapes with Sounds True, Spirituality Beyond Religion.

Location 

The six-month intensive and the five-day advanced seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute at Ladera Lane. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacifica Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for this event. The center has lodging and dining facilities as well as a swimming pool (seasonal) and hiking trails.

Accommodations 

Accommodations are simple, retreat-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Program office. Please reserve your room on the registration form. Other accommodations in the Santa Barbara area may be arranged by calling one of these services: Coastal Escapes at 800.292.2222 or Hot Spot Accommodations at 800.793.7666.

Six-Month Intensive  The Residential Fee includes fees and tax for a single room in the Residence Building for Friday and Saturday evenings. Additional nights are available for $75 per night plus 10% occupancy tax.

Five-Day Advanced Seminar  The Residential Fee includes fees and tax for a single room in the Residence Building for Monday-Friday evenings. Additional nights are available for $75 per night plus 10% occupancy tax.

Meals

The Ladera Lane Campus serves a variety of organic food to meet the needs of all, including vegetarians and vegans. Please indicate your dietary requirements on the registration form.

Six-Month Intensive  Both the Residential and Commuter Fees include Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast; and break service.

Five-Day Advanced Seminar  Both the Residential and Commuter Fees include breakfast, lunch, and dinner and break service for 5 days, Monday through Friday.

Travel

Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara. Some flights are also available directly into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. Both airports have shuttle service between the airport and Santa Barbara. Information on ground transportation will be included with your confirmation letter.  

Registration and Cancellation

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants in each program. Please send your registration to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to publicprograms@pacifica.edu; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103.

Six-Month Intensive  To register for the six-month intensive, please complete the registration form and return it with a deposit of half the total fees. The balance in full is due by October 1, 2006.  To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later September 20. Tuition less a $100 processing fee will be refunded. Cancellations made from this date through the start of the program will receive a refund less $200. In the event of cancellation after instruction begins, a pro-rata refund on the tuition will be based on the portion of the instruction already completed. Additionally, for Residents, a refund on room and meals will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining room nights. For Commuters, a refund on meals will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining sessions. No refunds will be issued after the first two sessions. A $100 administrative fee is non-refundable.

Five-Day Advanced Seminar  To register for five-day advanced seminar, please complete the registration form and return it with a deposit of half the total fees. The balance in full is due by June 1, 2007. To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than May 25, 2007. Tuition less a $100 processing fee will be refunded. Cancellations made from this date through the start of the program will receive a refund less $200. In the event of cancellation after instruction begins, a pro-rata refund on the tuition will be based on the portion of the instruction already completed. Additionally, for Residents, a refund on room and meals will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining room nights. For Commuters, a refund on meals will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining sessions. No refunds will be issued after the first two sessions. A $100 administrative fee is non-refundable.

Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the programs. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances. You will be contacted, and if accepted, payment arrangements will be made.  

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines.

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