Library News

2/19/14 - Depth Psychological Research Methods: Multiple and Engaged Approaches - available as EBSCO ebook

This is a special issue, volume 7, issue 3 (2013) from the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. We have purchased unlimited access to this special issue as an EBSCO eBook for all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff. Included in this issue are the following articles:

  • Editorial: Depth psychology as 'terrible trouble' for researchers by Jennifer L. Selig
  • 'Teaching depth': Reflections on the challenges and rewards of integrating depth psychology into research methodology by Elizabeth Nelson and Oksana Yakushko
  • Making a place for unconscious factors in research by Robert Romanyshyn
  • Writing as method: Depth psychological research and archetypal voice by Elizabeth Nelson
  • Gender unconscious in depth psychological qualitative research: Reflections and case examples by Oksana Yakushko, Heidi Buckland, Yolanda Fullinwider, Kristi Pikiewicz
  • Institutional learning: Transcending two distinct approaches by integrating core values into inquiry by Cynthia Hale
  • Conducting research in an animated world: A case for suffering by Alexandra Fidyk
  • The Wounded Researcher: Research With Soul in Mind by Robert Romanyshyn, reviewed by Bernie Neville, Colin Holmes
  • Reply to the Reviews by Professors Holmes and Neville by Robert Romanyshyn
  • The Art of Inquiry: A depth psychological perspective (2nd ed.) by Joseph Coppin and Elizabeth Nelson, reviewed by Suzanne Cremen Davidson

2/10/14 - Life and Ideas of James Hillman as an Ebook

The library has purchased two EBSCO ebook versions of Life and Ideas of James Hillman, by Dick Russell. They are available to all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff. Should you not be able to access the ebook (e.g. someone else is viewing both copies), please try accessing again in another 30 minutes or so. You can access the ebook from our catalog record.

1/30/14 - New Videos in

Now available online to current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff is a video by Carl Rogers: Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Approach. Also available is Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment (3-Video Set) by Rebecca Jorgensen. These and other videos are listed in the New Releases page, and can be accessed in

12/9/13 - Resurgence & Ecologist Now Online

The journal Resurgence & Ecologist is now available online from volume 1, number 1 (1970) to present for all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff. It is available from the Journals & Ebooks List. Unfortunately, the journal is not available in full text in any research database; however it is indexed by author, title, and abstract in EBSCO's Academic Search Premier and Humanities International Complete from May/June 2012 to present. For finding full text older articles in Resurgence & Ecologist, we recommend you access it from the Journals & Ebooks List, and use the journal web site's own internal browsing or search mechanism to obtain them. Should you encounter error messages when trying to access this journal from the Journals & Ebooks List, please accept or OK the authorization requests. Should you have further questions, please contact the library.

11/26/13 - New Videos to has recently added videos on The Essence of Change and Dealing With the Abuse of Children by Virginia Satir. They have also added videos on transference-focused psychotherapy by Otto Kernberg. They have also added videos on the OCD client by Reid Wilson and many others. For a complete list of newly added videos, please see's New Releases page. Please note that our subscription to allows unlimited off-campus use to all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff.

10/16/13 - More Than 260 Ebooks Added to Pacifica's Library

The majority of these ebooks were added by the ebrary database, though a few were added to the EBSCO eBook Collection database. All are available through either our library catalog (links below) or through our Journals & Ebooks directory. Notable additions include:

8/16/13 - Jung Ebooks and More

The library has purchased the following ebooks, some written by C.G. Jung. Please note that ebrary ebooks are available to Pacifica alumni as well as current faculty, students, and staff.

8/5/13 - Videos Now Available

Pacifica subscribes to the Exclusive Collection, available to current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff. This collection of over 80 videos allows you to view videos online, with each video broken down by chapter for quick navigation. Synchronized transcripts and subtitles are available for many of our videos, with the spoken words highlighted on a transcript as a video plays. Many videos also come with an instructor's manual. You can search for videos in the Collection, or browse for them by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population. Notable videos available for viewing include the following:

Albert Bandura - Albert Bandura on Behavior Therapy
Carl Rogers - Carl Rogers on Person-Centered Therapy
Irvin Yalom - Confronting Death and Other Existential Issues in Psychotherapy
Irvin Yalom - Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration
James Hillman - James Hillman on Archetypal Psychotherapy
James Hillman - James Hillman on the Soulless Society
Jon Kabat-Zinn - Healing Power of Mindful Parenting
Jon Kabat-Zinn - Mindfulness for Life: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Otto Kernberg - Live Case Consultation
Otto Kernberg - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders
Peter Levine - Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach

7/30/13 - New Reference Ebooks Available

The library has purchased these reference ebooks listed below; those from ebary are available to all Pacifica students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Each link is to the library's catalog record for that ebook.

6/28/13 - Back issues to Arts in Psychotherapy, Explore: Journal of Science and Healing now available

Back issues to Arts in Psychotherapy are now available online from volume 7, 1980 to present. They are also indexed in the APA's PsycINFO database, and EBSCO's E-Journals database, with full-text availability links included in records in those databases. Meaning, you can search for articles (from Arts in Psychotherapy) in either of those databases, and retrieve their full text. The journal is also listed in our Journals & Ebooks directory.

Back issues to Explore: Journal of Science and Healing are now available online from the journal's start, volume 1, 2005 to present.They are also indexed in EBSCO's E-Journals database, with full-text availability links included in records in that database. The journal is also listed in our Journals & Ebooks directory.

These journal backfiles are available to all current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff.

6/18/13 - Online access to PMLA and Profession

The library now provides online access to the Modern Language Association (MLA) journals PMLA and Profession from 2002-present to all current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff. PMLA "publishes members’ essays judged to be of interest to scholars and teachers of language and literature. Profession is a journal of opinion about and for the modern language profession. The editor selects articles covering a range of topics of professional concern, trying to give a voice to MLA members working in diverse subject areas and situations." (from the MLA journals page)

Profession is only acessible through the Library's Journals & Ebooks Directory. Unfortunately, it is not indexed by any EBSCO database we subscribe to.

PMLA is available through the Journals & Ebooks Directory, and it is indexed in EBSCO's Academic Search Premier. Meaning, you can search for articles (from PMLA) in Academic Search Premier.

6/13/13 - More Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks Available

We have just added the following Gale reference ebooks. They are available to all Pacifica students, faculty, alumni, and staff:

  1. Animal-assisted therapy
  2. Cambridge encyclopedia of child development
  3. Celebrating Latino folklore
  4. A dictionary of Hinduism
  5. A dictionary of world mythology
  6. Encyclopedia of behavioral neuroscience
  7. Encyclopedia of consciousness
  8. Encyclopedia of human behavior
  9. Encyclopedia of Jewish folklore and traditions
  10. Encyclopedia of women's folklore and folklife
  11. Foundations of organizational evil
  12. Handbook of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents
  13. Oxford companion to the body
  14. Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
  15. Themes in Chinese psychology

These ebooks are available through the library's catalog (the links above go through it), in Gale Virtual Reference Library directly, or the Journals & Ebooks directory. Special thanks to Richard Buchen, Special Collections and Reference Librarian, and Mark Kelly, Lead Reference Services Librarian, for evaluating and recommending these acquisitions.

6/7/13 - DSM-V Now Available

The DSM-V is now available online to all current Pacifica faculty, students, and staff, from the Research Databases page, in the Ebooks section. There is also a record for DSM-V online access in our library catalog, and it is likewise accessible through our Journals & Ebooks List. The entire DSM-V, with classification and appendix, can be browsed by sections, disorder categories, and then specific disorders. DSM-V emerging measures and models (section III) are included. There is also an alphabetical listing of DSM-V diagnoses and codes, as well as numerical listings of the diagnoses and codes, in the Appendix. The DSM-IV TR will still be available in its current online format until October 1st 2013, after which it will only be available online from American Psychiatric Publishing in PDF. Access to both is via normal library off-campus methods.

5/24/13 - More ebooks now available

There are now several hundred additional ebooks available via ebrary, PsycBOOKS, and the PEP Archive. All are available to current Pacifica students, faculty, and staff, and ebrary books are also available to alumni. The additional ebook are on a variety of subjects, and were added by ProQuest (which owns ebrary), the APA (which produces PsycBOOKS), and Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (which produces the PEP Archive). Records for these additional ebooks are now loaded into our Library Catalog, which you can use to find ebooks on particular subjects or by title/author. Here are some FAQs on ebooks:

4/2/14 - Videos Now Indexed in Library Catalog

The videos from the database, including those by James Hillman, Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers, Otto Kernberg, Irvin Yalom, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, are now all indexed in the Library's catalog. This means that therapists' videos can be found by searching the catalog by author. Videos on specific topics can also be found by searching in the Keyword search box for those topics. We also recommend that you use the Advanced Search screen in the catalog to effectively search for videos because the Advanced Search screen will allow you to limit your search by the Online Video option, which you can put a check mark next to (the option and icon for it is lower on the page), in case you want a targeted "video only" search.