Friday, April 16
7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, April 17
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday, April 18
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

10.5 Continuing
Education Credits

for Psychologists (pending),
MFTs LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors

$370 General Admission
$320 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica
Alumni,and Seniors)

$295 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch, and
dinner; and Sunday breakfast
and lunch


Over the past dozen years, Dr. Hillman has presented annual seminars in clinical education. This year, he returns to a topic of his earlier days, Old and Young: Senex and Puer, bringing to the weekend insights derived from his own late-life vantage point.

The archetype of the senex (from which senior, senator, senility arise) rules more and more with each advancing day. Yet, along with servitude to the tyranny of time, the physical bondage, and the medicalization of older individuals and society, something else stirs. The liberation from conformity, as well as a strange idiosyncrasy and spontaneity, attest to the timeless presence of an inner partner—the puer archetype of risk, vision, and joy.

This seminar is an attempt to examine geriatric psychology, the aging of the American psyche and its institutions, and one of its most serious collective syndromes—the fascination with, and yet cruel neglect of, youth.

James Hillman, PH.D., is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, and the author of more than 20 books including A Terrible Love of War, The Soul's Code, The Force of Character and Senex and Puer which is part of the series, the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman. For the creativity of his thinking, the originator of Archetypal Psychology has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held teaching positions at Yale University, Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Dallas.

Co-sponsored by Opus Archives and Research Center
Opus Archives and Research Center on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute is a non-profit 'living archive' dedicated to preserving, developing, and extending to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. The archives include the collections of Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marija Gimbutas, Jane Hollister Wheelwright, Joseph Wheelwright, Marion Woodman, and Christine Downing. OPUS also supports interdisciplinary dialogue, education, grants, research opportunities, and public programs. For more information visit



General Information

LOCATION: The seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, parking onsite.

Accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus: A limited number of rooms are available for participants at the special rate of $82.50 per night single occupancy, $115 per night couple occupancy, $125 per night double occupancy, plus 10% occupancy tax. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations must be made through Pacifica's Public Program's office.

MEALS: Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch. If you are staying longer, the following meals are available for an additional fee and must be ordered through Public Programs in advance: Monday continental breakfast ($9.00), lunch ($17.75), and dinner ($21.75). No other meals will be available. Our caterer makes every attempt to accommodate special medical dietary restrictions if we know your needs in advance. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan or vegatarian meal if you have other medical dietary restrictions.

TRAVEL: Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.

Space is limited. Register early!

To register, please click here to complete the form online or print it out and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103. Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration. Registrations are non-transferable.

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the program. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances. If accepted, you will be contacted to approve processing payment.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: 10.5 hours of 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. MCEP credit for Psychologists is pending for this seminar. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.