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Master's and Doctoral Programs in Depth Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mythological Studies, Consciousness, and the Humanities

Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs in the traditions of depth psychology. Our educational environment nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and our students have access to an impressive array of educational resources on Pacifica’s two campuses, both of which are located a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California.
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The Psychedelic Renaissance: An Interview with Sierra Warren

Sierra Warren is a fourth-year student at Pacifica in the Clinical Psychology Program, who was one of four students who was awarded a scholarship through Pacifica Extension and Student Services to attend Pacifica’s “Individuation and Psychedelics Conversations with Jungian Analysts” conference, which was held Dec 15-17, 2023. We were delighted to speak with Sierra about her experience at the conference and also her academic work.

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Andres Alcala Ramirez: Spotlight on Pacifica Admissions

We’re delighted to speak with Andres Alcala Ramirez, our newest Admissions Advisor, and find out more about his professional background and role in Admissions. He advises the MA/PhD in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, and the MA/PhD in Psychology, Religion, and Consciousness.

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Psychedelics, Jung, and the BIPOC Perspective: An Interview with Monica Gangwar

Monica Gangwar is a first-year student in the Counseling Psychology Program, who was one of four students who was awarded a scholarship through Pacifica Extension and Student Services to attend Pacifica’s “Individuation and Psychedelics Conversations with Jungian Analysts” conference, which was held Dec 15-17, 2023. We’re delighted to speak with Monica about the conference and also her professional experience prior to coming to Pacifica.

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Woman of Light: An Interview with Isha Lucas, Part I of II

Isha Lucas is a second-year student in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. She is also the creator of the tarot deck Woman of Light, as well as having a psychotherapy practice. We’re excited to speak with her about her tarot deck and her psychotherapy work.

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Sacred Gifts to Humanity: The Lived Experience of African Americans, Part II of II

An Interview with Alisa Orduña, Ph.D.Alisa is a graduate of Pacifica’s specialization in Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychology. She has been a practitioner, policy analyst, collaborator and thought leader in the urban community development field for the past 25 years

Graduate Programs

Pacifica’s unique mission primarily attracts innovative and creative working professionals who are interested in a rigorous intellectual experience that connects with their souls and positively transforms how they see the world. A Pacifica graduate degree equips them for the vocation they feel called to, whether to enhance what they are already doing or equip them for new and additional work in the world.

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Returning the Self to Nature: An Interview with Jeanine Canty, Ph.D.

Jeanine Canty, Ph.D., is the author of Returning the Self to Nature: Undoing Our Collective Narcissism and Healing the Planet and many other publications. Her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change. She will be co-teaching Pacifica’s “Advanced Training Certificate: Ecopsychology” January 26, 2024 – April 20, 2024 .

Radical Ecopsychology: An Interview with Andy Fisher, Ph.D.

Andy Fisher, Ph.D., is a major figure in ecopsychology, having tracked and reflected on the development of the field for the last three decades. He will be co-teaching Pacifica’s “Advanced Training Certificate: Ecopsychology,” January 26, 2024 – April 20, 2024 via Zoom. I’m delighted to speak with him about the certificate and also his work on Radical Ecopsychology.

The First Principle of Psychedelic: An Interview with Leslie Stein

Dr. Leslie Stein will be presenting at the “Individuation and Psychedelics Conversations with Jungian Analysts,” a joint IAAP and Pacifica Graduate Institute Conference, Dec 15-17, 2023, which will feature twenty discussants. I’m delighted to speak with him about his work and the conference.

When Deep Calls to Deep: Pacifica Celebrates a Successful Journey Week 2023

On September 27 – October 1, 2023, Pacifica welcomed individuals from across the nation to our campus for Journey Week, “An Immersive Week of Learning and Connecting at Pacifica Graduate Institute,” which included a Wellness Day, BEAM Career Fair, and a weekend conference entitled “When Deep Calls to Deep: Journeys of the Soul for a Culture in Crisis.”

Waking Dreams: Entheogens and Jungian Psychology with Lionel Corbett, Ph.D.

Lionel Corbett, Ph.d., core faculty at Pacifica, will be presenting at the “Individuation and Psychedelics Conversations with Jungian Analysts,” a joint IAAP and Pacifica Graduate Institute Conference, Dec 15-17, 2023, which will feature twenty discussants. I’m delighted to speak with him about his work and the conference.

Out of the Shadows: A Depth Psychoanalytic Approach for Working with Dementia

September 21, 2023

The statistics are sobering: more than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s with that number expected to rise to nearly 13 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s and other dementias disproportionately impact women, Hispanics and Black Americans. Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. According to the Alzheimer’s…