Journey Week

An Immersive Week of Learning and Connecting at Pacifica Graduate Institute
September 27 – October 1, 2023

Journey Week at Pacifica

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A Journey Week Conversation

A Journey Week Pre-Conference Conversation, Bridging Soul and Science in the Journey of Depth Psychology

Journey Week at Pacifica
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Master's and Doctoral Programs in Depth Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mythological Studies, 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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Pacifica News

Announcing Dr. Pat Katsky as Special Advisor to Pacifica’s President and CEO

In her new position, Dr. Katsky will bring her experience and insight into Pacifica and as a Jungian Analyst to serve as Special Advisor to the President and, as requested, to the Provost.

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Montecito Journal: An Interview with Dr. Leonie H. Mattison Surrounding Journeys of the Soul Week

In her recent interview with the Montecito Journal, Dr. Leonie H. Mattison, president and CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI),  announced PGI’s newest weekend workshop with an open invitation to the public titled, Journeys of the Soul Immersive, scheduled for September 27 through October 1, at their 801 Ladera Lane, Carpinteria location.

Lauren Lastra Honored for LGBTQ+ Advocacy by Copenhagen Pride (1500 x 1000 px) (2)
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Just and Mission-Centered: Lauren Lastra Honored for LGBTQ+ Advocacy by Copenhagen Pride

Earlier this year, Copenhagen Pride reached out to Santa Ynez Valley Pride in support of Pride celebrations and our work for the local LGBTQ+ community. It came after another organization had proposed rainbow banners in Solvang for Pride month, but the city council denied the banners. his got international coverage, and Copenhagen Pride learned that their Danish ancestry was being used to exclude the LGBTQ+ community. They said, wait a minute, Denmark is very progressive and has been leading the way for decades for LBGTQ+ rights.

Saturday, September 16th is Mexican Independence Day!  
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Pacifica Graduate Institute Honors Mexican Independence Day on September 16th

This day is celebrated with festive fireworks, fiestas or parties, and lots of good food and music. The colors for the day are of the Mexican flag — red, white, and green — which are seen everywhere in public areas along with flowers and other decorations. Mexicans jubilantly blow whistles and horns and throw confetti,…

Community Wellness Day
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Senator Monique Limón to Present the Pacifica Graduate Institute Community Service Awards at Community Wellness Day

Pacifica’s Human Resource Team has something special planned for PGI students and staff, as well as the local community! In tandem with Pacifica Extension’s Journey Weekend, the HR Team, led by Norma Mesa, will host Wellness Day on our beautiful Ladera Campus on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023.


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.


Immerse yourself in Pacifica’s transformative learning community through a retreat program, professional training, or cutting edge conference featuring leaders in the depth psychological and healing traditions.

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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…

Growing Older: A Process of Deepening with Best Selling Author, Thomas Moore

October 19, 2023

Join celebrated author, Thomas Moore, in this four week webinar series, that will help you imagine your live not as a long, steady unraveking of years, but as a series of passages and turning points that demand courage and intelligent compassion. Drawing from the material in his two latest books, Soul Therapy and The Eloquence…

Graduate Certificate: Contemporary Analytical Psychology and Neo-Jungian Studies

September 9, 2023

Program Description What you will receive 14 Live Interactive Learning Sessions with world recognized Jungian Analysts & Scholars 14 Recorded Learning Sessions with world recognized Jungian Analysts & Scholars A Learning Resource Guide with links to suggested books, articles, films A Private, on-line Discussion Forum PGI Graduate Certificate upon successful completion of the course 14…


Singing Over Bones: Creative Responses to Grieving

October 4, 2023

A father records his dying son’s heartbeat with a stethoscope before the boy’s organs are donated and composes songs using the heartbeat as the bass. A woman smashes the colored bottles her daughter collected before she died by suicide and makes an owl out of the pieces. A man hangs his fiance’s wedding dress inside…

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Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I Program

November 3, 2023

Program Description The Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four separate three-day sessions. The four modules reflect the multiple dimensions of psychic life and the dream. Learning in dream theory and methodology is both content based and experiential. Much of the learning will also take…

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Psychedelics and Individuation: Conversations with Jungian Analysts

December 15, 2023

Pacifica Graduate Institute and the IAAP invite you to join us for this historic conference exploring the place of psychedelics in the practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis. Psychedelics are increasingly being proposed for the treatment of a variety of psychological pathologies. However, guidelines for their use are not yet settled and their place in psychotherapy and…