Pacifica Open House - Image of Students sitting at the Lambert Campus


Saturday, Decembert 7th, 2019
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Ladera Lane Campus
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, California


Office of Admissions

805.969.3626 ext: 305

Counseling Psychology Open House for Winter Enrollment

The December 7th Open House welcomes prospective students who are interested in learning more about Pacifica’s Masters in Counseling Psychology Degree Program and Winter Enrollment. The event offers an introduction to the distinctive educational features of the Institute.

Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering degrees in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, the Humanities, and Mythological Studies. The Institute has two beautiful campuses nestled between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara. All of Pacifica’s degree programs are offered through low-residential learning sessions that take into account vocational and life commitments. Students come to Pacifica from diverse backgrounds in pursuit of an expansive array of academic, professional, and personal goals.

This Open House provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Learn how to navigate the Winter enrollment process.
  • Hear from Pacifica alumni about their experiences and career outcomes.
  • Explore the grounds of both campuses with a guided tour.
  • Learn more about the admissions process & financial aid for Winter enrollment.
  • Talk with Admissions, Guest Services, Student Services, Financial Aid, and the Registrar
  • Explore the grounds of Pacifica’s two campuses—the Lambert Road Campus and the Ladera Lane Campus.
  • Tour the Joseph Campbell Archives and the Research Library.
  • Visit Pacifica’s bookstores and libraries.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day with faculty and alumni.

The $20 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Office of Admissions at or 805-969-3626 ext: 305.


Jemma ElliotJemma Elliot, MA, LMFT, LPCC, is Program Co-Chair and Core Faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s M.A. Counseling Psychology Program. She supports administrative, curricular, and developmental aspects of the Counseling Program, as well as teaches both research and clinical courses in the program. Jemma has a clinical focus on adoption and separation trauma, and has provided trainings and spoken on panels to advance the understanding of the needs of children and families on the adoption spectrum throughout Los Angeles County. She also has a special interest in working with PTSD from a depth psychological perspective, and in witnessing and hosting the extrasensory gifts and energetic awakenings that often arise in clients after traumatic experiences. Jemma is a Clinical Member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a member of Psi Chi. She has a great love for the arts, and is a long-time advocate for farmed animal and greyhound rescue and rehabilitation.

Jemma ElliotMatthew Bennett, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer, and administrator with experience in public sector mental health and substance abuse treatment. He has broad experience in program development. He was formerly founder and first Director of Training for the Ventura County Behavioral Health Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and Chair-Elect of the Psychology Department at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California. His research interests include personality disorders, comparative personality theory, and internet applications for mental health. Dr. Bennett is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer (“Poland III, 1991-1993”).

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact the Admissions Department, 805.969.3626 ext: 305 or email Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.

Ladera Lane Campus: 801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93013

Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests on the registration form.

Lunch on the day of the event is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers provide healthy meals for our attendees and their guests. No other meal services are available.


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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 north of the Campus. Pacifica does not offer transportation services to or from the airport. Please download our Travel and Hotel Information Guide for information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara. Please reach out to the admissions staff if you need any information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara.

It is the policy of Pacifica to accommodate event attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact Disability Services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit Pacifica’s Disability Services web page.