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Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This event will be hosted online via live interactive webinars.
  • You will receive an email with the meeting details 24 hours prior the event.
  • Pacifica’s $75.00 application fee will be waived for all attendees.


Office of Admissions

805.969.3626 ext: 305

Are you ready to take the next step?

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you ready to take the next step and earn your M.A. or Ph.D. Degree? Due to (COVID-19), Pacifica has decided to transition our scheduled on-campus event and offer a virtual information portal with interactive webinars and virtual breakout sessions with faculty. We welcome you to dive deep while practicing social distancing and learn about our various degree programs in the tradition of Depth Psychology, informed by the teachings of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, James Hillman, and others.

When beginning your journey toward richer knowledge of depth psychology, you may need guidance to decide which program, professors, and place would be the best fit for you. As Pacifica president Joseph Cambray says, “Our Pacifica Experience Days give potential applicants an opportunity for a brief but rich immersion into student life. As Pacifica’s president, I happily welcome attendees, along with our provost. This is followed by a faculty presentation on a topic of broad interest, which replicates the graduate virtual classroom experience.” This gives you the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be in a virtual classroom, having a dialogue with a scholar who has made depth psychology their life’s work.

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.

Pacifica’s $75.00 application fee will be waived for all attendees.

This information day provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific online information sessions and presentations.
  • Hear from Pacifica alumni about their experience and what they are doing with their degrees.
  • Learn more about admissions procedures and financial aid.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day with Faculty and Alumni via an online information portal.

Live Experience Schedule

Live Welcome with Pacifica’s President Dr. Joseph Cambray
10:00 am to 10:15 am

Live Featured Presentation with Dr. Oksana Yakushko
Of Hammers, Nails, Witches, and Radicals: An Invitation to Being Depth Psychological
10:15 am – 11:15 am

Live Individual Degree Program Breakout Sessions with Faculty
Engage and interact with a faculty member from each degree program
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Introduction to Financial Aid at Pacifica / Alumni Panel
Learn about the financial aid process and watch an Alumni panel disusing their vital work in the world
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Gain access to important downloads and have your $75.00 application fee waived.

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

Featured Presentation by Dr. Oksana Yakushko

Of Hammers, Nails, Witches, and Radicals: An Invitation to Being Depth Psychological

Recent histories of Western civilizations and their colonization of other lands were marked by a dedication to root out people deemed too radical: the witches, questioners, poets, foreigners, the poor, the ill, or those thinking/feeling differently were hunted and pushed to the margins. For hundreds of years witch-hunting manuals such as “The Malleus Maleficarum” (“The Hammer of Witches”) were the most influential treatises on what it meant to be a human and how to rid the world of the undesirable Others. In this talk, we will envision how depth psychology, past and present, has carried a radically different space for considering collective and individual humanity. Pacifica’s educational offerings will be shared as an invitation to consider depth psychological educational spaces that seek to attend to historical, mythic, political, environmental, spiritual, social, affective, somatic, and poetic imagination. The presenter–Dr. Oksana Yakushko — is the Chair of the Clinical Psychology department. She writes and presents on such topics as histories of witchhunts and eugenics in relation to psychology, xenophobia, human trafficking, human science research traditions, and indigenous psychologies.

Dr. Oksana Yakushko

Dr. Yakushko’s training and interests span depth psychology, women and gender studies, and psychology. Her clinical and research interests focus on immigration, human trafficking, diversity, and gender issues. In addition, she has written on indigenous healing practices, women’s spirituality, multicultural counseling approaches, and qualitative cross-cultural research methods. Dr. Yakushko has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews. She has received several awards for her scholarly work and activism including an APA Presidential Citations (2008), (2011) and the Oliva Espin Social Justice Award (2008). In addition to her scholarly work, she has been active in the American Psychological Association and local initiatives focused on health and spirituality. Her goal as a chair is to nurture both the students and the clinical programs toward a soulful engagement with issues of today’s world, inside and outside the classroom. In December 2016, she published this article: Yakushko, O., Hoffman, L., Morgan Consoli, M. L., & Lee, G. (2016).

Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus

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.

This event will be hosted online via interactive webinars.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 805.879.7305.