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Friday, April 7, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
This event will be hosted Online via live interactive webinars.
  • You will receive an email with the meeting details once you register.
  • For attending this event, your application fee of $75 will be waived.


Office of Admissions


Are you ready to take the next step?

Friday, April 7, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Thank you for taking the time to join us for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s virtual experience day! We welcome you to dive deep 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.

You will embark on a journey of knowledge with presentations and conversations with our faculty and staff. As Pacifica president, Dr. Leonie Mattison, Ed.D., MBA,  has shared, “Our Pacifica Experience Days are a great way to discover your new learning community. Explore a rich array of degree programs, hear from world-renowned faculty, engage with our dedicated staff, and more. As Pacifica’s president, it is my delight, along with our Provost, to welcome your leadership, scholarship, creativity, and impact.”

Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering master’s and doctoral degrees. 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.

Today you will enjoy a featured faculty presentation, program breakout sessions, and a Student Services panel. We hope you will consider applying to one of our academic programs using our free application link, and you may contact our Admissions Advisors at any time. Our admissions team is available to help you through every step of the application process. Enjoy the day!

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.

If you have any questions about this event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions Department at or 805.879.7305.

Invisible in plain sight? Toward a depth psychological sensibility in clinical practice with children and adolescents

Children and adolescents often enter into therapy as identified patients whose behavior, thoughts, and feelings have become problematic in their families, schools, or the larger community. This presentation will focus on the framing of this problematic behavior as a cultural phenomenon in keeping with Philip Cushman’s (1995) theory of social deconstruction, and offer an alternative to this paradigm utilizing a depth psychological sensibility, specifically through the work of Violet Oaklander (1978).

Camille Jarmie Harris, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice, as well as Core Faculty and Associate Chair in the Clinical Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica in 2018 following a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling specializing in counseling with children and adolescents in 2011. Her clinical areas of expertise focus on supporting birthing families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods, as well as early attachment, work with children and adolescents, and animal-assisted therapy through a depth orientation. Dr. Jarmie Harris’s areas of interest in research and scholarship also include the larger impact of society on individual wellbeing, best practices in psychotherapy with birthing families, children and adolescents, as well as eco-psychology, sustainability, and social justice.

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Live Experience Schedule

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM PT
Welcome with Leadership

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM PT
Featured Presentation

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Degree Program Breakout Sessions

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PT
Degree Program Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT
Student Services Panel

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, 805.879.7305 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.