Campus Updates

Pacifica Experience - May 18th, 2018


Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:15 PM
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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The $25 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for all Open House Attendees.


Office of Admissions

805.969.3626 ext: 305


The May 18th Open House welcomes prospective students who are interested in learning more about Pacifica’s graduate degree programs.

  • Check-in will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Ladera Lobby.  The presentation will start at 11:00 am in the Barrett Center.
  • Campus Tours will be provided at both campuses between 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.  Shuttle services will be available at 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm at the Ladera Campus for guests that would like to explore the Lambert Campus.
  • The $25 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch.
  • Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for all Open House Attendees.

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

Featured Presentation by Dr. Mary Watkins

Mary WatkinsMary is chair of the Depth Psychology Program and serves as Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research in the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist and was an early member of the archetypal/imaginal psychology movement. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings and with groups on issues of peace, diversity, social justice, reconciliation, immigration, and the envisioning of community and cultural transformation. She is the author of Waking DreamsInvisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, co-author of Toward Psychologies of Liberation, and Talking with Young Children about Adoption, and co-editor of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace.  Please find Dr. Watkins’ publications available for download here.

Thursday Night Salon:
The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey

Michael Gellert Michael Gellert’s new book tells the story of the Abrahamic God’s inner journey.  Who he originally was—a God tormented and divided against himself and humanity—and who he became is a journey from trauma to redemption, from affliction to enlightenment.  Spanning from the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to their later mystical teachings, the book explains many of the Hebrew Bible’s darker moments yet concludes on the same joyful note as his journey, namely, on a celebration of his deep, mystical nature.  It shows how his inner journey offers us a metaphor for our own.  This book talk will include an overview of this journey and an open discussion of its implications.  Signed copies will be on sale at the talk.

Michael GellertMichael Gellert is a Jungian analyst practicing in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California and former Director of Training of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He is the author of Modern MysticismThe Fate of AmericaThe Way of the Small, and The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey. His website is

Register for the Thursday Night Salon

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for select programs for a Fall 2018 start date. 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.

The Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, is located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This residential retreat center has lodging, dining facilities, and parking on site.

Lunch on the day of the Open House is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible.

Onsite accommodations are not available for this event, please use the links below to reserve a room at a nearby hotel in Carpinteria.

Best Western Plus
Holiday Inn Express & Suite

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. 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’s Public Programs Department to accommodate 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.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Open parking on campus. No permit required.

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