Physical Campus Closure - Institute has transitioned to operating remotely (see further details)
Avrom Altman

Avrom Altman


  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Hakomi Therapist

Avrom is Professor and Core Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program where he served as Associate Chair and Director of Research. Avrom is a past-President of the Academic Senate and was on the Senate Leadership Committee, Faculty Review Committee, Internal Review Board, and Faculty and Institutional Well-Being Committee. He is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Avrom is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapist.

Avrom has been teaching clinical and counseling psychology on the graduate level for over 30 years. In over 20 years at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Avrom has taught the three Process of Psychotherapy courses, the three Clinical Practice courses, Research in Psychology, Clinical Applications of Group Process, Group Dynamics, and Human Sexuality in the Therapy Context. Avrom also designed and teaches the six-course sequence of courses titled Seminars in Directed Research and created and taught Depth Psychology Theory and Practice VI: Somatic Psychotherapy.

In 2009, Avrom received the Pacifica Graduate Institute Distinguished Service Award. In 2015, Avrom received the Pacifica Graduate Institute Award for Extraordinary Accomplishments as Soul Tender in the World.

Avrom leads retreats internationally on the psychology of humanity’s possible evolution, the process of individuation, the Gurdjieff Work and Gurdjieff Movements.


Hakomi Body-Centered Depth Psychotherapy: A Path With Heart

The Creation of Soul, Counseling Psychology Faculty Colloquia, Fall, 2018,

Commencement statement to graduating students, Counseling Psychology Program, Spring, 2020

Self Remembrance: A Quality of Being, Gurdjieff Movements Gathering, Taipei, Taiwan, May, 2019,

Transformation of the Inner Life, Lecture, Gurdjieff Movements Gathering, Buddha Hall, Corfu, Greece, October, 2018,

Transformation, Lecture #1, Gurdjieff Movements Gathering, Taipei, Taiwan, May, 2019,

Sacred Impulses, Lecture #2, Gurdjieff Movements Gathering, Taipei, Taiwan, May, 2019,