Jonathan Erickson

Jonathan Erickson


  • Ph.D., Depth Psychology: Somatics Studies Specialization, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles
  • B.A., English and Interdisciplinary Studies, UC Berkeley


  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Jonathan Erickson is core faculty in the Integral & Transpersonal Psychology PhD program at California Institute of Integral Studies.  He holds a Ph.D. in depth psychology with emphasis in somatic studies from Pacifica, an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a BA in English literature and interdisciplinary field studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of the book Imagination in the Western Psyche: From Ancient Greece to Modern Neuroscience from Routledge, as well as a variety of papers exploring creativity, imagination, neuroscience, consciousness, and ecopsychology.  Outside of academe, Jonathan maintains a small private practice as a professional certified coach, focusing on communication and personal narrative coaching.  He previously worked as a somatic yoga teacher and holistic bodyworker trained at the Esalen Institute.