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Donald is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist. He is a senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and teaches and leads workshops nationally and internationally. His celebrated book, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, explores the interface between contemporary psychoanalytic theory and Jungian theory as it relates to clinical work with survivors of early childhood trauma.


Patricia is the Program Chair of the Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. She has been a core faculty member at Pacifica for over 15 years, teaching and mentoring students in many of Pacifica’s programs. She was certified as a Jungian analyst 20 years ago, and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Her research interests include the process of becoming a psychotherapist, the world of dreams, and the religious function of the psyche.


Jeffrey is a Jungian analyst living in Santa Cruz, California. He is also an adjunct faculty member of UC Santa Cruz in the Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences


An anthropologist who received his Ph.D. from UCLA where he was a student of archeologist Marija Gimbutas. As a scholar, he has won many academic awards such as a Bienecke Fellowship (Yale University), an Irvine Teaching Fellowship (Stanford University) and two Fulbrights.


Aaron is now Emeritus faculty and has taught for the last 17 years at Pacifica and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Outside the classroom, Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is often featured expert on juvenile justice and gender issues for national news media and as an advisor to organizations such as the Little Hoover Commission's Task Force on Youth Crime and Violence, The Center for Psychology and Social Change.


Jim earned his doctoral degree in psychology with a Jungian studies specialization from Saybrook University, San Francisco, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He has contributed articles on zombies, Orpheus, Anne Frank, and the archetypal dimension of silent era cinema to such publications as Spring Journal, The Portland Tribune, The San Francisco Jung Library Journal, and Psychological Perspectives.


Allen has over thirty years' experience in counseling both as a Presbyterian minister and in private practice as a MFT and Jungian Analyst. Areas of interest include Trickster mythology, typology, relationships, alchemy and a special interest in the creative process both in its formal aspects and as an approach to life and individuation.


Psychotherapy, evaluation, supervision, teaching, consulting, writing, and speaking with a particular expertise in evaluating and treating borderline personality disorder. I am also a certified supervisor and practitioner of Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT). In addition, I have a longstanding interest in empirical research in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and in psychoanalytic approaches to history, politics, economics, literature, and culture.