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Kathryn is a licensed psychoanalyst of Jungian/Psychodynamic focus in private practice in NYC. She received her doctorate in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University (2002).

Patrick helped found the Mythology program in 1994 and has served as its chair for 18 years. He is Editor of Evolving God-Images: Essays on Religion, Individuation, and Postmodern Spirituality. His areas of emphasis include Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Comparative Philosophy of Religion, Contemplative Practices, and Mysticism. He has conducted participant-observation research in India and practices Hindu and Buddhist meditation.

Mariela Marin, MA, MFT, has served as Core Faculty and Director of Clinical Training for the MACP program at AUSB for over 10 years. She currently oversees the Latinx Mental Health concentration. She previously served as Co-Director at the Community Counseling and Education Center, which allowed her the opportunity to work not only with the community but also with talented trainees and interns. Prior to that, she was Director of Counseling and Recovery Services at Pacific Pride Foundation. She also has worked with other area non-profits serving abused and neglected children and the LGBTQ community. Mariela’s strong interest is in the area of multicultural competence and she is dedicated to combating power, oppression and privilege through the empowerment of her clients and students.

Terry received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. During graduate school, she was trained primarily in cognitive-behavioral work and sought additional training at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), eventually becoming President.

Dr. Arieahn Matamonasa, of Lakota and Menominee heritage, earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, with a focus on diversity and the prevention of violence.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marital and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and maintain a private practice in West Los Angeles and Irvine, California. Jungian Family Systems oriented psychotherapist. With over 20 years experience as a therapist and 15 years as Department Chair of the Marital and Family Therapy Department of The California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology specializing in Psychodynamic Systems Theory.

Edmund S. Meltzer grew up in New York City, where he fell in love with Ancient Egypt and opera. He attended the Universities of Chicago (BA, Near Eastern Languages) and Toronto (MA, PhD, Near Eastern Studies), the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point (public school teacher certification, German-Spanish-ESL) and several field schools in American archaeology. Dr. Meltzer has worked in Egypt as a site supervisor on the Akhenaten Temple Project-East Karnak Excavation, ARCE Fellow and tour lecturer.

Chris serves as Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica. From 2005 to 2018 he worked at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where he also has been a frequent lecturer for the institute and The Analytical Psychology Club of Los Angeles.

Evan is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and professor. He is widely considered a leader in behavioral healthcare, having pioneered a soul-centered approach to treatment which values the wisdom of the unconscious mind in overcoming addiction. He has helped hundreds of men and women throughout the U.S. recover from drug and alcohol dependency. Evan holds a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a registered addiction specialist.

Kathee serves as Associate Core Faculty and has been a soul-centered depth psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara since 1980, integrating Jungian/ Archetypal psychology, Hakomi Somatic Therapy, self psychology, trauma work, eco-psychology, contemplative practices, and the creative arts. She came into the field via the twin doors of visual art and dance, and likes to work on the edges where psyche rises up from the margins.

Angie is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of University Professors, and the Representative for Pacifica Graduate Institute to the California MFT Stipend Consortium, Los Angeles County and Central Coast Regions.

Mark was first licensed in New Mexico as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor where he worked in partnership with Native American healers using traditional healing techniques. He then became licensed in California as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor and divided his practice between Beverly Hills and Santa Fe. Mark graduated from the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2006 and began teaching that same year.

Brenda Murrow is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology program at Pacifica. Brenda's passions include animals, animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, and research methods. She is enthusiastic about supporting students both in the classroom, and through sharing her clinical experiences when they support students in exploring their own clinical interests.