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David M. Odorisio, PhD, serves as Director of The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, and is Associate Core Faculty in Pacifica’s Mythological Studies graduate degree program. David received his PhD in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and teaches in the areas of methodology, psychology and religion, and Christian mysticism.


Sabine is currently a health services researcher with the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, and she has participated in numerous qualitative and quantitative research projects at the VA and UCLA. She has a master's background in Public Health Epidemiology, a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica, and a strong interest in depth psychological research methods and writing.


Blanca has a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico. She has held several research and teaching positions in Puerto Rico and New York. Since 1995 she has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department and the Institute for Psychological Research at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedars Campus.


Marilyn is Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program, and serves as the representative to Academic Senate. She teaches Community Mental Health and Clinical Practice I, II, III, IV, V, VI. She has been in private practice since 2004, and integrates depth and somatic approaches in her work with clients, and supervision of interns.