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Avedis is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association, a certified psychoanalyst, researcher, senior lecturer, and licensed psychologist in California. He has served as a board member of the Western Regional Board for Diplomates in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has chaired Diplomate examinations and served as a licensure examiner for many years for the California Board of Psychology.

Tina is a core faculty member and research coordinator in the Counseling Psychology program and associate faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program. As a licensed psychologist, she has a part-time private practice in Santa Barbara where she works with adults and adolescents suffering from the aftermath of trauma, mood difficulties involved with depression and chronic illness, addiction, sexuality/sexual identity concerns related to LGBTQ populations, as well as first generation college/graduate students.

Ginette is a psychologist, therapist and author of many books, including Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience (Routledge 2007). She is now Faculty Emeritus and was trained as a psychologist in Montréal, Canada where she was a tenured professor in the Department of Communication of the U. of Québec in Montréal for 15 years. In 1995 she became a permanent US resident and a core faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

Ifat is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Egala certified equine assisted therapist working in private practice in the Los Angeles area, California. Dr. Peled served as adjunct faculty at Burlington College, Vermont, where she taught Human Development, Adolescence Development and Psychopathology from a depth perspective, and at the psychology department at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. She helped developing a psychology course for the Studio School for film and the performing arts. She is currently teaching in the M.A. Counseling program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Elizabeth is a depth psychotherapist (MFT, LPCC) and a guide and trainer of vision fasts and wilderness rites of passage. She is a core staff and advisory member of the School of Lost Borders, an international training center for wilderness rites of passage and nature-based therapeutic practices. Her scholarly interests focus on depth-ecopsycology, Jungian psychology, ecospirituality, and the inextricable relationship between psyche and nature, of which she has published in a variety of journals.

Chris is a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners; Certificate from National Board of Addiction Examiners; Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Daniel Joseph Polikoff is a poet, translator, and internationally known Rilke scholar. In addition to his book on Rilke and archetypal psychology (In the Image of Orpheus: Rilke—A Soul History), he has published two books of poetry, a translation of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and a creative non-fiction work chronicling his linked relationships with Rilke and anti-death penalty work, Rue Rilke.

Lori is President, Viridis Graduate Institute: International School of Ecopsychlogy. Dr. Pye comes from a background in education, health, and environmental and marine conserva-tion. She holds a doctorate in cultural mythology and depth psychology, and is a leader in developing the field of ecopsychology.