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David is Co-Founder and Co-director for the Truth Telling Project of Ferguson and a Visiting Professor at United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. He researches and thinks about the moral dimensions of violence and trauma against vulnerable populations in the U.S., as well as envisioning a world with reduced violence on all levels

Dr. Rajan has spent over 20 years working with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of physical, sexual, and psychological trauma, in diverse cultural and socio-economic communities in California. She is an internationally published author and has written and spoken worldwide on the topics including human trafficking, modern day sexual slavery, issues impacting immigrant populations, intersectionality and identity, postcoloniality, diaspora, and the marginalized feminine.

Crystal Ramirez, Ph.D., MFT is the Clinical Director at New Beginnings Counseling Center in Santa Barbara, CA. New Beginnings Counseling Center (NBCC) is a nonprofit mental health center that provides psychological counseling and supportive services to low-income families and individuals in the Santa Barbara community. Her work strives to provide low barrier services to clients experiencing a range of mental health, substance use, and social economic concerns.

Juliet is the Chair of Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices specialization of the Depth Psychology program and Director of Clinical Training at Pacifica. She was a core faculty member as well as the Director of Practicum Training in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara for a number of years and she served in the role of Interim Chair for two years.

Robert received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 1970. Dr. Romanyshyn is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in depth psychology. Dr. Romanyshyn has published seven books, including The Wounded Researcher (2007). He has contributed 25 chapters in edited volumes of books and written 32 journal articles related to the study of depth psychology.

Safron is Core Faculty in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, teaching courses on mythology, symbolism, archetypal cosmology & astrology, and scholarly praxis. For many years she was the Curator of the Joseph Campbell. James Hillman and Marija Gimbutas manuscript collections at Opus Archives. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, astrology, and goddess traditions.

Susan is Chair of the Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life MA, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle and her MAs from the University of London and Oxford University. She was the first Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS). She is author of many studies of Jung, literary theory and gender including C.G. Jung and Literary Theory (1999), Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jung as a Writer (2005), and also edited Psyche and the Arts (2008).

Celeste Ryan, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Los Angeles, serving a diverse community. She is an alumna from the Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Before retiring from 26 years of county service in 2018, she worked for the Department of Mental Health in their Juvenile Justice Mental Health program, and before that as the clinical director of the county’s substance treatment center in Acton. She also has prior experience working in the private sector in substance treatment. Her previous career of 18 1/2 years in law enforcement with the county of Los Angeles, speaks to the diversity of her experience and growth towards public service.

Robert has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and was given the name Mato Topa (Four Bear) in a tribal naming ceremony. Dr. Ryan is also a Native American Traditional Dancer. Dr. Ryan has worked in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential chemical dependency (alcohol and other drugs) treatment programs since 1983.