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Chela is Associate Professor and Chair Emerita at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB Sandoval teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Indigenous Texts, De-Colonial Feminism, Speaking Truth to Power, Liberation Philosophy and Radical Semiotics. Her award-winning book Methodology of the Oppressed (University of Minnesota Press, 2000) is one of the most influential contemporary theoretical texts worldwide.

Jennifer M. Sandoval, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer and writer. Her current interests include the study and practice of psychology as the discipline of interiority and dialectical materialist perspectives within psychology.

Gregor is currently an Associate Professor at Antioch University Los Angeles where he directs the Master of Arts in Psychology, Individualized Concentration (MPIC) and teaches primarily within the Applied Community Psychology specialization. Dr. Sarkisian has been in active member in the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1997.

Liz earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. As part of her clinical training, Liz has provided psychodynamic psychotherapy and outreach programming to students at Williams College, Bennington College, and Hampshire College.

Jeanne is a Dance Specialist at Berry College, as well as a choreographer for and Artistic Director of the Berry College Dance Troupe. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA and a trainer for Eastwest Somatics Institute, where she became certified. She received her doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and earned a master's degree in Dance from Texas Woman's University.

Marjorie Schuman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with expertise both in relational psychoanalysis and mindfulness practice; her approach is psychodynamic and existential.  

Mady is a writer, scholar, and theater artist. She has published her work in several journals including Black Clock, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Topics, and The Journal of Medical Humanities, as well as in several critical anthologies.

Michael J. Selby received his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in 1987 from the University of Memphis, Tennessee and is a professor of Psychology at the State University in San Luis Obispo. He is the author of 27 articles and 50 presentations related to violence, antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, and Multiple Sclerosis. His private practice is primarily assessment of learning disabilities, head injury, and forensic psychology. He has testified in court over 100 times in cases involving Not Guilty by reason of Insanity, Trial Competency, Mentally Disordered Offender and Sexually Violent Offender. He lives with his wife Carol in San Luis Obispo.

Helene earned her doctorate in Philosophy from Tulane University and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition to holding teaching positions at Sonoma State University, St. Lawrence University, Antioch University, and the University of Southern California, she has had a long history as a community activist in the Civil Rights, Anti-War, Farmworkers, Women’s, and African and Latin American Solidarity Movements.

Carol is the founding editor of Personality Type in Depth, a journal that bridges the fields of psychological type and depth psychology. Her doctoral thesis in comparative literature focused on enantiodromia in medieval texts, and she has taught writing and literature at Eastern Connecticut State University, Yale University, and Duke University's division of continuing studies.

Dr. Matthew Silverstein is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) within the MA Psychology Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. SDP offers coursework investigating the intersections between contemporary psychoanalytic/Jungian psychotherapy, classical mindfulness, cognitive neuroscience, and diversity-centered consciousness. He is honored to have been a founding member of the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology.

Michael is the program’s Director of Research. He joined the Pacifica faculty after spending over twenty years as a tenured professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he was an award winning teacher in both their APA approved clinical program in Human Science Psychology, and School for Leadership and Professional Advancement. Before that, he taught psychology, philosophy, and literature at community colleges in Dallas.

Glen studied psychology and comparative religion at The University of Sydney before coming to the United States in 1992 for doctoral work in clinical psychology. He has been teaching at Pacifica for over twenty years and is currently the Associate Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization. He also teaches in the Mythological Studies program.

Dennis is a core faculty member who helped shape the development of the Mythological Studies program. He has been teaching for 44 years from elementary to secondary, undergraduate, and graduate programs. He has received the prominent rank of Distinguished Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Evans has degrees from Williams College, Antioch International, and The Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology, and has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht.

Paul is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Associate Chair in the Department of Human & Organizational Development. His research is in the area of community organizing, participation, social power and community change.

Brian is a member of Pacifica’s Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Psychology department. He is a native Angeleno, having grown-up as a gay man in the 1970s in an impoverished ghetto of suburban Los Angeles. Brian has been a gay grassroots-psychological activist for many years. His clinical focus is on the empowerment and cultivation of LGBT personhood that honors and values the social role and visionary aspects of the LGBT experience from an affirmative and psychodynamic Jungian orientation.

Zaman has a doctorate in Political Science and completed his postgraduate studies in Islamic Mysticism (Sufism) and Islamic Gnosticism (Erfan). He has taught at Kabul University, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, and several community colleges in Southern California. His of areas of specialization are: Islamic Studies; Sufism; Theosophy; Political Philosophy;and Poetic Expression in Mystical Thought.

Thomas is a psychodynamic and imaginal psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Maria, CA. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2013. Thomas is currently Research Coordinator, Research Associate for Track D, and Adjunct Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica.

Maurice received his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and works in the areas of American, ethnic, critical gender, and cultural studies. He is a professor at Ohio State University in Comparative Studies, and he teaches adjunct at Pacifica each spring quarter.