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Joanna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Los Angeles, and serves as Adjunct Faculty and Thesis Advisor in Pacifica’s M.A. Counseling Psychology department. Her research and clinical work focuses on the intersection of depth psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience with culture and creative identity.

Lou Ann serves as Core Professor in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program. As a professor, she teaches in the sequence of Clinical Practice I-VI courses and Marriage, Family and Relationship Counseling I, II. Lou Ann is an elected member of the faculty Academic Senate, and the Senate Leadership Committee.

Kristi is a certified psychoanalyst and has been in full time practice for over 30 years. She is currently affiliated with Newport Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis as a training and supervising analyst, and is on the faculty at NPI. Kristi works from an object relations orientation with a deep appreciation for attachment and relational contributions.

Mary is chair of the Depth Psychology Program, Co-Chair of the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco- Psychologies Specialization (CLIE), and Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research in CLIE.

Roderick is a Professor of Psychology at City University of New York Graduate Center. He is trained in Critical Social/Personality Psychology.

Radhule Weininger, MD, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology is the founder and guiding teacher of the One Dharma Sangha as well as the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California. 

At age 19 Joel Weishaus was a Jr. executive for a Madison Ave. agency specializing in movie advertising. Soon after his 21st birthday, he resigned and flew to Los Angeles, where he realized that he must devote his life to the Literary and Visual Arts.

Jerry is an artist, author of The Inspired Heart: An Artist's Journey of Transformation (book and audiobook) and subject of Parabola and Sentient Publications documentary videos, "In the Hands of Alchemy" and "Studio Dialogue." He lectures and offers film presentations internationally and has written monthly articles for Inferential Focus, a New York City think tank and consulting firm.

Dana is a renaissance educator – a producer, designer, athlete, environmental activist, and adventurer. As adjunct faculty, he has taught Psyche & Nature and Dissertation Formulation in the Mythological Studies program. As contributing faculty, for more than ten years he has served as an Internal Reader on doctoral dissertation committees.

Gary is originally from Philadelphia, Gary has been in Santa Barbara for 30 years, coming here for an internship and choosing to remain in California. Gary has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years. He has worked with emotionally disturbed teens, developmentally disabled and autistic young adults, offenders and survivors of sexual violence and general sexual issues, including issues of sexual identity, oppression, homophobia and heterosexism.

Meg is a Jungian Analyst with a practice in Cambria, CA. She is a founding member, previous vice president, and training faculty of the CG Jung Study Center of Southern California. She was a professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, directing plays and teaching acting and voice for the stage.

Michele serves Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Practicum Associate, and Adjunct Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program and Practicum Associate II for D and V Tracks. She teaches Clinical Practice, Group Process and Substance Use Disorders.

Mary Antonia Wood is the owner of Talisman Creative Mentoring, a practice that supports artists and creators of all types. Through one-on-one consultations, group workshops and classes, Wood assists creative individuals who desire a stronger and more authentic connection to the deepest archetypal sources of creativity.

Robin is a Certified Jungian Analyst in private practice in Pasadena. Early in her career, Robin worked briefly as a Social Worker in South Central LA and then returned to the university setting, obtaining an MA in Counseling from California State University Northridge and a PhD in Educational Counseling the University of Southern California.