- Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School
- M.Div., Divinity, Starr King School for the Ministry
- L.M.F.T., CA
Maren is a founding member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Ex-Officio Board of Trustees member. She is also a founding faculty member of the first hybrid learning program at Pacifica. Her research interests include the depth psychological approach to myth, female psychology and spirituality, ritual, and depth psychological models of leadership. Dr. Hansen was a board member of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. She studied with Joseph Campbell for years and has taught several courses on Joseph Campbell’s work. She is author of the books Mother Mysteries and Teachers of Myth. Hansen researched, designed and tested a myth curriculum for adolescents, designed to stimulate psychological development.