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Maren Hansen

Maren Hansen


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School
  • M.Div., Divinity, Starr King School for the Ministry


  • L.M.F.T., CA

Maren Hansen holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master of Divinity degree, and is a licensed MFT. Hansen is a founding member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and 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. 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.