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Matthew Green

Matthew Green


  • Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.S., International Agricultural Development, UC Davis

Matthew is Director of Workforce Economic Development and Community Programs at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. In this position he has led the development of academic and social programs that serve the diversity of the community, including limited-English speakers, inmates at the local prison and jail, foster youth and other youth with barriers, students with mental health challenges, adults with disabilities, as well as older adults. He worked for several years with young Latino men in Oceano, CA, engaging them in activities that involved connecting with cultural heritage and traditions, building and participating in community, and confirming personal passions and individual identity. He also served for 15 years as Academic Director of a college study abroad program (primarily in France) that used student encounters with the culture, with soul in the world, as the primary mode of learning. Dr. Green’s core interest is in archetypal psychology and he readily draws on the principles and insights of archetypal psychology in his current position as college administrator. He has taught courses in cultural awareness and on depth psychology and contemporary culture and has been lead facilitator of the Central Coast Jung Society in San Luis Obispo, CA since 2009. He presented at the James Hillman Symposium in 2015 and 2014 at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.