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Dr. Brewster is a Core Faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior to beginning in this capacity she served for five years as Adjunct Faculty working within the Depth, Archetypal and Jungian Psychology (DJA), and Depth Psychotherapy Departments (DPT), while maintaining a New York City private practice.


James has over forty years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals with serious mental illness. Jim was the Mental Health Director in two California counties for nearly twenty years (Shasta and Santa Barbara) and developed an APA approved pre-doctoral Internship program in Clinical psychology in Shasta County.


Rebecca is a licensed depth and body-centered psychotherapist and artist working across dance and visual art. She has served as a therapist at Counseling West Community Counseling Center in Sherman Oaks and Caring Connected in Pasadena, CA. Currently Rebecca serves as a Thesis Advisor and Teaching Assistant at Pacifica Graduate Institute and works with individual adults and partners in private practice in Pasadena and throughout California. She is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Pacifica and continues her education in Complex Trauma, Internal Family Systems, Dream Tending, Somatic Experiencing, Mysticism, Therapeutic Movement, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.


Dr. Kayla Bunderson is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice based out of San Diego, CA. Outside of her private practice she is the Clinical Director for a treatment center specializing in trauma. She earned her master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University: California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Her passion for working with trauma began with her dissertation titled Female Sexual Arousal during Rape: Implications on Seeking Treatment, Blame, and the Emotional Experience. Dr. Kayla's interests both clinically and academically include psychodiagnositc assessment, men's issues, trauma, and dissociative disorders.


Carol is an independent scholar, mentor and teacher specializing in archetypal, mythic and indigenous approaches to exploring the stories that shape our identities, experiences, expectations, erformances and roles, from the world of the arts to leadership studies, organizational and social change movements. She has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University's Performance Studies Department (1998), and MA in Creative Writing/English from Boston University (1984).


He is the past President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; he has served as the U.S. Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and The Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche. He has been a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Cambray is a Jungian analyst in Santa Barbara, CA.


Patricia Cane, PhD, is founder/executive director of Capacitar International, using a popular education approach to trauma healing. Pat has taught thousands of grassroots and professional trainings in over 45 countries impacted by war, poverty, political and domestic violence, Covid pandemic and climate change.


Kyrié (Kee-re-ay) is the co-founder of the anti-ageism clearinghouse OldSchool.info She toured the country with thought leader Dr. Bill Thomas on his ‘ChangingAging Tour’. Kyrie’s book, Healing Dementia, offers a depth psychological look at the phenomenon of cognitive change. Kyrié splits her time between San Francisco and small town Wisconsin. In 2015 she traveled to all 50 states via van the culmination of which was founding a wellness center, Prosper.


Marybeth is a nationally-recognized leader in the work to end interpersonal and community-based violence. She has worked for over thirty years toward the prevention and intervention of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and stalking through policy and services.


Ed Casey is Distinguished Visiting Faculty at Pacifica. He is also Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook, where he was chairperson of the department for ten years. He was the president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division) from 2009-10, and the John Dewey Lecturer at the APA in 2015.


Jane is an Adjunct Faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she teaches in the Counseling Psychology Program. Courses taught include Career Development, Human Sexuality, Psychological Assessment, and Psychopharmacology. Ms. Castillón has guest lectured at Pacifica and Antioch University for special programs emphasizing multicultural awareness and supervision.


Nuria Ciofalo is Core Professor of the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco- Psychologies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Born in Mexico, she gained her B.A. and first M.A. in Clinical and Social Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany where she specialized in psychoanalytic theories.


Art Cisneros is a Chumash Elder and firekeeper. The Chumash People are the original native peoples of the central California Coast. Art holds the sacred space for their annual Tomol crossing to Limu on the Channel Islands.


Joseph has been on the faculty at Pacifica since 1996 and has taught across several programs focusing on studies in Archetypal Psychology, Research, and Depth Psychotherapy. He chaired the Depth Psychology Program for four years and the Depth Psychotherapy Program for its first three years.


Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches depth psychology.


Dr. Christina Cortez is multiculturally informed and bilingual in Spanish. She has been dedicated to serving predominantly Latinx populations, specifically adolescents, young adults and families. Her clinical training niche includes Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Mindfulness-Based practices to help increase the resilience, stability and overall wellbeing of her patients.


Suzanne holds two Masters degrees in Jungian and Archetypal Studies and in Engaged Humanities from Pacifica, as well as degrees in Law and Arts from UNSW, Sydney. She earned her PhD on a depth psychological approach to vocation from La Trobe University, Australia. A former lawyer, Suzanne is passionate about envisioning and fostering new and meaningful possibilities for extending depth and archetypal theories and practices into the world.


Erik Davis (www.techgnosis.com) is an author, award-winning journalist, and scholar based in San Francisco. His wide-ranging work focuses on the intersection of alternative religion, media, and the popular imagination. He is the author, most recently, of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies (MIT Press/Strange Attractor). He also wrote Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (2006), a critical volume on Led Zeppelin (2005), and the celebrated cult classic TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998).


Jorge de la O, MA, LMFT, JA, is a professor in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is an IAAP-certified Jungian Analyst and sandplay therapist. Jorge has been in private practice since 2001. Jorge is also a senior analyst and instructor at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.


Jaclyn is a core faculty member in the Counseling Psychology department, and is currently serving as the Director of Research in the Counseling PsyD program. She is a licensed psychologist who practices in San Diego, California. She has dedicated a good portion of her clinical work to providing services to people who have severe psychiatric illness and substance use disorders in community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, and more recently in detentions. She is a strong advocate for social justice, equity, inclusion, diversity, and destigmatization.