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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.

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).

Joseph Cambray, Ph.D. Pacifica’s president and CEO. He is past-president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and has edited a number of academic journals.

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.

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.

Craig Chalquist, PhD is a graduate of Pacifica Graudate Institute, core faculty in the East-West Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the author of books and papers at the intersection of story, place, nature, and psyche, including Terrapsychological Inquiry: Restorying Our Relationship to Nature, Place, and Planet (Routledge, 2020). Craig teaches classes and workshops for HMC on alchemy and vocation. Visit his website

Emily Chow-Kambitsch is a scholar, poet-storyteller, and native of Santa Barbara. Her lifelong exploration of classical mythology is rooted in the study of Greek and Latin language and literature. After completing a BA in Classics at UCSB, Emily received a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where her thesis focused on the healing of grief in Roman stoicism, and where she worked as a research assistant for the Oxford Emotions Project, a cross-disciplinary study of definitions of emotions in ancient Greece.

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.

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.

Roger is a licensed psychologist and since 1994 Associate Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, in the UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Dafter helps cancer and other medical patients access their inner resources through hypnosis, archetypal imagery, somatic therapy and mindfulness work to communicate with and help heal the body.

Dr. Davidson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in adults, adolescents and children. While having her private practice the past 10 years, her career prior to that included community psychology in Native Alaskan bush communities, years of work with Native American youth in Indian Health Services building programs on grounds of a century-old boarding school, work with Veterans and other Public Agency work.

Erik Davis ( 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 is a professor in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a certified Jungian Analyst and registered sandplay therapist. Jorge has been in private practice in Ventura, California since 2001, specializing in Jungian analysis and sandplay psychotherapy. Jorge is also a senior analyst and instructor at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well as the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analyst.

Jaclyn Deilgat, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who is actively involved in a number of different clinical, academic, and research endeavors. She was formally trained in depth psychology, family systems, and CBT. Jaclyn has extensive applied experience in community mental health on an inpatient and outpatient basis. She provides clinical services to individuals, families, couples, and groups. Jaclyn specializes in treating individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, substance use disorders, severe psychiatric illnesses, and works with people who are experiencing challenges related to their sexuality or gender.

Devon Deimler received her PhD in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation, Ultraviolet Concrete: Dionysos and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience, won the Institute’s Dissertation of Excellence award. She earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, focusing on event-based work and modern through contemporary art and film history. Devon’s experience in the arts includes founding an independent record label and collaborative event project, Wildfire Wildfire Productions, and working as Assistant to the Director at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust.