A prize-winning poet-storyteller, Emily has ceaseless curiosity about nature, women, religious experience, Greco-Roman myth, and artifacts, personal and ancestral. Her commissioned writing was featured in the showcase, “Weaving Women’s Stories”, at London’s Being Human Festival in 2018, and she has performed with Backbone Storytelling and at the Narrative Loft in Santa Barbara.
Nuria Ciofalo is Core Professor of the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Indigenous Psychologies, and Ecopsychology specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Born in Mexico, she gained her B.A. and first M.A. in Clinical and Social Psychology in 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.
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 is an L.M.F.T. and has been in private practice in Ventura, California since 2001, specializing in Jungian analysis and Sandplay psychotherapy.
Jaclyn Deilgat, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides clinical services to individuals, families, couples, and groups. She specializes in treating individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, severe mental illness, and individuals who are struggling with their sexuality or gender identity. She has been proving therapeutic services since 2008.
Darren holds his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Miami University of Ohio. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose areas of emphasis include: Brief Dynamic Therapy; Psychoanalysis; Qualitative and Narrative Methodologies; Integrative Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, especially Social Anxiety; Men; Masculinities; and Working with Men in Therapy.
Alonso has provided direct clinical care to a diverse population for over 23 years. His service includes working with at-risk youth at the ERAS Center, and at the Kruks/Tilsner Center where he served as a youth advocate, case manager, and residential manager.
Christine is a core faculty member in the Mythological Studies Department, she has made extensive scholarly contributions to the fields of Religious Studies, Mythology, and Gender Studies. She is Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies from San Diego State University where she taught for almost twenty years. She has also taught concurrently at the San Diego campus of the California School of Professional Psychology, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich.
Peter T. Dunlap is a psychologist working in private and political practice. He is engaged in research at the interface between Jung’s thinking about the role of the psychological attitude in the future transformations of the human species, systems-centered group theory and practice, and emotion-focused psychotherapy for individuals and groups.
Jemma is Department Co-Chair and Core Faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Counseling Psychology Department. She supports administrative, curricular, and developmental aspects of the Counseling Program, as well as teaches both research and clinical courses in the program. Jemma has a clinical focus on adoption and separation trauma, and has provided trainings and spoken on panels to advance the understanding of the needs of children and families on the adoption spectrum throughout Los Angeles County.
Michael serves as core faculty in the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and is the current President of the Academic Senate, a member of the Senate Leadership Committee, and Counseling Psychology Program Development Committee. He is an invited member of the Institute's Shared Stewardship Coordinating Committee and also teaches courses in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
Wendy’s teaching focuses on integrating the body into a depth -oriented model. At Pacifica, she teaches Somatics. Her passion is to include the body in all conversations concerning the psyche. As a Dance-Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Authentic Movement Facilitator, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor for over 30 years, she integrates a wealth of information into the learning environment through deep experientials, creative resourcing, and self-reflection processes.
Thomas is a certified Jungian Analyst and licensed as a Research Psychoanalyst with the California Medical Board. Thomas trained as an analyst at the Center for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland and specializes in the role of dreams and the symbolic life in clinical practice. He has a private practice in Santa Barbara. Tom teaches in the depth sequence courses. He is an Analytic Member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.
Megan is Adjunct Faculty and teaches Process of Psychotherapy, Family Systems and Domestic Violence, Ethics and the Law: Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment. Megan is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor.
Jonathan Erickson, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Depth Psychology: Somatics Studies Specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute and he is an artist, yoga teacher, and certified life coach. He has studied holistic body work at Esalen and engaged in field work with elephants in Cambodia. His research focused on the connections between neuroscience, imagination, and transformation. He has been teaching and advising students at the graduate level for several years. He currently co-teaches in the sequence of research courses in the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices specialization.