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Susan James is member of the core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and co-chair of the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. program in Depth Psychology. Her work has focused on structural violence, transnational African spiritualities as resistance and innovation, visual design methodologies and research communication strategies. Her journal publications include American Journal of Community Psychology, Violence Against Women, and Women and Therapy.


Rae Johnson is a scholar/activist and registered somatic movement therapist who chairs the Somatic Studies specialization in the Depth Psychology MA/PhD program. The author of several books – including Elemental Movement, Knowing in our Bones, and Embodied Social Justice – Rae presents internationally on embodied activism, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.


Dr. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist and alumni of PGI. He is a winner of the American Psychological Association's Division 39 Multicultural Scholar Award, and published an article in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology on the topic of self actualization. For the past few years, Dr. Jones has proudly served as an Adjunct Professor and taught several classes for psychology undergraduates at Azusa Pacific University, graduates of the clinical psychology Master’s program at Pepperdine University and 2nd and 3rd year clinical psychology doctoral students at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara. Member of the American Psychological Association - Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator - CDC Certified Life Coach


Donald is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist. He is a senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and teaches and leads workshops nationally and internationally. His celebrated book, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, explores the interface between contemporary psychoanalytic theory and Jungian theory as it relates to clinical work with survivors of early childhood trauma.


Patricia is the Program Chair of the Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. She has been a core faculty member at Pacifica for over 15 years, teaching and mentoring students in many of Pacifica’s programs. She was certified as a Jungian analyst 20 years ago, and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Her research interests include the process of becoming a psychotherapist, the world of dreams, and the religious function of the psyche.


Jeffrey is a Jungian analyst living in Santa Cruz, California. He is also an adjunct faculty member of UC Santa Cruz in the Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences


Aaron is now Emeritus faculty and has taught for the last 17 years at Pacifica and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Outside the classroom, Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is often featured expert on juvenile justice and gender issues for national news media and as an advisor to organizations such as the Little Hoover Commission's Task Force on Youth Crime and Violence, The Center for Psychology and Social Change.


Allen has over thirty years' experience in counseling both as a Presbyterian minister and in private practice as a MFT and Jungian Analyst. Areas of interest include Trickster mythology, typology, relationships, alchemy and a special interest in the creative process both in its formal aspects and as an approach to life and individuation.


Lynne is a psychoanalyst and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School. Holding a Ph.D. in psychology as well as comparative literature, she has taught courses on gender, popular culture and on culture and psychoanalysis for Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies. Currently, she teaches and supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.


Keiron is Core Faculty and Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization of the Depth Psychology program at Pacifica. He was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors Philosophy and Psychology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (M.A. and Ph.D. Philosophy and Religion).


Enrique is a native of Zacatecas, Mexico and openly gay individual, Dr. López attended Occidental from 1985-1989 (Major Psychology and Minor Spanish Literature). He obtained his graduate degrees from Pepperdine University. He holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Neuropsychology with specialties in pediatric, adult, cross-cultural, and health-related issues at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital (1998-2000).


Kevin Lu, Ph.D., is Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.  He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies and a member of Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. 


Kathryn is a licensed psychoanalyst of Jungian/Psychodynamic focus in private practice in NYC. She received her doctorate in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University (2002).


Patrick helped found the Mythology program in 1994 and has served as its chair for 18 years. He is Editor of Evolving God-Images: Essays on Religion, Individuation, and Postmodern Spirituality. His areas of emphasis include Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Comparative Philosophy of Religion, Contemplative Practices, and Mysticism. He has conducted participant-observation research in India and practices Hindu and Buddhist meditation.


Mariela Marin, MA, MFT, has served as Core Faculty and Director of Clinical Training for the MACP program at AUSB for over 10 years. She currently oversees the Latinx Mental Health concentration. She previously served as Co-Director at the Community Counseling and Education Center, which allowed her the opportunity to work not only with the community but also with talented trainees and interns. Prior to that, she was Director of Counseling and Recovery Services at Pacific Pride Foundation. She also has worked with other area non-profits serving abused and neglected children and the LGBTQ community. Mariela’s strong interest is in the area of multicultural competence and she is dedicated to combating power, oppression and privilege through the empowerment of her clients and students.


Terry received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. During graduate school, she was trained primarily in cognitive-behavioral work and sought additional training at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), eventually becoming President.


Dr. Arieahn Matamonasa, of Lakota and Menominee heritage, earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, with a focus on diversity and the prevention of violence.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marital and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and maintain a private practice in West Los Angeles and Irvine, California. Jungian Family Systems oriented psychotherapist. With over 20 years experience as a therapist and 15 years as Department Chair of the Marital and Family Therapy Department of The California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology specializing in Psychodynamic Systems Theory.


Edmund S. Meltzer grew up in New York City, where he fell in love with Ancient Egypt and opera. He attended the Universities of Chicago (BA, Near Eastern Languages) and Toronto (MA, PhD, Near Eastern Studies), the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point (public school teacher certification, German-Spanish-ESL) and several field schools in American archaeology. Dr. Meltzer has worked in Egypt as a site supervisor on the Akhenaten Temple Project-East Karnak Excavation, ARCE Fellow and tour lecturer.


Chris serves as Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica. From 2005 to 2018 he worked at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where he also has been a frequent lecturer for the institute and The Analytical Psychology Club of Los Angeles.