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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.

Tiffany D. Johnson, PhD (she/her) is a work and equity scholar, writer, and educator. She earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from Pennsylvania State University and her Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois.

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.

Christopher “Doc” Kelley is co-founder and organizer of Psychedelic Sangha in New York City. He received a PhD in religion from Columbia University where he studied Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Robert A. F. Thurman. In addition to currently teaching at Pacifica Graduate Institute, he is also a part-time associate professor in Religious Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the New School University.

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

Gwendolyn holds a B.A. in psychology and M.A. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology. She is currently providing counseling to students through Santa Barbara City College's Student Health Services, while also supporting students in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica as a Teaching Assistant. Her past experience in the non-profit sector of Santa Barbara includes work in the field of death and dying, nature connection, and community counseling.

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).

Marci Loftin, LMFT, RSP, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angele and is a Registered Sandplay Practitioner in Sandplay Therapists of America (STA). An alumna of Pacifica Graduate Institute she has served on the board of Counseling West since 2011. Her current area of exploration and writing is attending to sandplay trays as both individual gestalts and the individuation process utilizing silence and co-transference as the basis for images from the unconscious to engage psyche’s potential in vulnerable communities.

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).

Emily Lord-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.

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. 

John Knight Lundwall holds a doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a published author, an academic editor, and a popular, public presenter. He is the founder of the Utah Cultural Astronomy Project, and leads a team of researchers, including archeologists, rock art specialists, and photographers, in the investigation and filming of ancient Native American rock imagery and sites in the region of present-day Utah. He is also a founder of the Utah Valley Astronomy Club and partners with state and national parks in Utah to help run their science and astronomy programs. He is a photographer, traveler, and has led tours to sacred sites.

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 Mahaffey, Ph.D. served as Chair, Associate Chair, and Research Coordinator in Pacifica’s Mythological Studies Program. As an Emeritus professor he continues to teach Hindu Traditions. His interests include contemplative yoga, mysticism, and depth psychology and the sacred.

Kolmi provides counseling for adults and children with Hospice of Santa Barbara. She holds an M.A. in counseling psychology with an emphasis on depth psychology, and a B.S. in environmental studies. Kolmi has been involved in nature and place-based education and community building for over 25 years, with roles in organizational development, mentoring youth, training mentors, supporting rites of passage, and visioning a healing world. She was a cofounding member of Quail Springs, a land-based educational center, where she served as programs director in-residence 2005 to 2014. She also studied pre and perinatal psychology and small groups process work, and enjoyed assisting families in the perinatal period in home, birth center and hospital settings.