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Susan is co-Chair of the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization and a community psychologist and digital media producer. Dr. James' work focuses on understanding cultural ecologies and disseminating social science research findings using visual design solutions and film, a practice she pioneered over a decade ago.


Tiffeny is most passionate about creating more inclusive communities and socially just practices through organizational and community-level systems change, coalition development, addressing cross-cultural dynamics, and focusing on resource exchange sustainability. She is currently working with a national non-profit organization that engages businesses in a process of becoming more socially responsible.


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.


Stephen is originally from the East Coast, Stephen Jones studied Psychology at Virginia Tech University. He earned his doctorate in Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, completing his dissertation on the healing work of Sarah House, a residential hospice in Santa Barbara.


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


An anthropologist who received his Ph.D. from UCLA where he was a student of archeologist Marija Gimbutas. As a scholar, he has won many academic awards such as a Bienecke Fellowship (Yale University), an Irvine Teaching Fellowship (Stanford University) and two Fulbrights.


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.


Jim earned his doctoral degree in psychology with a Jungian studies specialization from Saybrook University, San Francisco, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He has contributed articles on zombies, Orpheus, Anne Frank, and the archetypal dimension of silent era cinema to such publications as Spring Journal, The Portland Tribune, The San Francisco Jung Library Journal, and Psychological Perspectives.


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.


Psychotherapy, evaluation, supervision, teaching, consulting, writing, and speaking with a particular expertise in evaluating and treating borderline personality disorder. I am also a certified supervisor and practitioner of Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT). In addition, I have a longstanding interest in empirical research in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and in psychoanalytic approaches to history, politics, economics, literature, and culture.


Kathryn is a practitioner and researcher of esoteric, Neoshamanic techniques and rituals since 1972, referring to her path as "reading the book of nature." She is a native Californian and Native American of the Chickasaw Nation, as well as of French heritage.


Kelly is Vice President, Programs at New Visions Foundation, a non-profit that provides mentoring and educational programs to at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles. Dr. Law specializes in program design, creating strategic partnerships and community building through council. She is a council trainer through the Ojai Foundation where she also served as a leader on the board of directors for a decade.


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).


Christine is an APA licensed clinical psychologist and certified psychoanalyst. Dr. Lewis has taught at Pacifica in various programs since 1996 and has also been affiliated with UCSB as adjunct faculty as well as a member of The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and The Mind and Literature Program at UCSB. Dr.Lewis' research interests include interdisciplinary studies of psychoanalysis and literature, and Buddhism , spiritual practice and psychoanalytic concepts.


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).