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Juliet is the Chair of Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices specialization of the Depth Psychology program and Director of Clinical Training at Pacifica. She was a core faculty member as well as the Director of Practicum Training in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara for a number of years and she served in the role of Interim Chair for two years.

Robert received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 1970. Dr. Romanyshyn is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in depth psychology. Dr. Romanyshyn has published seven books, including The Wounded Researcher (2007). He has contributed 25 chapters in edited volumes of books and written 32 journal articles related to the study of depth psychology.

Safron is Core Faculty in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, teaching courses on mythology, symbolism, archetypal cosmology & astrology, and scholarly praxis. For many years she was the Curator of the Joseph Campbell. James Hillman and Marija Gimbutas manuscript collections at Opus Archives. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, astrology, and goddess traditions.

Susan is Chair of the Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life MA, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle and her MAs from the University of London and Oxford University. She was the first Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS). She is author of many studies of Jung, literary theory and gender including C.G. Jung and Literary Theory (1999), Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jung as a Writer (2005), and also edited Psyche and the Arts (2008).

Celeste Ryan, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Los Angeles, serving a diverse community. She is an alumna from the Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Before retiring from 26 years of county service in 2018, she worked for the Department of Mental Health in their Juvenile Justice Mental Health program, and before that as the clinical director of the county’s substance treatment center in Acton. She also has prior experience working in the private sector in substance treatment. Her previous career of 18 1/2 years in law enforcement with the county of Los Angeles, speaks to the diversity of her experience and growth towards public service.

Robert has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and was given the name Mato Topa (Four Bear) in a tribal naming ceremony. Dr. Ryan is also a Native American Traditional Dancer. Dr. Ryan has worked in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential chemical dependency (alcohol and other drugs) treatment programs since 1983.

Chela is Associate Professor and Chair Emerita at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB Sandoval teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Indigenous Texts, De-Colonial Feminism, Speaking Truth to Power, Liberation Philosophy and Radical Semiotics. Her award-winning book Methodology of the Oppressed (University of Minnesota Press, 2000) is one of the most influential contemporary theoretical texts worldwide.

Jennifer M. Sandoval, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer and writer. Her current interests include the study and practice of psychology as the discipline of interiority and dialectical materialist perspectives within psychology.

Gregor is currently an Associate Professor at Antioch University Los Angeles where he directs the Master of Arts in Psychology, Individualized Concentration (MPIC) and teaches primarily within the Applied Community Psychology specialization. Dr. Sarkisian has been in active member in the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1997.

Liz earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. As part of her clinical training, Liz has provided psychodynamic psychotherapy and outreach programming to students at Williams College, Bennington College, and Hampshire College.

Jeanne is a Dance Specialist at Berry College, as well as a choreographer for and Artistic Director of the Berry College Dance Troupe. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA and a trainer for Eastwest Somatics Institute, where she became certified. She received her doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and earned a master's degree in Dance from Texas Woman's University.

Marjorie Schuman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with expertise both in relational psychoanalysis and mindfulness practice; her approach is psychodynamic and existential.  

Mady is a writer, scholar, and theater artist. She has published her work in several journals including Black Clock, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Topics, and The Journal of Medical Humanities, as well as in several critical anthologies.

Michael J. Selby received his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in 1987 from the University of Memphis, Tennessee and is a professor of Psychology at the State University in San Luis Obispo. He is the author of 27 articles and 50 presentations related to violence, antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, and Multiple Sclerosis. His private practice is primarily assessment of learning disabilities, head injury, and forensic psychology. He has testified in court over 100 times in cases involving Not Guilty by reason of Insanity, Trial Competency, Mentally Disordered Offender and Sexually Violent Offender. He lives with his wife Carol in San Luis Obispo.

Helene earned her doctorate in Philosophy from Tulane University and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition to holding teaching positions at Sonoma State University, St. Lawrence University, Antioch University, and the University of Southern California, she has had a long history as a community activist in the Civil Rights, Anti-War, Farmworkers, Women’s, and African and Latin American Solidarity Movements.

Carol is the founding editor of Personality Type in Depth, a journal that bridges the fields of psychological type and depth psychology. Her doctoral thesis in comparative literature focused on enantiodromia in medieval texts, and she has taught writing and literature at Eastern Connecticut State University, Yale University, and Duke University's division of continuing studies.

Dr. Matthew Silverstein is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) within the MA Psychology Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. SDP offers coursework investigating the intersections between contemporary psychoanalytic/Jungian psychotherapy, classical mindfulness, cognitive neuroscience, and diversity-centered consciousness. He is honored to have been a founding member of the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology.

Michael is the program’s Director of Research. He joined the Pacifica faculty after spending over twenty years as a tenured professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he was an award winning teacher in both their APA approved clinical program in Human Science Psychology, and School for Leadership and Professional Advancement. Before that, he taught psychology, philosophy, and literature at community colleges in Dallas.

Glen studied psychology and comparative religion at The University of Sydney before coming to the United States in 1992 for doctoral work in clinical psychology. He has been teaching at Pacifica for over twenty years and is currently the Associate Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization. He also teaches in the Mythological Studies program.

Dennis is a core faculty member who helped shape the development of the Mythological Studies program. He has been teaching for 44 years from elementary to secondary, undergraduate, and graduate programs. He has received the prominent rank of Distinguished Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute.