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Evans has degrees from Williams College, Antioch International, and The Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology, and has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht.


Paul is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Associate Chair in the Department of Human & Organizational Development. His research is in the area of community organizing, participation, social power and community change.


Brian is a member of Pacifica’s Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Psychology department. He is a native Angeleno, having grown-up as a gay man in the 1970s in an impoverished ghetto of suburban Los Angeles. Brian has been a gay grassroots-psychological activist for many years. His clinical focus is on the empowerment and cultivation of LGBT personhood that honors and values the social role and visionary aspects of the LGBT experience from an affirmative and psychodynamic Jungian orientation.


Zaman has a doctorate in Political Science and completed his postgraduate studies in Islamic Mysticism (Sufism) and Islamic Gnosticism (Erfan). He has taught at Kabul University, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, and several community colleges in Southern California. His of areas of specialization are: Islamic Studies; Sufism; Theosophy; Political Philosophy;and Poetic Expression in Mystical Thought.


Thomas is a psychodynamic and imaginal psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Maria, CA. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2013. Thomas is currently Research Coordinator, Research Associate for Track D, and Adjunct Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica.


Maurice received his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and works in the areas of American, ethnic, critical gender, and cultural studies. He is a professor at Ohio State University in Comparative Studies, and he teaches adjunct at Pacifica each spring quarter.


Victoria Stevens. is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, speaker, researcher and educator. She holds a BA with honors in philosophy, cello and theater from the University of Kansas, an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (CGI in Los Angeles) and specialized certifications in Hypnosis and the Treatment of Victims and Perpetrators of Violent Crimes.


Robert is a Founding Faculty Member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, and at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York City. He is the author of World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2011) and Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Routledge, 2007) as well as numerous other books.


Tina is an analyst and faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and has a private practice in San Francisco. Past co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute, she teaches internationally, and is a founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A long-time core faculty member of the Marion Woodman Foundation, she also teaches in the Specialization in Somatics Studies Doctoral program at Pacifica.


Dr. Ginger Swanson is a certified medical support hypnotherapist and retreat host, planner, and guide, leading a range of semi-annual retreats on topics that range from memoir writing to dream tending and more. She assists individuals in identifying blocks to creativity and authenticity. Her background also involves supporting organizations in mind mapping their goals and collective visions and doing so with a respect for metaphor and meaning-making. She is an alumna of the Depth Psychology program.


Becca S. Tarnas, Ph.D., is a scholar, artist, and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C. G. Jung and J. R. R. Tolkien.


C.D. is Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica, teaching Counseling in Substance Use. Born in England, he originally came to Southern California to teach Fine Art at USC – he holds an MFA degree. C.D. then became a Director/Producer in the entertainment industry before entering the field of psychology.


Andrew earned his master's in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Santa Barbara and completed a 2-year program in Hakomi Integrative Body Therapy Training. Andrew is a staff therapist at CALM, a Santa Barbara agency specializing in helping individuals and families resolve issues related to domestic violence and child abuse.


Douglas has a private Jungian based psychotherapy practice in Pasadena and he teaches as adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He has presented workshops and talks throughout the state of California on LGBTQ issues and on dream therapy, his two areas of specialization.


Paula is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, certified Sport Psychologist, and works in private practice in California. She is Co-Director of the Performance Psychophysiology Laboratory at CSUN, adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Professor Emeritus at York University’s Departments of Theatre and Graduate Studies (Canada).


Alma M.O. Trinidad, PhD, MSW is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University. Born and raised on the island of Molokai in Hawaii, she is a macro social worker and scholar activist.


Alejandro is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Univeristy of Oregon. Alejandro is working on the articulation of a decolonial poietics or decolonial aesthetic thought. This takes his work further on aesthetics and philosophy, on decolonizing consciousness, and on simultaneous asymmetric temporalities and the configuration of consciousness, intersubjectivity and singular identities out of dynamic pluriversal origins.


Michelle serves as Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She teaches Child Psychotherapy, Clinical Practice, and Human Growth and Development. Currently, she has a private practice, is a school counselor, and serves as a parent educator for a child development center.


Joanna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Los Angeles, and serves as Adjunct Faculty and Thesis Advisor in Pacifica’s M.A. Counseling Psychology department. Her research and clinical work focuses on the intersection of depth psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroscience with culture and creative identity.


Lou Ann serves as Core Professor in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program. As a professor, she teaches in the sequence of Clinical Practice I-VI courses and Marriage, Family and Relationship Counseling I, II. Lou Ann is an elected member of the faculty Academic Senate, and the Senate Leadership Committee.