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Sabine is currently a health services researcher with the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, and she has participated in numerous qualitative and quantitative research projects at the VA and UCLA. She has a master's background in Public Health Epidemiology, a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica, and a strong interest in depth psychological research methods and writing.

Marilyn’s teaching at Pacifica has developed through 20+ years of clinical work, and her previous 20 years’ experience in the Humanities, including poetry, music, and theatre arts. Her therapeutic approach was shaped by 15 years in Community Mental Health and her continuing education in Depth Psychology, particularly in the work of Marion Woodman. Her current private practice work integrates Jungian-oriented psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR, with strong influences from Internal Family Systems and Lifespan Integration.

Avedis is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association, a certified psychoanalyst, researcher, senior lecturer, and licensed psychologist in California. He has served as a board member of the Western Regional Board for Diplomates in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has chaired Diplomate examinations and served as a licensure examiner for many years for the California Board of Psychology.

Tina is a core faculty member and research coordinator in the Counseling Psychology program and associate faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program. As a licensed psychologist, she has a part-time private practice in Santa Barbara where she works with adults and adolescents suffering from the aftermath of trauma, mood difficulties involved with depression and chronic illness, addiction, sexuality/sexual identity concerns related to LGBTQ populations, as well as first generation college/graduate students.

Fabrice is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing in Laguna Beach, California and online. He works with emotions, relationships, self-welcoming, and culture, with clients of different nationalities. His clients are teenagers, adults, couples and families. He is also a trained yoga nidra mindfulness meditation instructor and he provides consulting to organizations on wellness. Prior to practicing therapy he worked in large companies and startups. He also received graduate education in engineering, business administration, and international relations. He is native of France and has lived in Europe and Asia, and very much enjoys fatherhood.

Ginette is a psychologist, therapist and author of many books, including Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience (Routledge 2007). She is now Faculty Emeritus and was trained as a psychologist in Montréal, Canada where she was a tenured professor in the Department of Communication of the U. of Québec in Montréal for 15 years. In 1995 she became a permanent US resident and a core faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

Ifat is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Egala certified equine assisted therapist working in private practice in the Los Angeles area, California. Dr. Peled served as adjunct faculty at Burlington College, Vermont, where she taught Human Development, Adolescence Development and Psychopathology from a depth perspective, and at the psychology department at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. She helped developing a psychology course for the Studio School for film and the performing arts. She is currently teaching in the M.A. Counseling program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Elizabeth is a depth psychotherapist (MFT, LPCC) and a guide and trainer of vision fasts and wilderness rites of passage. She is a core staff and advisory member of the School of Lost Borders, an international training center for wilderness rites of passage and nature-based therapeutic practices. Her scholarly interests focus on depth-ecopsycology, Jungian psychology, ecospirituality, and the inextricable relationship between psyche and nature, of which she has published in a variety of journals.

Chris is a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners; Certificate from National Board of Addiction Examiners; Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara and a Pacifica graduate. She is the founder and director of The Santa Barbara Center for Creativity and Healing and a nationally certified Trainer/Educator/Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (TEP). She has extensive experience working with chemical dependency and the trauma that underlies most addictive behaviors.

Daniel Joseph Polikoff is a poet, translator, and internationally known Rilke scholar. In addition to his book on Rilke and archetypal psychology (In the Image of Orpheus: Rilke—A Soul History), he has published two books of poetry, a translation of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and a creative non-fiction work chronicling his linked relationships with Rilke and anti-death penalty work, Rue Rilke.

Lori is President, Viridis Graduate Institute: International School of Ecopsychlogy. Dr. Pye comes from a background in education, health, and environmental and marine conserva-tion. She holds a doctorate in cultural mythology and depth psychology, and is a leader in developing the field of ecopsychology.

Dr David Ragland is one of the co-founders and co-executive director of the Truth Telling Project and the director of the Grassroots Reparations Campaign. Georgetown University’s Advocacy lab included Dr. Ragland’s research as part of the “most important research on advocacy” in the last forty years.

Dr. Rajan has spent over 20 years working with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of physical, sexual, and psychological trauma, in diverse cultural and socio-economic communities in California. She is an internationally published author and has written and spoken worldwide on the topics including human trafficking, modern day sexual slavery, issues impacting immigrant populations, intersectionality and identity, postcoloniality, diaspora, and the marginalized feminine.

Crystal Ramirez serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Counseling Psychology and Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices programs. Crystal earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology and Psychology at UCSB before completing Pacifica Graduate Institute’s MA Counseling Psychology program, and culminating in what is now the PhD in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices program.

Elizabeth Rogers, MA, LMFT received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has worked as a therapist with children, seniors, and families for 9 years. She has supervised teams working with at risk youth, children with IEPs, and most recently managed an acute crisis residential facility. She currently specializes in relationship difficulties through the lens of attachment theory, incorporates the body into recovery, and explores symbology of symptoms to help find greater meaning in our suffering. Elizabeth is trained in EMDR.

Juliet Rohde-Brown, Ph.D. is the Chair for the Depth Psychology: Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices doctoral specialization program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been teaching psychology in higher education venues for over 20 years. Her clinical doctoral internship was completed at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and she has worked clinically in private practice and hospital settings.

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 Rossi, Ph.D. is a professor of Mythology and Depth Psychology. Her interests include Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, and archetypal astrology. She is the author of The Kore Goddess: A Mythology & Psychology.