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Mahip Rathore is a meditation teacher and therapist in Santa Barbara. He grew up in central India, and practiced law before transitioning to psychology. He went to Eastern Illinois University for a master’s in clinical psychology, and Tennessee State University for a PhD in counseling psychology. He wrote a thesis on cultivating wisdom by coping with life difficulties, and a dissertation on the impact of meta-cognitive aspects of mindfulness on self-transcendence. He is passionate about teaching the application of mindfulness into daily life to alleviate human suffering. Learn more about Mahip at www.MindfulnesswithMahip.com

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.

Susan is Core Faculty, and Advisor in Research and the Humanities in MA Depth Psychology and Creativity, as well as teaching in the Doctoral Program in Jungian and Archetypal Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle and her MAs from the Universities of London and Oxford. In 2003 Susan became the first Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS). She is author of many studies of Jung, literary theory, the arts and gender including Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jung as a Writer (2005), and also edited Psyche and the Arts (2008).

Celeste is currently a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Los Angeles, serving a diverse community. 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 prior 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, with understanding how people get to where they are. Her interests and training encompass trauma, complex trauma (attachment deficits), intergenerational trauma and cultural complexes.

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.

Since Fall 2012, Dr. Sarkisian has served as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching DPC 720 Community Building and Empowerment in the CLIE Specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Gregor also serves as a Professor of Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles and has been actively engaged in community practice and research for over fifteen years.

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.

Stacey Shelby, PhD, is an author, speaker, educator and primarily a depth psychotherapist working internationally via internet. She teaches "Psyche and Eros: The Psychology and Mythology of Romantic Love” at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the author of Tracking the Wild Woman Archetype; and Love of Soul is forthcoming in 2022.

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore.

Helene Shulman Lorenz, Ph.D., Emerita 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. Helene earned her doctorate in Philosophy from Tulane University and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.