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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.

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.

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.

Dr. Katherine Smith came to the field of clinical psychology after working as a Human Resources consultant in healthcare and tech start-ups. After a period of self-exploration, she enrolled in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she specialized in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. She then pursued a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation was an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the clinician experience of treating suicidal patients and she continues to specialize in working with people who suffer from suicidal ideation and chronic depression.

Paul W. Speer, Ph.D. is a Professor at Vanderbilt University. His research is in the area of community organizing, participation, social power and community change.