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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.


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Carol Tanenbaum is a Marriage Family Therapist and psychoanalyst. She has been in private practice in Sherman Oaks since 1978. While she works with families, couples and individuals, she also has had an interest and a great deal of experience working in community/non profit settings both here in the United States and overseas.


Richard is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. Born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland, of American parents, he grew up in Michigan, where he received a classical Jesuit education. In 1968 he entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an A.B. cum laude in 1972.


C.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica, teaching Process of Psychotherapy, Clinical Practice, and Group Process evening training. Born in England, C.D. originally came to Southern California to teach Fine Art at USC. He then became a Director/Producer in the entertainment industry before entering the field of psychology.


Priscilla is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in community mental health agencies and in private practice for twenty years. She has a Ph.D in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology. Priscilla has taught in Masters level Psychology and Humanities programs at Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, Meridian University in Petaluma, and CIIS in San Francisco.


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).


My psychotherapy practice is located in San Francisco. I am a certified adult and child Jungian psychoanalyst. I work with adults dealing with issues like relationship turmoil, career change, creative obstacles, work stress, and major life transitions. I also see children and adolescents, as well as their parents, to treat a variety of family, developmental, and adjustment issues.


Alejandro is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Univeristy of Oregon. I am working on the articulation of a decolonial poietics or decolonial aesthetic thought. This takes further my work 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.


Megan is a licensed psychologist working with adults and adolescents in Ventura County. Meghan's dissertation was on the Archetypes of Ecopsychologists at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has worked as a naturalist, as a rites of passage guide, as a facilitator of progressive rural community development projects in South Africa, and as a psychotherapist in psychiatric hospital, clinic, and private practice settings.


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.


Paul teaches courses and conducts research and is active in multiple professional associations. He chairs the Public Policy Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.


Joanna is a license-eligible MFT intern with a background in community mental health and cross-cultural clinical practices. As a Los Angeles based bilingual therapist, Joanna has served various populations including older adults living with severe mental illness, families within the DCFS system, and Spanish speaking individuals and families living with multi generational cultural issues.


Lou is Core Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Clinical Practicum Associate 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


Kristi is a certified psychoanalyst and has been in full time practice for over 30 years. She is currently affiliated with Newport Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis as a training and supervising analyst, and is on the faculty at NPI. Kristi works from an object relations orientation with a deep appreciation for attachment and relational contributions.


Mary is chair of the Depth Psychology Program and serves as Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research in the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist and was an early member of the archetypal/imaginal psychology movement.


Roderick is a Professor of Psychology at City University of New York Graduate Center. He is trained in Critical Social/Personality Psychology.


Jerry is an artist, author of The Inspired Heart: An Artist's Journey of Transformation (book and audiobook) and subject of Parabola and Sentient Publications documentary videos, "In the Hands of Alchemy" and "Studio Dialogue." He lectures and offers film presentations internationally and has written monthly articles for Inferential Focus, a New York City think tank and consulting firm.