Pacifica Events

Peace Corps Graduate School Benefits: Pacifica Graduate Institute Scholarship Opportunities to Study Psychology

Admissions Event
June 25, 2024

Date and time of Event: June 25th 4:00-5:00 pm PST Please join us to learn about the wonderful benefits of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program offered at Pacifica Graduate Institute for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). Pacifica Graduate School is a premier graduate institution for the study of depth psychology and offers generous scholarship opportunities,…

Pacifica Graduate Institute invites you to the June Mixer

Pacifica News
June 6, 2024

Pacifica Graduate Institute invites you to the June Mixer on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM PT at our Lambert Rd. Campus.

Pacifica’s Annual Culminating Events for Graduating Students are Coming up this Weekend!

Pacifica News

Pacifica’s annual culminating events for graduating students are coming up this weekend! On Saturday, May 25th, Pacifica will once again host its Commencement ceremony at the beautiful Hilton Santa Barbara, where approximately 160 graduates of the over 250 total graduates of Pacifica’s class of 2024 will fill the main ballroom along with their family, friends, and our staff and faculty. Delivering this year’s commencement address is Leigh J. McCloskey, who is an artist, author, actor, and visual philosopher.

Drinking Deeply of Life: An Introduction to Mythological Studies

Admissions Event

Hosted by M.A./Ph.D. Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology Program Faculty and the Office of Admissions May 22nd 5:30-6:45 pm PST All are welcome to this free webinar which will feature the Mythological Studies Core and Associate Core Faculty and a Myth Alumni representative, with support from a representative from Pacifica’s Admissions Team. All…

Pacifica Honors Earth Day

Pacifica News

As we celebrate Earth Day, we reflect on our collective and individual relationship with nature, our commitment to sustainability, and the ways we can continue to reduce our environmental impact and fight for the necessary changes to address the needs of our planet. At Pacifica Graduate Institute, we believe that promoting sustainability, protection, and restoration, as well as connecting with the awe and wonder of nature are essential parts of our mission of tending the soul of the world. We believe in the power of education to inspire positive change in the world and meet the urgent environmental challenges we face. Our programs encourage students to explore ecological sustainability, environmental justice, and social responsibility.

The Pacifica Virtual Experience

Pacifica Event
June 14, 2024

We welcome you to dive deep and learn about our various degree programs in the tradition of Depth Psychology, informed by the teachings of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, James Hillman, and others. You will embark on a journey of knowledge with presentations and conversations with our faculty and staff. As Pacifica president, Dr.…

Jung vs. Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age

Pacifica Online Event
April 4, 2024

April 4th, 2024 1 Live Class | Offered Live via Zoom Register: https://retreat.pacifica.edu/jung-vs-borg-finding-the-deeply-human-in-a-posthuman-age/ Program Description Glen Slater’s recent publication Jung vs Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age contends that the industrial disruption of the outer world is being followed by a post-industrial disruption of the inner world. The shadow side of the…

Returning the Self to Nature: An Interview with Jeanine Canty, Ph.D.

Pacifica News

Jeanine Canty, Ph.D., is the author of Returning the Self to Nature: Undoing Our Collective Narcissism and Healing the Planet and many other publications. Her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change. She will be co-teaching Pacifica’s “Advanced Training Certificate: Ecopsychology” January 26, 2024 – April 20, 2024 .

Radical Ecopsychology: An Interview with Andy Fisher, Ph.D.

Pacifica News

Andy Fisher, Ph.D., is a major figure in ecopsychology, having tracked and reflected on the development of the field for the last three decades. He will be co-teaching Pacifica’s “Advanced Training Certificate: Ecopsychology,” January 26, 2024 – April 20, 2024 via Zoom. I’m delighted to speak with him about the certificate and also his work on Radical Ecopsychology.

Animus, Psyche and Culture: A Jungian Revision: An Interview with Sulagna Sengupta

Pacifica News

Sulagna Sengupta will be teaching a four-class workshop titled “Animus, Psyche and Culture: A Jungian Revision” through Pacifica Online, on November 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2023. I’m delighted to speak with her and find out more.

The First Principle of Psychedelic: An Interview with Leslie Stein

Pacifica News

Dr. Leslie Stein will be presenting at the “Individuation and Psychedelics Conversations with Jungian Analysts,” a joint IAAP and Pacifica Graduate Institute Conference, Dec 15-17, 2023, which will feature twenty discussants. I’m delighted to speak with him about his work and the conference.

Feeding Our Souls: A Reflection on Journey Week

Pacifica News

Journey Week, An Immersive Week of Learning and Connecting at Pacifica Graduate Institute, was held September 27 – October 1, 2023, and included a Wellness Day, a career fair, and a weekend conference entitled “When Deep Calls to Deep: Journeys of the Soul for a Culture in Crisis.” Dr. Leone Mattison, Pacifica’s President and CEO, participated in Journey Week, giving opening remarks, engaging with and supporting faculty, and meeting alumni, community members, and potential students.The following are her reflections on an event that will become a yearly Pacifica tradition.

When Deep Calls to Deep: Pacifica Celebrates a Successful Journey Week 2023

Pacifica News

On September 27 – October 1, 2023, Pacifica welcomed individuals from across the nation to our campus for Journey Week, “An Immersive Week of Learning and Connecting at Pacifica Graduate Institute,” which included a Wellness Day, BEAM Career Fair, and a weekend conference entitled “When Deep Calls to Deep: Journeys of the Soul for a Culture in Crisis.”

Journey Week at Pacifica Graduate Institute!

Pacifica Event
September 27, 2023

Embark on a thought-provoking and soul-stirring experience that will introduce you to the many ways that Pacifica Graduate Institute can educate and equip you to navigate the challenges of our world with wisdom, compassion, and purpose.

Embracing Authenticity: A Depth Psychological Perspective on Mental Health Issues Within the LGBTQ+ Communities

Pacifica Event
August 24, 2023

Pacifica Graduate Institute cordially invites you to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with our upcoming virtual LGBTQ+ panel on August 24th, 2023 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm PST. This event will spotlight the LGBTQ+ community with a panel discussion on queer and trans issues, depth psychology, and mental health. We will explore the psychological and emotional experiences…

Dr. Fanny Brewster – Book Launch

PGIAA Event
August 4, 2023

Race and the Unconscious: An Africanist Depth Psychology Perspective on Dreaming engages the archetypal African consciousness that enriches our knowledge regarding the foundation mythopoetic of Africanist dreaming. Featuring crucial historical context, Jungian ad post-Jungian theory, clinical cases studies, and dream series interpretations, the book offers readers a rich framework for exploring and understanding the language,…

JSSS Jung and the Numinous: Art, Science and Psyche

Conference
July 27, 2023

We invite you to Asheville, North Carolina to participate in an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, practitioners, artists and activists exploring themes and ideas around Jung, Numinosity and Science and Psyche in the context of Jungian/post-Jungian ideas, concepts, and practice-oriented work.

Archetypes, Art, and Indigeneity: Creativity as Conversation with the Land and the Ancestors

Archetypes, Art, and Indigeneity: Creativity as Conversation with the Land and the Ancestors

Pacifica Event
June 23, 2023

A webinar lecture with Dr. Dylan Hoffman, Ph.D., Core Faculty, Dr. Mary Antonia Wood, Ph.D, Program Chair, MA in Depth Psychology and Creativity with Emphasis in the Arts and Humanities Program, Jessica Rubinstein, M.S.Ed., Associate Director of Admissions Operations, Vickie O’Neal, Financial Aid Coordinator.

For the Love of Black People: Historical Exhibit

For the Love of Black People: Historical Exhibit

PGIAA Event
June 20, 2023

Healing Justice Santa Barbara (HJSB) has prepared a historical exhibit centered on a visual Black history timeline on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Chumash on which this exhibit is organized. Part of this work, in this moment, is telling the full truth of the Black experience and disrupting the lies of erasure…

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Special Topics in Character Pathology

Pacifica Event
June 20, 2023

The depressive personality has been left out of DSM nomenclature, with the result that many therapists are unfamiliar with this personality style and its interpersonal dynamics.  Therapist unfamiliarity with depressive personality is poignant, since it is a personality dynamic common among therapists themselves.  The depressive style compares a warm, relational interpersonal style with fear of…

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The Umoja Mural Film & Discussion

PGIAA News
June 22, 2023

The Umoja (“unity” in Swahili ) Mural at Santa Barbara City College, is the first mural in Santa Barbara to center on the African American experience. “The story of the piece was really wanting to showcase Blackness with the lens of joy and success and achievement and possibility,” Roxane Bryne, coordinator of equity, diversity, and…

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A Pacifica Graduate Institute Global Summit: Will Jungian Psychology Survive in the 21st Century?

Pacifica Online Event
June 6, 2023

We live in an era when the abundance of psychologically informed material has never before been so prevalent and accessible, yet this reality exists side by side with the statistically documented profile of a mental health crisis that reaches across national borders and socio-economic divides. In a recent CNN poll, 9 out of 10 US…

Mental Health in Our Community: A Vital Dialogue

Pacifica News
May 23, 2023

Mental health is an extremely important part of every person’s individual well-being. It can impact our relationships, our work, our learning, and our overall quality of life, and in turn, how we interact with those around us.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Pacifica News
May 15, 2023

Pacifica Graduate Institute cordially invites you to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us at our Ladera Lane Campus. We are excited to host this event as a celebration of the rich culture and history of our Asian American and Pacific Islanders and to honor our AAPI members who have made significant…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Embracing Depth Psychology for Mental Well-being

Pacifica News
May 18, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the importance of mental health care. At Pacifica Graduate Institute, we recognize the significance of mental health and believe in the power of depth psychology to address and enhance mental well-being. Our unique approach and emphasis on depth psychology contribute to…

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Counseling Community Webinar

Pacifica News
May 9, 2023

This webinar will provide a forum for participants to engage with our faculty clinicians as they work with a theoretical clinical case. The Counseling Community Webinar Series provides opportunities for students, alumni, and faculty to engage in rich and meaningful conversation. These events will not be recorded and registration is required.

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Pacifica Diversity & Inclusion Council Diversity Symposium

PGIAA Event
March 20, 2023

Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Clyde W. Ford author of The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa. As we extend Black History Month, we remember all those who have given Love, Spirit and Compassion to the struggle for equality and justice.  In this remembering we honor the African mythic tradition that…

Pacifica Graduate Institute Celebrates International Women’s Day

Pacifica News
March 8, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Pacifica Graduate Institute celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th with a powerful theme of “Embrace Equity.” The event took place at 10am at the Barrett Center on Ladera, and attendees had the option to join virtually via Zoom by registering in advance. It was a remarkable gathering that…

Black History Month – Influential Black Psychologists & Educators in History

Pacifica News
February 23, 2023

As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, we wish to pay tribute to a few of the many influential, historical black psychologists and educators who made significant contributions to their fields and to advancements in civil rights and social justice.

Black History Month Community Member Spotlight: Fanny Brewster

Pacifica News
February 17, 2023

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we honor those within our community for their contributions and achievements to Pacifica, local communities, and their field.  We are pleased to share more today about core faculty member, Dr. Fanny Brewster.

Pacifica Graduate Institute Celebrates Black History

Pacifica News
February 17, 2023

In celebration of the historical achievements of Black/African Americans for our country and specifically for our community, Pacifica Graduate Institute and its Alumni Association hosted a landmark celebration on Friday, February 17 at their Lambert Road Campus. In keeping with this year’s national theme, Black Resistance, as chosen by The Association for the Study of…

Grace, Grit, and Gratitude

Grace, Grit, and Gratitude

PGIAA News
October 8, 2022

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association Gala to honor Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and benefit Scholarship Fund on October 8, 2022 Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) is excited to announce “Grace, Grit, and Gratitude” a Gala Celebration honoring Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Founder and Chancellor Emeritus of Pacifica Graduate Institute, on October 8th. As the founding President…

Dr. Joseph Cambray’s Retirement Celebration

Pacifica News
August 21, 2022

Photos by Timothy Teague. You can view the entire gallery of photos here.