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November 2-4, 2018
Now, more than ever, our field must support methodological approaches that foster the repair of disconnection. We aim through this conference to highlight both the science and practice of how embodied self-awareness promotes this capacity for connection.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

January 7 – March 29, 2019
This unique program, offered online over the course of 3 months, has the distinct advantage of combining three perspectives from three internationally renowned authors, educators, and transformational leaders in the fields of Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy.
Online Program

September 5-8 | October 7-9, 2019 | February 28-March 1 | May 4-6, 2020
Featuring Donald Kalsched, Mark Epstein, Pat Ogden, Ruth Lanius, Allan Schore, Joseph Cambray, Jeffrey Kiehl, Fanny Brewster, Jeffrey Kripal, and Elizabeth Krohn
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

Upcoming Retreat Programs

September 19, 2018
The worldview which pervades Celtic mythology is profoundly relevant today, offering a deep ecological alternative to the centuries-long disenchantment which has led to the personal, social and environmental crises we face today.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

September 22, 2018
Craig Titley is a film and television writer/producer who began his film career in the Hollywood trenches as a production assistant. After a brief stint as an executive for Nickelodeon’s feature film division, he went on to become a successful writer of family films including the live-action SCOOBY-DOO, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, and PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Titley’s films have grossed nearly a billion dollars in worldwide box office.
hosted by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus

September 29, 2018
In this one-day workshop, we experience ways of transforming nightmare images to serve a more constructive purpose. As we delve into the healing potential of dreams, specific approaches are offered that support our psychological and physical well-being.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Campus - 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

October 5, 2018
The Archetypal Pan in America is a significant exploration into archetypal causes for the anxieties and ethical dilemmas in the US today. Relying on C. G. Jung’s theory of the applicability of myth to psychological problems and the post Jungian theory of cultural complexes, the myths of the Greek god Pan are used as the scaffolding for a metaphor that informs this disastrous situation.
hosted at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus

October 6, 2018
The Pacifica Open House: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

October 6, 2018
In the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire and resulting mudflows, we are in search of new ways to understand the patterns underlying the profound transformation we are experiencing among ourselves and our surroundings. For this year, New Mythos grants were offered by OPUS Archives and Research Center to bring together the creative voices from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for an evening of reflection, healing, and entertainment.
Hosted by OPUS Archives at the Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA

October 14, 2018
In this presentation, Dr. Christine Downing will interweave her own family history, her engagement with Freud and Jung, and their engagement with each other.
Hosted by OPUS Archives at Pacifica's Ladera Lane - Classroom A

March 1, 2019
We exist because of our creative self-expressions of Life. In attempting to meet and be this Creative Self we sometimes hide or put away our dreams. How often we say, I wish I was creative.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

March 22-24 | November 22-24 | August 1-4, 2019
An 8-Month Certificate with Maureen Murdock, Jennifer Selig, and Daphne Dodson
at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

October 8, 2019
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people, it happens to everyone. If we are not suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder, we suffer from a pre-traumatic one. Death, illness and loss eventually impact us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are difficult to face.
Hosted at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus