Programs from The Retreat at Pacifica


July 11-12, 2020
Participants in this two-day Online Workshop will build practical skills grounded in traditional and emerging methods of dreamwork. The Dream Tending methods developed by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat build on the methods of association, amplification, and animation pioneered by Freud and Jung, and expanded upon by James Hillman and Marion Woodman.
Hosted Online

July 17, 2020
Join SimplePractice for this exclusive webinar with Board-Certified Telemental Health Counselor Michael Jones. Michael will share how you can successfully launch your telemental health practice. He’ll also dive into specifics like insurance coverage, state licensing, fee-setting, and more. Get ready to learn how to prepare, strategize, and market a sustainable virtual practice.
Hosted Online

Friday, July 24, 2020
The current Coronavirus Pandemic has been called the “Umbra Mundi”—a shadow passing over the world, and we can all feel the heightened fear and vulnerability that this shadow of death constellates in the personal as well as collective psyche.
Hosted Online

July 31, 2020
In 1933, the Berlin Jewish journalist Charlotte Beradt began collecting dreams of ordinary Germans until 1939, when she fled to the United States. Beradt’s remarkable compilation shows how the ordinary objects and experiences of daily life can suddenly “turn traitor” in their transformation into monstrosity.
Hosted Online

September 19 – October 30, 2020
So many of us are experiencing the little deaths that come from longings denied, longings diminished, longings unfulfilled. We may have abandoned our true longings, or at best, tucked them away in the security of our journals or explored them freely only in the safety of our therapist’s office. Still, we may be experiencing what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the fierce urgency of now,” the desire toward self-actualization and individuation that would have us give way and sway to our deepest dreams and longings. If not now, then when?
Hosted Online

Sept. 25, Oct. 16, and Nov. 6
The fiery trial through which we are passing as a nation has its roots in deep traumatic injuries to our personal and collective psyches as a people. These injuries are very difficult for us to confront and metabolize on a personal level and even more difficult to understand and heal collectively. They are simply overwhelming in their cumulative effect, and unbearably painful when considered individually and in detail.
Hosted Online

September 2020 - April 2021
The 2020-2021 Dream Tending Certificate Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four, three-day sessions. The September and November sessions will take place in an online format. The January and April sessions will occur at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

October 5 - November 20, 2020
A six-week online course providing an initiation into archetypal astrology. Learn how to use archetypal astrology to better understand the role of archetypes in your life. Explore how archetypes manifest in the arts and personal experience.
Hosted Online by Pacifica Graduate Institute and the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (ITAS)

January 25 - April 16, 2021
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

March 5–7, 2021 & March 8 – May 21, 2021
In 2016, three scholars and creatives affiliated with Pacifica Graduate Institute came together to write a book exploring everyday ways to access and enhance creativity. After sending seven essays each back and forth across the world to each other, Deborah (in her 30s and a Pacifica alum), Jennifer (in her 50s and a Pacifica alum and adjunct faculty member), and Dennis (in his 70s and a Pacifica emeritus faculty member) stepped back and took a look at what they had produced.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus with an optional certificate hosted Online


May 29, June 5, June 12, and June 19, 2020 (4 weeks online)
Our accompaniment of each other and of the natural world weaves the fabric of a caring society, the cloth essential to creating commons. Accompaniment requires radical availability, steadfast witnessing, self-reflexivity, attunement to others’ needs and desires, and committed response-ability.
Hosted Online

Mar. 20-22, 2020 | Dec. 7-8, 2020 | Aug. 6-9, 2020
A 9-Month Certificate with Maureen Murdock and Jennifer Selig
at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus