As Joseph Campbell and a host of other mythologists and storytellers have emphasized, storied structures do not stay in books on myth and fairy tale. They come back to life around us, as C.G. Jung observed, as correctives to what is cast out of and exiled from mainstream consciousness. To the extent we hear these stories and retell them, we align with the movement of the ecologically embodied collective psyche as it struggles to adapt to planet-wide waves of changes.
This six-week online certificate program invites you to understand the mythological, folkloric, and archetypal structures of the stories that play out all around us, in many different arenas: politics and finance, environment and health, landscape and locale, education and religion. Explore new ways to:
Detect and study the mythic and folkloric motifs that play out in current events
Tell stories in ways that bring consciousness to current issues and events
Mentor other people in storytelling as a tool of cultural transformation and renewal
Participation time, including audio and video lectures, reading, and online discussion, averages approximately four hours per week, depending on individual reading speed and the extent of participation in online discussion. Weekly course activities are scheduled at the convenience of the participant. The program is limited to 30 participants.
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D., is department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches ecopsychology. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Holistic Psychology and the author of several books, including the Animate California Trilogy and Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place, editor of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled, and co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. Craig graduated from Pacifica’s Depth Psychology Program in 2003. For more information, visit Chalquist.com.
Space is Limited! Register Early!
To register, submit the form on the webpage, or print and mail to the Public Programs Department, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; or call the Public Programs Department at 805.969.3626, ext. 103. Full payment is required with your registration. An email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receiving your registration.
To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time.In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist and we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed the processing fee.
A limited number of financial need scholarships are available for this program. Eligible participants are those who have an extenuating financial need or related hardship that would prohibit participation at the full registration fee and who have not previoulsly received a scholarship in the current academic year. To apply, please complete the online registration form and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. Once youru application has been reviewed, you will be contacted for payment information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
18 CE credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapysts (provider #67021) and for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider CEP 7177). Full attendance at the program is required to receive a certificate. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM
This program is taught using Pacifica’s Online Learning Management System, Desire2Learn (D2L), which is utilized in Pacifica’s graduate programs. D2L works best using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox browser, however the following browsers are supported: Internet Explorer 9, 10, and Safari 5.1, 6, and the latest version of Chrome. Participants will need a Broadband Internet connection. The software needed to view the video presentations is Adobe Flash Player. To download the lastest version of this application, visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer. Participants also need to ensure that pop-up blockers are turned off.