General Information

Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Directions to the Ladera Lane Campus
Map to Ladera Lane Campus

Driving Directions From South

Hwy 101 North: Northbound through Carpinteria. Exit Evans Ave, Turn left onto Ortega Hill Rd, Turn Right onto Ortega Ridge Rd, Turn Right onto East Valley Rd, Turn Left onto Ladera Lane, Arrive 801 Ladera Lane.

Driving Directions From North

Hwy 101 South: Southbound, through Santa Barbara and Montecito. Exit 92 on the left –Sheffield Drive, Turn left towards Sheffield Drive, Turn Right ono North Jamison Lane, Turn Left onto Ortega Ridge Road, Turn Right onto East Valley Road, Turn Left onto Ladera Lane, Arrive 801 Ladera Lane.

Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Directions to the Lambert Road Campus
Map to Lambert Road Campus

Driving Directions From South

Hwy 101 North: When you reach Carpinteria, take the Santa Monica Rd exit and turn right at the stop sign. Turn right again at the corner of Santa Ynez and Via Real, go over the freeway bridge, and continue to the signal lights. The Inn will be on your left at the corner of Santa Ynez and Carpinteria Ave.

Driving Directions From North

Hwy 101 South: Approximately 10 miles past Santa Barbara to the Reynolds Ave exit and continue to the stop sign. The Inn will be on your right at the corner of Carpinteria Ave and Santa Ynez Ave.


Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus.


Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Housing accommodations can be reserved at the time of registration, or by contacting

A 14% Santa Barbara County Occupancy Tax is additionally added

Accommodations in the Residence Hall at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus consist of standard, single rooms. These rooms include a full or twin-sized bed, sink, mirror, desk, chair, small desk fan, and alarm clock, as well as shelves and hangers for clothing.  All linens and towels are included. Our Residence Hall has shared men’s and women’s bathroom and shower facilities.  All shower stalls include bath mat and soap. We recommend that guests bring all of their own toiletries. Our recently renovated Semi-Suite rooms, located on the second floor of the Main Building, include a queen-sized bed with a shared bath and shower per every two rooms. Additionally, there are two Private Suites, which include a queen size bed with private bathroom and shower.

The Residence Hall has a Guest Lounge on the First Floor, complete with couches and a large screen TV. There is also a small kitchenette with refrigerator, water dispenser, and microwave.

Best Western Carpinteria Inn
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 528-1234


Full refunds for registrations and lodging will be provided up to 14 days prior to an event.  Cancellations made 13-6 days prior will receive a 50% refund. There is no refund for registrations or lodging cancellations made within 5 days of your arrival or if you do not show up or leave a program or event early.  The Retreat at Pacifica reserves the right to cancel any program at any time.  In this instance, you will be refunded in full.

Continuing Education Credit

Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for each program and its content.  Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education Goal.  Pacifica Graduate Institute is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.  Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

CECs and Online Program Attendance  Participants requesting Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Online programs must attend all live sessions (offered via Zoom) in order to receive CECs. Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs.

Disability Service On Campus

It is the Institute’s goal is to make facilities, programs, and experiences accessible to all members of the community. The Institute works individually with those who are disabled to determine how individual needs can best be met.  For additional information regarding Disability Services, please visit

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute will not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in its trainings, programs, or offerings.  The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute will not promote or advocate for single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients or guests based on current accepted standards or practice.


We will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner when submitted by program attendees in writing to


Who can I contact with any questions?
Please contact The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute Guest Services at

What are my transportation and parking options?
If you are not renting a car, transportation is available to Santa Barbara from LAX airport via the Santa Barbara Airbus.  Amtrak stops in both Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.  Taxi service is available from Santa Barbara Airport, and all public transportation depots.

Open parking is available at our Ladera Lane Campus 7 days a week, and at our Lambert Road Campus on Saturdays and Sundays only.  If you are traveling to our Lambert Road Campus Monday-Friday, please call reception at (805)969.3626 ext. 101 to reserve a parking space.

How does the check-in and check-out process work?

Please check-in with reception at the Ladera Lane Front Lobby any time after 3 pm. You will be given a key to your room at that time. Check out time is 11 am. Please return your key to the front desk when checking out. Please do not leave the key in the room. We greatly appreciate your timeliness in the check-out process. This allows our housekeeping staff to turn the rooms around before our next program checks in.

Which meals are included in my stay?

Program meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the days that you are in session. The last day of the session will typically include breakfast and lunch.  If you are arriving early (one or more days prior to your program start date) dining services will not be provided.

What types of meals do you offer?  What if I have dietary concerns?

Our catering company offers healthy, whole meals. They offer vegetarian as well as vegan options and include local and organic ingredients whenever possible. If you have medically restricted dietary concerns, please note it on your registration form.