The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute successfully hosted its 2018 conference entitled, “Trauma and Transcendence," and looks forward to co-hosting the upcoming 2019 conference entitled, "Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination" with University of California, Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) July 18, 2018
The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute successfully hosted its sold-out 2018 Conference entitled, “Trauma and Transcendence” on June 22-24 at the Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. The event featured world-renowned authors, clinicians, educators, and Jungian analysts whose research explores the effects of trauma, often through a depth psychological lens, and the possibilities for healing through spiritual or transcendent experiences.
The presenters included Ann Belford Ulanov, Ph.D., L.H.D., New York Jungian analyst; Tanya Marie Luhrmann, Ph.D., Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department; Ann Taves, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, psychologist, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Vermont; Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., Jungian psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, and senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts; and Craig E. Stephenson, Ph.D., Director of Training for the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York City.
The conference also featured presentations by Pacifica faculty member Lionel Corbett, M.D., a Jungian analyst trained in medicine and psychiatry in England, as well as Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and President and CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute.
“We are delighted with the outstanding attendance and participation at The Retreat’s 'Trauma and Transcendence' conference, which brought national and international participants to Pacifica Graduate Institute,” said David Odorisio, Ph.D., Director of the Retreat at Pacifica and faculty member, “We look forward to co-hosting the upcoming conference 'Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination' with University of California, Santa Barbara in April 2019 and anticipate a resounding response to this special event as well.”
Joe Cambray, Ph.D., President and CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute stated, “We are grateful to all of our featured presenters for their thought-provoking contributions, and we look forward to the next opportunity to engage with leaders and communities at the intersections of psychotherapy, depth psychology, and the creative potential of the psyche.”
The Retreat offered the opportunity to watch an online livestream video of Friday and Saturday’s conference presentations. Both in-person and remote attendees were able to receive 14 hours of continuing education credit.
The Retreat at Pacifica’s next conference is “Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination,” a four-day conference taking place April 4-7, 2019 at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s University Center (UCEN) and Art, Design & Architecture Museum. The conference is designed to engage the imaginative processes of psychotherapists of all kinds alongside members of the art community in order to creatively expand attendees’ understanding of depth psychology. It will also feature an exhibition of C.G. Jung’s Red Book and select Black Books. The conference is co-sponsored by The Art and Psyche Working Group; Pacifica Graduate Institute; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (Zurich); The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS); and The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Information can be found at "Art and Psyche: Conference IV The Illuminated Imagination."
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About Pacifica Graduate Institute
Pacifica Graduate Institute, with two campuses in Santa Barbara, California, is a WASC-accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs in depth psychology, mythological studies, and the humanities. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and a rigorous academic community with a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of resources including the Opus Archives and Research Center. Pacifica Graduate Institute is celebrating 40 years.
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