College Profile: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school with two campuses near Santa Barbara, California. The Institute offers masters and doctoral degrees in the fields of psychology, mythological studies, and the humanities. Six degree programs are offered through monthly, three-day learning sessions: M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
M.A./ Ph.D. in Depth Psychology
M.A./ Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology
Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy
M.A. in Humanities (online/hybrid format) Joseph Campbell's papers and collections have been entrusted to the OPUS Archives and Research Center on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute. The renowned author, scholar, and mythologist was a long-time friend of Pacifica, and a frequent guest lecturer. The OPUS Archives also contain the collections of many other key figures in the development of Depth Psychology. Pacifica Graduate Institute dates its 32-year life as an education institution from the 1976 inauguration of a nine-month, para-professional Counseling Skills Certificate program offered by the Human Relations Center. The Lambert Road Campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute is the former Max Fleishman estate.
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The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to provide graduate degree programs and to foster research in the fields of psychology and mythological studies framed in the traditions of depth psychology.
The Institute seeks to fulfill this purpose by creating an educational environment which nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences and an academic community which fosters for its faculty and students a spirit of free and open inquiry consistent with the recognized values of academic freedom.
Pacifica is dedicated to cultivating and harvesting the gifts of the human imagination so that these insights may be brought to bear upon the personal, cultural, and planetary concerns of our era. This dedication is contained in Pacifica's motto: animae mundi colendae gratia (for the sake of tending soul in and of the world).
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