Coming Home 2017

Healing, Peace, and Soul: Dialogues of Reconnection and Renewal

When

Fri, Jan 27 -
Sun, Jan 29

Where

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Ladera Lane Campus

Cost

$155

Registration Fee
(includes meals)




This year, the Pacifica Graduate Alumni Association (PGIAA) and Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI) join forces to create ‘Dialogues of Reconnection and Renewal’ bringing together the collective wisdom of Pacifica's Emeritus Faculty, Core Faculty, Alumni, and Students.

Discussions will be depth-driven, and participants will leave campus with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

We are happy to welcome you to campus as we come together for our 2017 annual Coming Home!

Coming Home is About You.


“It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe… a collection of things, tangible and intangible, that feed your soul. It’s that sense of calm and peace, that the world is ‘right’ as you step through the doorway. It’s that feeling of comfort, like a favorite pair of jeans. It’s where nothing needs to be said, no-one needs to be there, but you know you’ve just been greeted by your best friend.

It’s that one place in the universe where you can just be ‘you’, surrounded by the things you love, the memories you have, and where the people you care about are allowed ‘in’. At the heart of it, coming home is where you can be most vulnerable because you feel safe, and all your senses are fed.”

~Sheila Azeller




Scholarships Are Available


Coming Home 2017, with its theme, “Healing, Peace and Soul: Dialogues of Reconnection and Renewal” offers a unique opportunity to be in community, where we can hear each other, support/tend one another. Join us as we explore the challenges of our lives and create roadmaps to sustain our future. Contact Alumni Relations at 805.879.7303 or e-mail dtravis-teague@pacifica.edu




Student Discounts are available


2017 Student Program Information - PGIAA recognizes that our students are the association of tomorrow! During Coming Home 2017, we offer a unique opportunity for students to join us in community, as we explore the challenges of our lives and the times in which we live. We encourage you, as members of the Pacifica community to include your voice in the creation of roadmaps to sustain our future. Contact Alumni Relations at 805.879.7303 or e-mail dtravis-teague@pacifica.edu


Friday, January 27, 2017


Arrival & Check in Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.
Logistics
Friday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby
Emeritus Sage Wisdom Allen Koehn (1:00-1:30pm) Robert Romanyshyn (1:45-2:15pm) Veronica Goodchild (2:30-3:00pm) Q&A (3:15-3:45pm) Break (3:45-4:00pm) Allen Bishop (4:00-4:30pm) Aaron Kipnis (4:45-5:30pm) Q&A / Wrap-up (5:30-5:45pm)
Lecture
Friday
1:00 - 5:45 pm
Barrett Center
Joined by Core Faculty for Discussions and Q & A

Michael Sipiora, Willow Young, Steve Aizenstat, Joseph Cambray, Pat Katsky, Mary Watkins & Nuria Ciofalo


Lecture
Friday
TBA
Barrett Center
Dinner


Logistics
Friday
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dining Room
The Chancellor’s Annual Reception Annual Awards Ceremony

Award presentations are as follows: Wendy Davee Award for Service, The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, The Chancellor’s Community Service Award (Student), Walter Odajnyk Scholarship Inaugural Awards (2)


Event
Friday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Room A


Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Alumni Voices

"Healing Reconnections: Dialogues for Renewal"


Social Dreaming Matrix
Event
Saturday
7:00 - 8:00 am
The Yurt
Saturday Breakfast
Logistics
Saturday
8:00 - 9:00 am
Dining Room
Welcome, Charles Caldwell, President-PGIAA
Logistics
Saturday
9:15 - 9:30 am
Dining Room
Emergent Potentials: Jung, New Materialisms, Indigenous Resurgence and Decoloniality Helene Shulman Lorenz (with Susan James)
Workshop
Saturday
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Barrett Center
Break
Logistics
Saturday
10:45 am - 11:00 am
I’m With Her: Jung, The Red Book, the Feminine, and Where We Go from Here Satya Doyle Byock

After a painful year and sometimes seemingly hopeless path forward, something profound may just be happening. There is no better guide for these times than Jung. Immersed in the study of his own psychology and that of the world during a time of two world wars, his perspective and insights are crucial. From his confrontation with the unconscious chronicled in The Red Book during WWI, to his work as a secret informant in OSS plots to bring down Hitler in WWII, Jung was devoted to finding the way through global conflict, both internally and externally. All the while, and implicit in his solution, he attended to the redemption of the feminine soul in the world. Why and how is the topic of this presentation and discussion.


Workshop
Saturday
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Room G
Poster Presentations & Discussions
Workshop
Saturday
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Room H
Saturday Lunch
Logistics
Saturday
12:15 - 1:15 pm
Dining Room
Dream Tending - Images at the Crossroads Doug Thomas and Steve Aizenstat

We come together at a time of major transition for the nation and the world, marked by the recent inauguration of a new U.S. president. This conjures the ancient image of the crossroads, a place of uncertainty, options, and choices. As a mythic space it’s the domain of Hermes, a deity revered by antiquity, alchemists, and depth psychology. What dream images are alive in the crossroads at this moment? Let’s come together as a community of familiars and intimates to share and tend the images that signal the dangers and the options, and those that help us find strength and resolve at the dawn of a new and difficult era.


Workshop
Saturday
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room A
Mythic Drawings with Keith Himebaugh

Mythic Drawings is an archetypal approach to drawing from the imagination that blending DreamTending practices with traditional animation drawing. Developed as a mythological studies dissertation, it is an emerging method that offers artistic and psychological ideas for exploring the mythic images, motifs and stories that live in the creative process itself. Inspiration, artistic techniques and even the media we use to draw has its own fantasy going on. The lion that prowls in the living room of the dream may also roar through the frenetic movement of a gesture drawing. In the careful strokes of a contour drawing, dwells a Pygmalion sculptor, caressing his beloved. Who is it that lives in our methods? And how can we collaborate with them to meet the dream in its language?


Workshop
Saturday
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Room B
Break
Logistics
Saturday
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Renewing Soul, Tending Soul, Poetry as Ally and Guide Mary Kunz and Dennis Patrick Slattery

Poetry can be a powerful ally as we come home to ourselves, reconnect with our depth and our depth community, and renew our calling and commitment to tend soul in and of the world. Dennis and Mary will share poems about soul, peace, conflict, and purpose. Participants will have the opportunity to privately reflect and to write, and to share their reactions with the larger group. We will also use ritual, contemplation, and our collective presence to bolster our courage to do the inner and outer work required of us to work for peace and justice in our beloved world.


Workshop
Saturday
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Room A
An Invitation to Self-Care Tracey Cleantis

Seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises, quizzes, and interviews, you are invited to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life.


Workshop
Saturday
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Room G
Improv Theater Nicole Dalton & Karen Foreman

Karen Forman and Nicole Dalton began their creative journey together dancing at The Sweat Spot in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. While cultivating a love of dance they soon realized they also shared a love of all things psychological. They are both actresses and Karen has a background in social work while Nicole is writing her thesis for her masters in counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Their videos are inspired by actual conversations that have taken place between the two of them and they are grateful for the opportunity to laugh at themselves and thrilled that others are laughing with them. The first in their series, I'm Triggered, went viral on Funny or Die who also promoted the video on Facebook and Twitter and won "Most Watched Clean Comedy of the Month."


Workshop
Saturday
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Barrett Center
Saturday Dinner
Logistics
Saturday
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dining Room
Third Annual Authors' Spotlight & Reception

You will not want to miss this event, celebrating who have published books, especially those published in 2016. Our authors gather and share tidbits about their work and their journey to publishing. A Book-signing/Meet N’ Greet with the authors follows. Heartfelt and heartwarming!

Click Here for Author Bios

Bret Alderman, PhD (Depth Psych 2013)

Symptom, Symbol, and the Other of Language: A Jungian Interpretation of the Linguistic Turn (2016)

Sherrie Sims Allen, PhD (Depth Psych 2015)

Contributor, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology (2016)

Joseph S. Bogorad, PhD (Myth 2011)

Cultivating the Still Point: Buddhism & Christianity through the Lens of Depth Psychology (2016)

Katherine Bradford (Myth 2006)

Revelations: Culture and the Human Landscape (with Holli Harmon) 2016

Fanny Brewster, PhD (Clinical Psych 2004)

African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (2017)

Kelly Carlin-McCall (Counseling Psych 2004)

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George (2015)

Tracey Cleantis (Counseling Psych 2004)

The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward (2015)

Tommy Donovan, PhD (Depth Psych 2006)

The Rail - What Was Really Doin’ in the 60s Bronx (2016)

Betsy Hall, PhD (Myth 2004)

Psychotherapy's Pilgrim Poet: The Story Within (2016)

Kimberly Howell, PhD (Depth Psych 2014)

Contributor, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology (2016)

Sharon D. Johnson, PhD (Depth Psych 2012)

Editor and Contributor, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology (2016)

David Johnston, PhD (Depth Psych 1996)

Prophets in Our Midst (2016)

Jung’s Global Vision: Western Psyche Eastern Mind (2016)

Rae Ann Kumelos, PhD (Myth 2005)

Wild Wisdom: Animal Stories of the Southwest (2016)

Alisa Orduña (Depth, Community, Liberation Psych 2014)

Wild Wisdom: Animal Stories of the Southwest (2016)

Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD (Depth Psych 2004)

Co-editor, Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World (2016)

Patricia Taylor, PhD (Depth Psych 2007)

Contributor, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology (2016)

Marcella de Veaux, PhD (Depth and Liberation Psych 2011)

Co-editor, Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World

Contributor, Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology (2016)

Robert Wagner (Myth 2008)

Moby Dick and the Mythology of Oil (2010)


Event
Saturday
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Barrett Center



Sunday, January 29, 2017

“Healing, Peace, Soul”


Registration & Check-in
Logistics
Sunday
7:30 - 9:00 am
Lobby
First Annual Alumni Networking Brunch This morning is dedicated to exchanging stories, establishing and re-establishing contacts, and reaffirming relationships.

Throughout the morning, attendees will be encouraged to enjoy brunch, and move from table-to-table to exchange information, advice, hopes and dreams. An Alumni Association table will be available for anyone who wants to update their contact information with the Association, fill out feedback-and-suggestion forms, or ask questions about PGIAA.


Event
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining Room
Final Announcements
Logistics
Sunday
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Barrett Center
Closing Ritual
Logistics
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barrett Center



On-Going Events


Poster Presentations & Discussions (Room H) Information Booths (check with Registration) Dream Collages (Room A) Mythic Drawings (Room B) PGIAA Membership Central (Computer Lab) PGIAA Hospitality Suite (West Wing, Ladera Board Room) OPUS Archive Tours (check with Registration for times) Quiet Space (The Yurt)

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) Proudly Announces the 2017 Recipients of The Wendy Davee Award for Service and The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

The Wendy Davee Award
for Service
Liz Delgado

It is our honor to introduce Elizabeth (Liz) Deligio, this year’s Wendy Davee Award for Service recipient. Liz’s deep commitment to social justice has been an inspiration to faculty and students at Pacifica. Liz Deligio is an MA alumna from the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization of the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. Her projects span three continents and focus on some of the most crucial social justice issues of our times. Currently Ms. Deligio works for the 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago, a non-hierarchical, consensus-based social justice community. 8th Day is grounded in values of nonviolence, mutuality, and cooperation. At the center all members share responsibilities for everything from cleaning to creating a budget. Ms. Deligio’s primary work has been focused on issues of antimilitarism, gender justice, and economic justice. Read More

The Chancellor’s
Community Award
TBA
The Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence
TBA

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) Proudly Announces the 2017 Recipients of The Walter Odajnyk Scholarship

Walter Odajnyk Scholarship Recipient Chad Kreutzinger

After hearing Joseph Campbell’s adjuration, “in order to understand Nietzsche and Kant, you have to start with Plato” on a PBS series many years ago, Chad Kreutzinger found himself studying as an undergraduate in a western Great Books Program. Chad went on to serve as a combat officer in the U.S. Army, and lived for a time in Paris and Berlin after his service. Inspired to study eastern culture and philosophy, Chad earned a Masters Degree in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College, where he also minored in Classical Chinese and Sanskrit. From Chinese studies, Chad moved into Japan studies; he lived in Japan for five years, living some of that time in a Shinto shrine. Read More

Walter Odajnyk Scholarship Recipient Paige Bigelow

Paige is a practicing lawyer who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, a place also known as “Zion,” where myth is in the air, the salt, the water, the mountains, and other places. She has a longstanding interest in psychology, literature, and philosophy, which by a circuitous route has led her to wend her way into the Mythological Studies program at Pacifica. She hopes to gain knowledge and wisdom through her studies and plans to “be a writer” when she grows up. In the meantime, she plans to write—starting tomorrow. Read More


Coming Home is a great opportunity to showcase your research, projects, publications or artwork. Posters will be displayed at prominently. Please submit your poster application today.


Ladera Library

Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Closed All Other Days

Lambert Library

Thurs - Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Campbell Archive Closed Thursday


Please direct all questions and comments to Dianne Travis-Teague, Pacifica's Director of Alumni Relations.

805.879.7303

dtravis-teague@pacifica.edu