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Core Faculty

Lorna Catford, PhD Lorna Catford (Ph.D., Stanford University) is the author of The Path of the Everyday Hero and the founder and director of the Collaborative Autism Training and Support Program, which provides education and support to families with autism. She teaches in the Psychology department at Sonoma State, and is the program's Internship Coordinator. E-mail Website
Mary Gomes, Ph. D. Mary Gomes (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University. She is the coeditor of Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, as well as a consulting editor of the journal ReVision. Her interests center around ecopsychology, ritual, shamanism, and cross-cultural earth-based practices. E-mail
Jurgen W. Kremer, Ph. D. Jurgen W. Kremer (Ph.D., University of Hamburg) is an Executive Editor of ReVision, and author of Towards a Person-Centered Resolution of Intercultural Conflicts. He is Chair of the Psychology Department at the Santa Rosa Junior College, former Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Saybrook Institute; Academic Dean, Integral Studies Program, East-West Psychology Program, California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS; and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program for Traditional Knowledge, CIIS. He has edited ReVision special issues on Peace and Identity; Paradigmatic Challenges; Culture and Ways of Knowing; Indigenous Science; Trance and Healing; and Transformative Learning. E-mail Website
Felicia Matto-Shepard Felicia Matto-Shepard (M.S., San Francisco State University, M.F.T.) is a psychotherapist and former Counseling Services Supervisor at Hospice of Petaluma. She brings a background in dreamwork, work with the dying and the bereaved, shamanism, and art, movement and dance to facilitate her work with personal transformation. She is a candidate in training to be a Jungian Analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, and leads workshops and couples retreats with her husband, Jim Matto-Shepard.
Laurel McCabe Laurel McCabe (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Psychology and former Chair of the Psychology Department at Sonoma State University, as well as the founder and Coordinator of the Depth Psychology Master's Program. Her interests include psychological initiation, depth feminine and masculine, alchemy and transformation, and spirituality in modern life. She has expertise in women's development and psychological growth in adulthood. E-mail Website
Liza Ravitz, Ph. D Liza Ravitz (Ph.D., DePaul University) is a Jungian analyst and clinical-child psychologist with psychotherapy practices in San Francisco and Petaluma. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco and in the Department of Psychiatry's Child and Adult Outpatient Clinic at California Pacific Medical Center, and conducts consultation groups for therapists and presents workshops and trainings throughout the Bay Area.  She is a teaching member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapists. E-mail

Seminar Faculty

Michael Bala, MA Michael Bala (M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, M.F.T.) is a Jungian psychotherapist and an Advanced Candidate in analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He has published articles on the Trickster/Clown archetype, on art and psyche, and on same-sex marriage, and has been an Assistant Editor for the Jung Journal. In his private practice he employs sandplay, active imagination, and expressive art approaches in conjunction with depth–oriented talk therapy.
John Beebe MD John Beebe (M.D., University of Chicago) is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He founded The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, now published as Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, and was the first co-editor from the United States of The Journal of Analytical Psychology. He is the author of Integrity in Depth; co-author of Psychiatric Treatment: Crisis Clinic and Consultation and The Presence of the Feminine in Film; editor of C. G. Jung's Aspects of the Masculine and Terror, Violence and the Impulse to Destroy; and author of numerous articles in Jungian books and journals.
Greg Bogart, Ph.D. Greg Bogart (Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, M.F.T.) is a marriage and family therapist and a lecturer at Sonoma State University and California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of Dreamwork and Self-Healing: Unfolding the Symbols of the Unconscious, and numerous articles on dreamwork, spiritual practice, and clinical psychology in Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, American Journal of Psychotherapy, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, California Therapist, and Yoga Journal. He is in private practice in the East Bay.
  Carolyn Bray (Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute) is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist practicing in San Francisco and Marin County, and an analyst member of the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute, where she chairs the Jung Journal Committee. She teaches seminars in the Extended Education program at the C.G. Jung Institute and at the Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco. In addition to consulting and writing, she has a lifelong interest in the study of Hawaiian mythology specializing in myths of the Hawaiian Goddesses as images of the feminine Self.
James Brown PhD James Brown (Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute) is a depth-psychology and critical media educator in secondary and post-secondary schools, and a transformative education coach, facilitator, and trainer. He works at all levels of education to innovate learning and teacher professional development to include multiple forms of conscious literacy practice that embrace high levels of creative expression, critical analysis, and integration.
Linda Cunningham, Ph.D. Linda Cunningham (Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, M.F.T.) is the author of Relational Sandplay Therapy and many articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy on the topic of the clinical relationship in sandplay. She gives trainings on the clinical relationship and the therapist’s use of self throughout the bay area in both graduate and postgraduate settings, and is adjunct faculty at The California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Petaluma and is the former Interim Coordinator of the Depth Psychology M.A. program. E-mail Website
Kate Donohue PhD REAT Kate Donohue (Ph.D., Temple University, R.E.A.T.) is a founding faculty member of the Expressive Arts Therapy program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, coordinates the expressive Arts Therapy group supervision there, and is a founding member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association board and a Professional Standards Board Member. She conducts supervision workshops and Jungian oriented expressive arts consultation groups. Dance and painting inform all her expressive arts therapy and supervision.
Scott Eberle (M.D., University of California, San Francisco) is a physician, Medical Director of Hospice of Petaluma, and a wilderness guide. After completing more than a hundred monastic and nature-based retreats during a 15-year period, Scott ended his 16-year career as an AIDS specialist to focus on end-of-life care. He has incorporated his work with the dying into an experiential rites of passage program called The Practice of Living and Dying, which he co-created with Meredith Little and offers through the School of Lost Borders. He is the author of The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live.
Shoshana Ferstman JD PhD Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman (J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.) is a clinical psychologist and a candidate in the Analyst Training Program at the Jung Institute of San Francisco. She served as Core Faculty at Meridian University, where she coordinated the doctoral program. Shoshana spent many years as an attorney and advocate supporting environmental justice and Native American sovereignty. Her interests include intergenerational trauma, Jewish mysticism, and shamanism. She is completing a book exploring the experience of Jews healing intergenerational trauma through reconnection with the sacred.
Leslie Gray, PhD Leslie Gray (Ph.D., Catholic University) is a Native American psychologist and founder and Executive Director of the Woodfish Institute in Berkeley. Her work integrates native healing traditions with modern medicine, and she has studied with many idigenous tribal elders and healers. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the University of California, Berkeley, and has published in East-West Journal and Re-Vision.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Rick Hanson (Ph.D., Wright Institute) is a psychologist, author and teacher in contemplative neuroscience. He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and is the author of the forthcoming Buddha's Brain: Creating Neural Pathways to Happiness, Love and Wisdom. He leads an ongoing meditation group and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Spirit Rock, Sati Center, and other organizations.
Myrtle Heery, Ph. D., M. F. T. Myrtle Heery (Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, M.F.T.) is a psychotherapist who utilizes humanistic and existential approaches in her work as a therapist, supervisor, and author. She is the Director of the International Institute for Humanistic Studies, and maintains an active teaching exchange program with therapists in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She teaches internationally on in-depth inquiry for therapists, and on group process. She has published numerous articles on inner voice experiences and on topics in humanistic and existential psychology. E-mail
Maria Hess, Ph.D. Maria Hess (Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, M.F.T.) is a depth-oriented psychotherapist, supervisor, and community educator in private practice in Sebastopol. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University with interests in transformational teaching, therapist training, and Tibetan Buddhist studies. She is the 2003 recipient of Sonoma State´s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Brad Kammer, MA Brad Kammer (M.A., The Union Institute, M.F.T.) is an Associate Professor at Mendocino College and National University, and a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Ukiah. He is a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner and Teacher, and has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world, including survivors of Hurricane Katrina, mainland China, and a year working with refugees in Asia. His current teaching interests lie in the integration of somatic psychology and interpersonal neurobiology.
Margaret Kruszewska, M.A. Malgorzata (Margaret) Kruszewska (M.A., New College) is adjunct faculty in Humanites and Religious Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College. Her publications include essays and chapters on embodied spiritual practices, yogic traditions, the Black Madonna of her native Poland, Egyptian goddesses, and feminist research methodologies. As a playwright and poet, her plays Daddy Meets Durga, MarX' Daughter, and MotherGhost have been produced in New York and Los Angeles.
Maureen Murdock, M.A., M.F.T. Maureen Murdock (Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute, M.F.T.) is an author and psychotherapist. She is prior core faculty in the M.A. Counseling Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and the UCLA Extension Writers´ Program. She is the author of Unreliable Truth; The Heroine´s Journey: Women´s Quest for Wholeness; The Hero´s Daughter; Father´s Daughters: Transforming the Father-Daughter Relationship; as well as other books. She has published numerous articles on myth, women´s development, and memoir.
Judy Radiloff, MA Judy Radiloff (Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute) has over 18 years experience in education as a progressive Early Childhood Educator and School Director, and integrates her studies in Jungian, archetypal, and developmental psychology into her work. In her spare time she loves singing old cowgirl songs and sea-shanties.

 

Naomi Richman Naomi Richman (M.A., Lone Mountain College, M.F.T.) is a psychotherapist specializing in individual and adolescent psychotherapy, as well as homeopathic treatment of emotional disorders for children and adults. She is on the teaching faculty of the Women's Therapy Center in El Cerrito, consults and supervises therapists in private practice and at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, and is in private practice in Petaluma and Berkeley.
Teed Rockwell Teed Rockwell (Ph.D., The Union Institute) is a philosopher of Heidegger, Kant and Nietzsche, as well as the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind. He proposes a behavioral field theory of mind, is the author of Neither Brain Nor Ghost, as well as numerous articles in the philosophy of mind and consciousness studies. He is also a musician and the only person to play Hindustani Ragas on the Touchstyle Fretboard.
Kim Rosen Kim Rosen (M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College) is a poet and the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. With a background in spirituality and psychotherapy she brings the power of spoken poetry as a transformative agent for individuals and communities, in settings as diverse as Chartres Cathedral and a Maasai Safe House in the Great Rift Valley. She is the co-creator of 4 CDs of spoken poems and music, has been a featured speaker at TEDxMaui and on CNN, Oprah Radio and CBC Radio, and her writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Sun, The New Yorker and Spirituality & Health.
Virginia Beane Rutter, M.S. Virginia Beane Rutter (M.A., University of California, Berkeley) is an analyst member and on the teaching faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. She is the author of Woman Changing Woman: Feminine Psychology Re-Conceived Through Myth and Experience; Celebrating Girls: Nurturing and Empowering Our Daughters; and Embracing Persephone: How To Be the Mother You Want for the Daughter You Cherish. Most recently she co-edited and contributed a chapter, “The Archetypal Paradox of Feminine Initiation in Analytic Work,” to Initiation: The Living Reality of An Archetype. She is in private practice in Mill Valley.
Meredith Sabini, Ph.D. Meredith Sabini (Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology) is a licensed psychologist and the founder of The Dream Institute of Northern California, a cultural center and continuing education provider in Berkeley. She is the editor of The Earth Has a Soul: Jung on Nature, Technology, and Modern Life, and author of numerous articles on depth psychology. She specializes in dream education for therapists and dream consultation for organizations and individuals.
Greg Sarris (Ph.D., Stanford University) holds the Endowed Chair in Native American studies at Sonoma State University. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including the widely anthologized collection of essays, Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts; Watermelon Nights; Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream; The Woman Who Loved a Snake; and Grand Avenue, which was made into an HBO miniseries. He currently serves as chairman of his tribe, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
Don Scully, MDiv, MA Don Scully (M.Div., Andrews University, M.A., John F. Kennedy University) is a Jungian psychotherapist in St. Helena and former director of St. Helena Hospital's Alcohol and Chemical Recovery Program. In addition to clinical work and supervision, he is a former pastor who has taught and trained clergy students at Pacific Union College in Napa. He is the recipient of California's Distinguished Clinical Member award and is currently exploring the connections between depth psychology and fairytales.
Richard Stein MD Richard Stein (M.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham) is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst who combines a lifelong study of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo with that of Jungian depth psychology. In addition to his clinical work, supervision, and clinical writing, his seminars in the United States, South America and India explore the connections between Jung's opus and other spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Sufism, and Kabalah.
Jeremy Taylor, D.Min. Jeremy Taylor (D.Min., University of Creation Spirituality) is an innovator and international teacher of group process in dream work, and the author of The Living Labyrinth; Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill; and Dreamwork. He blends the values of spirituality with an active social conscience and a Jungian perspective. He is a Unitarian-Universalist minister and is the director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, as well as co-founder and past president of the Association for the Study of Dreams.
Jacqueline Thurston, M.A. Jacqueline Thurston (M.A., Stanford University) is an artist, writer and Professor of Art at San Jose State University.  Professor Thurston is twice the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and is a former Fulbright Scholar.  Her work is in major public collections including the Library of Congress, SMOMA, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale.  She has an interest in the interface between art and psychology and has given many presentations on the nature of the creative process from an artist’s perspective.
Barbara Turner, PhD Barbara Turner (Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, M.F.T.) is a certified sandplay therapist and teacher, registered play therapist, and supervisor. She is the author of The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy and co-author of the recently-released Sandplay and Storytelling. She edited and returned the classic works in sandplay to print: Dora Kalff's Sandplay; Estelle Weinrib's Images of the Self; and HG Wells' Floor Games. She is editor of The Teachings of Dora Kalff: Sandplay. After many years of private practice, she now teaches Jungian sandplay therapy around the globe.
Jane Zich, M.F.A., Ph.D. Jane Zich (M.F.A., University of Iowa, Ph.D., Arizona State University) is a clinical psychologist, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, and an artist. Her special interest is in the use of imagery and creative expression to deepen psychological growth and to illuminate psychological realities. She has received numerous awards in juried art shows for her mixed-media paintings, and has published articles on dialogues with the personal and collective unconscious as linked to her art. She is in private practice in San Francisco and Kentfield.
 

Information Meeting

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Attend an Information Meeting for the MA in depth psychology on Sat. Oct 25, 2-4 pm in Stevenson 3042.

 

 

Article Evening

work in the world cohort 2014The Class of 2014 presented their article and thesis work on Thurs May 8, 6:30 pm in the Cooperage.