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Careers in Depth: Pacifica In the World

June 25, 2024 - November 7, 2024

6 Live Classes | Offered Live via Zoom

Program Description

Join us for this exciting new series showcasing the innovative applications of depth psychology that Pacifica Graduates are bringing in response to real world challenges.  Featuring thought-provoking conversations, inspiring stories and a deeper understanding of how depth psychologies can make a meaningful difference in today’s complex world, this series will offer valuable insights as well as practical career advice.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking to expand your understanding of depth psychology’s practical applications, a student looking for career possibilities or a curious individual interested in exploring the intersection of depth psychology and real world issues, Pacifica in the World offers a unique glimpse into the rich tapestry of applied depth psychological scholarship that sets Pacifica Graduate Institute apart.


June 25, 2024

12-1pm PT

Leadership/Movement/Healing in Depth

Marco Beghin, MA.

Marco Sante Beghin is a somatic practitioner and multimedia artist living in Seattle, Washington. He works at the intersection of leadership, movement, creativity, and healing. He is dedicated to helping creative professionals and artists feel productive at work, safe in their bodies, and confident to lead in times of personal and environmental illness, uncertainty, and upheaval. When working with clients, he combines a pragmatic approach with an experiential and intuitive sensibility of how the human body moves, breathes, and imagines. Originally from Italy, Marco graduated from Bocconi University and formerly led teams as an executive at design companies such as De’ Longhi and Moleskine in New York. Marco’s interest in the moving body began when he studied the importance of human touch in the context of the oriental healing arts while also competing as a marathon runner and triathlete. These practices led him to become an Alexander Technique teacher and a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner. He also obtained a master’s degree in Depth Psychology and Creativity with Emphasis in the Arts and Humanities from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. Today, he is a devoted student of Zen, drawing, and painting and continues to explore the relationship between creativity and healing in his somatic and art-making practices.




July 16, 2024

12-1pm PT

Working w/ Urban Male Adolescents in Depth

Kwame Scruggs, PhD

Kwame Scruggs is founder and director of Alchemy, Inc., a nationally honored non-profit organization in Akron, Ohio. Kwame has over 20 years of experience using myth in the development of urban youth and adults. He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 1993, Kwame was formally initiated into the Akan System of Life Cycle Development (African-based rites of passage).

In 2020, the Association of Teaching Artists (with Lincoln Center Education) presented Kwame with their Innovation in Teaching Artistry award. In 2016, he was one of three to receive the University of Akron’s Black Male Summit Legacy Award. In 2013, Pacifica Graduate Institute presented him with the initial Wendy Davee Award for Outstanding Service and contributions in the tradition of soulful service.

Kwame is also a board member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation.



August 27, 2024

12-1pm PT

Equine Therapy in Depth

Natascha Filippides, PhD

Dr. Natasha Filippides is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach, Author, Educator, Speaker, Equine Assisted Mental Health Professional, and alumna of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her approach to psychology is deeply rooted in depth psychology, seamlessly integrating theory into practice from the consulting room to the equestrian arena. With a background as a competitive equestrian, Dr. Natasha has used her knowledge of human and horse behavior over the past two decades in her work providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She is the founder of Depth Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (DEAP) and currently provides consultation and training for clinicians in the field. Dr. Natasha’s groundbreaking book Beyond the Couch: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, has gained international recognition. Her research has yielded one of the first depth-oriented approaches for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to be systematically conceptualized with an emphasis on the role of unconscious dynamics. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Natasha serves as an Adjunct Professor in the research department of PGI’s Counseling Psychology PsyD program. Committed to community welfare, she actively volunteers her time and expertise in support of numerous causes and non-profit organizations.



September 3, 2024

12-1pm PT

Healthcare in Depth

Elizabeth Martin, PhD, JD

Elizabeth Martin is a seasoned executive with over three decades’ experience stewarding organizations and groups toward their strategic, operational and financial potential. As Senior Vice President and lead innovation officer for a Fortune 5 company, Elizabeth works to modernize the American health care system, advance quality care and empower people to take ownership of their health care experience in the communities in which they live, labor and love.

Licensed to practice law in both New Mexico & Texas, Martin is an attorney, former CEO of a $430 million managed care company, and business consultant specializing in operational management and systems building. An expert in alternative financing, program and service delivery infrastructure, as well as iterative business design, Martin received her law degree from Boston College, her business degree from Creighton University and a PhD in Depth Psychology (Jungian and Archetypal Studies) from Pacifica Graduate Institute.



October 15, 2024

12-1pm PT

Teens in Depth

Jennie Oppenheimer, MA

Jennie Oppenheimer received her MA in Counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute and currently practices as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in a school-based program and in private practice. She works in the San Francisco Bay Area with couples, adolescents, and families from a psychodynamic, humanistic, and strengths-based orientation. Jennie’s graduate thesis, “Blessed Unrest: Revisioning the Brilliance of Adolescence through the Lens of Depth Psychology”, explores current challenges facing American youth as a profound crisis of meaning and purpose affecting individuals and the collective. Her work engages clients in creative interventions to support resilience and self-awareness and offers a positive reframing of life transitions, liminality, and the process of individuation.

Jennie’s prior career as a visual artist and workshop leader provides her with valuable tools to engage clients in creative processes that are therapeutic and transformational. She developed programs in the field of therapeutic arts, working as an educator, wilderness quest guide, and retreat facilitator with organizations and individuals.



Nov 7, 2024

12-1pm PT

Military & Veterans in Depth

Adrian Campbell, PhD, CPC

Dr. Adrian Campbell is a Certified Professional Coach, an Independent Research Scholar, and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, with Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Electrical Science and Psychology, and a Doctorate in Somatic Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Her professional accomplishments in Learning and Development span more than 18 years across various technical industries. Her experience at Pacifica brought her back to her military roots and encouraged her to explore veteran dis-ease through the lens of somatic depth psychology. Since then, she has worked with organizations like Veterans Yoga Project, Team RWB, and the Veterans Administration to bring a somatic depth psychological viewpoint into their work with veterans.

Dr. Campbell currently maintains a private holistic wellness practice, hosts the podcast “The Energetic Psyche”, and presents internationally on the importance of human connection, veteran and first responder well-being, and the experience of loss and grief as trauma.

You can learn more about her at www.EnergeticPsyche.com

Kiley Q. Laughlin, PhD

Kiley Q. Laughlin, PhD, is an independent scholar who lives in Northern California. He is a graduate of Campbell University, Chico State University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the U.S. Army War College. Kiley’s interests include analytical psychology, eastern philosophy, and military history. Kiley has served in the United States Army for over 30 years and is currently a proud member of the California National Guard. His publications include, but are not limited to, The Individuation Project (Quadrant), Ex Uno Multis: Philosophical Parallels Between Analytical Psychology and Advaita Vedanta (Quadrant), and his doctoral dissertation Treasure Hunting: A Hermeneutical Inquiry into the Final Painting of Liber Novus.  Kiley enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and serving his great nation.



Program Details


June 25 – November 7, 2024

12 – 1 pm PT


  • $0.00 – Pacifica Student Rate

  • $100.00 – Pacifica Alumni Rate

  • $100.00 – Seniors (65+) Rate

  • $125.00 – General Rate

General Information


Hosted Online


Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 14 days, up to 7 days prior to the program start date, a 50% refund is available. For cancellations made less than 7 days of program start date, no refund is available.

For additional information, including travel, cancellation policy, and disability services please visit our general information section.


Registration Details

June 25, 2024 - November 7, 2024

Number of Classes: 6
Class Length: 60 min.
Class Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT
Total Duration:
6 Hours

The presentations will be recorded and shared after each session for those unable to attend live.