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Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
Stephen Aizenstat is the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. His areas of emphasis include depth psychology, dream research, and imaginal and archetypal psychology. His original research centers on the psychodynamic process of "tending the living image," particularly in the context of dreamwork. He has conducted dreamwork seminars for more than 25 years throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Aizenstat has recorded DreamTending, a six-cassette series of audio tapes by Sounds True, and is the subject of a film by Russ Spencer on DreamTending. His new book, A Dream Centered Life: the Art of DreamTending, will be published in the fall of 2008.


Stephen Aizenstat was the founding Chair of the Board for the Center for Study of Depth Psychology, now OPUS Archives and Research Center.

 

 

Kathleen A. Barry, MFT., Ph.D.

Kathleen Barry has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1995 and has a private practice in Montecito, California. Prior to beginning her career as a psychotherapist, Kathleen worked as an organizational development specialist for Rockwell International and as a mid-level manager with McDonnell Douglas. Kathleen has a PhD in Depth Psychology and her research interests focus on how women discern an inner voice of authority when interfacing with or confronted by multi-levels of external/hierarchical systems of authority. Kathleen is writing a book on women and authority in the 21st century and is also creating a documentary about the relevance of women working together to change systems of oppression and the bearing that has on community well-being. She can be reached at kathleen@being-well.com

 

Melissa Jones Cantekin, Ph.D.

Melissa Jones Cantekin is a licensed Psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA and current President of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). Prior to this she practiced in Pittsburgh, PA for many years as a Jungian psychotherapist and as a group facilitator for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and other wellness programs for BC/BS. She values the mind-body-spirit connection in finding balance and meaning in life and works to help others integrate physical, emotional and spiritual issues. “Cura personalis” or “care of the whole person” is what she aspires to in all areas of her life.

Her expertise is in working with life transitions, relationships, dreams, grief and loss, trauma, sexuality, chronic illness, creativity, and self-development . Dr. Cantekin  works with adolescents, college and grad students, mid-life and elderly individuals, couples, families and groups. She has also been a volunteer for the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara for the past 7 years and a primary supervisor for graduate students in Psychology at various institutions in the area.

 

Mark Hasencamp, M.A., J.D., Secretary

Prior to obtaining his M.A. in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005, Mark Hasencamp worked through various careers before enjoying the last 10 years in his most rewarding job as a stay-at-home parent of two young children. For the 20 years preceding retirement, Mark was involved in real estate investment, initially as a real estate and securities lawyer, then as an investment banker specializing in the financing of low-income apartment housing.  He served on the boards of numerous industry trade groups, worked for both non-profit and for-profit entities and received a presidential appointment to the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in 1995 as a “public interest” director.

Prior to his business career, Mark graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1975 and spent five years as a criminal trial lawyer, both as a defense attorney in San Francisco and then Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County in 1977. For over 30 years, Mark has been a passionate collector of contemporary art. In 2002, he published, in collaboration with Whale and Star Press and Griffin Editions, an artist book by Enrique Martinez Celaya entitled, Guide, which addresses the nature of art and the challenges of authenticity.

 
 

John Lengsfelder
John is a long term resident of Santa Barbara, an artist / inventor who practices his craft through many mediums including film, video, sculpture, computer robotics and architectural design. His formal education was in business and film. He has used these skills as an entrepreneur, creating many successful enterprises over the years starting with a film production company in Los Angeles in the mid1970's to his current personal real estate management business. John currently is also a board member of the Family Therapy Institute and the Citizens Planning Association for whom he created and coordinates the annual Santa Barbara Sandcastle Festival. He is currently writing a performance art production to further spread his concept of life as art. He is the proud father of two daughters and loves to travel especially when he is accompanied by the three women in his life.

 
 

Linda Schultz, Ph.D.

Linda Schultz completed her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica after almost 40 years in professional positions ranging from dental educator at the University of Southern California to coordinator of graduate Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She is currently the owner of SoulWorks, where she offers spiritual direction, education, clinical hypnosis, retreats and workshops, and various other undertakings related to holistic healing and spirituality. Depth psychological practices such as projective work with images and dreams, the interface of psyche and soma, and the integration of psychological and spiritual practices continue to be key interests and components of her practice.

Linda’s dissertation research was rooted in the world of addictive and compulsive behavior, and the recovery of the feminine on personal, cultural, and world-soul levels. She is interested in furthering research in this area with individuals and groups, and hopes to publish her work as an offering to the healing potential of depth work for those trapped in addictive cycles. Linda values all the treasured collections of OPUS, and has a particular interest in the archives and work of Marion Woodman, whom she considers to be a mentor and wisdom figure for her life and work.

 
 
Robert Walter, Ex Officio

In 1979 after a decade as an arts educator and production manager, director, and playwright on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in major regional theaters, Bob took an hiatus from the professional theater to begin working with Joseph Campbell, who subsequently named him editorial director of his Historical Atlas of World Mythology.

In 1982, Bob, Campbell and Alfred van der Marck founded Van der Marck Editions, to develop and publish, not only Campbell's Atlas, but also "works that contribute to an understanding of our cultural heritage, the complex world in which we live, and the uncertain future that we face."  

When Campbell died in 1987, Bob, his literary executor, completed unfinished portions of the Atlas and supervised the posthumous publication of Volume I (two books) and Volume II (three books). In 1990, Bob and Jean Erdman, Campbell's widow, created the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) "to preserve, protect, and perpetuate Campbell's pioneering work," and Bob was named JCF's executive director. Appointed JCF president in 1998, Bob continues to serve as executive editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, supervising the print, audio, and video publication of Campbell's oeuvre.

A founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative (URI) who formerly served as its Treasurer and a member of its Global Council, Bob is on the Advisory Board of Spring: a Journal of Archtype and Culture and the Board of Mentors of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folklore.

 

 

   
     
   

 

 
         
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