Connect with your fellow alums on our new PGIAA Community Network

Portals to the Imaginal

An immersive learning experience in honor of Pacifica’s On-Campus Reopening

ggg-square-round

Grace, Grits & Gratitude:
PGIAA Fundraising Gala
honoring Stephen Aizenstat!

say-their-names-circle2

Statement
from the PGIAA
Executive Board

pgi-exterior2-covid-circle

COVID-19:
Guidance and
ongoing updates

ukraine-protest-sq

Voices through the Crises:
Finding our place
during adversity

Southern California Alumni Gathering at The Huntington, Sept. 24!

Southern California Alumni Gathering at The Huntington, Sept. 24!

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association cordially invites you for an evening of reconnection at The Huntington on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

2022 Authors Spotlight

2022 Authors Spotlight

We are returning to live ‘in-person’ events with this special celebration on October 7. Many of our authors will be present to discuss their publications and insights into their processes for navigating their works to completion.

PGIAA Moments of Strength Report

PGIAA Moments of Strength Report

A current overview of PGIAA initiatives, programs, services, and community engagement

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!

Let’s share a little love and welcome the new Pacifica Graduates to our Alumni Family!

Featured News

Alumni Spotlight:

Alumni Spotlight:

Drs. Melvin and Sherrie Allen are a unique couple who live and work in Beverly Hills, California. They have been going to school together for fourteen of their twenty-two-year marriage. Starting their advanced degree journey in 2002, they obtained their first master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica; they subsequently enrolled at Pacifica and earned their PhDs in depth psychology, Sherrie in 2016 and Melvin in 2017.

Southern California Alumni Gathering at The Huntington, Sept. 24!

Southern California Alumni Gathering at The Huntington, Sept. 24!

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association cordially invites you for an evening of reconnection at The Huntington on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

2022 Authors Spotlight

2022 Authors Spotlight

We are returning to live ‘in-person’ events with this special celebration on October 7. Many of our authors will be present to discuss their publications and insights into their processes for navigating their works to completion.

Santa Barbara Celebrates Black History

Santa Barbara Celebrates Black History

Black/African-American-led organizations continue the tradition of coming together for Black History Month.

2022 Toast Heard 'Round the World!

2022 Toast Heard 'Round the World!

Marking its tenth year, PGIAA is gearing up for its annual global celebration on New Year's Eve starting at 7pm PST

PGIAA Moments of Strength Report

PGIAA Moments of Strength Report

A current overview of PGIAA initiatives, programs, services, and community engagement

2021 Coming Home Awards Celebration!

2021 Coming Home Awards Celebration!

Join us for “An Evening of Hope” to honor those who personify the spirit of community, hope, and commitment.

SPEAKING FOR GEORGE FLOYD:

SPEAKING FOR GEORGE FLOYD:

A Memorial and Means for Making Change

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!

Let’s share a little love and welcome the new Pacifica Graduates to our Alumni Family!

PGIAA Community Network

PGIAA Community Network

Introducing our new PGIAA Community Network!

Here you can network with other alumni, see who's in your area, search for jobs, find out about events, read about alumni news, and more.

The website is exclusive to our alumni, current seniors, and faculty and staff. What are you waiting for? Register now -- it'll take 60 seconds.

Resources

PGIAA Community Network

PGIAA Community Network

Introducing our new PGIAA Community Network!

Here you can network with other alumni, see who's in your area, search for jobs, find out about events, read about alumni news, and more.

The website is exclusive to our alumni, current seniors, and faculty and staff. What are you waiting for? Register now -- it'll take 60 seconds.

Our Sites

Coming Home to Pacifica

Toast Pacifica

PGIAA Support Network

Pondering Peace

Alumni Spotlight:

Alumni Spotlight:

Drs. Melvin and Sherrie Allen are a unique couple who live and work in Beverly Hills, California. They have been going to school together for fourteen of their twenty-two-year marriage. Starting their advanced degree journey in 2002, they obtained their first master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica; they subsequently enrolled at Pacifica and earned their PhDs in depth psychology, Sherrie in 2016 and Melvin in 2017.

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Taylor, PhD

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Taylor, PhD

Recognizing 30 Years of Service, University of LaVerne

Patricia Taylor is, at heart, a teacher. Dr. Taylor worked at the Los Angeles County Office of Education for twenty-one years: first as an aide, then a teacher, then as program specialist, and finally, as the youngest principal ever, on a campus for children with emotional challenges. That experience shaped and honed her overwhelming passion for teaching.

Alumni Spotlight: Harry Grammer

Alumni Spotlight: Harry Grammer

Harry Grammer is an activist, scholar, and poet and founded New Earth in 2004 and since then has been an integral part of reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero and in 2018 selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow. As the Founder and President, Harry brings his leadership and visionary spirit, along with an extensive background in teaching poetry, advocacy and leadership to incarcerated and at-risk youth.

Alumni Spotlight

Quotes Worth Sharing

  • Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile

    Corita Kent (Sister Corita)
  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

    Harriet Tubman
  • It's important to ask yourself, How am I useful to others? What do people want from me? That may very well reveal what you are here for.

    James Hillman
  • Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

    Oprah Winfrey
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Melody Beattie
  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

    Carl Jung
  • The road ahead is not going to be easy. It never is, especially for folks like you and me.

    Michelle Obama
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute is a unique place, as anyone with an experience of it will attest. Among the questions most frequently asked of Pacifica alumni include “Why did you go?” and “What was it like?” This is dedicated to sharing reflections of the Pacifica experience. The Alumni Association of Pacifica Graduate Institute brings together favorite memories of teachers, students, staff, alumni, community, and visitors alike. Together, these personal gems convey a sense of Pacifica’s collective light.

    Johanna Hayes
    Johanna Hayes PsyD Clinical 2013
  • Pacifica has offered to me a unique perspective that spoke to me deeply. It allowed me the ability to explore and find my voice as a practitioner. I was enrolled at another very conventional university when I found Pacifica, or rather, when Pacifica found me! I didn’t know what Depth psychology was at that time, but i knew I had been introduced to something very special. It has truly been a transformative experience.

    Aaqilah Islam
    Aaqilah Islam “CLE” Program
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search