Stronger Together in Community

Our theme for 2019, Stronger Together in Community, follows a year of tremendous destruction in the Santa Barbara area. Coming Home 2018 had to be postponed twice, and the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides caused the evacuation of both Pacifica campuses multiple times, for weeks on end. Tragically, our surrounding community reeled from deaths and property losses. PGIAA launched a CareLine for first responders and the community, offering free referrals for emotional and psychological support to anyone suffering from the stress and grief. We came to know, in ever deeper ways, the life-saving importance of Community.

Our local emergencies echoed other emergencies around the world, and we witnessed communities coming together in the Carolinas (Hurricane Florence), Florida (Hurricane Michael), Indonesia (Earthquake and Tsunamis), Guatemala (Mount Fuego Eruption), Oaxaca (Earthquake), and so many more flooded communities. 

We humans need each other.  That includes people whose calling is to tend Soul in the world, like so many of our Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni. 

2019 Award Recipients

  • Tom Lyon Wendy Davee Award for Service Recipient

    Tom Lyon graduated from St. John’s Seminary College in 1975 after obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy and two minors in English/Literature and Math/Physics. He then entered the Maryknoll Father and Brothers Novitiate in Hingham, Massachusetts where he studied Clinical Pastoral Education.

  • William “Will” Linn, II Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Recipient 2019

    Dr. Will Linn holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California; a BA in philosophy from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee; and a CORe credential from Harvard Business School.

  • Breana Johnson Chancellor’s Community Award Recipient 2019

    Breana D. Johnson, MA, LMFT is a proud New Yorker and graduate of Howard University, where her academic journey in psychology began. At Howard, she began to explore relational realities in psychological philosophy and clinical practices.

2019 Speakers

  • Fanny Brewster

    Dr. Brewster is a Core Faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior, she served for five years as Adjunct Faculty working within the Depth, Archetypal and Jungian Psychology (DJA), and Depth Psychotherapy Departments (DPT), while maintaining a New York City private practice.

  • Michael Mollura

    Dr. Michael R. Mollura is currently a therapist in Beverly Hills, California, with a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2013) in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mollura holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts

  • Corinne Bourdeau Alumni Panel

    Corinne Bourdeau, (M.A. Engaged Humanities, 2010) is the founder and president of 360 Degree Communications, a boutique entertainment marketing company dedicated to social change films. 

  • Craig Titley Alumni Panel

    Craig Titley is a film and television writer/producer who began his film career in the Hollywood trenches as a production assistant. After a brief stint as an executive for Nickelodeon’s feature film division, he went on to become a successful writer of family films including the live-action Scooby-Doo, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians

  • Leslie Shore Alumni Panel

    Dr. Leslie Shore is an award-winning TV, radio and newspaper journalist who published her own newspaper for five years. She lectures on personal visitation as remedy to restore families divided by the criminal justice system using video interviews conducted in California prisons with mothers and their children.

  • Holly Reusing Alumni Panel

    Dr. Reusing received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005 and completed her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology in 2015. Her depth studies served to form a strong foundation for work in the community and in the world.

  • Kwame Scruggs

    Dr. G. Kwame Scruggs has over twenty years of experience using myth in the development of urban male youth.  He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. 

  • Jennifer Selig Alumni Panel

    Ever since Jennifer was a little girl, she was in love with everything about books and dreamed of making her own. This dream came true in 1999 when her first book was published. Since then, she has published dozens of newspaper articles, book reviews, journal articles, essays, and more.

  • Charles Caldwell Alumni Panel

    Mr. Caldwell has worked his whole adult life for community service organizations.  Presently serving as Director of Strategic Advancement at the Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., Mr. Caldwell also acted as Director of Advancement at Girls, Inc. of greater Santa Barbara

  • Kelly Carlin Host/Moderator

    Since receiving her M.A. in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Kelly Carlin-McCall has created Women on the Verge, a year-long coaching program where accomplished women find something deeper, wider, and more meaningful in the next chapter of their lives.

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