Depth Psychology: MA Program


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Core Faculty

Shoshana Fershtman, 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.
Mary Gomes, PhD 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 Kremer PhD Jurgen W. Kremer (Ph.D., University of Hamburg) is on the Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Santa Rosa Junior College and is an Executive Editor of ReVision. He is 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 published extensively on indigenous wisdom, shamanic healing practices, and transformative learning. E-mail Website
Sil Machado Phd Sil Machado (Ph.D. Saybrook University) is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at Sonoma State University. He has served as core faculty at the Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, Sonoma State University, and Meridian University. He has advanced training in sandplay therapy, expressive arts, attachment theory, and Jungian psychotherapy. His interests include the application of depth and psychodynamic theory to queer experience, the treatment of trauma, and the transformation of shame in psychotherapy.
Laurel McCabe PhD 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

Seminar Faculty

Michael Bala M.A. Michael Bala (M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, M.F.T.) is a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist. 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 PhD 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.
Robert Bosnak Robert Bosnak is a Jungian psychoanalyst with over 40 years of experience working with dreams. He is the author of A Little Course in Dreams and other books on dreams, indigenous practices, and alchemy. He is the founder of the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuary, a past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and cofounder of the National Nightmare Hotline and the internet-based
Linda Chapman ATR,BC Linda Chapman (M.A., Antioch University, A.T.R.-B.C.) is a nationally recognized expert in art therapy and play therapy with children and teens who are victims of violence, child abuse, and medical trauma. Linda was affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine for 25 years where she held clinical, faculty, and research appoitments. She created, and for 10 years directed, the San Francisco General Hospital Pediatric Play Therapy Program. She is is the author of Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents, and the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She founded and directed the Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods, a center for learning and therapy.
Linda Cunningham PhD 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 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 MD 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.
Rae Johnson PhD Rae Johnson (M.A., Lesley University, Ph.D., University of Toronto, R.S.M.T.) is a queer-identified scholar working at the intersection of somatic studies and social justice. Key themes in their work include the embodied experience of oppression, somatic approaches to research, and the poetic body. Rae chairs the Somatic Studies in Depth Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute
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.
Felicia Matto Shepard MS 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 Jungian Analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, and leads workshops and couples retreats with her husband.
Judy Radiloff PhD 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.


Liza Ravitz PhD 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
Naomi Richman MA 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.
Kim Rosen MFA 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.
Virgina Beane Rutter MA 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 PhD 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 PhD 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 MA Don Scully (M.Div., Andrews University, M.A., John F. Kennedy University, M.F.T.) 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.
David Sowerby PhD David Sowerby (M.S.W., Wilfred Laurier University, Ph.D., Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Psychology Departments at Sonoma State University and Dominican University of California, and the author of published research in the areas of intuition, hypnosis, and dreams. He is a consultant serving individuals, groups, and organizations for over 30 years.
Jeremy Taylor DMin 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.
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 PhD 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.