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An information session webinar on Wednesday, February 20th at 4:00 p.m. PT

Turning to the South: What is Liberation Psychology?

with Dr. Mary Watkins, chair of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program

The Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies (CLIE) Specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program is the only graduate program in the U.S. that is grounded in liberation psychology. In this hour webinar, Mary Watkins will present the guiding principles of liberation psychology and address how they influence the curriculum of CLIE and the work students, faculty, and alumni are pursuing. Listen in and bring your questions so that you can explore whether this degree program is the one for you.


Mary Watkins, Ph.D., is chair of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program, a founding co-chair of its Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies Specialization, and Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA.  She is the author of a forthcoming book, Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons, as well as the author of Waking DreamsInvisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues. She is co-author of Toward Psychologies of LiberationTalking with Young Children About AdoptionUp Against the Wall:  Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border, and a co-editor of "Psychology and the Promotion of Peace" (Journal of Social Issues, 44, 2). She works at the interfaces between Euro-American depth psychologies and psychologies of liberation from Latin America, Africa and Asia. She has worked as a clinical psychologist with adults, children and families, and with small and large groups around issues of peace, envisioning the future, diversity, vocation, immigration, and social justice. For the last 15 years, she has addressed the humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border as well as those at the borders in our communities between citizen and non-citizen neighbors. She presently focuses on psychosocial accompaniment of immigrants in detention and of immigrant-neighbors without documents who are faced with possible deportation.



"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." —Carl Jung