Join MA Counseling Psychology Program Chair, Matthew Bennett, PsyD, and Program Co-Chair, Jemma Elliot, MA, LMFT, LPCC, for a dialogue on how training in Counseling Psychology offers the skills needed to enhance both a sense of personal as well as vocational calling. This transformational program weaves together the intersubjective and relational with counseling psychology. Learn how this work presents itself in the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica. Attendees are warmly invited to participate in this dialogue, and to share questions about the program. We look forward to being in community with you for this online event.
Jemma Elliot, MA, LMFT, LPCC, is Program Co-Chair and Core Faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s M.A. Counseling Psychology Program. She supports administrative, curricular, and developmental aspects of the Counseling Program, as well as teaches both research and clinical courses in the program. Jemma has a clinical focus on adoption and separation trauma, and has provided trainings and spoken on panels to advance the understanding of the needs of children and families on the adoption spectrum throughout Los Angeles County. She also has a special interest in working with PTSD from a depth psychological perspective, and in witnessing and hosting the extrasensory gifts and energetic awakenings that often arise in clients after traumatic experiences. Jemma is a Clinical Member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a member of Psi Chi. She has a great love for the arts, and is a long-time advocate for farmed animal and greyhound rescue and rehabilitation.
Matthew Bennett, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer, and administrator with experience in public sector mental health and substance abuse treatment. He has broad experience in program development. He was formerly founder and first Director of Training for the Ventura County Behavioral Health Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and Chair-Elect of the Psychology Department at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California. His research interests include personality disorders, comparative personality theory, and internet applications for mental health. Dr. Bennett is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer (“Poland III, 1991-1993”).