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Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies

Pacifica Graduate Institute

The Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies (CLIE) specialization is a bold initiative to forge transdisciplinary, transformative, and critical approaches to the local, cultural, and ecological, challenges of our time. Accomplishing this necessitates a radical engagement in re-creating psychology as a potentially liberatory and restorative force in society, one engaged in initiatives to promote social, economic, and environmental justice, sustainability, and anti-racism. We aspire toward decoloniality and collective engagement in building pathways, toward equitable, dialogical, joyful, sustainable, and peaceful living. The curriculum places critical approaches to depth psychological theories and practices in dynamic dialogue with ecopsychology, indigenous psychologies, community psychology, and psychologies of liberation from global cultural and environmental settings. Students gain an understanding of the interdependence of individual, community, cultural, and ecological well-being. Coursework nurtures creative approaches to collaboration in various settings including organizations, community groups, and educational institutions. Through fieldwork and research practicum, students are supported in the pursuit of their distinctive areas of interest, and in strengthening their applied skills so that they are able to make their own significant contributions.

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Mary Watkins, Co-Chair
Susan James, Co-Chair

Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA
United States
(805) 969-3626, ext. 332

North America

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