Grace, Grit, and Gratitude

A Gala Celebration Honoring Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Chancellor Emeritus of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Saturday, October 8th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) is excited to announce “Grace, Grit, and Gratitude” a Gala Celebration honoring Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Founder and Chancellor Emeritus of Pacifica Graduate Institute, on October 8th.

As the founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute Dr. Aizenstat has devoted his life to expanding the field of Depth Psychology. The study focuses on dreams, images, and interpersonal engagements to understand the language and the dynamics of the unconscious as it manifests in the conscious mind.

“Professor Aizenstat is a visionary, a pioneer, and his work has brought new ways in helping people heal,” said Dr. Thyonne Gordon, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Pacifica Graduate Institute. “He has always been committed to inspiring not only students, but our entire community. We are so pleased to honor him with this tribute.”

The celebration kicks off at 5:00 pm with cocktails and live jazz from Perk’s Works Quartet in the beautiful Discovery Pavilion at the Santa Barbara Zoo. A stellar dinner from Events by Rincon will be served, followed by a lively roast of Dr. Aizenstat emceed by Geoff Green, CEO of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation.

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All proceeds benefit the Pacifica Graduate Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

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Meet Dr. Stephen Aizenstat


Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., 
is the Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world-renowned Professor of Depth Psychology, an imagination specialist, and innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies, institutions, Hollywood films, and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations where he has spoken. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.