General Information for Dream Tending In-Person Modules

If you are attending a Dream Tending module on-campus, this document gives you all the information you need to know. Please review this document in planning your travels and leading up to the start of the Module. If you have any questions, please reach out to or call 805-770-0195.


Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Directions to the Lambert Road Campus

Map to Lambert Road Campus


Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus.

Transportation from Santa Barbara Airport

The Santa Barbara Airport is approximately 20 miles from the Best Western Carpinteria Inn and/or the Ladera Lane Campus. Taxi service is available.

  • Blue Dolphin (805.962.6886)
  • Rose Cab (805.564.2600)
  • Checker Cab Company (805.964.6666)
  • Fly by Night Taxi (805.745.8294)

Transportation from Los Angeles Airport

The Los Angeles International Airport is approximately 90 miles from the Santa Barbara area. If you are not renting a car, the Santa Barbara Airbus provides bus transfer service to a central location at the Santa Barbara Hyatt (formerly Hotel Mar Monte). The Airbus also has a drop off point in Carpinteria, at The International House of Pancakes (IHOP), but as there is no taxi service in Carpinteria, you will be better served by going into Santa Barbara (unless you want to use Lyft or Uber services which are available in Carpinteria). One of the above taxi services can be taken from the Santa Barbara Hyatt to the Best Western Carpinteria Inn. Reservations for the Airbus are discounted if made at least 24 hours in advance. For schedules and reservations, call the Santa Barbara Airbus at 805.964.7759 or 800.423.1618 or online at

Transportation from the Santa Barbara Train Station

There is an Amtrak Train Station located in downtown Santa Barbara, approximately 15 miles from the Best Western Carpinteria Inn and/or the Ladera Lane Campus. Taxi service is available from the companies listed above.


Dream Tending offers discounted rooms at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn. Discounted rooms are available from Sunday to Thursday during Modules. To book for a specific Module, a personalized link will be sent to your cohort approximately 6 weeks before the Module, or you can contact the Best Western and request the Dream Tending room block.

Please note: you are responsible for making reservations, Dream Tending does not reserve rooms at the Best Western for students.

Best Western Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

(800) 528-1234

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttles between Pacifica Graduate Institute campus and Best Western Carpinteria are provided between 7:45-9:15 am. The shuttle will also run continuous loops at the end of the day until all guests get back to the hotel. If anyone needs a ride outside of those hours they can call the shuttle number 805-896-1887 for a ride to/from campus.

If unable to use the shuttle service that transports from the Best Western Carpinteria Inn to the Pacifica Graduate Institute Lambert Road Campus, please call Pacifica Graduate Institute’s reception at (805)969.3626 ext. 101 to reserve a parking space. Please note that parking spaces are limited.


Deposits and full tuition payments made towards Dream Tending Certificate Programs can be refunded 21 days prior to the start of the program. After that, any payments made can be put towards future Dream Tending programs. Dream Tending reserves the right to cancel any program or expel participants at any time. In the case of an unforeseen canceled program, you will be refunded in full. In the case of program expulsion, possible refunds will be examined on a case by case basis.

Payment Plans:

Payment plans have been created to make the Certificate Programs more affordable. Dream Tending will keep payment methods on file that can be changed. On each payment date, the payment you have chosen to keep on file will be automatically deducted. If for any reason payment dates need to be changed due to extenuating circumstances, the participant agrees to alert Dream Tending one-week prior to the payment due date. Appropriate alterations can only be made upon both parties agreement and must be placed in writing. If the payment is more than 5 days late, a $50 late fee will apply.  No refunds will be given after the start date of the Certificate Program. If payments are not completed according to the agreements of this document, or mutually agreed upon arrangements have not been made, the participant will no longer be permitted to participate in Dream Tending programs.By entering a payment plan you are committing to the entirety of the Dream Tending Certificate program. Therefore, you are agreeing to make all four payments in full which will be auto-deducted seven days prior to the start of each module. If you are unable to complete the program, you are still required to make all payments. If you wish to make-up a module at a future date, please contact

Continuing Education Credits

Dream Tending, through Pacifica Graduate Institute, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Dream Tending maintains responsibility for each program and its content.  Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education Goal.  Dream Tending is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.  Course completion certificates will be awarded approximately 4 weeks after the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Disability Support:

It is Dream Tending and Pacifica Graduate  Institute’s goal is to make facilities, programs, and experiences accessible to all members of the community. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact directly if accommodations are desired. Each person, disability, and situation is unique, so needs will be considered individually.

All reading materials in the Dream Tending Certificate program are formatted to be compatible with read-aloud programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy:

Dream Tending will not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Dream Tending does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in its programs.


We want to ensure your experience in the Dream Tending Certificate programs is educational and enjoyable. The Dream Tending Program Coordinators will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner when submitted by program attendees in writing to


Who can I contact with any questions?

Please contact a Dream Tending Program Coordinator at or 805-770-0195.

Do you offer scholarships?

It is Dream Tending’s value to be inclusive and to make the certificate programs accessible. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. To apply and learn more about scholarship options, please reach out to

Are payment plans available?

Please contact regarding payment plans.

What if I cannot attend in person?

The live modules will be simulcast online and are located on Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane campus.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations 21 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 21 days, no refund is available, but the balance will be transferred to a future program.

Will COVID-19 vaccinations be required?

As per Pacifica Graduate Institute’s health guidelines, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of arrival to campus (and every 5th day following while on campus).  There is no longer a vaccination requirement.  

Will face coverings/masks be required?

Face coverings are required to be worn indoors while on Pacifica’s campus by all persons regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings and/or social distancing are encouraged but not required for use outdoors. A face covering may be a multi-layer cloth, N95 respirator, or disposable mask covering the mouth and nose. Students, employees, and visitors who are not adhering to the face-covering mandate may be asked to leave campus or be subject to disciplinary action.

Can I use candles while on Pacifica’s campus? 

The Lambert Road campus is located in high fire danger areas. The making of fires and the use of candles and other flammable items by students and visitors on the grounds or in the buildings of the campus is strictly prohibited. 

Can I smoke while I am attending an event?

Due to the constantly high fire danger, students and visitors must be very careful when smoking outdoors. Students and vistors may smoke only in designated areas on Pacifica’s campus. Use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted inside or on any other part of campus outside of designated smoking areas. Please exercise respect for others when smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes. 

Which meals are included for in-person Modules?

Healthy, whole meals are provided during Modules. They offer vegetarian and vegan options, and include local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Program meals include breakfast and lunch for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of a Module. Cost of meals is $132.00. Dietary restrictions are accommodated. Payments for meals are due 2-weeks before the start of a Module and are non-refundable.

 Where can I eat dinner if I am staying at the Best Western in Carpinteria?

Some Dream Tending staff favorites include:

Nutbelly Pizzeria and Deli – See menu here: ​​

Reyes Market – See menu here:

The Good Plow – See menu here:

Zookers Restaurant – See menu here:

Teddy’s by the Sea – See menu here:

Summerland Cafe – See menu here: 

Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Good Neighbor Policy 

Pacifica’s community reputation, in part, is based on its relationship with its neighbors. We ask that each visitor join with us in extending consideration to those with whom we share our connected space.

When on Pacifica’s campus, please be guided by the following:

  • Please do not go on any property other than the campus areas between our driveway and Lambert Road, our gardens, and the open area above the gardens.
  • Please do not feed or pet the neighboring horses or pick orchard fruit.
  • To respect all community members, animals are not allowed on campus grounds or in campus buildings and should not be left in vehicles parked on campus. Service animals are an exception. Please note that neighbors are permitted to walk their leashed dogs through the campus grounds.
  • Any use of sports equipment (i.e., volleyballs, hula hoops, badminton sets, etc.) or other physical activities (i.e. yoga) on campus is at the user’s own risk. Pacifica or Dream Tending has no legal liability for any injury or other damage that may occur as a result of using the sports equipment on campus.
  • Please be attentive to noise levels on campus at all times. This is a remote, quiet campus where even the sound of voices travel great distances, particularly during the evening hours.
  • Please follow all posted speed limits and use caution when entering and exiting the property.

Safety and Security while on Pacifica’s Campus

Each Lambert campus building is equipped with a first aid kit and disaster preparedness pack. For safety reasons, students and visitors are asked to stay on designated paths when walking on campus. While most paths are lighted at night, we advise students and vistors to carry a flashlight and walk on the driveway. Moreover, for safety reasons, students are strongly discouraged from walking on Lambert Road. If it is necessary to walk on Lambert Road, however, walk only two abreast and on the side of the road facing traffic.

Attending to a Student who is “in Crisis” While on Campus

If a student is experiencing psychological or emotional distress beyond their ability to handle alone, they should be encouraged to consult with their personal mental health professional or physician.

In less severe situations, faculty, staff, and even students may engage in “supportive conversations,” but this must never move into any kind of therapeutic intervention provided by faculty, staff, or other students. Students “in crisis” that are not a danger to themselves or others but need immediate assistance should first call Pacifica’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) at (805) 679-6100. Pacifica also utilizes a hotline through the Holman Group for on-call, mental health services. The hotline number is (800) 321-2843. Procedures for contacting the ERT, Holman Group and addressing students in distress or emergency are outlined below and posted in each building on campus.

If a student notifies faculty and/or staff that they are experiencing psychological or emotional distress while on campus beyond the student’s capacity to handle alone, or when a student’s behavior suggests the need for psychological intervention, Dream Tending employees are encouraged to assist in the following ways:

  • Dream Tending personnel will access the person(s) the student has indicated as a contact in case of an emergency. Students are required to maintain accurate contact information throughout their time Dream Tending.
  • If the student expresses inability to handle their emotions and/or psychological distress, or if that inability is apparent, personnel from Dream Tending will call:
    • 911 (emergency services) if there is an apparent danger to the student or others.
    • The Pacifica Emergency Response Team at (805) 679-6100.
    • The Holman Group hotline (800-321-2843) for on-call emergency, mental health care services, if there is no immediate danger to the student or others. Callers must identify themselves as being from Pacifica and Dream Tending.
  • If the student wishes, Dream Tending personnel will assist the student in contacting their personal mental health professional for a telephone counseling session or other professional intervention.
  • If the student appears unable to drive and wishes to leave campus, Dream Tending personnel will assist in finding appropriate transportation to get the student to a safe environment, potentially including the local emergency psychiatric services. Dream Tending faculty and staff shall not drive the student anywhere in their personal vehicles, except as absolutely necessary in a life threatening or comparably severe situation.


While Dream Tending is an empathic community that cares deeply for its members, students are responsible for the management of their own emotional and/or psychological distress.

It is often difficult to recognize the severity of a student’s distress and if it is debilitating or dangerous to the student or others. If possible, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to consult with their colleagues before acting. Students who are unsure about the psychological or emotional state of their peers are encouraged to bring the situation to the attention of Dream Tending faculty or staff. If there appears to be a danger to the student or others, 911 may be called to provide safe transportation to emergency psychiatric services. When there is no apparent danger to the student or others, the Holman Group hotline can be contacted to provide on-call, crisis, mental health services (800-321-2843).