Glen slater PhD
After living his early years on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Glen studied psychology and comparative religion at the University of Sydney, where he earned a Master of Philosophy degree. After working in Australia in the retreat and meditation field, he moved to the United States in 1992 to study and train in clinical and depth psychology, receiving his doctoral degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, California. For the past 20 years he has taught depth psychology at Pacifica, where he is a member of the core faculty and currently the Associate Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program.
Dr Slater has contributed a number of articles to Jungian journals and essay collections on topics ranging from gun violence to the culture of dissociation, as well as writing film reviews from a depth psychological perspective. He edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as a volume by Pacifica faculty, Varieties of Mythic Experience.
Dr Slater has also taught at Antioch University in Seattle and regularly gives talks to Jungian groups in the US and around the world. Aside from his expertise in depth psychology, Dr Slater’s areas of specialization include the psychology of religion, psyche and cinema, as well as technology and psychology. He is currently at work on a book that seeks to address living with a sense of soul in the Digital Age, especially in light of the melding of human and artificial intelligence. When not wrestling with the robotic future, he enjoys hiking in the foothills near his home just outside Santa Barbara.
Dr Slater's knowledge and insights about depth psychology and its applications for contemporary life, combined with his illuminating teaching style, have earned him a reputation among students and faculty as one of the finest teachers in this field.
Dr Glen Slater and Dr Safron Rossi will present the 3-day educational retreat "Psyche, Nature & Cosmos: Reimagining Inner and Outer Worlds" in April 2019.
Download Dr Glen Slater's article "Re-sink the Titanic" here - about the cosmic demand for a reverence towards the larger patterns of psyche and nature.
Download Dr Glen Slater's article "Between Jung and Hillman" - on the bridge between Carl Jung's original vision for depth psychology and James Hillman's archetypal psychology perspective.