Mary Watkins, PhD
Dr. Watkins is chair of the MA/PhD Depth Psychology Program, a founding co-chair of its Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology Specialization, and Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA.
She is the author of a forthcoming book, Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons (Yale 2019) and Waking Dreams, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues and co-author of Toward Psychologies of Liberation, Talking with Young Children About Adoption, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border. In addition, Dr. Watkins co-edited Psychology and the Promotion of Peace (Journal of Social Issues, 44, 2).
Her work focuses at the interfaces between Euro-American depth psychologies and psychologies of liberation from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. As a clinical psychologist she has worked with adults, children and families, and with small and large groups around issues of peace, envisioning the future, diversity, vocation, immigration and social justice. For the last 15 years, Dr. Watkins has been working intensively on forced migration and citizen/non-citizen neighbor relationships.