Rae Johnson, PhD:
I am Chair of the Somatic Studies Specialization of the MA/ PhD Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. I am a somatic movement therapist, educator, and researcher. I am former Chair of the Somatic Psychology Department at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, former Director of the Body Psychotherapy Program in the Somatic Counselling Psychology Department at Naropa University, and founding Coordinator of Student Crisis Response Programs at the University of Toronto. My professional work as a queer-identified somatic counsellor/educator emerges from a personal anchoring in the themes of exile that arise from marginalization across a number of social identifications.