Ava Lindberg, Ph.D.

Ava Lindberg, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty

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Ava Lindberg, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychologist who specializes in teaching psychological research methodologies at Sofia University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program. As President of SunResearch, Dr. Lindberg conducts applied qualitative projects and analyzes cultural-emotional data in primary observational and qualitative research, for foundations and corporations. She is birthing through dreamwork, virtual research, and transpersonal forms of teamwork the archetypes of luxury for the international agency, Publicis Groupe, Los Angeles. Dr. Lindberg is writing a book on gamification and dreaming and is actively interviewing expatriates in South America about their psychological motivations to move from North America and Western Europe to Ecuador; this is an expansion of her dissertation on depth factors behind immigration.

Ph.D., Depth psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 2020 Advisor: Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D. Dissertation: Archetypes and Mysterious Opportunities: Conscious and Unconscious Underpinnings of Self-Initiated Expatriation to Ecuador, Ecopsychology certificate, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2021 M.A., Depth psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2017. Master of Arts in Cultural anthropology, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts-Sciences, New York, NY, 1995. B.A. in English literature, Columbia University School of General Studies, New York, NY.

University Email: ava.lindberg@sofia.edu

Pronouns (optional): she/her

Credentials: Ph.D., Depth Psychology

Program: Masters in Counseling Psychology (MACP)

Research Interests (Ph.D. Faculty): Future research goals represent an outgrowth of my experience in conducting and teaching psychological research methodologies, my work in implicit and explicit modes of thought and intuition in psychology, gamification applied to dreaming, and research into decision making related to migrants and expatriates. These seven research goals connect with issues of group membership, identity, individual and collective influences, and conscious and unconscious motivating factors in decision making and behavior. My Ph.D. dissertation fieldwork was on conscious, unconscious, and archetypal modes of decision making related to self-initiated expatriation (SIE) to a new country. I am passionate about qualitative research related to relevant topics of psychology and explicit-implicit modes of experience that advance the field and that are later shareable with scholars in published literature.


  • Doctor of Philosophy: Depth archetypal psychology with emphasis in archetypes and Jungian studies; Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Master’s Degree, Psychology; Pacifica Graduate Institute

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