The Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization provides the opportunity to augment theoretical knowledge and clinical skills acquired in the master’s in Psychology core curriculum. This is of critical value in working with clients recovering from psychological trauma including intergenerational oppression such as sexism, homophobia, and racism.
Skills developed through the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization include self-regulation, emotional distress tolerance, sustained attention, empathic attunement, and compassionate presence. Additionally, ways of relating to the unconscious mind are emphasized through dream work, creative arts, and by increasing awareness of transference dynamic.
The specialization provides students with a foundation in integrative psychotherapeutic skills that can be applied in a broad range of clinical and community settings. Students are highly encouraged to develop and maintain their inner work practices as they apply course-related learning throughout the clinical training process.