Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Erotic Transference & Countertransference: Eros & Psyche

Explores the effective use of erotic transference and countertransference, which is at the heart of Jungian-based psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Intercultural Transpersonal & Depth Psychology

Engages in a dialogue between Western depth psychology and non-Western/Indigenous psycho-spiritual perspectives, emphasizing the treatment of intergenerational oppression-related trauma.

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Addresses the theory, research, and practice of classical mindfulness-based clinical skills, particularly for the treatment of anxiety/trauma-related disorders.

Integrative Depth Psychology

Engages students in the process of discovering their professional interest in the field through exploration of contemporary Jungian theory, inner work, mindfulness practice, and research.

Life as Practice: Inner Work, Social Responsibility & Community Service

Investigates the interconnections between self-development, social engagement, and community service through inner work and service learning.

One-Day Workshops

Depth in Nature: Trauma, Somatic Mindfulness, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Experiential workshop in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, cutting-edge clinical work that uses the powerful instincts of horses to help humans recover from trauma, depression, anxiety, and other challenges.

The Embodied Spirit: Integration of Mind, Body, Brain and Spirit and the Emergence of Authenticity

This workshop explores clinical applications of how awareness of the concepts of mind, brain, body, and spirit can support the evolution of one’s authentic self.

The Myth of Osiris and African American Male Identity Development

Through the Egyptian myth of Osiris, this workshop provides a depth psychological approach to an understanding of African American male psyche and related cultural and psychological issues.

Introduction to Jungian Sandplay Therapy

This workshop provides students with the theoretical foundations of Jungian Sandplay Therapy with an experiential introduction to basic clinical techniques.

Introduction to Classical Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This workshop introduces students to clinical strategies using classical mindfulness as a complement to CBT in the treatment of PTSD.

Inner Theater: Working with Active Imagination

This workshop provides students with an opportunity to explore the therapeutic value of working with the Jungian-based technique active imagination to promote psychological awareness and clinical skill development.

LGBT Soul Psychology: The Alchemy of Same-Sex Love, Bi-Love and Gender Variance

Students examine the possibility that LGBT people have their own archetypal way of relating to their particular hero’s/heroine’s journey into LGBT psyche and soul.

Global Citizenship Initiative [Image]

The specialization has co-sponsored the following courses aimed at increasing Spiritual and Depth Psychology-informed global citizenship

Japanese Approaches to Mindfulness and Mental Health
Shunkoin Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Students gain an understanding of Japanese culture and mental health in a 10-day course by living in a traditional Zen temple setting, learning basic meditation skills, and attending lectures addressing mental health issues by local therapists, as well as field trips and cultural immersion.

The Integration Between Buddhism and Psychology: East Joins West in France
Vajra Yogini Institute, Toulouse, France

This course offers students a unique opportunity to foster global citizenship in a 10-day meditation retreat and seminar in a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual and educational center in Toulouse, France. Students reflect on the joining of a Buddhist view with Western LGBT-affirmative psychology, feminism, humanism, and world-wide social justice.