Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program – Holistic
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Holistic degree program builds on the foundation of counseling theory and practice to add a holistic perspective that integrates body, mind, spirit, and culture into the curriculum. The curriculum for this degree meets the educational requirements for the California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License.
Central to the program is the perspective that holistic learning occurs both cognitively and experientially – i.e., only through knowing oneself can the therapist obtain the clarity, compassion, and wisdom necessary to help others. The curriculum therefore places significant emphasis upon the student’s self-exploration and personal growth along with critical thinking and the acquisition of clinical skills.
Students in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Holistic program must select from one of five specializations:
Offered at Pleasant Hill Campus
- Somatic Psychology
- Transpersonal Psychology
Offered at San Jose Campus
- Holistic Studies (an integration of somatic and transpersonal psychologies) (admits fall quarter only)