Sexual Wellness

Sexual Wellness

Course Description Sexual wellness is a rich and deep union with yourself and others that yields connection and meaning in your life and relationships. In this course you learn how to channel ecstatic passion and life force energy through the body’s main energy centers (chakras). These ecstatic flows of passion, called Kundalini, bring complete full-body… More

Relationships and Communications

Relationships and Communications

Course Description This course explores the role of interpersonal communication in passion life. How do we allow full expression of our passion without hindering others’? Through the use of touch, verbal enhancement, love, humor, courage, therapeutic challenges, stories, song, movement and case studies, we will journey to those places in the soul that we legitimately… More

Holistic Psychology Ph.D. Dissertation

Holistic Psychology Ph.D. Dissertation

Basic Research Methods The Ph.D. in Holistic Psychology students are expected to complete a research praparation in foundational theories, principles, and practices specific to the proposed dissertation research, thus clarifying the underlying principles and justifications that support the proposed concept for research. Students must complete a suitable research methods course. Students must pass a quality… More

Research Methods

Research Methods

Course Description Using selected examples, this course will introduce students to the variety of ways to conduct research in Psychology. Topics Covered: The scientific method Ethical issues in human and animal research Designing, running, analyzing and writing up a research project Experimental, observational and correlational research strategies

Mind and Consciousness

Mind and Consciousness

Research into altered states of consciousness. The lecture part of this course reviews East-West approaches to spiritual experiences. Topics covered: Objective and subjective perspectives to higher states of consciousness. Neural and physiological studies, compared with experiential testimonials. Cartography of HSC. Major modalities such as sleep and dreams, trance, psychoactive plants and drugs, hypnosis, meditation, lucid… More

Psychotherapy and Clinical Methods

Psychotherapy and Clinical Methods

Course Description Topics covered: Characteristics of clinical practice Theories of individual and family therapy Basic clinical methods Therapeutic communication Questions, assumptions and processes underlying psychotherapeutic techniques The role and function of a clinician Transference, counter-transference, intervention, and empathic listening Guided practice, demonstrations, and integration of personal and theoretical factors Clinician-client relationships Ethical aspects of clinical… More

Personality Theories and Psychopathology

Personality Theories and Psychopathology

Course Description Topics covered: Behavioral and emotional dynamics Evaluation of mental states and disorders Developmental and systemic perspectives of human experience The DSM system of diagnosis (DSM-IV is the diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals to categorize and define the challenges faced by clients)