Holistic Psychology


The Holistic Psychology program at Passion University explores beyond conventional clinical and analytic methods. Most people’s challenges are multi-faceted, with various aspects of the self interacting in sub-optimal ways. Passion University encourages research and studies on innovative and creative approaches, particularly, experiential involvement and developing strategies and solutions that incorporate multi-disciplinary modalities.

Ph.D. in Holistic Psychology

The Ph.D. in Holistic Psychology program is primarily a research program, providing academic setting and collaboration on emerging theories and practices within the study of human psychology. It also prepares graduates to promote psychological and physical well-being at the individual, family and systemic levels. The University’s passion-based education enhances the practitioner’s ability to interact with clients, observe, assess their needs, and provide holistic solutions.

Entry Requirements

As a prerequisite for acceptance to the Ph.D. program in Holistic Psychology, students should have completed the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in a related field of study and have several years of meaningful professional experience. Preferred applicants will hold a qualification, certification or registration in a health, healing, counseling, helping or allied profession.

Suggested Curriculum

The following is a suggested curriculum. Students works with their academic counselors and mentors to create a personalized program. Program applications and proposals are reviewed and evaluated by the academic committee.

A typical Ph.D. in Holistic Psychology curriculum has five main requirements for a total of 134 credit units:

Public Health Foundations

Psychology Core Courses

Core modern psychology courses, including developmental psychology, family dynamics, personality theories, psychopathology, psychotherapy, clinical methods, mind and consciousness.

Specialization Track

The newly expanded curriculum provides the opportunity for each student to select a specific track of study within the program: applied psychology, somatic psychology, or transpersonal psychology. Students take 16 units in one of the following three areas:

  • Applied Psychology Module: organization consulting, human resources, mediation & conflict resolution, curriculum development.
  • Somatic Psychology Module: somatic experiencing, movement therapy, aquatic healing, sexual healing, energy medicine.
  • Transpersonal Psychology Module: social & cultural psychology, humanistic psychology, Jungian psychology, shamanism & altered states, spirituality & consciousness.

Ph.D. Dissertation