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.
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.
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 (56 units)
- Psychology Core Courses (24 units)
- Specialization Track (16 units)
- Holistic Psychology Electives (20 units)
- Research and Ph.D. Dissertation (18 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.
- Developmental Psychology and Family Dynamics
- Personality Theories and Psychopathology
- Psychotherapy and Clinical Methods
- Mind and Consciousness
- Religions, Mythologies and Symbolic Systems
- Research Methods
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.