Sexual Wellness

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 f…

Relationships and Communications

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, lo…

Holistic Psychology Ph.D. Dissertation

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 clari…

Research Methods

Using selected examples, this course will introduce students to the variety of ways to conduct research in Psychology. Topics: The scientific method. Ethical issues in human and animal research. Desi…

Mind and Consciousness

Research into altered states of consciousness. The lecture part of this course reviews East-West approaches to spiritual experiences. Topics: Objective and subjective perspectives to higher states of…

Developmental Psychology and Family Dynamics

Topics covered: Development of the self from infancy through adulthood. Life transitions, stages of development, and rites of passage. Object relations theory. Social and systemic theories. Limits and…

Psychotherapy and Clinical Methods

Topics: Characteristics of clinical practice. Theories of individual and family therapy. Basic clinical methods. Therapeutic communication. Questions, assumptions and processes underlying psychotherap…

Personality Theories and Psychopathology

Topics: 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…