East-West Psychology

MA Curriculum

MA Curriculum

I. Core Requirements - 3 units

EWP 6000 EWP Community Retreat
EWP 6001 Introduction to East-West Psychology
EWP 6015 MA Integrative Seminar

II. Directed Electives - 18 units

A. East-West Psychological Approaches - 9 units
Students chose three foundational courses from within the following four approaches:

1. Depth Psychology
Foundational courses:
EWP 6048 Deep Psychology
EWP 7311 Jung and East-West Spiritualtiy

Electives include:
EWP 6237 Archetypal Mythology
EWP 6544 Alchemy as Gnosis of Nature, Elements, and Landscapes
EWP 7731 Dreaming the Soul: Dancing the Dream-A Jungian Dream Catcher
PARP 7008 James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology: An Introduction

2. Transpersonal Psychology
Foundational course:
EWP 6752 Transpersonal Psychology

Electives include:
EWP 6230 Psychology of Consciousness: An Integral Approach
EWP 6231 Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
EWP 6288 Contemporary Transpersonal Theory: The Participatory Turn
PARP 7400 Psyche and Spirit: From the Psychology of Religion to Transpersonal Theory

3. East-West Spiritual Counseling
Foundational courses:
EWP 7792 East-West Spiritual Counseling
EWP 7793 Spiritual Counseling Skills

Electives include:
EWP 6011 Nondual Perspectives in Spiritual Counseling
EWP 7010 The Psychology of Death and Dying: An East-West Exploration
EWP 7592 Nonduality and the Self
EWP 7606 Integral Psychology

4. Ecopsychology
Foundational courses:
EWP 6108 Ecopsychology: Foundations, Applications, Frontiers
EWP 6131 Planetary Psychology

Electives include:
EWP 6107 Ecopsychology and Expressive Arts
EWP 6112 Wilderness Rites of Passage
EWP 6117 Ecospirituality and Creative Expression
EWP 6133 Science and Living Systems

B. Spiritual Traditions - 6 units
2 courses are chosen from the following:
EWP 6051 Eastern Theories of Self, Mind, and Nature
EWP 6074 Western Mystical Traditions
EWP 6496 Indigenous and Shamanic Traditions

C. Psychospiritual Practice - 3 units
EWP 6153 The Evolution of Consciousness: An Embodied Inquiry
EWP 6204 The Body in the Transformation of Consciousness
EWP 6205 Embodied Spiritual Inquiry
EWP 6219 Integrating Sex and Spirit
EWP 7515 Holistic Sexuality
PARP 6800 Integral T'ai Chi
SCT 7585 Spirit, Compassion, and Community Activism

 

III. Electives- 15 units

Students optionally create an area of specilization in one of the EWP approaches (above) or another area of study- for example:

A. Shamanic Studies
EWP 6274 The Indigenous Practice of Poetic Participation
EWP 6496 Indigenous and Shamanic Traditions
EWP 6499 Shamanic Counseling: An Integration of Psychotherapy and Shamanism
EWP 6537 Entheogenic Shamanism
EWP 7011 Indigenous Traditions: Ancestral Consciousness and Healing
PARA 7200 Buddhism Meets Shamanism

B. Consciousness Studies:
EWP 6153 The Evolution of Consciousness: An Embodied
EWP 6204 The Body in the Transformation of Consciousness
EWP 6230 The Psychology of Consciousness: An Integral Approach
EWP 6261 The Psychology of Death and Dying: An East-West Exploration
PARP 6282 Implications of Modern Consciousness Research
TSD 6235 Integral Approaches to Dreams

M.A. Full-Time Sample Schedule

 

Duration: Two years of coursework.
Note: Students with insufficient background in psychology may be required by the EWP Admission Committee to take additional courses as prerequisites to the M.A.
Sample: Emphasis on Spiritual Counseling/Shamanic Studies

Fall I

EWP 6000: EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001: Introduction to East-West Psychology (1 unit)
EWP 6496: Indigenous and Shamanic Traditions (3 units)
EWP 6752: Transpersonal Psychology (3 units)

Total Units: 8 units

Spring I

EWP 6051: Eastern Theories of Self, Mind, and Nature (3 units)
EWP 6499: Shamanic Counseling (3 units)
EWP 7792: East-West Spiritual Counseling (3 units)

Total Units: 9 units

 

Fall II

EWP 6117: Ecospirituality and Creative Expression (1 unit)
EWP 6537: Entheogenic Shamanism (3 units)
EWP 7515: Holistic Sexuality (3 units)
EWP 7793 Spiritual Counseling Skills (3 units)

 

Total Units: 10 units

 

Spring II

EWP 6015: MA Integrative Seminar (1 unit)
EWP 6231: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening (2 units)
PARA 7200: Buddhism Meets Shamanism (3 units)
EWP 7311: Jungian Psychology and East-West Spirituality (3 units)

 

Total Units: 9 units

TOTAL UNITS: 36 units