East-West Psychology

PhD Curriculum

PhD Curriculum

I. Core Requirements - 2 units

EWP 6000 EWP Community Retreat
EWP 6001 Introduction to East-West Psychology

II. Research Courses—10–11 units

Requirements:
EWP 7034 Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
EWP 8510 Theoretical Research Methods (3 units)
EWP 8100 Research Colloquium A (1 unit)
EWP 8100 Research Colloquium B (1 unit)

Electives - Select a minimum of one from among the following:
EWP 6273 Ethnoautobiography as Indigenous-Based Research (3 units)
EWP 7300 Narrative Research (2 units)
EWP 7815 Heuristic Research (2 units)
EWP 7878 Phenomenological Research (2 units)
EWP 9566 Comparative Mysticism (3 units)

Or other research methodology course(s) cross-listed with other programs, such as:
PARA 7003 Methodologies in the Study of Spiritual Traditions (3 units)
PARW 8012 Women’s Spirituality Research Methodologies (3 units)
TSD 7057 Integral Methodology: Integral Methodological Pluralism (3 units)

III. Advanced Ph.D. Seminars—6 units

Two of the following, one for a comprehensive exam requirement:
EWP 9002 Psychoanalysis and Religion in the Twenty-first Century (3 units)
EWP 9003 Transformational Practices: Eastern, Western, & Indigenous (3 units)
EWP 9104 Principles of Healing (3 units)
EWP 9405 Contemporary Transpersonal Theory (3 units)
EWP 9406 Jung's Red Book (3 units)
EWP 9411 Spiritual Counseling (3 units)
EWP 9431 Jung (3 units)
EWP 9566 Comparative Mysticism (3 units)

IV. Area of Specialization - Electives—17–18 units

Possibilities include:

  1. Depth Psychology
  2. Transpersonal Psychology
  3. East-West Spiritual Counseling
  4. Ecopsychology
  5. Shamanic Studies
  6. Consciousness Studies

(See About the M.A. for descriptions and M.A. curriculum for course listings.)

V. Dissertation Seminar—0 units

EWP 6900 Dissertation Proposal Completion
EWP 7900 Dissertation Seminar

Ph.D. Full-Time Sample Schedule

Duration: Two years of coursework plus dissertation.
Note: Students who do not have a background in East-West psychology are required to take up to 12 additional units of courses drawn from the EWP core courses and directed electives, minus equivalencies.
Sample: Emphasis on Ecopsychology/Transpersonal Psychology
(plus 3 additional units from EWP core courses)

Fall I

EWP 6000: EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001: Introduction to East-West Psychology (1 unit)
EWP 6108: Ecopsychology: Foundations, Applications,Frontiers (3 units)
EWP 6117: Ecospirituality and Creative Expression (1 unit)
EWP 6752: Transpersonal Psychology (3 units)

Total Units: 9 units

Spring I

EWP 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
PARP 7400: Psyche and Spirit: From the Psychology of Religion to Transpersonal Theory (3 units)
EWP 9566: Adv. Seminar: Comparative Mysticism (3 units)

Total Units: 9 units

Summer I

EWP 6112: Wilderness Rite of Passage (3 units)

Total Units: 3 units

Fall II

EWP 6111: Planetary Psychology (2 units)
PARA 7260: Ecology and Yoga (3 units)
EWP 8100: Research Colloquium I (1 unit)
EWP 8505: Theoretical Research Methods (3 units)

Total Units: 9 units

Spring II

EWP 6133: Living Systems Theory (3 units )
EWP 7878: Phenomenological Research (2 units)
EWP 8101: Research Colloquium II (1 unit)
EWP 9405: Adv. Sem.: Contemporary Transpersonal Theory (3 units)

Total Units 9 units

EWP 7900: Dissertation Seminar (0 units)

Total Units: 36 units (+3)

Dual Ph.D./Certificate Program Full-Time Sample Schedule

Courses taken for the East-West Spiritual Counseling Certificate can apply toward the East-West Psychology Ph.D. requirements. By enrolling in the certificate program, a doctoral student can fulfill all of the units needed in the area of specialization. Here is an example of a full time schedule for dual enrollment.

Sample: Emphasis on Depth Psychology/Spiritual Counseling
(plus 3 additional units from EWP core courses)

Fall I

EWP 6000: EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001: Introduction to East-West Psychology (1 unit)
EWP 6219: Integrating Sex and Spirit (1 unit)
EWP 7792: East-West Spiritual Counseling (3 units)
EWP 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)

Total Units 8: units

Spring I

EWP 7311: Jungian Psychology and East-West Spirituality (3 units)
EWP 7508: Jungian Dream Work and Expressive Arts (1 unit)
EWP 7793: Spiritual Counseling Skills (3 units)
EWP 8505: Theoretical Research Methods (3 units)

Total Units: 10 units

Fall II

EWP 6011: Nondual Perspectives in Spiritual Counseling (3 units)
EWP 7347: The Soul as Artist: Jungian Art Therapy (1 unit)
EWP 7815: Heuristic Research (2 units)
EWP 8100: Research Colloquium I (1 unit)
EWP 9104: Adv. Seminar: Principles of Healing (3 units)

Total Units: 10 units

Spring II

EWP 6237: Archetypal Mythology (3 units)
EWP 6261: The Psychology of Death and Dying: An East-West Exploration (3 units)
EWP 9431: Adv. Seminar: Jung (3 units)
EWP 8101: Research Colloquium II (1 unit)

Total Units: 10 units

EWP 7900: Dissertation Seminar (0 units)

TOTAL UNITS: 36 units (+3)