Integral Counseling Psychology

Weekend Option

Integral Counseling Psychology Weekend Option

ICPW - The Weekend Program

The ICP program at CIIS also offers a full-time weekend option in addition to its regular weekday schedule. The curriculum of this program (ICPW) mirrors that of the regular ICP program and takes 3 years to complete.

The ICPW program schedule consists of a weeklong retreat each August and 10 weekend sessions September through May for 3 years, ending after the third Summer semester. There are no classes in June and July except when students are enrolled in practicum during the 3rd year. Weekend sessions are Friday & Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-4pm (except for the very first weekend of the program which extends on Sunday night to 8pm).

Based on a cohort model; students begin, traverse and complete their coursework as a single cohort. Each year's cohort ranges in size from 20 to 40 students and contain one or two sections of 16-20 students in order to maintain a cohesive classroom experience and a low student-faculty ratio. The cohort becomes a network of support for its members both during the course of study and afterward as graduates transition into their counseling careers.

Coursework and Working Adults

The ICPW program is designed for working adults who are committed to obtaining a graduate education. Students can expect to handle approximately 10 hours a week of coursework. Students will begin practicum during their 3rd year which adds 10-20 hours each week of clinical training beyond class time and assignments. This will likely require reducing one's workload to accommodate. This is a transformational program that creates a learning community that is both deeply supportive and profoundly challenging.

ICPW and Practicum

During the 3rd year practicum experience students will have hands-on clinical training and the opportunity to apply theory in direct contact with clients. Practicum prepares students for post-degree internships.

Students are supported by numerous practicum orientations during their third semester/2nd year in researching, applying to and securing placements at a practicum site, as well as by the guidance of the Field Placement Office, Practicum Coordinator and ICPW Program Coordinator. There are less pre-approved sites for out of area students and thus can be difficult to secure a site; however the ICPW Program Coordinator can provide extra support when necessary. Most practicum sites are not available on weekends, so students need to plan for the impact on their employment that a weekday practicum schedule will cause.

ICPW 2013-2014 Schedule

Weekend Dates

Aug 4-11 (Retreat)

Aug 30-Sep 1
Sept 20-Sep 22
Oct 18-20
Nov 15-17
Dec 6-8

Jan 10-12
Feb 7-9
Mar 7-9
Apr 4-6
May 2-4

* Please note there will be an additional two-day Diversity Training required in the fall.

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ICPW 2014-2015 Schedule

Weekend Dates

Aug 10-17 (Retreat)

Sept 5-7
Sept 26-28
Oct 17-19
Nov 7-9
Dec 5-7

Jan 9-11
Feb 6-8
Mar 6-8
Apr 3-5
May 1-3

* Please note there will be an additional two-day Diversity Training required in the fall.

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CURRICULUM - Weekend Cohort Program

I. Common Core Courses - 16 units

ICPW 5103 Professional Ethics and Family Law I (1 unit)
ICPW 5104 Professional Ethics and Family Law II (2 units)
ICPW 5108 Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment (3 units)
ICPW 5201 Human Development and the Family (3 units)
ICPW 6102 Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counseling (1 unit)
ICPW 6401 Research Methods (3 units)
ICPW 6502 Child Therapy (2 units)
ICPW 6233 Community Mental Health and the Recovery Model (2 units)

* Classes in italics (in sections I, II & III) must be taken before applying for practicum, with the exception of Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment, which may be taking while applying for practicum, but must be successfully completed before starting.

II. Counseling Courses with an emphasis in Integral Counseling Psychology - 27 units

The following courses have equivalencies in the Community Mental Health, Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Somatic Psychology concentrations. These equivalent courses cover the same content, but from the perspective of their own concentrations:

ICPW 5508 Psychodynamics (2 units)
ICPW 5509 Psychodynamics (1 unit)
ICPW 5602 The Clinical Relationship (3 units)
ICPW 5604 Group Dynamics and Facilitation (3 units)
ICPW 5610 Therapeutic Communication (3 units)
ICPW 5615 Family Dynamics and Therapy (3 units)
ICPW 6601 Couples Counseling (3 units)
ICPW 6603 Multicultural Counseling and the Family (3 units)

MCPI 7601 Supervised Clinical Practicum: Individual (2 units) or
MCPI 7602 Supervised Clinical Practicum: Group* (2 units) or
MCPI 7604 Supervised Clinical Practicum: Individual School Setting (3 units) - two semesters

* If you started the program in Fall 2012 or later and are at an external practicum site in the greater Bay Area, you are required to take Group Supervision your first semester of practicum.

III. Integral Counseling Psychology Concentration Courses - 15 units

These courses do not have equivalencies in the other concentrations.

ICPW 5606 Gestalt Therapy (3 units)
ICPW 5620 Integral Philosophy Meditation Yoga (1 unit)
ICPW 5621 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (1 unit)
ICPW 6501 Transpersonal Psychotherapy (3 units)
ICPW 6577 Psychopharmacology and Human Sexuality (1 unit)
ICPW 6830 Trauma (3 units)
ICPW7702 Integrative Seminar (3 units)

IV. Electives - 1-2 units

Please refer to the Course of Study section to review more information about the program, including practicum requirements and course descriptions, as they are identical for both programs.

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