I. Core Requirements - 5 units

EWP 6000 EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001 Introduction to East-West Psychology (2 units)
EWP 6329: Conscious Diversity: Inner and Outer - A Diversity Process Class (2 units)

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 7300 Narrative Research: Arts-Based, Feminist, Queer, Terrapsychological, and Narrative Methods (2 units)
EWP 7878 Research on Embodied Experience: Phenomenological & Heuristic Research and Case Study (2 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 9003 Transformational Practices: Eastern, Western, & Indigenous (3 units)
EWP 9104 Principles of Healing (3 units)
EWP 9405 Contemporary Transpersonal Theory (3 units)
EWP 9411 Spiritual Counseling (3 units)
EWP 9431 Jung (3 units)
EWP 9566 Comparative Mysticism (3 units)

IV. Area of Specialization - Electives — 14–15 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

Fall I

EWP 6000: EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001: Introduction to East-West Psychology (2 units)
EWP 6329: Conscious Diversity Inner and Outer: A Diversity Process Class (2 units)
EWP 6752: Transpersonal Psychology (3 units)
EWP 6107: Ecopsychology and Expressive Arts: Reawakening the Wild Heart of Being (1 unit)

Total Units: 9 units

Spring I

EWP 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
EWP 9566: Adv. Seminar: Comparative Mysticism (3 units)
EWP 6112: Wilderness Rite of Passage (3 units)

Total Units: 9 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 6900: Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Seminar (0 units - counts as full-time status)

EWP 7900: Thesis/Dissertation Seminar (0 units - counts as full-time status)

Total Units: 36 units

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

Fall I

EWP 6000: EWP Community Retreat (1 unit)
EWP 6001: Introduction to East-West Psychology (2 units)
EWP 7792: East-West Spiritual Counseling (3 units)
EWP 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)

Total Units 9: units

Spring I

EWP 7311: Jungian Psychology and East-West Spirituality (3 units)
EWP 7793: Spiritual Counseling Skills (3 units)
EWP 8505: Theoretical Research Methods (3 units)

Total Units: 9 units

Fall II

EWP 6329: Conscious Diversity Inner and Outer: A Diversity Process Class (2 units)
EWP 7800: Research on Embodied Experience: Phenomenological & Heuristic Research, and Case Study (2 units)
EWP 8100: Research Colloquium I (1 unit)
EWP 9104: Adv. Seminar: Principles of Healing (3 units)

Total Units: 8 units

Spring II

EWP 6011: Nondual Perspectives in Spiritual Counseling (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 6900: Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Seminar (0 units - counts as full-time status)

EWP 7900: Thesis/Dissertation Seminar (0 units - counts as full-time status)

TOTAL UNITS: 36 units

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