Department Overview

CIIS’ Integral and Transpersonal Psychology department seeks to ground academic excellence and the acquisition of professional skills in both the personal transformation of students and the cultivation of a spiritually-informed scholarship.

Transpersonal psychology integrates the mind, body, and the felt connection with a diverse, interconnected, and evolving world. The field pays particular attention to mystical, spiritual, and other exceptional human experiences associated with healing and transformation—encounters that disclose a vibrant reality that enfolds our seemingly individual minds.

Our doctoral graduates are trained for professional careers in education and academia, activism and organizing, psychology, and fi elds related to personal development, social change, and environmental protection.

Our faculty have a wide range of research interests, among them: cultural and historical consciousness studies, spiritual experiences, tantric meditation, altered consciousness and unusual/anomalous experiences, neuroscience of hypnosis and meditation, brain architecture and neurorehabilitation, creative process and cognition, and somatic, developmental, psychoanalytic, and trauma-based psychological theories.

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Our Approach

We offer a whole-person approach to transpersonal psychology that includes learning and research structured to meet the needs and goals of working professionals. 

Our department is guided by and dedicated to offering an integral education that honors intellectual excellence, spirituality as perspective and practice, and the transformative capacities of inquiry and writing. 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, embodied tools for scholarship, systematic approaches to building transpersonal areas of knowledge, and whole-person learning, including the student's psycho-spiritual development. 

We promote competence in a wide range of research methods and tools, with the goal of enabling students to participate in systematic, scientific knowledge building from the transformative and whole-person stances of integral and transpersonal psychology. Faculty with substantial editorial experience with peer-reviewed journals can help guide students in writing for publication.

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Fall 2022 applications are now closed

Apply for Fall 2023 starting November 15, 2022.

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